Sep
20
2018
Many of you know I brought my border collie, Gus, to Connexity to help provide a little comfort to those who might be missing canine company while at the conference. He had lots of visitors at the show; many people came by the Book Nook to snuggle with him and pose for selfies, or they greeted him happily when he trotted down the hallways. On the first day of the conference, Jayme Motler, DVM, came over to the booth to see Gus....more
Sep
20
2018
The opioid shortage is both a manufacturing issue and a manufactured one. The manufacturing part can be traced back to production issues at a Pfizer Inc. plant in Kansas and residual damage from last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center. The manufactured part can be traced back to the US Drug Enforcement Agency. ...more
Sep
3
2018
As a veterinary professional, you’ve probably got a better handle than most on the cost of owning a dog. Because it turns out that most Americans don’t have a clue. According to a new survey of 1,500 US adults by the dog-walking app Rover, most people think that getting a dog is going to cost them between $26 and $75 a month. Not hardly. ...more
Aug
30
2018
This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish. ...more
Aug
24
2018
He sure looks like some kind of pit bull terrier, but the shelter says otherwise. If you go to a shelter to adopt a dog and ask an employee what breed he is, your guess is as good as theirs. In fact, yours might be better. Because sometimes they guess wrong—deliberately. ...more
Aug
17
2018
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s how high he can lift his leg. And if he can lift it high enough, there may not be a fight at all. At least, that’s the hypothesis posed by authors of a new study on scent marking by male dogs. Researchers at Cornell University say smaller dogs lift their legs higher when they urinate, possibly to exaggerate their body size. ...more
Aug
16
2018
This week: Social media turns some pets into stars and sends other to animal shelters, a chicken who’s probably not your long-lost cousin inherits $15 million dollars, and you could get snubbed by cats on a Greek island—and get paid to do it! ...more
Aug
13
2018
When 58-year-old Sharon Larson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got nipped by her new puppy last June, the small bite seemed pretty minor at first. Until she developed flu-like symptoms that came on quickly and only got worse. Within two days, she was dead. Larson tested positive for a bacterial infection called ...more
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