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June 5, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 9

Being a pet owner is one of the most rewarding privileges humans have, possibly only surpassed with parenthood. However, like having a child, owning a pet is accompanied by responsibilities, expenditures, dedication, but ultimately, it is rewarded with affection and friendship and joy. If you are not already a pet owner it […]
June 2, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 7

Today we have some more great advice from veterinary students on how to be a better pet owner, from a finalist in our Veterinary School Scholarship. Medical care for animals is very important.  Veterinarians not only provide routine care such as vaccines and health checks, but they also see and treat all […]
May 29, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 6

Today, we have another one of the fabulous essays from the finalists in our Veterinary College Scholarship Essay Competition.  It has some great advice on how to be a better dog owner: One of the most important facts to realize about pet ownership is that it is not just a privilege, but […]
May 26, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 5

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog, Cat and Your Wallet Healthy  Sharing your life with a dog or cat is a rewarding experience.  Pets provide unconditional love, help keep you healthy and provide wonderful examples of how to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  Careful consideration of the potential costs of caring for […]
May 26, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 4

This is the fourth finalist in our scholarship competition, on how to be a better dog owner. We’ve all heard the common saying, “measure twice, cut once.”  However, many people forget to “measure twice” before bringing a new pet home.  As a second year veterinary student, I have seen many owner mistakes […]
May 23, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 3

This is the third finalist essay in our veterinary scholarship series: “A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and […]
May 20, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 2

This is the second finalist in our new college scholarship program. The theme this year is how to be a better pet owner. Nearly everyone can remember being that bright-eyed child looking longingly in a pet store window, and begging their mom or dad to allow the animal to become the new […]
May 17, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist #1

We will be publishing some essays from finalists into our new Veterinary College Scholarship. The topic this year is: How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Advice from a Veterinary Student. Pets are a source of great joy to a large slice of the world’s population. We love our pets and do […]
April 29, 2013

Retraining a Dog on an Invisible Fence

Greg asks how to retrain a dog that has started to break through their Invisible Fence. We have an “Invisible Fence” system – wired in a rectangle 100’ x 300’ including a patch of evergreen forest in one corner. We have board fences running part way along two long sides of the […]
May 17, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist #1

We will be publishing some essays from finalists into our new Veterinary College Scholarship. The topic this year is: How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Advice from a Veterinary Student. Pets are a source of great joy to a large slice of the world’s population. We love our pets and do […]
May 20, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 2

This is the second finalist in our new college scholarship program. The theme this year is how to be a better pet owner. Nearly everyone can remember being that bright-eyed child looking longingly in a pet store window, and begging their mom or dad to allow the animal to become the new […]
May 23, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 3

This is the third finalist essay in our veterinary scholarship series: “A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and […]
May 26, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 4

This is the fourth finalist in our scholarship competition, on how to be a better dog owner. We’ve all heard the common saying, “measure twice, cut once.”  However, many people forget to “measure twice” before bringing a new pet home.  As a second year veterinary student, I have seen many owner mistakes […]
May 26, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 5

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog, Cat and Your Wallet Healthy  Sharing your life with a dog or cat is a rewarding experience.  Pets provide unconditional love, help keep you healthy and provide wonderful examples of how to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  Careful consideration of the potential costs of caring for […]
May 29, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 6

Today, we have another one of the fabulous essays from the finalists in our Veterinary College Scholarship Essay Competition.  It has some great advice on how to be a better dog owner: One of the most important facts to realize about pet ownership is that it is not just a privilege, but […]
June 2, 2013

How to Be a Better Pet Owner: Finalist 7

Today we have some more great advice from veterinary students on how to be a better pet owner, from a finalist in our Veterinary School Scholarship. Medical care for animals is very important.  Veterinarians not only provide routine care such as vaccines and health checks, but they also see and treat all […]