Dec
15
2017
Multipurpose canines (MPC) are the Navy Seals of military working dogs. Highly trained, uniquely skilled, and almost unstoppable.Strapped to their human handlers, they leap from helicopters and rappel down sheer cliffs. They sniff out explosives, they track down enemy insurgents, and they’ll take a bullet to protect the men and women they serve with. Which means they get hurt. ...more
Dec
14
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials. ...more
Dec
14
2017
Pit Bull service dog banned. A Yakima, Washington woman had her service dog, Romeo, impounded after officials discovered that Romeo was a pit bull. Yakima implemented a pit bull ban in 1987 after a series of pit bull attacks, including one where a senior citizen attacked in his wheelchair died of his injuries....more
Dec
13
2017
One out of three pets get lost during their lifetimes. And if a pet service provider hasn’t lost a pet that’s been under their care, it’s only a matter of time, says lost pet expert and real-life pet detective Annalisa Bern....more
Dec
12
2017
A litter box is bad enough without having Muffy decide to go there for snacks. The reason for cat litter box treats is one of three topics in this edition of Fear Free Happy Homes. How Much Protein Does Your Cat Really Need? and Fear Reactions: Fight, Flight, and Freeze bookend the litter box phenomena. ...more
Dec
11
2017
Meet Hannibal Lick-ter. No, not really. The freaky-looking mask only makes her look like a canine version of a scary serial killer.That’s Loca, a female Staffordshire bull Terrier whose skull was fractured in multiple places during a savage attack by another dog ...more
Dec
8
2017
Talk about a loaded question. But that’s exactly what Lendedu, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing, decided to ask pet owners in a recent survey.They ran two separate polls. First, they asked people who only owned a dog this question: How much would you be willing to spend to save your dog from a life-threatening illness or disease? ...more
Dec
7
2017
Do you have epilepsy? Do you have a dog? If you have both, you may be able to help researchers at Ghent University in Belgium to find out why some dogs react to epileptic seizures and others don't. ...more
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