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How a Therapy Dog-in-Training is Helping Kids Cope at the Dentist


As a kid going to the dentist, the best part of the visit is usually to the toy chest. But a dental practice in Indiana is giving their young patients something to truly smile about.  READ MORE

Nov 29, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Rescue Dog Comforts Kids Who Suffer from the Same Brain Condition


A dog with an unusually big head is making a big impact on children who suffer from the same brain condition. READ MORE

Nov 28, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Finding the Right Veterinarian – For Your Pet AND for You


Pet owners want to ensure they have a good relationship with their pet’s veterinarian, not only to ensure the optimal health for their pet, but to give them the peace of mind that their veter READ MORE

Nov 28, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Do Dogs Benefit from ‘Wild Time’?


I just listened to a podcast on This American Life called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightt READ MORE

Nov 21, 2016 / 0 comments

 

New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Cat Declawing Ban


In what could become a landmark decision, the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in New Jersey approved of a bill (titled A3899/S2410) that would deem declawing an act o READ MORE

Nov 17, 2016 / 3 comments

 

Post-Election Stress and Therapy Dogs


In the wake of the controversial and contentious 2016 Presidenti READ MORE

Nov 15, 2016 / 1 comments

 

Oral Chemotherapy for Pets is Not a Reliable Substitute for Traditional Chemo


Many owners inquire about oral chemotherapy options in lieu of injectable treatments because they perceive the former as being less “intensive” and therefore less stressful for the READ MORE

Nov 14, 2016 / 1 comments

 

DNA Clears Service Dog of Guilt for Another Canine's Death


It's been a long and exhausting journey towards freedom for a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois named Jeb and READ MORE

Nov 07, 2016 / 4 comments

 

When to Get a Second Opinion from a Veterinarian


A funny thing happens when word gets out that you’re a veterinarian or veterinary technician: You become the neighborhood go-to person for medical advice.   READ MORE

Nov 07, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Exotic Animal Veterinarian Laurie Hess Discusses Her New Book 'Unlikely Companions'


In her new book—"Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal D READ MORE

Oct 31, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Norovirus Update – Can the Virus be Passed from Dog to Human?


Norovirus—the word alone might be enough to make you a little nauseous. READ MORE

Oct 31, 2016 / 0 comments

 

10 Must-Own Books For Every Pet Parent


Being a pet parent is a responsibility and a privilege that opens up your life and your worldview. READ MORE

Oct 28, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Understanding Feral Cats and Urban Relocation Programs


Feral cats are some of the most misunderstood animals, particularly in urban landscapes. READ MORE

Oct 26, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Alternatives to Declawing Your Cat


Declawing is a misnomer. Yes, a correctly performed declaw surgery does remove a cat’s claws, but it doesn’t stop there. READ MORE

Oct 24, 2016 / 2 comments

 

Veterinarian Who Killed a Cat With Bow and Arrow is Suspended For One Year


In April 2015, Texas-based veterinarian Kristen Lindsey shocked and horrified pet parents and animal lovers everywhere when she posted a photo on Facebook of herself holding a dead cat th READ MORE

Oct 19, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Screwworms Outbreak in Florida: What Pet Parents Need to Know


After a nearly 50-year absence, flesh-eating screwworms have returned to Florida, making for a dangerous, potentially fatal environment for animals and humans.       READ MORE

Oct 17, 2016 / 1 comments

 

Why You Should Always Thank Your Vet Tech


What is a veterinary technician? The easiest and most understandable explanation is a registered nurse for animals. READ MORE

Oct 17, 2016 / 0 comments

 

New Tests Will Be Underway For a Serious Disease That Impacts Shar-Peis


Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease, or SPAID, is a serious, heritable syndrome that affects the canine breed.   READ MORE

Oct 14, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Mars Recalls Select Cesar Classics Wet Dog Food Due to Production Issue


Mars Petcare US is voluntarily recalling select quantities of Cesar Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food due to a potential choking risk from white plastic pieces.   READ MORE

Oct 10, 2016 / 0 comments

 

Is it the Veterinarian’s Responsibility to Provide Affordable Health Care?


I worked in an emergency hospital for several years, and while you might think the stress of dealing with critically ill and injured pets would be the worst part, it wasn’t—not by a lon READ MORE

Oct 10, 2016 / 8 comments

 
 
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