Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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This place is the most disrespectful place to go. My grandmother took our dog to have him groomed here back in July and my grandparents being 75 are old and very nice to people. I believe the lady who dealt with my grandmother was named Mary Locke. My grandparents keep track of their bank statements and the withdraw was not the name of the business so my grandparents were unaware of the purchase because it showed it was through a website. My grandparents disputed the purchase because they didn't know what it was for. The received a refund from their bank back in July. Once I repeat back in JULY. The lady Mary called my grandparents asking for their money for the dogs haircut a few days ago. Once again I repeat a few days ago we are now in SEPTEMBER. My grandmother reached out to them to repay them for the hair cut to make things right meanwhile this lady was being beyond disrespectful. My grandmother arrived at the shop to pay the lady back and asked for a receipt. The lady began to get loud with my grandmother who is 71 years old. She tried to explain to the lady the mix up and tried to apologize and the lady yelled at my grandmother telling her "not to ever come back" and yelled "get out of here," "get out of her NOW". Let me just say one thing this is September and the issue happened in July. My grandmother respects and is the nicest person you could meet. You do NOT talk to her the way you did. That is the most non-professional way to handle a situation. This place will NO LONGER receive my families business and I recommend NO ONE to go there for the way this lady yelled and handle the situation with my grandmother disgusts me. She wanted to make things right and explain what happened and the lady wouldn't allow her to. My grandmother wanted to apologize. But not now after the way you treated her.
The staff are very rude and quick to not help you when asking where something is located you get a finger point or a head turn nobody greet you at the door they're pushy and they follow you around overall very unsatisfied and if you have small children I suggest you don't bring them because they have a problem if it small child needs to use the restroom and throw your diapers outside not in the trash can and they are very very overpriced that being said they get everything for free so technically it's us the community helping them to live but when you need some assistance from them or you just want to browse around it seems as if they judge you or feels as if they're better than you they really need to look into weeding out the problems and hiring some people who are actually satisfied to be doing that job
I needed a place to leave my dog over the weekend. The vet helped with vaccinations and gave me more information about training my dog than I have had in two years at my good vet.The trainer who took care of my dog was kind and attentive. Just a great service all around. I will be taking my pets here from now on.
DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE OR MIGHT AS WELL PUT THEM TO SLEEP.Had my mother bring her cat to this inhumane place for 2 weeks while helping me move. The cat was emaciated by the time she picked him up. Within 2 hours he was brought to another clinic which asked "was this our kennel?" They made sure not to place blame even when they said the cat was dehydrated but the our cat was placed on special food and within 1 week gained more than 1 pound.The condo was placed in a bag and was told that this is what they do for every cat. Well another more truthful employee later said that it was because the "smell" of the condo "bothered" other cats. The cats could be bothered by the fact that they don't get feed and watered enough. The "new" staff and kennel techniques must have been adapted from Auschwitz. And this is factual since I can show the bills that be incurred because of these evil people.
Extremely disappointed, grooming was horrid.
Great prices, cute and clean atmosphere. I will be back!Friendly groomers!
Great vet. Cares very much about taking care of animals. Prices are great and services are even better. I will continue to go here as long as I am a pet owner.
Let me start by saying that our pet does well with other people, groomers, and kennels. We've had to kennel her a number of other times at our vet back home. When we moved here, we were told to try here. When we dropped our pet off, our pet was VERY uneasy. The female who took our pet back made no effort to calm her or get to know her. She just dragged her back. We almost left then with our pet, but we had a business trip and had to get going. When we called to check on her, we were told she was unmanageable and not welcome back. We picked her up when we got back in town, and she was extremely thirsty and horse. We were not allowed back to see what condition she was kept in while we were gone. It appears no one had taken the time to" get to know" her, so I guess they take on too many pets for individualized attention. I guess we expected too much. Like I said before, we NEVER have had a problem like this with a kennel. I laughed when they told her she wasn't a good fit and not welcome back. With what condition she's in, she'd never come back anyway.
I've used Ameripet since the late 90's and they have always taken wonderful care of my pets. Nothing brings a smile to my face more than the staff knowing my pets by name hwen we walk in the door and my dogs are always excited to get there. Since my dogs love to play and have fun, I request a bath before I pick them up, they smell fresh and clean their coats look shiny.
I think the reviews I read are interesting. They are all or nothing. I have had 3 dogs I've taken to East Side. The first I took because the vet heard about some medical problems my son had and he offered free services. Even when we later got 2 more dogs, which we now pay for, the treatment has been good and reasonabley priced. They saved my 2 dogs life when struck with parvo and one of them was later hit by a car and they saved her then too. Bed side maners are many times not that great, no matter what doctor you see. I've had good experiences but even if I hadn't the bottom line is they saved my dogs lives and treated them with gental care. We love our pet and care for them can be very emotional. No matter if it's a vet or a doctor for people, we all need to find someone we are comfortable with and gives the care we are looking for. I have refered friends to East Side. I would also add that they have taken me in within a few minutes of arriving.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.