Monday, March 4, 2013

Veterinary YouTube series posts two new stories, now features 21 vets in 13 states

FROM CAT CHAT: This came to me via email as a press release, I was so touched by one of their videos that I wanted to share this with you.


Veterinarians On Call, the popular YouTube series celebrating the work of veterinarians around the U.S., released two new videos this month, a dog story and cat story, in advance of the Western Veterinary Conference. The series of video shorts now features 21 veterinarians from 13 states. Twenty-eight videos have been published to date, with another 12 in production.

One video released on February 14 confronts the topic of pet obesity as it follows Dr. Brittney Barton of Dallas volunteering her time to care for Skinny,  an obese, 42-pound cat.

 Veterinarians On Call has logged more than 565,000 views and attracted more than 850 subscribers on YouTube.

The series is presented by Zoetis™ (zō-EH-tis), an animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. The series was developed under the guidance of Clint Lewis, President of the U.S. for Zoetis, as part of the company’s Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform. www.zoetisUS.com.
 Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, with a focus on both farm and companion animals. 


Veterinarians On Call is produced by Essex Television, the Connecticut TV production company behind the popular, long-running Discovery Velocity network TV show Chasing Classic Cars.





39 comments:

  1. What a sweetie Skinny is. And what a wonderful Vet to have taken him under her wing. We hope he continues to safely lose weight and eventually find a wonderful and loving forever home.

    Glogirly was surprised how easy it is for us kitties to slip on a couple extra pounds. That's why I've been on a diet. She thinks I look like I'm almost where I need to be, but she's going to be bringing me to the vet soon. So paws crossed.

    I think my new personal trainer, Waffles Too, has been helping too. He works me out like nobody's business. ; )

    xo, Katie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Katie you are adorable...we most definitely have our paws crossed!
      xoxo

      Delete
  2. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Molly! Hope you had a marvelous Monday!

      Delete
  3. Poor Skinny! :-( But am most glad he's got a great vet who is helping him! Take care
    x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Caren,
    After I watched this video, I will take my diet...very seriously !
    I still want to bath myself and walk without sore !
    Thank You
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't feel bad Puddy, Mom has to take HER diet seriously too!
      xoxo

      Delete
  5. Wow, this video really illustrates how serious pet obesity is. I'm going to share it on Carmine's Orange Pages' Facebook page. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Purrs,
    Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great video. That poor cat. I hope he can lose the weight. Take care and have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Caren, your comment on Dianda's, about Hiro baring all, gave me conniptions. I couldn't think, for laughing so hard. You are the best.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YOU are the BEST for making ME laugh right now! lol! I figured I better behave and move on.......
      xoxoxoxo

      Delete
  8. Poor cat. We had a very obese cat and it is a struggle to lose weight but we hope Skinny can do it.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

    ReplyDelete
  9. We are also so sad about Au who, as you, we only knew through their blog (as with most of our blog friends). It seemed pretty sudden, and so has taken us by surprise. We are hoping Ellen will post about Au on her blog so we can comment on that post.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is why we should be careful not to over feed out pets,still hope it goes well for this kitty

    ReplyDelete
  11. Indeed, we can overfeed our beloved animals with misplaced kindness. I shall post this very important article via the various social networks. Be well and smile.

    Penny's human,

    Gary

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, how sweet he is. We will have him in our prayers that he will continue to lose weight safely and live a happy, healthy life. Bless the sweet vet who is caring for him. Hugs and nose kisses

    ReplyDelete
  13. Poor sweetie pie =(! I hope Dr.Brittney adopts him she would be perfect owner for him.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Skinny, we are so happy to know you have a good vet and are getting good care. Purrs....

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm so glad you posted this. I got the same email but hesitated. Let me know what you think of the campaign.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Layla and thanks. I hesitated at first too, then I watched the videos and found them to be helpful and thought they were worth sharing, so I did. I am featuring the same post on Dakota's blog tomorrow only with the video of the Border Collie and the African American Veterinarian. Her story moved me so I decided that I wanted to share.

      Delete
  16. I love watching stuff like this. I can't believe that Skinny was 42#... omc I think the biggest cat I've ever seen was something like 28 lbs... wow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ann it's funny but when I posted this I thought of you, I truly did :)
      Remember that one cat on the news that was 40 lb? It ended up crossing the bridge I think :(

      Delete
  17. Will go and check this out.
    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Video Vets! Sure beats riding there in the car!

    ReplyDelete
  19. OMG, pet obesity? I'm not lettin' my Human anywhere NEAR this video! She better get rid of that tape measure too. Sheesh!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. maybe that is why she "forgot" to feed you last night? :)

      Delete
  20. TW fell in love with Skinny cos her Nicky was 22 lbs and she loved him like nobody's business.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Its really criminal to let your pet get that big! We hope they are successful in getting Skinny's weight down. I was surprised she said she'd be happy if he weighed 20 some pounds. We'll have to check out that channel, we hadn't heard of it before. Maybe they will do an update on Skinny. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope they do an update too! you are welcome and thank you!

      Delete
  22. Wow, this really draws attention to the importance of good nutrition for our animal pals. Poor Skinny, all I could think of when watching the video were the words 'killing with kindness'. Thx for posting, an important reminder for all of us animal caregivers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Janet! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes it most definitely does. You are most welcome!

      Delete
  23. Honestly, now she's all "sick" and I am worried that she'll forget about me COMPLETELY. I will definitely remind her about dinner. I was such a good boy the other day--I didn't make a peep...and of course she felt even worse!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. uh oh!!! Hoping your Mom gets over the "sickies" soon!!! Hats off to you Spitty...I would have been all in her face! Love, Cody

      Delete

 
Designed By: Wacky Jacqui's Designs