Pets

Pets

Pet Vet: His bearded dragon lizard no longer wants to eat

I think a lot of people realize that veterinary medicine can present challenges different from those in human medicine. Certainly, our companions have some similar physiology and structures to our own, however the main challenge is that veterinary medicine patients are not as communicative as humans are with their physicians. I have seldom had a patient "tell me where it hurts."

Pets

Pet Vet: Diabetes complicates Schnauzer's need for surgery

Macintosh is a 10-year-old Schnauzer that has diabetes. His caretaker Paula has been treating him with an injection of insulin twice daily for the past 16 months and he has been doing quite well. Paula checks Mac's blood sugar level three to four times weekly and he appears to be well regulated. Recently, Mac has developed a mass along the top of his back just behind his shoulders. When Paula first noticed the mass, it was raised and about the size of pea. It now has grown to about one-inch in diameter and has become reddened in color. Paula is understandably concerned about this mass and wants to have it removed but is also very concerned with the increased risk of infection associated with diabetes and surgery.

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Balding penguin finds warmth in wetsuit

SeaWorld has created a way to protect penguins with bald spots: wetsuits. This solution protects the penguin's skin and keeps them warm. Maria Barreto is a wardrobe craftsperson who made wetsuits for penguins, and says this is one of the best projects she's gotten to do.

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Pets of the week: July 8

These pets are available for adoption at Manatee County Animal Services’ main shelter at 305 25th St. W., Palmetto, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 941-742-5933 or www.mymanatee.org/pets.

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Pets of the week: June 23

These pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch is at 7334 Trade Court, Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park. Information: 941-361-1071 or www.hslwr.org.

Pets

Pets of the week: June 9

These pets are available for adoption from Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto. Hours:10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 941-742-5933 or www.mymanatee.org/pets.

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Balding penguin finds warmth in wetsuit

SeaWorld has created a way to protect penguins with bald spots: wetsuits. This solution protects the penguin's skin and keeps them warm. Maria Barreto is a wardrobe craftsperson who made wetsuits for penguins, and says this is one of the best projects she's gotten to do.
SeaWorld
Balding penguin finds warmth in wetsuit 1:05

Balding penguin finds warmth in wetsuit

Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services 2:04

Volunteer leads basic dog obedience training at Animal Services

Distracted driver slams into semi 0:44

Distracted driver slams into semi

Summer's just weeks old, but these kids are back in the lab 0:57

Summer's just weeks old, but these kids are back in the lab