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Pet insurance can help owners save thousands on veterinarian costs

 

Pet insurance is helping owners to offset the costs of veterinary procedures that can sometimes reach into the thousands of dollars.

By Patricia Reynolds
Business Journal Writer
preynolds@cvbizjournal.com

As the heated political debate over healthcare continues to rage, a small but growing segment of Americans are obtaining health insurance for the non-human members of their families.

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Stockton's animal shelter exceeds expectations

Stockton's animal shelter exceeds expectations

12,000 animals are brought annually to the Stockton Animal Shelter. Today, nearly all are finding homes.

 

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups
Submitted by Andrew Bradley, Public Relations, MrAndrewBradley 

The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host the region’s largest vaccine clinic for horses on Saturday, March 21, 2015. With the help of horse owners throughout the region that visit one of the six locations in Roseville, Placerville, Auburn, Lincoln, Penryn and Lockeford, the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center (LBEMC) will be able to donate many vaccines to rescue horses in need.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Clinic to Benefit Local Rescue Groups

The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host the region’s largest vaccine clinic for horses on Saturday, March 21, 2015. With the help of horse owners throughout the region that visit one of the six locations in Roseville, Placerville, Auburn, Lincoln, Penryn and Lockeford, the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center (LBEMC) will be able to donate many vaccines to rescue horses in need.

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

Spring into fun at Micke Grove Zoo Camp!

San Joaquin County, CA – This March, Micke Grove Zoo is offering its first public Spring Zoo Camp experience for children ages 5 through 10. Campers will spring into fun as we use our imaginations and the plants and animals living in Micke Grove Zoo and Park to explore the different places animals call “home.” Whether it is a frosty mountain peak or the humid heat of a rainforest jungle, we’ll be questing after some of the most unique animal habitats in the world.

Campers will venture across the oak woodlands in search of squirrels, galls and forest surprises; dive into the world of inland water bodies springing to life with microscopic creatures; climb the ladder of the rainforest canopies; safari across the sands in search of life in the desert; and explore the mysteries of the deep dark ocean. No other local adventure could ever compare!

Celebrate International Cheetah Day this Thursday Dec. 4

Celebrate International Cheetah Day this Thursday Dec. 4

Though Cheetahs aren't local to our region, love of animals has no boudaries.  And so, if you are an animal lover, perhaps you'd like to focus on the strikingly and exotically beautiful Cheetah this Thursday on International Cheetah Day.

Here's are ten things you can do to help support this amazing creature:

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

PENRYN, Calif.  – The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host one of its largest medical events of the year as it expects to be the dentist for more than 1,500 horses this December. Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is bringing back one of its most popular patient service deals by offering half price dental service to horses.

Last year Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center welcomed 1,488 horses in December, examining and balancing their mouths to increase their comfort level and ability to chew their food.. Just like humans have their teeth filed down, cleaned or get fillings, horses need help keeping their mouths healthy too. A horses teeth keep growing throughout their lives, so by floating/filing down the sharp points and waves they develop over the course of their lives, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is able to keep the horses teeth balanced and not sharp, which can be painful for them.