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Overcoming the Fear of Pit Bulls: Where Do We Go from Here?

My pet family was complete, we had two dogs and a cat. When my boyfriend, James, thought we should get another dog, I disagreed. Remy, our Akita was attached to me. READ MORE

Jan 11, 2017 / 4 comments


How Do Canines Actually Respond to Human 'Dog Speak' Language?

Admit it: you sometimes talk to your dog in a sillier and higher-pitched voice probably more acceptable for a baby than a canine. (It's okay, we all do it.)   READ MORE

Jan 11, 2017 / 0 comments


Study Finds That Feral Cats Now Cover Nearly 100% of Australia

According to the Biological Conservation journal, a collation of 91 studies concluded that READ MORE

Jan 06, 2017 / 1 comments


When Both Pet and Owner Are Fighting Cancer

I’m seated across from one of my favorite owners and her endearing 9-year-old Lhasa Apso, Sparky. READ MORE

Jan 05, 2017 / 0 comments


J.M. Smucker Company Recalls Select Lots of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty Canned Cat Food

UPDATE 1/11/17: J.M. Smucker Company has expanded the voluntary recall on select lots of its 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty. See below for products added to the recall. READ MORE

Jan 05, 2017 / 1 comments


The Cone of Shame: Why E-Collars Get a Bad Rap (But Are So Important)

“Is that really necessary?”   “Does he really need that thing?”   “But we will watch him!”   READ MORE

Jan 03, 2017 / 3 comments


How to Make a Vet Appointment: Tips From the Other Side of the Desk

Taking your pet to the doctor is not only stressful for you, but for your pet too. READ MORE

Jan 03, 2017 / 0 comments


Michigan Federal Court Rules Police Can Shoot Moving or Barking Dogs

In a shocking and controversial decision, a Michigan federal court granted police the right to shoot a dog that moves or barks at them when they are inside a household.    READ MORE

Jan 03, 2017 / 14 comments


Can You Over-Vaccinate Your Pet?

As an integrative practitioner, I always strive to take a judicious approach when it comes to vaccinations. READ MORE

Jan 02, 2017 / 5 comments


Rescued Cat with Badly-Matted Fur Gets a New Look and a New Home

In a story that serves as both a reminder to keep an eye out for the elderly and their pets: a badly-matted cat was found in its Pennsylvania residence in mid-December after her READ MORE

Dec 27, 2016 / 1 comments


45 Cats In New York City Shelter Infected With Rare Bird Flu

On December 15, the Health Department and the Animal Care Centers of New York City announced that a rare strain of bird flu was found in 45 cats in one Manhattan shelter.  READ MORE

Dec 16, 2016 / 0 comments


Can Stem Cells Treat Canine Osteoarthritis?

This fall, a veterinary pharmaceutical company published what is being promoted as a landmark study in the treatment of canine osteoarthritis (OA). READ MORE

Dec 14, 2016 / 1 comments


Pregnant, Abandoned Dog Rescued in Snowstorm Gives Birth to Healthy Puppies

If you need a miracle to get you through the holiday season, this astounding story of an abandoned, pregnant dog giving birth to her puppies in a snowstorm should fill you with joy. READ MORE

Dec 14, 2016 / 7 comments


Blue Ridge Beef Issues Recall for Raw, Frozen Pet Food Products

Blue Ridge Beef, a pet food manufacturer with locations across the United States, has issued a voluntary recall of two of its frozen, raw pet food products. READ MORE

Dec 12, 2016 / 0 comments


Cat Cruelly Thrown From Balcony Miraculously Lives

A woman who committed a horrific act of animal cruelty and shared the video on social media is now facing charges in New Jersey. The terrible clip of 19-year-old Tikeemah J. READ MORE

Dec 07, 2016 / 2 comments


Intermountain Farmers Association Recalls 50-Pound Bags of Rabbit Feed Due to Formulation Error

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported a recall of rabbit pellets that were manufactured by the Intermountain Farmers Association (IFA) of Draper, Ut READ MORE

Dec 06, 2016 / 0 comments


Abandoned Puppy Causes Animal Cruelty Crackdown in Pennsylvania

As a certified veterinary technician, animal lover and lifetime resident of the peaceful community of Lancaster county, my heart is heavy that Pennsylvania and our county has been thrust into the s READ MORE

Dec 06, 2016 / 0 comments


Why You Must Vaccinate Against Parvo

Parvovirus is a threat to American companion canines for a variety of reasons. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2016 / 1 comments


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