Let's Share Tinks' Story to Help Save Pets' Lives!
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Funds raised will support sharing Tinks' Story on a Documentary for Public Television & a Public Service Announcement on Animal Planet as part of PetsPage.com's national Pet Owner Awareness Campaign.
Please watch Tinks' Story in this Video and read below so you can be your pet's advocate and help others get informed!
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This is Tinks' Story
Meet Tinks! :-)He's got a story to tell you...
Tinks almost died because his mommy wasn't informed of all the advances in veterinary medicine today.
Tinks wants pet mommy & daddy's everywhere to know that advanced veterinary care is now available and can save your pet's life, like it saved his life!!
And here's why...
Within 48 Hours Tinks went from Happy & Healthy...
To Practically Dead. (Poor Tinks)
Tinks was diagnosed with a very serious auto-immune disease,
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA).
IMHA is often fatal, killing up to 70% of pets.
Tinks' mommy wasn't informed that other options existed in treatment and Tinks was sent home for the weekend. Tinks' Oxygen in his blood was at a critically low level and continued to drop...His little body was working hard, trying to push the remaining oxygen to his vital organs. His mommy grew increasingly concerned and reached out to her veterinary professional and still was not informed that other options were available. She was assured that Tinks would be fine and that she should wait and give it time for the medication to work...
Somehow, Tinks made it through the night. (he's a survivor!!!)
Even though Tinks was very sick, he was never referred to a specialist and his mommy didn't know to ask. (Oh No!)
Luckily, his mommy found out just in time
to give Tinks a Chance to Fight for his Life.
Tinks was only moments away from his death...
When he met Dr. Victoria Ochoa, a Veterinary Internist. (Tinks' Hero!)
Thankfully, against all odds ,Tinks was still alive. (Yay Tinks!)
Veterinary Internists, like Dr. Ochoa, are highly specialized.
And stay up to date on all the advances in their specialty area.
It is certain that Tinks would have died if he didn't see a Specialist.
Over a period of 10 days, Tinks received 7 blood transfusions
and several layers of advanced immune suppressants.
Dr. Ochoa knew what to do to give Tinks a chance to fight,
and our sweet little Tinks did just that! (Go Tinks Go!)
Knowing what she knows now about Tinks' Disease...
His mommy, Karen, is shocked that she wasn't informed of advanced veterinary care when Tinks was diagnosed with such a serious disease and when he continued to get worse, instead of better.
His mommy found out that when it comes to her pet's health, ignorance is not bliss...
She made it her Mission to let other Pet Owners know all the options that are available in veterinary care today for their pets, so they can make informed decisions.
Karen encourages pet owners to be their pet's advocate!
And she encourage veterinary professionals to work together as a team with a specialist for any special diagnosis or if their pet simply is not getting better. She now knows that a team approach in veterinary care greatly enhances the chances of pets surviving serious diseases or injuries, like Tinks' disease.
Imagine if Karen found out too late...
Tinks wouldn't have had a Chance to Fight.
Tinks brings Joy to over 300,000 Tinks' Fans Everyday!
Who are Very Thankful Tinks is Alive!!
Go Tinks Go!
We Love You Tinks!
And That's Tinks' Story :-)
Isn't Tinks the Greatest? Against all odds, He SURVIVED!!! Now, let's help him share his story with everyone so we can increase pet owners' awareness of advanced veterinary care and encourage a team approach to save more pets' lives!
Be your pet's advocate and help others get informed! Your Contribution Matters! No Amount is Too Small!
The pet owner awareness educational documentary, which will air nationally throughout 2014, will spread this lifesaving information, from a pet owner's point of view, to a vast audience of over 60 Million Public Television viewers; most of which are pet owners. And Tinks' Story will also be featured on a 1 minute Public Service Announcement that will air on Animal Planet and worldwide via the amazing powers of the internet.
What Do We Hope to Achieve?
More family pets will be saved because pet owners, who otherwise would not have been informed, will now be able to make educated decisions about their pet's health. Karen's goal with PetsPage.com's national Pet Owner Awareness Campaign is that in 5 years' time, pet owners everywhere expect that they will be referred to a specialist for any "special" diagnosis or if their pet just isn't getting better, just like we expect to see a specialist for anything special for our health. This will greatly enhance the lives of our pets and the amount of happiness and love that we, as pet owners, receive from the sweet baby's we grow to love. :-) Yay!
Karen's hope by sharing Tinks' Story in this way is that all veterinarians & pet owners see the value of working with veterinary specialists together as a team. Many vets are already using vet specialists in this way and our pets are living happier & healthier lives because of it. When general vets work together with a specialist, it greatly enhances the level of care available to our pets. Part of Karen's approach is shining the spotlight on general vets who save pets' lives by working with specialists and the increased loyalty pet owners feel to their vet when they are referred to a specialist for a special diagnosis or when their pet simply isn't getting better.
Karen is a big fan of all veterinarians!! In fact, her father was a general vet which is why she was even more surprised she was unaware of specialists and knows how important educating pet owners is! She now understands that there are general vets, emergency vets, vet specialists and even alternative/holistic approaches, and they all serve very different roles in Tinks' care. The general vet is able to manage things and work together with a specialist to make sure that our pet's diagnosis and treatment plan is the one that's right for our specialized needs! Whoop whoop!
Karen's not sure why Tinks was not referred to a specialists, especially since Karen is very lucky to have a highly specialized Veterinary Internist, like Dr. Ochoa, in her town. In Karen's opinion, Tinks' veterinary professional should have recommended that Karen to see a specialist right away.
Karen feels that by not informing her of all the options available to treat Tinks, her choice was taken away. And because of this, Tinks very nearly died. :-(
And Tinks just doesn't think that's right. Do you?
Our Goal for this National Pet Owner Awareness Television Campaign is to make sure what happened to Tinks doesn't happen to your pet. If that sounds like a good goal to you, Please Contribute to this Crowdfunding Campaign Now. --->
Together, we can improve the way veterinary professionals & specialists work together and make sure pet owners are informed!!
Thank You For Helping Save Pets' Lives!
Karen feels that when it comes to your pet's health, no decision is wrong...
unless it's one you made without having all the facts.
Imagine you found out, only moments too late,
that you could have given your sweet baby a chance to fight?
How can you help make sure this doesn't happen again?
Contributing to this Campaign Today will go a long way in ensuring what
happened to Tinks never happens to another pet again!
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And guess what?
The educational documentary on Tinks' Story will be narrated & hosted by
Academy Award Winner, Sir Ben Kingsley! (He's a Big Deal!!)
Ben Kingsley is known for starring in Ghandi and his new movie Ender's Game with Harrison Ford is in theaters right now!!!
[Disclosure the production company is making us add... - Ben Kingsley is not officially endorsing Tinks... But we're sure he would! Cuz Everybody Loves Tinks!]And as is Tinks & Karen & Ben Kingsley weren't enough...there's more!
Karen has invited a few Vet Specialists to join Karen & Tinks in the documentary so she can shine the spotlight on the truly special things these SuperStar Vet Specialists are doing everyday to save pets' lives and help them "live longer & live well"! That's right, the Amazing "Dr. Sue Cancer Vet" will be joining Karen & Tinks in the documentary!
Dr. Sue Ettinger is a Veterinary Oncologist (DACVIM - Oncology) and author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide will be joining us! Dr. Sue will share the great news that cancer not only is treatable in pets, but that treatment can be very well tolerated. Her goal is for pets with cancer is to not only live longer, but to live well! And guess what else this Amazing Vet Specialist & pet health advocate is doing to help our pets? She's developed very specific "See something, Do something" Cancer Guidelines, so pet owners and the veterinary community will know exactly what to do when Lumps or Bumps are on our Pet! Early detection is key and these guidelines will go a long way in reducing the number of cancer related pet deaths or reduced quality of life in our pets! Having Dr. Sue share her guidelines on PetsPage's public television documentary will help her spread the word faster to those who need it most!
Whoop Whoop! We Love You Dr. Sue!!!
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But Wait, There's Even More SuperStar Specialists Involved!!
Dr. Victoria Ochoa, Tinks' Veterinary Internist (DVM, DACVIM) will be joining us on the documentary well as , Dr. Carrie Breaux, Veterinary Ophthalmologist (DVM, DACVO) and Dr. Andrew Gendler, a Veterinary Radiologist (DVM, DACVR)!
Talk about a SuperStar Cast!
Karen is so excited that the documentary for public television and the national pet owner awareness campaign will allow her to shine the spotlight on these Amazing Vet Specialists so Pet Owners can know these options are available for their pet!
We need at least 3000 Tinks' Fans, PetsPage members, general pet enthusiasts, and/or the veterinary community to contribute at least $10 so we can raise the minimum funds needed of $30,000 to launch our Pet Owner Awareness Campaign for National Television, which focuses on the documentary & public service announcement for Tinks' Story & PetsPage.com's Mission to a vast audience of over 60 million viewers! All funds raised in excess of $30,000 will be used to help distribute the public service announcement in regional & local networks and to redistribute the documentary online throughout the world and to improve the member experience for the super-fast growing community of Social Pet Lovers at PetsPage.com, where social pet lovers are sharing their pet stories and learning each other and the pet and veterinary community!
To Launch "Share Tinks' Story - Pet Owner Awareness Crowdfunding Campaign" and to jump start getting the message out about all the options in veterinary care, Karen & Tinks, hosts of the online pet TV series, The PetsPage Show are celebrating with an online video series on PetsPage.TV. Throughout the month of November, "30 Days of Giving Thanks for our Amazing Pets & Their Amazing Vets" will be brought to you daily! Karen is seeking to video interview 30 pet owners and/or vet professionals so they can share their pet health stories with the world!
Check out Dr. Sue's Video!
If you have an amazing pet health story you'd like to share, please let us know!
We already have several amazing pets & amazing vets interviews scheduled!
You Will Love this!!
These are Super Great Pet Stories about how our amazing pets, against all odds & thanks to the help of advanced veterinary treatments, were able to live a great life! We'll be sharing these amazing stories and other super fun "sure to be viral" videos daily on this Indiegogo.com Campaign and throughout our vast online network! Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel at PetsPage.TV to not miss a thing! And in case you aren't already one of the 300,000+ Tinks' Fans, you can keep up to date on our progress and receiving your daily dose of Happiness from Tinks on our Facebook pages We Love Tinks, Karen Bostick & Tinks & MyPetAdvocate.Org as well as on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and of course, on PetsPage.com!!
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Dr. Victoria Ochoa, DACVIM, Karen Bostick & Tinks, Dr. Sue Ettinger, DACVIM (oncology) - "Dr. Sue Cancer Vet"
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