MSN.com / Airvet How Much Water Should Your Dog Be Drinking? February 24, 2021

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Notice your dog lapping from his water bowl frequently, especially after exercise or in warm weather? That’s a good sign, y’all. Dogs, like people, are made up of about 80 percent water, and like us, they need to drink enough water to prevent dehydration, help their organs function well, and keep those cute noses moist. But just how much water should your furry friend drink daily?

“There is a calculation that you can do to figure out how much your dog should be drinking. It averages out to be about one ounce per pound of the dog’s body weight every day,” says Dr. Stephanie Lantry with Airvet, a 24-7 veterinary telehealth service out of Sarasota, Florida. So, a 10-pound dog would need about ten ounces of water a day, whereas a 50-pound dog would require more like 50 ounces, a little shy of a half-gallon.

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Southern Living / Airvet How Much Water Should Your Dog Be Drinking? February 24, 2021

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Notice your dog lapping from his water bowl frequently, especially after exercise or in warm weather? That’s a good sign, y’all. Dogs, like people, are made up of about 80 percent water, and like us, they need to drink enough water to prevent dehydration, help their organs function well, and keep those cute noses moist. But just how much water should your furry friend drink daily?

“There is a calculation that you can do to figure out how much your dog should be drinking. It averages out to be about one ounce per pound of the dog’s body weight every day,” says Dr. Stephanie Lantry with Airvet, a 24-7 veterinary telehealth service out of Sarasota, Florida. So, a 10-pound dog would need about ten ounces of water a day, whereas a 50-pound dog would require more like 50 ounces, a little shy of a half-gallon.

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Los Angeles Business Journal / Airvet Pet Care Gets Unleashed February 24, 2021

“All of a sudden, I was just like every other pet owner — scrambling to find a vet when every hour counts,” Werber said. “It was a terrifying feeling.”

Werber found a vet, but he realized there was no quick and efficient way for pet owners to connect with a vet to get urgent advice.

Pet owners had to rush their pets to 24-hour emergency pet hospitals and then wait hours to be seen, even if all that was really needed was expert advice on how to handle a pet crisis at home.

So, the entrepreneur with one startup under his belt decided to launch another — this one focused on developing a platform to match pet owners needing care advice for their pets with veterinarians willing to provide that advice on demand. And in November 2018 Beverly Hills- based AirVet Inc. was born.

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Yahoo! Style / Dr. Peterson Pierre Things You Should Never Do at the Doctor’s Office, Say Doctors February 23, 2021

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“Whether you’re on the phone, texting or emailing, put it away and give the doctor your undivided attention. You took time away from your life, drove to the office, paid your copay for some valuable information but you’re too busy to listen to what the doctor has to say? Respect your time and respect the doctor’s. I’ve had to walk out on patients who expected me to wait for them to finish their conversation. I have other patients waiting so I move on,” says dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, of the Pierre Skin Care Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA.

“The appointment time is set aside for you and your concerns. Don’t waste it by trying to get medical advice for someone else: spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend. It doesn’t matter,” says Pierre.

“The doctor has set time aside to focus on you and your health. Why ask medical questions about the person who came with you when that person doesn’t even have an appointment? It’s using up your appointment time, it’s disrespectful of the doctor’s time, it puts him in an awkward position of providing medical advice with limited information, and it takes time away from other patients who have scheduled appointments,” says Pierre.

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Good Housekeeping.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre 6 Ways Your Skincare Routine Should Change When You Start Using Retinol February 17, 2021

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There’s a reason retinol is still a star of the skincare world and the go-to recommendation of derms everywhere, even after more than three decades in the mainstream market: It works. “I always say if there are only two things you’re going to use as part of your regimen, it should be sun protection and retinol,” says Peterson Pierre, M.D., a dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California.

Retinol is the cousin of prescription retinoids, such as tretinoin. Both are retinoids and therefore both a vitamin A derivative. “Tretinoin was first used primarily to treat acne, until we saw that it also improved tone and texture and stimulates collagen, which helps with fine lines and other signs of aging,” he explains. Tretinoin and other prescription retinoids, however, aren’t for everyone; they can make skin extremely dry, red and sensitive, plus they require a derm visit to get an Rx. Retinol became popular and continues to be because it’s an effective alternative.

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