Daily Paws / Airvet 10 Mixed Breed Dogs That Are the Best Of Both Parents June 2, 2021

When you’re deciding what dog to welcome to your family, you want to make sure your pup will fit your lifestyle. While some people enjoy long hikes and bike rides and prefer an active companion, others live in a small space in a city and choose a floof that’s more of a snuggly, calm lap dog. Many pet owners also consider the full-grown size of an animal and their fur and hair if they suffer from allergies.

With this in mind, many potential new pet parents explore the wide range of mixed dog breeds. By definition, a mixed dog breed is exactly what it sounds like: a pup whose parents are not the same purebred dog, explains Stephanie Lantry, DVM, from Sarasota, Fla. and the resident vet for the Airvet app.

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Business Daily Media / Airvet How COVID Has Affected Pet-Related Businesses May 21, 2021

Many pets find going to the vet to be stressful. Now, with COVID-19 it has become even more stressful for both pets and their owners as most vets don’t allow owners to accompany their pet inside. Luckily, the vet industry has begun to adapt in partnership with companies like Airvet at the forefront.

“Airvet is a new telemedicine app that offers face-to-face, virtual hands-on care, consultation, and advice from licensed vets across the nation. Since its inception in 2019, Airvet has helped over 100,000 pets live happy and healthy lives.” Thanks to Airvet, “pets and their parents have 24/7 access to quality care with the most trusted vets anywhere in the country within moments. In this time of quarantine and COVID-19, it’s good to know that our furry family members are being well taken care of.” – Airvet, Susan

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Synchrony Bank Site / Airvet 10 Insider Tips for Saving Money on Pet Supplies, Grooming, Meds and More May 12, 2021

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To save money on medications for your pet, Dr. Jeff Werber, a chief veterinary officer at the pet tele-health app Airvet, recommends GoodRx and adds that some pet owners should consider buying pet insurance. “Pet health insurance will cover many medications, partially or fully,” says Werber. Another good option is checking a deal site like CouponFollow.com, says Woroch, as you may find significant discounts, like 25% off at PetCareRX and 20% off your first prescription order at Chewy.com. And Rizzuto recommends checking prices at PetMeds.com or using a medication-discount card from ScriptSave WellRx. The card is free and gives you access to discounted medicines.

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Catster.com / Airvet What to Know About Your Cat’s Blood Pressure April 30, 2021

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“A blood pressure of 150 to 160 … is normal for a cat under pressure,” says Dr. Werber, chief veterinary officer of Airvet, a national pet telehealth app that has over 45,00 vets on call.

But if it’s lower than 120 (which is rare) or more than 160, Dr. Werber says it could be a flag that something else is wrong. Dr. Werber discusses what high or low blood pressure may indicate, symptoms to watch out for and how to take your cat’s blood pressure at home.

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The Insider.com / Airvet 5 Ways to Fix Your Dog’s Constipation April 27, 2021

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Increasing the amount of fiber your dog consumes may help with constipation.

“Constipation arises when stools are too dry to move easily in the intestines, so they become stagnant and slow things down. Fiber holds onto water and can coat the stools and increase gut motility, pushing things in the right direction,” says Anthony Hall, DVM, a veterinarian with pet telehealth Airvet.

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MSN.com / Airvet 5 Ways to Fix Your Dog’s Constipation April 27, 2021

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Increasing the amount of fiber your dog consumes may help with constipation.

“Constipation arises when stools are too dry to move easily in the intestines, so they become stagnant and slow things down. Fiber holds onto water and can coat the stools and increase gut motility, pushing things in the right direction,” says Anthony Hall, DVM, a veterinarian with pet telehealth Airvet.

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HelloBark.com / Airvet Why Does My Dog Eat Sticks? April 22, 2021

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Dr Stephanie Lantry, DVM Affiliated With AirVet

Dogs eat sticks for a variety of reasons.

First of all, they are very easily accessible and often contain lots of smells from living things in the outdoors. Our most common underlying cause are puppies that are teething. They need that chewing outlet as they are getting their adult teeth in and losing their baby teeth.

Dogs don’t always outgrow this need for sensory chewing but it tends to diminish as they grow older. It can help them clean their teeth and exercise their jaws. Occasionally, dogs will have some stomach upset or imbalance that causes them to eat foreign objects (especially plant material outside).

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Popsugar.com / Airvet If Your Cat Is Coughing and Not Bringing Up a Hairball, You Should Pay Attention April 21, 2021

According to Anthony Hall, DVM, MPH, a veterinarian at Airvet, occasional coughing is normal and may even be expected. However, he went on to explain that if the cough occurs often or is accompanied by other symptoms, then it’s time to bring your pet to the vet to be examined. “If the cough produces discharge from the nose and eyes or brings up any phlegm and recurs frequently, that is more of a reason to visit your veterinarian to see what’s going on,” Dr. Hall said. He added that oftentimes the vet will want to do blood work, take X-rays, and listen to your cat’s heart and lungs to better figure out what exactly is going on.

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Hello Bark / Airvet Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers? April 21, 2021

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Dr Stephanie Lantry, Co-Owner of Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate and Vet Expert at Airvet.com said:

They are not toxic to dogs. However, you do need to be careful to cut up the cucumbers because they are a potential choking hazard. Also, some dogs can be sensitive to the roughage and cucumbers can cause indigestion.

Cucumbers are high in water content and are generally pretty tolerable for dogs as long as they don’t overindulge.

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Hello Bark / Airvet 5 Things Your Dog Does When They’re Happy April 21, 2021

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Brandon Werber, Founder And CEO of Airvet

When a dog is content, they exhibit relaxed ears, mouth, and body. Generally, they’ll wag their tails and lay on their belly in a playful manner when feeling happy. Along with a healthy appetite, a happy dog will lean into your hand while being pet, showing their joy in the affection they’re receiving. Another way to tell if your dog is happy can be based on their interaction with other dogs. Their playfulness will show. The same is true for the level of excitement they’ll display when they see their owner for the first time in the day. Dogs use non-verbal communication to convey their emotions however, even a higher-pitched bark can be a way dogs express happiness through a more verbal form of communicating.

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Business Insider / Airvet 4 reasons why your dog keeps dragging their butt April 6, 2021

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Sometimes, dogs can experience food allergies, which are most commonly caused by a reaction to the protein in the food, says Stephanie Lantry, DVM, a vet with pet telehealth app, Airvet.

“[Food allergies] can present in many ways, but they commonly cause itching of the ears and the rear end. When the allergies flare up, they cause the skin to become red and inflamed,” says Lantry. As a result, the dog ends up scooting to relieve the itching.

If you suspect your dog has food allergies, Lantry says you should talk to your vet about doing a hypoallergenic food trial to get a better idea of what’s going on.

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Southern Living.com / Airvet Can Dogs Eat Carrots? An Expert Weighs In April 6, 2021

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“Dogs absolutely can eat carrots as a snack or treat,” says Dr. Stephanie Lantry, a Sarasota, Florida veterinarian at Airvet, a 24-hour televet virtual service.

Dogs can eat carrots raw or cooked. “Many dogs do like the crunch and it is a quick, easy snack for the pet parent to give raw carrots,” says Dr. Lantry. Although it’s not common, some animals will find the roughage irritating to their stomach. This can be solved by cooking or steaming the carrots, which also help unlock their nutrients for better absorption and easier digestion.

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420 Intel / Airvet Help May Be on the Horizon for CBD and Pets March 23, 2021

According to Dr. Jeff Werber, a California veterinarian and Chief Veterinary Officer for Airvet, a virtual and phone-in veterinary service, “There is nowhere to find any information.”

Although an advocate for CBD for pets in the right circumstances, Werber and other vets in his state must adhere to California law when it comes to discussing CBD for pets.

“I can’t tell my patients how much (CBD) is too low, its efficacy, what might be too much, which could lead to toxicity, or even overdose and death,” he said.

California vets may not prescribe or even recommend CBD products for pets although they are permitted to explain they have heard of successful uses.

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Popsugar / Airvet Did You Know Bunnies Eat Their Droppings? It’s Actually an Important Part of Their Diet! March 17, 2021

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Turns out rabbits eating their poop is normal and completely healthy behavior. Well, at least for them. To confirm the theories I found via my own research, I spoke with Anthony Hall, DVM, MPH, expert veterinarian at Airvet, and Joel Beth Navratik, DVM, CEO of MRVL Pet Pharmaceuticals.

Rabbits produce two types of droppings: fecal pellets and cecotropes, also known as cecal pellets; the latter are normal waste products that can be consumed after elimination. “Fecal pellets are normally dry and round pellets that are friable and full of undigested fiber while cecotropes have a more moistened appearance and may be clustered together, resembling a bunch of grapes or blackberry,” Dr. Hall explained.

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Reader’s Digest.com / Airvet 14 Best Small Cat Breeds for Every Family March 10, 2021

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The Colorpoint Shorthair is part of the same cat breed family as the Siamese and Balinese. They, too, weigh in between five to 10 pounds. “This breed has the body shape, voice, and personality of a Siamese cat, but can be the colors of the domestic shorthair,” says Jeff Werber, DVM, veterinarian and Chief Veterinary Officer for AirVet. In fact, they come in 16 different colors! “I’ve had a few throughout the years, and they are wonderful cats that are quite inquisitive and curious.” They’ll play fetch, sit on your lap and purr, and remain loyal to their owners.

Weighing between six and 12 pounds, the Sphynx is a small cat breed best known for its wrinkly, hairless body. While they do look a bit ferocious, their personality is the opposite. “The breed has been called the most dog-like of cat breeds because they tend to follow their owners around like a puppy and like to greet you at the door when you come home,” says Anthony Hall, DVM, a veterinarian with AirVet. “That said, these playful and curious cats also love to lounge and can keep themselves entertained, which makes them pretty low-maintenance.” Dr. Hall recommends these cats for families with older children and without other pets since they tend to prefer being the center of attention. Looking for more to love? On the opposite end of the spectrum, these are the large cat breeds that make the cutest pets.

Sources:

  • Katie Lytle, DVM, veterinarian and channel manager for Wisdom Panel
  • Stacy Choczynski Johnson, DVM, a veterinarian and veterinary expert for Pumpkin Pet Insurance
  • Shawna Garner, DVM, lead veterinarian for FirstVet
  • Jeff Werber, DVM, veterinarian and Chief Veterinary Officer for AirVet
  • Anthony Hall, DVM, a veterinarian with AirVet

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Popsugar / Airvet Your Cat Can Get a Sunburn From Lying by a Window — Here’s What Vets Want You to Know March 10, 2021

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Anthony Hall, DVM, MPH, expert veterinarian at Airvet, shared that cats can, in fact, get a sunburn. “Regardless if your cat spends its time indoors or outdoors, it can indeed get a sunburn the same way people can,” Dr. Hall told POPSUGAR. He said that while all cats can potentially experience adverse effects from the sun, white-haired cats and hairless cats, such as those belonging to the Sphynx breed, tend to have the highest risk.

Because of this, if you have a cat that loves to spend hours soaking up the sun, it is very important that you make sure to stay aware of any signs that could indicate sun damage. Dr. Hall shared that these red flags can include darkening pigment of the skin and burns around the cat’s nose and lips. Just like humans, cats also have the potential to develop skin cancer over time from sun damage.

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GreatPetCare.com / Airvet 8 Best Raised Dog Bowls for Mealtime Ease March 9, 2021

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But elevated dog bowls can also help slow down eating for dogs that may scarf down their meals.

“The higher elevation can help keep the food down and decrease likelihood of regurgitation,” adds Dr. Anthony Hall, an expert vet associated with Airvet, a pet telemedicine app. “Dogs with certain health conditions (like megaesophagus) actually require a specially made raised bowl in order to eat, called a Bailey chair,” he adds.

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GreatPetCare.com / Airvet Best Bolster Dog Beds for Extra Comfort March 9, 2021

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“Bolster beds may help with certain health issues like acid-reflux,” says Dr. Anthony Hall, expert vet with AirVet, a pet telemedicine app. “If the dog suffers from this, having their head slightly raised may help keep the stomach acid down–due to gravity.”

Hall adds that dogs who suffer from neck pain are also good candidates for bolster beds. It’ll feel good to have their necks stretched out. Hall also says that dogs, who suffer from fear or anxiety issues may feel more secure and comforted by the sides of bolster dog beds.

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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