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Pet Care – An Extraordinary Case of Caring

Pet Care – An Extraordinary Case of Caring

Caring for sick or injured wildlife is nothing out of the ordinary at our veterinary practice, where rescued animals are brought to us in many common circumstances. Particular

Pet Care – Blood Transfusions

Pet Care – Blood Transfusions

There are many situations in veterinary medicine when a blood transfusion might be helpful in patients with severe anemia, low platelets (very common in tick fever), acute ble

Pet Care – Transmissible Venereal Tumors

Pet Care – Transmissible Venereal Tumors

Transmissible venereal tumors (TVTs) are a very common problem affecting stray dogs worldwide. Venereal tumors are specific to canines, typically located in their genitalia an

Pet Care – What to Expect from a Vet Visit

Pet Care – What to Expect from a Vet Visit

When seeking veterinary care for your pet, knowing what to expect is beneficial for all concerned. Both pet owners and patients deserve a good examination. Many findings can r

Helping Us Help Injured Wildlife

Helping Us Help Injured Wildlife

Caring for wildlife is a constant privilege in our veterinary practice due to a variety of common circumstances that put animals in their natural habitats at risk. A leading c

Pet Care – Happy Landings for Your Pet II

Pet Care – Happy Landings for Your Pet II

Once you have the paperwork figured out for your pet’s air travel to or from Costa Rica (see Howler article Part 1 in November issue), you can focus on the logistics. Expect

Pet Care – What to Expect When She’s Expecting

Pet Care – What to Expect When She’s Expecting

A canine pregnancy lasts just 63 days, so there’s a great deal to expect within a short period of time. Behavior changes in the future mother usually begin as soon as she feels her pregnancy, but the biggest changes are evident after 45 days. The mammary glands will continue enlarging towards full capacity at about five days before she gives birth, with the presence of milk starting around two weeks before delivery. Puppy food is recommended for pregnant females, as well as vitamins and minerals, to make her strong and healthy. (more…)

Pet Care – Female Dogs and Their Reproductive Cycle

Pet Care – Female Dogs and Their Reproductive Cycle

Our look at the reproductive cycle of female dogs begins with sexual maturity. Small breeds usually have their first heat at six months of age, medium breeds at 8 to 10 months

Pet Care – Let’s Prepare Our Pets for Rainy Season

Pet Care – Let’s Prepare Our Pets for Rainy Season

Rainfall statistics in San Jose appear to have set a new record for the month of May. In Guanacaste the rains have been plentiful, if spotty at times. It seems that those of u

Pet Care: Water Health & Safety

Pet Care: Water Health & Safety

We are surrounded by water environments with ocean and pools, exposing us to both salty and fresh water that can sometimes prove to be problems for our pets. The following inf

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