To get Pet Insurance?

Animal Medical Center of Mt. Pleasant is excited to have a Guest Blogger, Sandra Estee. Sandra has brought all 3 of her dogs here for over 3 years. She recently shared with us her enthusiasm for Nationwide ( formerly VIP) pet insurance, and was willing to share her story with us.

I would like to start off by telling you how much I LOVE paying health insurance premiums! Yes, as much as I love visiting the dentist or gynecologist! No visuals please… In my opinion, health insurance has always seemed like a waste of my hard earned money. I’m paying for something on a monthly or annual basis for protection against something that may or may not happen. Being in the real estate business for the last 21 years, I survived 7 years without personal health insurance and I can tell you that I prayed a lot that I wouldn’t get sick or in an accident. Yes, I have always carried auto and home owners insurance.

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Hurri-Cats and Tropical Dogs

Alex, Bonnie and Colin have already come and gone and our next guests, Daniel, Earl and Fiona, could be much messier. Unwanted guest means storm season – and so far our early Hurricane visitors have served as just wet reminders of the potential of things to come. Are you ready? Are the pets ready? You are ultimately responsible for the safety of your pets in a tropical weather situation. So listen-up.

 

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Ricky – A Roomba’s Life

Little Ricky graduated with the honors bestowed upon all Roombas. It was expected of every robotic vacuum cleaner when they rolled off the line at the iRobot assembly plant in Bedford, Massachusetts that they were both reliable and durable. With those accolades, warranty in hand and his shining black outer casing, there was never a Pet Series Model-655 more proud than Ricky. He was born to clean and he vowed to do that job better than any little Roomba ever had before.

 

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Fast Cars and a Veterinary Myth- Trifexis

Say you’re living large on vacation, so you race a rental Porsche from the airport to the resort.  A wave of nausea rolls through you as you step into your luxury accommodations.  Obviously fast sports cars cause the flu.  You weren’t sick until you got out of the car.  Second thought, hotel room keys might lead to GI disturbances, right?  Wait, you did fly first class, could luxury seating cause tummy turbulence?

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Help! My Dog is Scooting! How to deal with your pet’s anal glands.

Anal glands!  Eeew.

At one point in the evolution of domestic dogs and cats these were the little stink flags that marked an animal’s territory.  They had a function.  Today, they are the source of our pets’ fascination with sniffing each others butts and the sole reason they insist on long disgusting pauses during a walk, to get a snoot full of another animal’s droppings.  It’s not the poo; it’s the scent of the anal glands.

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Christmas Story: Pet Safety for the holidays

Animal Medical Center at the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade

One Christmas long ago, I happened upon a beautiful kitty dookie in the liter box; a wonderful little cat turd wrapped like a barber-pole with a glistening piece of tinsel.  My roommate and I placed a hook in the decorative feces and hung it neatly on the Christmas tree.  (There are no excuses for being young and stupid.)  To our delight, Willie – my tinsel eating cat, produced several more “natural” ornaments for our tree that year.  The tree was beautiful but pungent.

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