Photos of Some of Our Friends
We love seeing pictures of our patients at home or at play. If you have one of our patients at home and do not mind sharing a photo, please send us a picture and we will post it here. Please include their name and a couple of sentences about them. Send photos to: Pets@UtahRedwoodVet.com
Mariah was rescued by a neighbor in a December snowstorm as an underweight, frightened six-month old kitten. We volunteered to foster her, getting her wellness vaccinations, spaying and ID chip. Of course Mariah became a permanent member of our family. She is still shy and sweet but also rambunctious, keeping both humans and fellow kitties on their toes.
Belle joined our family as an adult rescue from the Humane Society. She is a wonderful companion and we are so grateful for her company.
How Old is Your Pet?
The old adage says that a dog ages 7 dog years for each human year of its life. So – where does this come from? Well, if a human lives about 70 years, and a dog lives about 10 years, then we say that a dog ages seven times faster than a human. But, in reality, it is a bit more complicated than that. Just as a human’s life expectancy depends on many factors, so does your pet’s. The table shown below (courtesy of IDEXX and Fred L. Metzger, DVM DABVP), shows your pet’s age with a bit more precision.Read More...
Does Your Pet Have a Microchip?
Wanted: Dog Blood Donors
Canine Blood Heroes is coming to Advanced Veterinary Care (AVC) in Salt Lake City. Canine Blood Heroes is a canine blood service that finds eligible dogs to act as blood donors. We are excited that Salt Lake City veterinarians will have a reliable source of canine blood for transfusions. There are so many reasons a dog may need blood: rat bait ingestion, surgery, cancer, trauma, the list goes on. It can be a real challenge to find blood in an emergency situation - this program is designed to help with that challenge. AVC will serve as a central location for collection and storage, and local vets will be able to purchase units of blood when needed for their own clinics.Read More...