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    A Dog Named Zircon

    Introducing Zircon, a well-named loyal service dog and valued companion to his hearing and vision impaired care-taker.  Zircon not only provides companionship, but improves the safety of his person by signaling potential danger when he hears or sees something that could be dangerous.  Obviously his eyes and ears are essential to both Zircon’s livelihood, and his person’s safety and well being. Zircon came to us with a tumor on his eyelid, which was causing discomfort where he would rub and scratch at his eye.  If left without treatment, it could grow very large and interfere with his sight, and continue to cause discomfort.   Given the size of the tumor already,…

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    The Five Animal Freedoms

    Animals, of all shapes and sizes have freedoms, just like you and me. These animal freedoms are recognized globally by organizations that are in place for the protection of animal welfare such as Humane Societies and SPCA’s.  To some these freedoms may not be common knowledge, so today we will discuss the five animal freedoms and how pet owners can help to protect their own pet’s freedoms.   #1 Freedom From Hunger & Thirst This one is probably the most obvious one! Making fresh water readily available and accessible at all times, especially during hot summers.  If your pet lives outdoors, do not rely on snow to be able to…