PetPoint Summit 2014 Highlights

This past weekend, over a hundred animal welfare professionals flocked to Chicago for the 4th annual PetPoint Summit.  Offerings included workshops in basic and advanced functionality, Q&A’s, lectures and personal training sessions. Several product announcements occurred, including new PetPoint modules and new microchip technology. Just like a Kickstarter fund, PetHealth is still looking for funds to Read More…

Rethinking community cats

Have you ever passed by a cat outside and wondered whether it was lost or just an owned cat enjoying the outdoors? In some instances, the cat may be neither and instead a “community cat”.  Community cats are cats that may be stray, feral, or loosely owned outdoor cats. These cats are “owned” by a Read More…

HSVMA RAVS: Life changing

I’ve been participating in a wonderful and compassionate organization known as RAVS since 2010. RAVS, an acronym for Rural Area Veterinary Services, is part of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and brings veterinary services to rural communities. Community members not only face financial impediments to veterinary care, but geographic location often makes it impossible Read More…

Diary of a bottle feeder

Bottle feeding is a lifesaving intervention, one which requires time, dedication and patience. There is a plethora of resources available on the subject, and I personally recommend the Maddie’s Institute webinars from 2013. You can read many fact sheets about how big the kitten should be, the volume of their stomachs, the correct ambient temperature, Read More…