Mar
29
2018
This week: A family buries the wrong cat, Smuckers recalls more dog treats, and guinea pigs pose a potential threat. ...more
Mar
26
2018
Your client’s dog used to run toward the vacuum cleaner. Now he runs away from it.He didn’t used to be afraid. What changed? ...more
Mar
21
2018
It sounds like an Abbot and Costello routine: Did you hear what happened to that dog on that United Airlines flight? You mean the dog who got put in the overhead bin? No, the other dog on the other United Airlines flight.The dog who got sent to Japan? ...more
Mar
19
2018
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research are collaborating to fund cancer research for dogs—research that shows a very real possibility of helping humans, too. It’s the very definition of comparative oncology. ...more
Mar
16
2018
AAHA hates to blow its own horn, and luckily, we don’t have to. We prefer it when other people say nice things about us. Like this profile of AAHA by writer Scott Smith posted March 12, 2018 on the consumersadvocate.org website. “In 1933, the United States was reeling. It was the fourth year of the Great Depression....more
Mar
14
2018
The opioid shortage isn’t going away any time soon. The shortage, which is severely affecting veterinarians’ ability to provide pain management for patients, is expected to last into 2019. The primary short-term cause is a production issue at a Pfizer, Inc. plant in Kansas, but residual hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center, and a pre-existing Drug Enforcement Agency mandate to reduce the manufacture of opioid medication in the United States by 20% in 2018, are also having an effect. ...more
Mar
9
2018
Civilian dogs everywhere will come to attention on Tuesday, March 13, National K-9 Veterans Day, when Zoetis launches its Dogs Salute Dogs campaign. The new campaign, which is part of the company’s K-9 Courage Program, is designed to give civilian dogs the chance to “paws” and honor their heroes—military and police dogs—with a nationwide digital salute through a custom Facebook profile picture frame....more
Mar
8
2018
This week: Cats! Two dead cats spark a cat food recall, a cat gets under a model’s skin—literally, and a cat owner adopts a kidney donor (it’s good to have a spare) ...more
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