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Five Money Saving Tips to Cut Expenses on Pet Medical Care

We all want to save money, but when it comes to our pets, we strive to give them the best of everything. Here are five tips to help you save money on your pet’s medical expenses and still provide your favorite fur baby with top-notch treatment. Be an educated pet owner. Start by visiting your

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SAVE Saves a Bird

a pet bird sitting on a table and looking up into the camera

As her name suggests, Scarlett is a pet that is red, but not a red setter, a redbone coonhound or a red Abyssinian, she’s an African grey parrot with a red tail. This 25-year-old parrot is also an artist, creating colorful abstract works of art in the bathtub. She was referred to The Animal Medical

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AAHA Certification: The AMC Takes the Test to Meet Veterinary Practice Standards of Excellence

The Animal Medical Center undergoes a triennial accreditation evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The AAHA is an industry leader that sets the standards for small animal hospitals in North America, standards which are often emulated internationally. For example, in Japan, the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) serves a similar role to AAHA

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Rat-Bite Fever and Pet Rats: How Concerned Should We Be?

A rat

The recent report of a 10-year-old boy that died from rat-bite fever in San Diego has raised concerns about the risk of contracting this disease from pet rats. The family of the child is suing Petco, where they bought a pet rat two weeks before the boy died after a 48-hour illness characterized by flu-like

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Making a Specialist Visit Special

Your pet needs a second opinion from a board certified veterinary specialist and your veterinarian has helped you set up the appointment with the right specialist. You know this is going to be different than seeing the familiar veterinarian you have trusted with your pet’s care since you brought him home from the shelter in

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