Helping Your Dog Stay Calm at the Vet’s Office

Today was Irie’s annual veterinary exam. She’d been at the vet’s office just six weeks ago to check on some limping we were worried about (she had TPLO surgery for an ACL tear at the end of August) but, nonetheless, she gets stressed when she goes to the vet. Let’s face it: the vet’s office […]

Treating Heart Disease And Eye Infections In Dogs

This is a sponsored post by VioVet, a leading online veterinary retailer in the U.K. Treating serious conditions like canine heart disease and eye infection is something that should be undertaken with the greatest of care. First, of course, you should consult your veterinarian for expert advice on the problem before you administer any type […]

DOG TALK, Oct. 5, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast: A whole show devoted to a conversation about some thorny moral issues that confront the veterinary community, including the selling of profit-generating products to clients. Dr. Philip Padrid, the Official veterinarian of DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!), spends the whole hour with Tracie […]

Communicating With Your Veterinarian

As everyone knows (since that’s all I was able to think/write about for three days), Tiki was ill this weekend and early this week. We still don’t know exactly what caused her very high fever but it is now gone thanks to IVs and antibiotics (whew!) On Sunday when I took her to the vet’s […]

DogTipper Launches New Veterinarian Q&A Column

Do you have a question about your dog’s health that you would like to ask a veterinarian? We’re so excited to announce the addition of veterinarian Dr. Audrey Harvey to our list of writers. Dr. Harvey will be answering questions about dog health (and cat health over on our CatTipper site). She’ll be answering one […]

Locating Breed-Specific Assistance Programs

Earlier this year, we wrote about asking for assistance in paying for veterinary bills by contacting pet-related non-profits. Although funds are tight these days, they are one option to help meet necessary veterinary costs. (We also wrote about financing your dog’s surgery with more places for possible assistance and loans.) If your dog is a […]

Financing Your Dog’s Surgery

Your dog’s surgery bills can run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars, figures that cause many dog lovers to look at finance options. Here’s a look at several different options for paying those veterinary bills: Ask about vet payment plans. If you are hit with unexpected vet bills, it doesn’t hurt to ask about […]

Ask About Vet Payment Plans

If you’re keeping an eye on the budget but run up against unexpected veterinary expenses, ask about payment plans. Many veterinary offices offer payment plans to help cover more expensive treatments.