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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,...

I suspect those of you reading this have the same opinion as I do about your pets—they’re part of the family. So, when it comes time to say goodbye we want them treated with the respect and dignity that we gave them in life.  This is despite the fact that we had Mars dress up in a peacock costume for Halloween (but he won the costume contest…twice!). In many parts of Southern California, it’s illegal to bury an animal. (Los Angeles, for...

  The loss of a pet can disrupt an owner’s daily routine. The experience of losing a beloved pet can have a strong effect in the life of the pet owner. The loss of an animal can be felt by everyone from children to grandparents, regardless of the age group. It can also bring feelings such as sadness, loneliness, changes in sleep, lack of appetite, and the general feeling of emptiness are just a few of the symptoms often described. It is normal...

We Might Be Stressed But Our Dogs Shouldn't Be It's natural for us to have stress in our lives, even when we don't want or need it. But have you considered whether or not your stress is causing your dog stress? We've all done this before without even being conscious of it. We come home, walk in with frustration, toss our belongings down and ignore the dog that's been anxiously awaiting our return. They felt stress all day because we were...

As Pet Parents, We Know What It's Like With New Pets There are things that you have to consider as a new pet owner when you're bringing in a new pet to your home. Even things that may seem like common sense can be oversights that you make as a new animal parent. So we've come up with some ideas to make sure that you are armed with these very important new pet owner tips. Animal Proof Your Place Dogs and cats can...