Feb
23
2018
Most people get hearts for Valentine’s Day. Jeanne Ficociello got a kidney. Ficociello, VMD, MS, DACVIM, and a specialist in internal medicine at AAHA-accredited VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD)—a genetic condition that cause cysts to grow on and damage the kidneys—while being treated for a lacrosse injury when she was in college. ...more
Feb
22
2018
This week: rescue dogs on the catwalk, dog mats go upscale, and the Flintstones got it wrong about Dino...more
Feb
19
2018
While there’s been a definite increase in cases of doctor shopping in recent years, reports of pet owners actually injuring their pets in the process are exaggerated. In fact, only one case of an owner deliberately harming her pet to score drugs has been reported nationally in the past five years, and that’s the story that keeps getting cited in every article about the lengths addicts will go to score drugs from veterinarians. ...more
Feb
15
2018
This week: a loophole keeps a dog out the Kansas governor’s race, a lion poacher gets poached by lions, and contaminated dog food sparks salmonella fears ...more
Feb
14
2018
Forget the dog days of summer. Starting Friday, dogs get a whole year dedicated to them. February 16 marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and 2018 is the Year of the Dog. ...more
Feb
8
2018
This week: dogs on Tap in Portland, viral cat videos put a damper on productivity, and social media leads to teen’s arrest for animal cruelty ...more
Feb
5
2018
He’d be all over Don Knotts. A new study by researchers at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom indicates that anxious people are more likely to be bitten by dogs than relaxed people. ...more
Feb
1
2018
This week: black cats take bad selfies, service dog scammers face the music, and new laws protect people that help pets ...more
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