Pets with Jobs: The Amazing World of Therapy and Service Animals
Humans have long relied on the help of animals to perform the meaningful work that was required to survive and thrive, and it’s arguable that we never could have progressed to the point we are at now without the invaluable assistance of dogs, cats, and other animals.
The jobs that animals perform for humans look a lot different than in bygone days, but they are no less essential. Service animals, therapy animals, and other types of working animals fill critical roles in human lives and society in general. At BEEVET Animal Hospital, we can’t imagine life without these incredible animals!
Types of Service Animals
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are technically not pets. The devotion and love they feel for their handlers is evident, however, and these animals and their humans tend to have an unbreakable bond. The types of service animals include: Continue…
A Formidable Foe: Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
Cats have a habit of doing things their own way, and it is no different when it comes to dental disease. While they are subject to plaque, tartar, gingivitis, and periodontal disease just like their canine counterparts, they are also prone to a few conditions that are not quite so common in dogs.
Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions are a progressive condition that we see in our cat patients at BEEVET Animal Hospital. By educating pet owners about this condition, we hope we can encourage more proactive dental health care for all of our patients, feline or not.
Pet Acupuncture: A Breakthrough Modality for Healing and Pain Management
Used for thousands of years to stimulate healing and overall well-being, acupuncture has moved beyond its ancient Chinese origins to now being used in human and animal medicine around the world. Veterinary acupuncture or pet acupuncture is an exciting adjunct treatment commonly used for pain management and a myriad of conditions affecting pets.
As research continues to illustrate the benefits of pet acupuncture, clinics that are on the cusp of progressive medicine are offering this service (among other alternative therapies) to their clients. BEEVET is proud to be one such modern veterinary hospital.
What is Pet Acupuncture?
Acupuncture relies on proven tenets that suggest the stimulation of the central nervous system can prompt physiological responses that impact recovery. This is done through the use of very tiny, thin needles which are placed along various points of the body, depending on the conditions being treated and the desired outcomes.