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I just stumbled upon an incredibly depressing and frightening article in the NY Times that I thought merited sharing. In 2016 two climatologists published a study in a prestigious journal called Science where they were able to quantify the relationship between carbon dioxide and the Arctic's summer sea ice.  They found that each metric ton of CO2 shrinks the ice by 3 square meters or 32 square feet. Obviously, aquamation doesn't solve all of our environmental problems, but I thought that putting...

I might be in pet aftercare, but with 6 dogs of my own and being surrounded by pet parents and vets,  I’ve discovered the 5 questions that you shouldn’t be shy about asking your vet. The one thing I always remember is that my dog’s vet isn’t much different than my doctor.  What I mean is that they are there to treat me and answer my questions. Just like I make a list of all the questions I want to ask...

There is no shortage of places to take your dog this summer when it comes to Los Angeles. L.A. is a big, sprawling city and with that comes a surplus of activity for all walks of life. The rents may be exuberant and the streets may be crowded but tucked away in this thriving metropolis are a few local spots where you and your best little bud can have a great time together. Here are four places that really shine...

Why on Earth did you decide to work with dead animals? That’s not exactly the question I get asked, but it’s usually what is meant! Friends, old and new, and even freshly minted acquaintances are all curious about it. Desk job to dead dogs. Truly, it wasn’t a planned stop on my career trajectory. But, as it’s turned out, it’s been an interesting and fortuitous accident! The Truth is that I Really Like the Job There are certainly tough days. Most of...

February is the month for all pet owners to be aware of the dental hygiene of their pets. This is extremely important as poor dental hygiene can be detrimental to the overall health of the pet. Bad breath is one thing, but rotting teeth can cause gum/mouth infections and diseases. Pet owners must take the proper precautions to assure that their pet is safe from these problems. Here are some at-home cleaning tips for your pet’s teeth: Use a Specialty Toothbrush For...

Natural Disaster Planning: 4 Tips for Pet Owners 2017 had a number of disasters that hit different parts of the United States, from Hurricane Irma that devastated Puerto Rico, Hurricane Harvey, which affected Texas and Louisiana, and the California wildfires that burned acres and acres of land in both Northern and Southern California. At Peaceful Pets, although of course we care about the human lives that were distressed by these situations, we wonder what pet owners had to do to survive...

  I’ve probably visited virtually every veterinary hospital in Southern California to try and spread the word about Aquamation, as well as how we pet owners want our pets treated in their aftercare. As with any other business, not all hospitals are created equal! So, while I traverse the state, I do a lot of thinking about how the normal pet owner should evaluate a potential hospital. The first line of attack is, of course, references from friends. The second line...

Pets are like members of our family. Just like children, who are excited for their holiday gifts, we also want to bring some excitement to our pets. Whether you’re looking to give them new treats or playful fun toys, we wanted to give you a few ideas of what kind of gift you can give your animal family member. Let’s break up our ideas by animals so you can see what we’ve come up with for bunnies, cats, and dogs. Gift...

Article submitted by  Dr. Jeanine Au, DVM; Owner, Gold Coast Mobile Veterinary Care Dr. Jeanine.Au@gmail.com It’s one of the most important parts of your business and ironically the most ignored. Peaceful Pets Aquamation has assembled an incredible group of prominent doctors and experts to share their experiences and valuable insights on a topic that has an enormous impact on your clients. Research shows that there are two times in the life of a client when you have the biggest opportunity to retain them...

Article submitted by Kent A. Kruse, DVM President, Kruse Veterinary Consulting As a new graduate veterinarian in 1963, I thought of myself as a well-educated animal mechanic. I had been raised in a household supported by my father’s skills as electric motor repairman and I used to help him with his business. While my incentive to become a veterinarian was more grounded in a love for animals, I had graduated with the self-image of a mechanical problem solver similar to my father,...