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Should Shelters Abandon Behavior Testing?


A recent New York Times article on behavior...

By Wailani Sung    Oct 06, 2017

3 Ways Being a Vet Tech Has Changed My Life


Growing up, I was always drawn to animals, and they were drawn to me. As far back as I can remember, my parents always told everyone that I was going to become a...

By Natasha Feduik    Oct 02, 2017

Do Pets Know When They Are Going to Die?


At some level, animals seem to understand the concept of death. From elephants who grieve for the loss of a herd member to whales who won’t leave their dead...

By Jennifer Coates    Sep 25, 2017

Is It Safe to #SquatYourDog?


I suppose anytime people are having a good time doing something silly, someone has to come along and be the party pooper, right? Think of the “scaring cats...

By Katy Nelson    Sep 19, 2017

Declawing Can Result in Long-Term Problems for Cats


As a licensed veterinary technician, I have seen the side effects of declawing cats—and they’re not pretty. Declawing, or onychectomy, is a severe surgical...

By Natasha Feduik    Sep 12, 2017