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PetMD Editorial
Apr 25,2017

Best Friends Animal Society, a rescue organization based in Kanab, Utah, is leading a coalition to make all animal shelters across the country “no-kill” by 2025. "We thought it was time to put a stake in the ground and say, ‘This is what we all need to do,’" said Gregory Castle, the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 07,2016

It's been a long and exhausting journey towards freedom for a 2-year-oldBelgian Malinois named Jeb and the family that wouldn't stop fighting for him. According to the Associated Press, over the summer, Jeb—who is a service dog for his owner Kenneth Job of Michigan—was found standing over… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 14,2016

Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease, or SPAID, is a serious, heritablesyndrome that affects the caninebreed. According to Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, SPAID is"characterized by recurrent symptoms of inflammation: fever; swollen, painful joints; a condition that… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 12,2016

When you tell your dog"Good boy!" when he's gone potty in the right place or retrieved a ball you've thrown, he looks happy that he made you so very happy. While dog owners already know that the words we say and how we say them have a major impact on our pets, science is now… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 22,2016

Whether you're a veterinarian or a pet parent (or both), being up-to-date on clinical studies can be an invaluable resource in ensuringthe health and general well-being of animals in your care. The American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA) recently launched theAVMA Animal Health Studies… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 11,2016

When a tiny straypuppy was brought to the Aurora Animal Shelter in Aurora, Colo., she was immediately evaluated by the veterinary staff. The little dog (who was just roughly a month old and a little over a pound) was born without hertwo front legs. Dr. Cathlin Craver of the Aurora Animal Shelter… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jun 27,2016

It’s a never-ending refrain, “Why does veterinary care cost so much?” I get it. I’m not just a veterinarian but also an animal owner. Sure, I can take care of some of my own pets’ needs, but not all of them. Did I flinch at the $2,000 bill for treating my cat’s hyperthyroidism with radioactive… Read More