Care & Safety

PetMD Editorial
Oct 12,2018

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Tens of thousands of frogs and toads are now living near North Carolina’s coast, partly as a result of an especially rainy summer. While some are claiming that the explosion of frogs and toads is due to flooding brought on by hurricane Florence, experts…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 08,2018

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Pennsylvania dog breeder Joan Huber faces charges that include felony torture after cutting puppies’ ears illegally for almost a year.

Huber, 82, faces a maximum sentence of 56 years in prison and fines up to $120,000 on eight counts of aggravated…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 04,2018

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Kent County courts are now offering support dogs for children and adult special needs victims who have to testify in court. This new program came to fruition after Public Act 236 went into effect less than a week ago that allows dogs to be used by courts in…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 04,2018

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On Monday, October 1, Governor John Carney of Delaware signed a landmark bill into law that would give stray cats the same protection under animal cruelty laws as domestic cats.

The bill was a collaborative effort between Best Friends Animal Society,…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 28,2018

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In Helsinki, Finland, the police department has decided to establish a specialized unit that will focus on animal rights and animal protection.

According to Yle News, “The department's chief investigator, Jonna Turunen, said that the unit will work…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 20,2018

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A recent study from Hartpury University in the United Kingdom has identified water bowls for dogs as a haven for harmful bacteria and a contributor to disease transmission within households.

Phys.org quotes the study saying, “The dog…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 19,2018

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Journalist Julie Wilson from ABC local station WTVD was reporting on Hurricane Florence on Friday when she interrupted the broadcast to save a therapy dog from the flooding.

Wilson was streaming over Facebook Live, reporting on how the people…

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