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Tips to Facilitate Effective Weight-Loss ConversationsWeight-loss programs that focus on traditional caloric restriction and physical activity may not be appropriate or successful for all families. Incorporating strategies that enhance and support the family-pet relationship can help you create a customized—and successful—plan.
$135K donation supports access to care in ‘veterinary desert’
November 10, 2022Pets residing in one of America’s “veterinary deserts” are set to have improved access to care, thanks to an industry donation. The Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) has received two grants totaling $135,000 from PetSmart Charities. The funding will support the program’s continued mission of providing low-cost veterinary care to pet owners experiencing homelessness and financial difficulty in South Madison, Wisc. “By creating better access to veterinary medical …
UF VETS unveils new $150,000 disaster response vehicle
May 9, 2019Pets now have additional support when a natural disaster strikes, thanks to a new $150,000 disaster response vehicle. Able to treat large and small animals, University of Florida (UF) Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (UF VETS) offers technical rescues and logistical support to veterinary clinics and other response teams, as well as provides initial assessments of impacted areas. In the past, the team has responded to hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and animal hoarding situations. “Disaster relief is …
PetSmart Charities earmarks $500K for 21 North American vet schools
August 16, 2018PetSmart Charities announced it is donating more than half a million dollars in total to 21 of North America’s veterinary colleges and universities to fund new scholarships, research grants, and student ambassadorships. Through this investment, the organization said it hopes to foster career interest in the field of shelter medicine and empower veterinary students to promote and preserve the human-animal bond in local communities. “Historically, there’s been a bit of a stigma within the …
Pet, vet industries provide emergency relief after Hurricane Harvey
August 31, 2017In response to Hurricane Harvey, PetSmart Charities has dedicated at least $1 million in emergency relief funding to help animal welfare agencies working to rescue, relocate, feed, and care for pets left homeless due to flooding.