Monthly Archives: March 2019

An After Hours Vet To Take Your Call When Your Vet’s Not There

GuardianVets provides an after hours vet to take your call when your vet’s not there.

 

Now there's an after hours vet to take your call when your vet's not there.

GuardianVets provides after hours triage services by telephone.

It’s 3 a.m., and your cat is coughing nonstop. You’re beginning to panic. Should you take him to the ER? Can this wait until tomorrow? If only there was an after hours vet to give you some advice.

Enter GuardianVets, a company that sounds almost like a throwback to the old days, when you could call your vet in the middle of the night and actually get your vet, not a voice mail message. GuardianVets provides an after hours vet who will talk with you when your vet’s office is closed.


The company won the grand prize in Purina’s Pet Care Innovation competition at this year’s Global Pet Expo.

An After-Hours Vet When You Need One

Study Shows Today’s Cats Are Bigger Than Their Wild Ancestors

Unlike other species, today’s cats are bigger than their ancestors. But no one seems to know why.

Today's cats are bigger than their ancestors.

Today’s cats are bigger than their ancestors, but no one seems to know why.

Most species, including dogs, get smaller when they become domesticated. But, perhaps due to their sometimes perverse nature, today’s cats are bigger than their wild ancestors were. 

Why are cats different? No one knows for sure, but experts theorize the reason might be as simple as regular meals.

And it’s possible that this applies only to cats in Denmark. That’s where researchers had the grisly task of sifting through bags of ancient animal bones looking for some that belonged to cats. 

The Vikings And Seafaring Cats