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petmd editorial published august 17 2018 share this image via cat video festivalfacebook video curator will braden will be hosting the dallas videofest pawfest on thursday august 23 at the texas theater to showcase short cat and dog videos packaged as a fulllength movie a portion of the ticket sales will go to pet rescue and adoption groups the reel has a running time of 80 minutes and features 125 dog and cat clips carefully curated by braden the clips are edited into montages with intro cards complete with a soundtrack and each montage is classified into themes like drama and comedy what i…

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petmd editorial updated october 13 2020 published august 17 2018 share this previous next view all slides 10 weird cat behaviors that could be signs of a sick cat reviewed for accuracy on august 17 2018 by jennifer coates dvm cats are naturally conditioned to mask when theyre not feeling well so it can be difficult to detect signs of cat illness right away however when a cat is sick there can be some noticeable changes in their behavior in fact cat behavior often changes long before you start seeing any physical symptomsso be on the lookout for fluctuations in the way your cat behaves and see…

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petmd editorial updated march 15 2016 published july 02 2008 share this perianal fistula in dogs perianal fistula is a disorder in which the anus rectum and perineal regions of a dog or cat are inflamed and irritated this disorder is often painful for the animal as well as progressive dogs and cats are both susceptible to perianal fistulas if you would like to learn more about how this disorder affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library symptoms some of the common symptoms can include diarrhea anorexia weight loss constipation inability to control the bowels fecal…

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petmd editorial published august 16 2018 share this according to the aspca around 65 million animals pass through the doors of us animal shelters every year and while there are approximately 32 million shelter animals adopted each year there is still a very large gap between the two numbers to help try to close that gap an annual campaign called clear the shelters was launched in 2015 this campaign spreads awareness about pet adoption and encourages people to adopt shelter dogs and shelter cats peoplecom says clear the shelters is an annual communitydriven nationwide pet adoption campaign…

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petmd editorial published august 15 2018 share this image via dogspotfacebook new yorkbased startup called dogspot wants to offer climatecontrolled huts for dogs outside of places where pets arent allowed these temporary vetapproved dog houses provide a comfortable cozy and clean area for dogs to relax in while their owners make quick stops while running errands already the company has installed 50 air conditioned dog houses in nine states several of these sidewalk sanctuaries were set up at 10 service centers along the new york state thruway allowing travelers to make worryfree pits stops…

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petmd editorial published august 15 2018 share this image via nevenmshutterstock in milpitas california a humane society has launched a unique program to help give feral cats a second chance at life and potentially adoption the humane society of silicon valley hssv has a unique program that is specifically designed to help feral cats adjust to life with humans even if it is just as working cats the program is called the marilyn fred anderson community cat garden carol novello president of the humane society of silicon valley explains to abc 7 news a feral cat coming into a shelter is…

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petmd editorial updated may 06 2021 published august 15 2018 share this image via natchasshutterstock if your dog is unlucky enough to be stung by a bee or bitten by a mosquito of course youll want to ease their itching and prevent your dog from having an allergic reaction since benadryl is a goto overthecounter medicine for people is it safe to give a dog benadryl the answer is yes but you should first consult with your vet on the proper dog benadryl dosage and then youll need to make sure that there are no other active ingredients besides diphenhydramine do not give benadryl to dogs with…

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petmd editorial published august 14 2018 share this image via spca of solano countyfacebook according to the sacramento bee the nelson fire started around 5 pm on friday august 10 and burned through 2162 acres between fairfield and vacaville in solano county in california thankfully as of sunday morning the cal fire website reported that it has been 100 percent contained however while the fire was tearing through vacaville it started to edge closer and closer to the spca of solano county where around 60 animals reside the vacaville police department explains as the nelson fire raced towards…

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petmd editorial updated october 14 2020 published august 13 2018 share this previous next view all slides these 6 halloween candies top the list of dangerous foods for dogs by lisabeth weber while the annual tradition of trickortreating on halloween is one that children and adults look forward to yearround it isnt always safe or fun for everyone for dogs the extra candy around the house and the neighborhood can be a hazard to their health when halloween comes around its best to be extra vigilant for your dogs sake pet nutritionist and proprietor of ask ariel pet nutrition susan blake davis…

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petmd editorial published august 13 2018 share this image via nyrangerspupinstagram meet the newest addition to the new york rangers hockey teama 6monthold labrador retriever puppy named ranger it was announced on august 7 that the yellow lab would join the nhl team for a year to learn the unique skills needed to become a professional service dog for autistic children the arrangement came about through a partnership between the new york rangers and bluepath a nonprofit organization that provides autism service dogs for safety companionship and opportunities for independence michelle brier…

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petmd editorial published august 10 2018 share this image via cressida studioshutterstock the american pet products association appa released their annual report on the pet industry market size ownership statistics and it shows that pet parents are spending more than ever on their fur babies in 2017 pet parent expenditures totaled $6951 billion however for 2018 the appa is estimating that pet parents will have spent around $7213 billion the appa estimates that within us markets the majority of spending will be on food followed by pet supplies and overthecounter otc medicine their full…

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petmd editorial published august 10 2018 share this image via estherthewonderpiginstagram esther the wonder pig made history on august 8th when she became the largest animal to receive a ct scan in canada estherwho is 650 poundscame down with a mystery illness in november however due to her unusually large size veterinarians from the ontario veterinary college at the university of guelph said she could not be diagnosed we thought she was having a heart attack esthers owner steve jenkins tells the toronto sun he says it was the worst feeling knowing she was sick the only scanner large enough…

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petmd editorial published august 09 2018 share this image via katesunshutterstock researchers at cornell university just published a paper in the journal of zoology that shows evidence that smaller dogs will lift their legs higher to create the illusion that they are bigger dog marking is a common dog behavior especially amongst males and research in the past has found that it is done as a means of communication phys org explains by sniffing the pee left by another dog dogs can learn a lot about the dog that did the peeingsuch as its gender age fertility and some aspects of its health these…

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petmd editorial published august 09 2018 share this image via smithsonian conservation biology institute facebook the smithsonian conservation biology institute scbi excitedly announced the birth of four przewalskis horse foals in front royal virginia born in march april and may to different mares at their facility the przewalskis horse is considered an endangered species by the international union for conservation of nature and it had gone completely extinct in the wild however according to the scbi they were once extinct in the wild and all the przewalskis horses alive today are descended…

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petmd editorial published august 08 2018 share this image via fdagov g c raw llc recalls pats cat turkey and ground lamb pet food due to possible listeria monocytogenes health risk company g c raw llc recall date august 3 product namesupcs pats cat turkey 1 lb clear plastic container lot wwpktf051618 distributed in ohio michigan indiana kentucky north carolina pennsylvania and georgia product namesupcs ground lamb dog food 2 lb plastic container lot mff022718 distributed in ohio michigan indiana kentucky north carolina pennsylvania and georgia reason for recall g c raw of versailles oh…

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petmd editorial updated august 19 2010 published july 02 2008 share this malignant fibrous histiocytoma a malignant fibrous histiocytoma refers to an invasive tumor that contains an excessive number of histiocytes the white blood cells that reside within the normal connective tissue of the body referred to as tissue macrophages histiocytes play a defensive role in the bodys immune response engulfing cellular debris and infectious agents as well as initiating defense mechanisms in the system generally histiocytomas are benign growths but there are documented cases of malignant fibrous…

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petmd editorial updated september 23 2019 published august 07 2018 share this image via anna hoychukshutterstockcom by teresa traverse pet parents always tend to worry about something happening to their dog while they are away dog safety is at the forefront of every pet parents mind when they have to leave their best friend at home a dog home alone can be a recipe for disasterbut not to worry there are certain precautions you can take to ensure your pets safety when youre not at home be sure to put things away the most common thing we see is dogs getting into the garbage or eating something…

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petmd editorial updated october 11 2019 published august 07 2018 share this heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive depending on the specifics of the condition your vet may not be able to do much but thats not always the case while there arent any scientifically proven ways to prevent heart disease in cats and dogs dr bill tyrrell veterinary cardiologist and founding partner of cvca cardiac care for pets says that the best thing you can do for your pet is to identify the symptoms early this ensures that your veterinarian has time…

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petmd editorial published august 07 2018 share this image via fox31 news david powell had agreed to foster two miniature schnauzer puppies for an active us solider herman haynie while he was on his fifth tour in iraq however while fostering the two dogs one of them lola slipped underneath his fence and escaped from the yard powell tells fox31 heres somebody that put their dogs into my care so that they could go off to iraq for us and i lost his dog powell went to great lengths to find the missing dog from posting flyers all over the neighborhood to hiring a pet detective to follow the young…

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petmd editorial updated january 22 2021 published april 12 2018 share this by cheryl lock most cat owners are well aware of their cats habit of kicking litter out of her litter box but they might not know why she does it while this might be a frustrating and untidy habit for pet parents to manage its entirely common and shouldnt be a cause for concern why do cats kick litter i would say its a big problem for pet owners and the perfect example of how normal behavior can be problematic says dr valarie v tynes domestic cats are descended from wild cats that normally covered their waste they…

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petmd editorial updated february 01 2011 published july 02 2008 share this ingestion of foreign object like any other animal the inquisitive ferret also chews up eats and can accidentally swallow various kinds foreign objects these foreign objects usually lodge themselves in the stomach and may even block the ferrets intestines symptoms and types the most common signs seen in ferrets with foreign objects in the stomach are vomiting diarrhea or difficulty passing stool other symptoms may include loss of appetite teeth clenching teeth grinding excessive salivation sharp abdominal pain bloody…

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petmd editorial updated january 22 2021 published april 11 2018 share this by kate hughes if asked most dog owners would say that their pets exhibit emotions happy excited angry sadyou name it but are these emotions genuine or are they simply humans projecting onto our pets when it comes to whether or not a dog can feel sadness the answer is both yes and no says dr carlo siracusa clinical assistant professor of behavior medicine at the university of pennsylvania school of veterinary medicine in philadelphia if you look at it from a purely scientific standpoint there isnt strong evidence that…

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petmd editorial published april 03 2018 share this the devastating effects of hurricane maria are still being felt in puerto rico but help is being provided in various ways for all those who inhabit the island including its pets on march 28 the humane society of the united states hsus announced that it would be launching a spayathon in puerto rico an initiative that has set its sights on spaying and neutering over 20000 cats and dogs in the region according to a press release the hsus will be providing spay and neuter services in underserved communities in the area in addition the cats and…

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sarah wooten dvm updated may 02 2019 published march 30 2018 share this when it comes to cognition and mental clarity the phrase if you dont use it you lose it fits science has shown that lifelong learning is associated with slowing down the deterioration of mental ability and it turns out that holds true for our canine companions as well r esearchers at the messerli research institute at the university of veterinary medicine in vienna recently found that senior dogs responded positively to brain training using a doggie version of sodoku on a touchscreen based on this research it appears that…

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petmd editorial published march 22 2018 share this the reunion of a cat named t2 and his owner perry martin is both inspiring and serves as an incredible reminder to all pet parents to have their animals microchipped on march 14 martina retired k9 officer received a call he was never expecting the humane society of treasure coast hstc in palm city florida had his cat thomas jr aka t2 the stray feline was brought into the facility and after he was scanned for a mircochip he was traced back to martin the pair as it turns out had been separated for 14 years back in 2004 t2 accidentally escaped…