Oct
20
2017
California became the first state to ban the sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on October 13. With any luck, the new law will help put puppy mills out of business nationwide. A.B. 485, also known as the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires pet store owners who sell dogs for retail...more
Oct
9
2017
Puppies sold at Petland, a national chain of about eighty pet stores, have been linked to an outbreak of a disease that has hospitalized 13 people since mid-September, and sickened 55, according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...more
Sep
23
2017
The recent hurricanes and flooding in Florida and Texas affected everyone in their path, but dog owners may face a delayed consequence others don’t if things don’t dry out fast: heartworm disease. ...more
Sep
18
2017
As the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma proved, humans aren’t the only victims of natural disasters. Animals suffer, too. And there are resources available to help both people and their pets when their lives have been uprooted my hurricanes, floods, wildfires, or other traumatic natural events. ...more
Sep
15
2017
As of Thursday, 21,000 firefighters were battling 137 active wildfires in various stages of containment across 2,200 square miles in nine western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. Veterinary practices in the affected areas have gotten used to it....more
Sep
11
2017
Hurricane Irma blew Hurricane Harvey out of the headlines last week, but Harvey is still top of mind in Texas. Harvey dumped a year’s worth of rain in less than a week in Houston and the southeastern part of the state, and residents are still mopping up. ...more
Sep
8
2017
Hurricane Irma was downgraded Friday from a Category 5 storm to a Category 4, but that’s small comfort to the millions people living with their pets in its projected path. Irma is expected to hit landfall in southern Florida on Sunday morning. ...more
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