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Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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I am very impressed with this vet clinic. I took my two cats to see Dr. Jellison when we moved to Canton. She was very thorough in her exam and spent a lot of time with us. Dr. Jellison has a lot of experience and her credentials are excellent. When my cat Boo developed an infection they got him in right away. The staff is very professional and friendly and the clinic is very clean. They get an A plus from this retired teacher.
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Loved this place. The staff took time to actually come to my home and pick up my pet when my car broke down. They called me with an estimate and treated my pet with the most compassion I have seen in a veterinary hospital
Be careful where you take your pets or this could very well happen to you. Here is my story. Stay clear forpaws in North Canton Ohio and please share my story with as many people as you can. Thank You. About a year ago my husband and I both took our dog to this new clinic thinking it would be a great place, we were wrong. Few months went by with no issues until one visit went horribly wrong. We were told by the owner that our puppy named Poe snapped at one of the techs. This was news to us as we always made sure after each visit that he was well behaved if we were not in the room with him. I have taken Poe to many clinics fist year I had him with no issues , everyone loved my baby boy because he was so happy and loving. This last visit at for paws was it for us, and my dog would never be the same. The owner at for paws said that my dog needed to be muzzled , we asked why and she told us it's in his records that he is a muzzle. I said no you must be mistaken my dog has never snapped a anyone. I knew she was telling me a big fat lie. So we muzzled poe as he was crying I knew he did nothing wrong , they didn't even charge us for that visit.They even separated us from the other dogs which I thought was odd because that has never happened, only thing I could think of we were being treated differently because I am against Vaccines.When I try to speak out about this place on their Facebook Page they delete my comments everytime. I left a review and short story on Google Reviews.
Every one in the practice treated us...new patients like family. Our dogs were very comfortable with everyone. They took their time and answered all of our questions and addressed all our concerns.
They diagnosed my dog totally wrong. I took my dog to Vet Wellness Center North Canton instead to save my little lovely dog's life.
Excellent service and great stuff. We love this vet. It was our first visit today, and their first impression on us was a reassuring surprise, both technically and sympathetically. Very fortunate to have found this place!
I have been traveling almost a month with my Pickinese/Chuwowa mix. I needed to have her nails trimmed and glands expressed for her comfort. I was staying in Canton at the time with a friend who mentioned For Paws as a place to contact. The staff and Vets are friendly experienced and treated Lady like family. Nita, the receptionist, helped with getting her records from her regular Vet and got us in very quickly (within 24 hrs). I now have a away home Veterinarian that I know Lady will be in great hands! Thanks For Paws. They even called the next day to see how she was doing.
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.