Dog Crosses the U.S. to See Veterinary Cardiologist at MedVet Cincinnati

You can’t put a price tag on the love between a man and his dog. And no one knows that better than Scott Clare, who traveled across the country to Cincinnati and spent thousands of dollars to make sure his best friend, Buck-O, had a chance at a happy, healthy life. The pooch was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called tricuspid (heart) valve dysplasia and frequent ventricular arrhythmias.

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What To Do When You're Pet Doesn't Travel With You

The Fourth of July is just in the rearview mirror, high temperatures are here to stay and it’s smack-dab in the middle of baseball season. That can mean only one thing – summer is in full swing! It’s the time to be thinking about an upcoming trip to the beach or lake, or making final preparations before attending that friend’s or relative’s wedding that you’ve been looking forward to. But what is a pet owner…

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Happy Travels with the Family Pet

Summer also means vacation time for many. Kids are out of school, family reunions are planned, and we even have some built in long holiday weekends that lend themselves to travel. For those of us with pets at home, additional consideration must be made when planning road trips and many modern families are now opting to take their pets along. As a result, hotels, parks, and restaurants are increasing their services to meet the…

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Slowing the Progression of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition in both humans and dogs alike. As we age, we experience osteoarthritis in weight bearing joints such as knees, hips and elbows. The spine can also experience some arthritic change leading to discomfort and decreased mobility. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a progressive deterioration of the cartilage that surrounds, cushions and protects the joints. Common signs of arthritis include: decreased level of activity, difficulty getting up, and…

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MedVet Supports the Advancement of Veterinary Specialty Medicine and Surgery

MedVet is a proud sponsor of the Foundations of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. These Foundations are devoted to the advancement of internal medicine (including cardiology, neurology and oncology) and surgery through funding of educational and research opportunities for residents and board certified veterinary specialists. Specialists have long depended on the generosity of private…

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A Tender Tiger's Tale

The Exotic Feline Rescue Center (EFRC) is a living saga of abandoned big cats and the heroics of those dedicated people who nurture them. Tora, a beautiful 15 year old tiger, is part of this rich and inspiring story. Tora’s mother was one of ten doomed circus cats rescued by the Center late in 1997. In early 1998, Tora was born at the Center and grew into a happy, gentle resident. His…

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Fund Finding Facts: Tips to Fund Funds for a Pet Emergency

A common fear among households with furry family members is facing an unexpected, and often expensive, health problem with their pet. More and more families are planning ahead with the purchase of pet insurance, but what about those who haven’t? It is not uncommon for families to face a devastating decision between financial hardship or the health of their beloved pet. Lack of funding for life saving care also affects those who provide…

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Learn About the Danger of Corn Cobs & Dogs

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner – hallelujah! With that comes the mid-western food delight of sweet corn. My family loves corn on the cob and my toddler daughter can eat two ears herself, but as a surgeon I have trepidation every time I fix it for the foreign body risk it is for my golden retriever. Let alone the risk of direct ingestion, as my daughter accidentally drops…

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Feline Fatal Attractions: Learn About the Danger of Lilies

Spring has finally arrived! Chlorophyl is coming alive causing a gentle breath of green to moisten the winter worn grass as it strains to reach the heat of the ever elusive sun. Along with the struggling grass we see the delicate shoots of the spring lilies pushing their way through the rotting mulch. Lilies rise from the dead around Easter and have come to represent this Christian holiday. These are the lilies we will focus…

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Rally Around the Rescues

For most who live in and around Indianapolis the municipal shelter is an obscure, often unpleasant, topic of conversation. Some may not even know it exists, yet the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control struggles daily to improve its reputation and the outcome of thousands of abandoned animals who end up there annually. Our city, like most large cities, suffers from an abundance of unwanted or abandoned animals and to witness what goes on inside the…

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