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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Yes they are busy, especially early in the morning, try calling in the early afternoon. Thousands of homeless and very low income household pets are in immediate need and this office goes out of their way to try and help them all. Donate today and help the volunteers and staff keep these doors open to the most vulnerable populations in our community.
Absolutely the BEST. Friendly, Caring, Professional and VERY Reasonably Priced.I take all of my Dogs and Cats there to be Spayed and Neutered. They also work with the SPCA so your Fur-Baby can be Micro-Chipped while under anesthesia. ❤
I've call and call..no answer.! I leave messages..............nothing. Why? Don't you want my business?
I have tried calling them over and over again. Online it says they are open and should be avaiable to answer some phone calls, but I have not had anyone answer the phone. Website needs updating to provide better care and service for customers.
Dr Newborn is a very nice and thourral Vet. I went to him when my dog Buddy kept getting ear infections, he treated him and did follow ups at less than the vet I was previously seeing. He was gentle and really cared. His prices are resonable and his staff members are very nice. I haven't gone back to that other vet since. Now when anyone needs a vet I recommend him.
Dr. Newborn was recommended by a friend and after he so kindly met with my moody fur kid to make sure they could get along, we have been gratefully taking all 6 of our fur kids to him. I used another vet several miles away before as they were rated the best however we found Dr. Newborn to be far superior with his care, knowledge and kindness.
Dr. Paul Dent and the entire staff at Dent Animal Hospital offer not only great medical services for our pets, but also the compassion and sensitivity needed for those difficult decisions that we sometimes have to face. I would recommend this hospital to anyone who needs a vet in the Butte County area,
Job not completed with dogs being in a fenced yard or on a leash! Dogs have been running loose all day yesterday, all nite, and all day today! Did no good whatsoever for the SPCA to come out and DO NOTHING...site these people that don't lock up their dogs, my dog NEVER leaves my yard except to go to the vet, but these other two dogs run the street and sidewalk in front of my home and the brown and black one chases kids on bikes, and little children with parents....also my cat!! The neighbors told me to lock up my cat as they don't HAVE TO lock up their dogs...How fair is that to me...where is the leash law in effect if not on the city streets of Oroville and for everyone, not just me??? I'm a very unhappy senior citizen that had to license a dog that never leaves the yard and has to watch others let their dogs run the neighborhood!! What good does it do to report the animals running loose if the SPCA does nothing to corral them??? Thanks for nothing and taking my time to make the report...Dogs out running the right now!!
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.