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PetMD Editorial
Jan 20,2011

With a new governor and a $25 billion deficit, California may want to consider a rather unlikely form of revenue: ferret sales. Ferret legalization supporters argue that the cost of banning the small pet is an undue burden on the state budget. California first prohibited ownership and… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 04,2010

It’s one of the first promises a child makes when a new pet decision is being made: “I promise I’ll help take care of the dog/cat.” Helping usually includes walking, washing, and feeding the pet, all seemingly benign activities, but one of which may hold serious health risks -- and it may be the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Aug 30,2010

It is often the case that cats do not get the credit they deserve. But that may be changing if a couple of California rescue groups have their way. It is an unfortunate fact of life for street cats that they will very likely suffer a short, hardscrabble life, at best. They are often rounded up for… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Aug 03,2010

It's the start of a new academic year -- a time to turn over a new leaf, a time to turn leaves into … salad. For the classroom pet, that is. Whether you're the teacher, the student, or a parent working as a teacher's helper, you may be thinking that this would be a great year to… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 26,2009

Pets can get themselves into all manner of uncomfortable situations. From dodging moving vehicles to dodging other animals; from miscalculating a jump from on high to getting stuck in a tight spot. Our pets are curious, often fearless, and when they return from an adventure whimpering and limping,… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 23,2009

People seem to be flying for less money than ever these days. And even though you may be charged extra for a snack, a beverage, or checking luggage on your flight (talks to even charge for using the restroom facilities have been made), at least it's possible to make a quick getaway on the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 23,2009

Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI), the largest provider of pet health insurance in the U.S., analyzed more than 400 claims of toxic plant ingestions it received last year to find which plants and plant products proved most likely to poison pets. Raisins and grapes topped the list, followed by… Read More