Pets get diabetes too

Written by Nick Carmichael

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Please contact your veterinary surgeon for further details or if you have any concerns about your pets.

Further information on fructosamine can be found at:

Nick graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1980 with an Honours degree in Pathological Sciences and in 1982 as a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. In 2003 Nick became a diplomate of the Royal college of Pathologists in veterinary clinical pathology.

Kids and Pets, will it work?

Written by Mariangie González

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How can I keep my child healthy and safe around a pet? 1. Choose your pets wisely, if you don’t already own a pet, study and learn fromrepparttar different breeds and species, you will find that some are specially “kid friendly”. 2. Consider any allergies a family member could have, before acquiring a pet. Consult with your kid’s pediatrician about any allergies that may be present. 3. Take your pet torepparttar 125851 veterinary to a general check up before you bring it home.

* Always supervise interaction between pets and kids. * Teach your child not to touch any pet, unless you say it’s OK to do so. * Never leave pets and kids unattended. Kids tend to play rough and that could provoke an attack or harm a small pet. * Make sure your child stays away whilerepparttar 125852 pet is eating, sleeping or taking care of its own offspring. * Teach your child to keep a good hygiene, not to touchrepparttar 125853 pet droppings and wash his hands after playing withrepparttar 125854 pet. * Treat immediately any scratch or bite caused by a pet. Consult with your child’s pediatrician ifrepparttar 125855 scratch or bite tears your child’s skin.

Mariangie González is an Agronomist with a major in Animal Science and runs the day-to-day operations of her home-based business and website which carries natural pet care, pet aromatherapy, holistic pet health, pet toys, pet jewelry and much more. She can also help you start your own home-based 100% natural pet supplies business, you can visit online at:

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