Summertime and the Livin Is Easy…At Least for One Lion

From Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation:

Well, it’s officially summer, and here at PEIVDF we have some fun trips planned!

We’ve been busy connecting with new sanctuaries and plans are in the works to visit them later this year and help some of the residents with their dental needs. We have provided aid to 29 different sanctuaries since we started and we are always open to expanding our roster to animals in need. We can’t wait to tell you about our new additions!

Please consider a donation to support the work of PEIVDF. We can’t provide these animals with the care that they desperately need without your help. Help us help them.

Have a wonderful summer and we hope that you get some lounging time in as well!

Tigers in America

A tiger stepping out of a circus wagon into a forest

We want to give a huge thank you to a wonderful organization that has supported PEIVDF for years with grants to underwrite the costs of our missions. Tigers in America® (TIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit was formed in 2011 to rescue and protect captive tigers in this country and help provide them with a lifetime of care in a permanent and safe home. In the ensuing years they have helped nearly 500 big cats achieve this goal by providing funds for rescue operations, enclosures, and veterinary care. Thank you, TIA, for everything you have done for tigers in America and for PEIVDF!

Peaceable Primate Sanctuary, June 2022

This was our second visit to this wonderful primate sanctuary in Indiana that provides a home to baboons who have spent their lives in biomedical research and the entertainment industry. Very few animal sanctuaries in the United States accept baboons due to their large size and space requirements and we’re thrilled that we are able to help these wonderful animals live happier and healthier lives at their new home.

Our doctors were kept busy over the weekend and treated nine of the residents, performing oral exams and full mouth radiographs on all of the patients. They also performed a total of four root canal therapies and eighteen extractions.

The Texas Zoo, May 2022

Two of our doctors made a quick trip to The Texas Zoo in Victoria to help a jaguar with a badly fractured canine tooth. She ended up with two root canals and a less painful and healthier future. The Texas Zoo connects people with wildlife from Texas and the rest of the world; and advances conservation through education, recreation, science and action. We’re glad that we were able to help this girl!