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
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
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
Dec
6
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of eye injury and irritation in both people and dogs following application of the canine ear medications Osurnia® or Claro® to dogs. ...more
Dec
6
2017
A new clinical trial has led to a stunning breakthrough in the treatment of feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a lethal feline viral disease that has historically been considered untreatable.FIP is almost always fatal. ...more
Dec
1
2017
Dr. Karla Bard, Director of Medical Operations at the AAHA-accredited Humane Society of Tampa Bay, led a presentation of landmark research findings at the annual meeting of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) on Saturday, October 7th in Atlanta, Georgia. What she said wasn’t what the audience expected to hear. ...more
Nov
30
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats. ...more
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