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Katy Nelson, DVM
Apr 07,2020

Dogs have been humans’ best friends for thousands of years, but during this global pandemic, they could earn an even bigger title: lifesaver. For years, dogs have been trained to sniff out drugs and people trapped in rubble, and more recently, they’ve been able to predict seizures, hypoglycemia, and even cancer. 

Now, a U.K.-based charity called Medical Detection Dogs (MDD) is…

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Katy Nelson, DVM
Mar 23,2020

By Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM

It’s a scary time right now, and everyone is adjusting to a new normal. During this time of social distancing, we should all be trying to do our part to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19. This means staying home, eating in, and reducing unnecessary contact with others. 

While our pets are probably loving this extra cuddle time with us, what do you do…

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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 05,2020

By Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM

Updated by Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM, on April 24, 2020 

In this article:

There's no evidence that pets are playing a role in spreading COVID-19. There are a few reports of pets being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 after being in contact with people who were positive for COVID-19. “Canine” and “feline” coronavirus are NOT the same as COVID… Read More
PetMD Editorial
Jan 17,2020

The wildfires in Australia are having an absolutely devastating effect on humans and animals alike. According to CNN, over 17.9 million acres of land have been scorched by the fires—which is an area larger than the countries of Belgium and Denmark combined. (The tragic wildfires in California in 2019 burned 247,000 acres.)

And with the continued images and reports of injured koalas,…

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PetMD Editorial
Dec 19,2019

Every animal lover can admit that they get a little excited when they spot a dog out in public.

I mean, there’s a whole Facebook group called Dogspotting, which is specifically dedicated to documenting said encounters.

Well it turns out that our UPS drivers have created a Facebook group of their own to show their appreciation for the pups they see on their route. Prepare yourself…

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PetMD Editorial
Dec 16,2019

Company: The J.M. Smucker Company

Brand Name: Special Kitty Wet, Canned Cat Food

Recall Date: 12/5/2019

Recalled Products:

Product: Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate (5.5 oz. metal can)

UPC Code: 681131078962

Lot Code: 9263803

Best If Used By Date: 

9/19/2021

Product: Special Kitty Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food (5.5 oz…

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