The Peppy Pets Daily
April 23, 2003
When Should You Call Your Vet?
Is it really an emergency or am I just being over cautious?
Most pet "parents" have been in a situation like this:
Buster slipped on the way down the stairs and now he’s
walking with a limp. It’s 11:00 at night—should you
call your veterinarian, or are you just being a worrywart?
You’re never wrong to call.
If you’re concerned about your pet, you should
never feel embarrassed about calling a veterinarian.
Veterinarians are used to emergencies and they prepare
Most veterinary hospitals have doctors on-call or provide
referrals to emergency pet hospitals, so don’t worry
about waking your veterinarian out of a sound sleep.
In fact, all AAHA-accredited hospitals are required
to provide 24-hour access to emergency care, either
in their own facility or through referral to another
Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else.
If you notice your pet behaving in a way that’s unusual
for her, or if something just doesn’t seem right, you
may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem.
To find out, you can call your veterinary hospital,
or an emergency animal hospital near you. By
asking a few questions over the phone, an emergency
veterinarian should be able to tell you whether you
should bring your pet in right away, or whether she
can wait for an examination during your hospital’s
normal office hours. Even if you find out nothing’s
wrong, you’ll be glad to have your mind at ease.
Definitely, when our fur-muffins pass away, they become
Guardian Angels!! Love, Debbie=^..^=
I am mourning the loss of my little girl Kasey-jo. She died
April 2, of this year from heart failure. She was only 9 and
she was my life. She was my constant companion and the whole
she's left in my heart is enormous.
I pray that when I die, I will be reunited with her. I've
been waiting for a "sign" and think I may have found it. A
few weeks ago the town of Babylon Long Island, rescued about
50 dogs and puppies from deplorable conditions. I was told
that they weren't taking any more names, as many, many
people had already signed up. Well, I got a call, much to my
surprise and I am on the top of the list, for adopting one
of the abused puppies.
I know, this new puppy will never replace my Kasey girl but
it'll help me heal and perhaps I can heal this new pup. Yes,
I do hope, there is a heaven. Take care, Karen Anne Francis
I don't think our pets come back as Guardian Angels because
we already have at least one Guardian Angel (non-furry type)
from the moment of conception. Besides, our pets are little
furry guardian angels while they're here with us and deserve
some rest and recreation after they cross the rainbow
I do believe that our beloved pets cross over to join our
other family members, and wait for us. Our pets do come back
from time to time to check on us, though, I truly believe
that. I think that most people (myself included) will agree
that they have heard, seen and/or sensed their pets around
them since they passed. I feel very good knowing that my
Blackie will come running to greet me when it's my time to
cross that bridge. I can't think of a better way to enter
heaven than with a pack of happy, tail wagging, barking
Your Pet's Drinking Water
The chlorine in fresh tap water irritates sensitive parts of the
cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24 hours before giving it
to a cat. Or better yet provide Miss Kitty with steam
distilled water, or filtered water, or reverse osmosis water.
Pure water (without the chlorine) is excellent for not only
your cat, but for your dog and other pets to drink. Steam
distilled water is 99.9% pure. Before the body allows
any water to pass to the cells, the liver must first purify
it, taking out any chlorine or minerals or fluoride that is
in the water and then eliminating them.
Your pet will be healthier if you give them pure water.
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