Nothing on God’s green earth smells quite like wet dog. Combine that with wet cat, wet bunny rabbit, wet gerbil, vomit, feces and urine and you have got an amazing array of odoriferous selections that combine together, to make one of the most unmistakable scents known to mankind – the vet. Your dog can smell it a mile away. It’s no wonder that veterinary offices need some type of approved air fresheners & odor control.
Speaking of God’s Green Earth
More and more people are finally becoming aware of exactly what it is we have done to the atmosphere around us and the earth upon which we live. That’s why so many people are going green these days. Eco friendly cleaning products, commonly referred to as green cleaning products, are available for purchase in stores and through websites. Not only are these cleaning products safer for the environment, thanks to the lack of caustic, toxic and harsh chemicals, but they are safer for our pets as well. Remember that harsh oven cleaner that you used to use? It didn’t just smell bad to you. It was extremely harmful to some pets as well. The same can be said for sanitation.
How Clean Is Clean?
Though different individuals have different ideas of just exactly what clean means, you don’t necessarily have to sandblast the very surface of something, in order to have a clean surface. That’s why sanitizers were invented. And yes, there are green sanitizers as well. Having dispensers strategically placed around businesses has been one way of combating the spread of germs and disease, but you can do your part as well by carrying little bottles of sanitizer and/or sanitary wipes with you in the car, your purse, your luggage, etc… and at the vet is no exception. There are far more than just doggie germs on the counter tops, doorknobs and toilets in your veterinary office. Those odoriferous characteristics of the atmosphere in the vet’s office is only the very beginning of what can be found in an environment, that has possibly not been thoroughly cleansed.
Keep your family and your pets as safe and free from germs, as possible. It is a never ending, uphill battle all the way, but in the long run… You will be glad you did.
Healthcare is a noble profession, whether caring for animals or humans. Sadly, it does however place the individuals giving that care in sometimes awkward and dangerous, if not disgusting circumstances. Bodily fluids are a major concern, when it comes to healthcare, particularly in the case of emergency care. One of the first things that emergency care workers learn is the proper use of and requirements, for personal protective safety equipment.
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
When taking the exam for a position as an emergency medical care certified by the national registry, any individual not stating “PPE” before beginning an exercise is already automatically doomed. Safety first is one of the most important and most stressed lessons, in healthcare training. You protect yourself first, then your partner, then your patient. That’s just the way it’s supposed to go. Now in an emergency situation, caution is sometimes thrown to the wind. That is the choice of the individual in question and is neither recommended nor supported. When it comes to the protection of health care workers during the care of our beloved pets, it’s no different. When an animal is sick or feels endangered, they can be dangerous. The most docile little dog can go Cujo, in an instant given the right circumstances. How do veterinarians protect themselves against this and other animal care considerations?
A List Of Safety Equipment
Here are just a few things that may be included on the list of veterinary safety equipment for the veterinary individual themselves:
Some Safety Equipment Is Not for Reuse
Much of the equipment considered personal protective gear is disposable. It is meant to be that way for a reason. Once many of these pieces of equipment are exposed to a contaminant, they are no longer safe to reuse. Even personal respirators have disposable parts (such as filters) that should be replaced, for each and every use. Professional eye goggles are less disposable than the full plastic face shields, which include masks and an elastic band that goes around the back of the head. This is why they preferred by some workers and institutions.
And, gloves should never, ever be worn, for more than one patient at a time. If you are working on an individual and have to leave the room, the gloves should be disposed of, before leaving the room and new gloves should be applied, upon your return.
Possums are some of the nastiest looking little creatures to ever walk the face of this earth. Particularly when they’re aggravated. Of course that doesn’t mean that it should be open season on possums every day. They do, after all, have as much of a right to be here as anyone or anything else… Until it comes to our attics, basements, garages, tool sheds and any other room or compartment we consider to be within our home. That’s when it definitely becomes the time to get rid of possums, albeit humanely. It’s not the possum’s fault after all, that he could not read the ‘no possums allowed’ sign you had up on the area of your home, to which he gained access. Oh you don’t have a ‘no possums allowed’ sign on your house? Well there you go – it’s really not the possums fault then is it?
No, That Stain on the Ceiling Is Not Rainwater
If you notice a darkish stain appearing in a couple of spots on your ceiling, the first thing your mind rushes to is a leaky roof and rainwater. If only that were all it was that you see. Sadly, by the time you notice stains such as this, massive damage has been done in your attic space by possums or other small mammals, who have decided to take up housekeeping there. Feces, urine, and God forbid – rotting corpses if the animals are carnivorous – are making your attic space or other area of your house an open invitation for disease. And, there’s every possibility that the diseases contractible from these animals run deeper than just disgusting bacteria and airborne germs from waste products. Many small animals contract rabies and can pass it on to you, your family members or your pets. And, who needs that? So, what should you do?
If the Little Buggers Are Already In
Then you have to get get rid of them immediately,, if not sooner. Your best bet is to call a professional, to deal with these creatures not only because they are experienced in just exactly how to handle the little varmints but know just what to look for when it comes to exactly how it is they got into your space, in the first place. They know all the telltale signs that point to entrances and exits and everything in between. Safeguarding your house against further intrusion or initial intrusion, if you aren’t already infested is of the utmost importance. An inspection on the outside of your home can be done to detect holes and cracks that may start out small, but end up being an open invitation.
Small mammals have plenty of places to live, they don’t need yours.
June 8, 2013 will be this year’s running of the Belmont Stakes. When it comes to the history of horse racing some of the most spectacular moments have occurred at this track. Triple Crown champions are made or broken here. Which 2013 Belmont horses will make history this year? That still remains to be seen. But this venue has been the site of some of the most amazing champion sires ever born.
Royalty Born from Royalty
A winner in 1988, Risen Star, was sired by 1973’s Secretariat. As you will recall Secretariat was a Triple Crown winner. A 1967 competing horse Damascus was sired by 1959’s Sword Dancer. 1923’s Zev was sired by 1915’s The Finn. And get this… 1902’s winner Masterman was sired by Hastings, who won in 1896 and Hastings was originally sired by 1879’s Spendthrift… So you had several generations of winners just from one horse. If ever there were seemingly favorable Belmont Stakes odds one would have to believe that betting on the offspring of a past Belmont winner is a good bet. Inasmuch that no bet is a safe bet, it would still be a relatively good idea. In all, Belmont winners totaling no less than 11 have been responsible for siring next-generation winners of Belmont. How’s that for a little history?
Historic Performances or Occurrences
Many people, if asked, would say that the length of a particular horse race is constant – meaning that it’s always the same. But that is not the case with the Belmont. It’s true that the race has remained at 1.5 miles since 1925. But it has also been run at 1 ? miles for the last time in 1925 which it begun back in 1896. It was run at 1 ¼ miles before that the year prior, and from 1892 back just a couple of years to 1890. It was at 1 ½ miles, as it is now in 1889 which had begun in 1874. And once again it was 1 ? miles in 1873 which it began in 1867. That will shake things up a bit. If you’re all about the parade you might be interested to know that the horses used to simply go directly to the post from paddock. That stopped in 1880 with the 14th running. A parade was born. So here’s a question… Is the race run clockwise or counterclockwise these days? Well it wasn’t always the case but currently, American-style calls for the race to be run in a counterclockwise direction. But that didn’t happen until 1921 when Grey Lag crossed the line first. And finally, Belmont Park’s namesake horse race was not actually run at Belmont until 1905. Primarily it had been run at Morris Park. And before Morris Park and prior to 1890 it was run at Jerome Park.
You should logon to an official Belmont betting site for the latest Belmont Stakes odds. Happy betting!