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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 24 2013

Bobcat Rescue! Caught in a fence and hanging from his back toe this poor little bobcat must have thought he was doomed. http://youtu.be/atTS5j7t0iI See the photos from the rescue today in our DropBox folder.   This morning a man who lives in the Enclave in Land O Lakes Florida got his morning cup of coffee and opened the blinds to his back yard to enjoy the natural view that he has since his cul-de-sac home backs up to a long corridor of power lines.  A four foot high fence, made of a material often referred to as hog fencing, Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Sept 9 2013

"Silent Killer" Health Problems Increasingly Affecting Cats   Warns Veterinarians     All About Cats Veterinary Hospital is warning cat owners that "silent killer" health problems are common for cats of all ages, including those in their prime. While it may be common knowledge that humans need regular health screenings to detect underlying disease, cat owners may be surprised to learn that the same is true for cats. Just as humans receive regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks, the cat clinic recommends that Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Aug 6 2013

Bella Tiger Has Biopsy http://bigcatrescue.org/bella/  Dr Wynn and Dr Boorstein draw blood, perform a biopsy and give Bella Tiger a check up.   Dr Wynn checks for signs of arthritis in Bella Tiger.   Two bags of fluids are given to help boost the way Bella Tiger feels.     This padded pole is lightly held over Bella Tiger in case she wakes up unexpectedly. Bella Tiger is weighed, throughly checked over, and a biopsy is performed on a mass.   The blood work and biopsy Read More

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Tonga

  TONGA Male White Serval DOB 5/21/97 Sponsor Tonga http://www.bigcatrescue.biz/servlet/the-1166/Serval-Sponsorship/Detail   To our knowledge, only two white servals exist in the world:  Tonga and his brother Pharaoh.  The white coat is just the outward indication of the deleterious effects of inbreeding.  Tonga was 15 years old when he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. Although most arise without antecedent cause, in many species, especially in white cats, prolonged exposure to sunlight is a major Read More

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Zeutering or Zootering

Z IS FOR ZEUTERING OR ZOOTERING however you spell it...   The Animal Health Center now offers Zeutering, an FDA approved, non-surgical method of neutering male dogs without the use of anesthesia, that leaves the testicles intact.   Benefits of Zeutering: Less expensive than traditional surgery No anesthesia required Little recovery time No irritation No stitches Males retain up to 50% of their testosterone Males remain "in tact" Last month, certification training for the new procedure was offered Read More
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