Pets keep our minds sharp, our bodies moving, our hearts full. But when pet health suffers, human health does too. Properly caring for pets can ensure long, healthy lives for everyone in a shared environment.
“Just the other day, we got a call,” said Rebecca Bork, a labor and delivery nurse in Greenville, a small South Carolina city of about 68,000.1 A pregnant woman who was in labor was on her way, coming in from the outskirts. Her husband was driving; she was experiencing contractions. Bork and her team grabbed the “precip bag” and raced to meet the family in the parking lot. The bag — so named for the term precipitous delivery, or childbirth after an especially fast labor — has everything needed for a quick delivery: scissors, core clamps, towels, and a bulb suction. […]
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