With nearly 1.5 million subscribers you have probably heard how the Vet Ranch YouTube Channel gets sick and injured dogs on their feet. But just in case Vet Ranch hasn’t been on your radar screen, here’s a story to get you caught up. I have to admit that I had not heard about this amazing project until a friend introduced me to their mission. Now I am hooked on watching the incredible videos of Dr. Matt and his team of veterinarians who are giving homeless pets a second chance. [Read more…]
I love when I get to share a new resource with readers. That’s why it was so exciting when I heard about 3 mini grants that offer financial aid for handicapped pets. It was even more of a treat because I learned about the programs through a chance meeting.
That’s what happened earlier this month while I attended the 2017 Western Veterinary Conference. I was there checking out the latest products for paralyzed pets (this will soon be a featured story). Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, who are the founders of Tripawds, were there as exhibitors. Tripawds is the largest online community for pets who have undergone an amputation. [Read more…]
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PetSmart® is proving how much they love pets. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program. For every bag of dog or cat food purchased, the retailer will donate a meal to a pet in need. The company expects to donate more than 60 million meals to pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks during 2017. [Read more…]
How to get a donated dog wheelchair for your paraplegic pet is a question many pet owners ask themselves. That’s because they quickly learn a dog wheelchair is the one device that can have the greatest impact on their pet’s quality of life. Wheels give paralyzed dogs the freedom to walk and run like a normal dog. It is the gift every pet parent hopes to give their disabled dog, but for many the price tag of a new cart is out of reach. Wheelchairs can cost $350 for a small rear support cart to more than $600 for a full support quad unit. It is frustrating for owners who desperately want to help their dog, but cannot afford to do so.
The problem led me to do some research and I was surprised to find lots of great resources. This post will direct you to the groups that show owners how to get a donated/ free dog wheelchair. [Read more…]