Jul
13
2018
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of pet food containing peas, among other vegetables. “We are concerned about reports of canine heart disease, known as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), in dogs who ate certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legumes or potatoes as their main ingredients,” said Martine Hartogensis, DVM, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance. Hartogensis called the reports “highly Unusual” because they’re occurring in breeds with no genetic predisposition to DCM. ...more
Jul
12
2018
This week: It’s high noon in Texas for two rival veterinary schools; if you bought your pet on a payment plan, you better check the fine print; and the world’s smallest living dog gets cloned—a lot! ...more
Jul
5
2018
This week: A former president gets a service dog, Jaguars get a dog park, and pet meds may help humans, too. ...more
Jul
2
2018
Fourth of July fireworks are a blast for people, but they’re not much fun for pets. Noisy fireworks can scare pets and cause them to run away. According to statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30–60% increase in lost pets each year between July fourth and sixth. In fact, July fifth is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for animal shelters. ...more
Jun
28
2018
This week: The world’s ugliest dog is crowned, we say goodbye to a talking gorilla, and a dog performs CPR—or does he? ...more
Jun
21
2018
This week: A poll determines America’s favorite on-screen pet, a cool tool estimates the cost of earning a DVM degree, and smarter animals could cause more trouble. ...more
Jun
21
2018
Dogs in the workplace are nothing new to people who work in animal hospitals. But for a lot people, it’s a something that only happens once a year. This Friday, June 22, is the twentieth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay). ...more
Jun
19
2018
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the AAHA Awards for Proficiency in Primary Care. AAHA works with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Primary Care Veterinary Educators to present these awards in recognition of fourth-year AAHA student members who have shown outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care. The program is open to all fourth-year students who attend a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital. ...more
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