Mar
24
2016
There’s nothing worse than being a social creature and being alone. But for rabbits, a potential new trend may give them some relief. The Animal Care Centers of N.Y.C. shelter now offers “speed dating” for rabbits to help their owners help them find a companion for the lonely hours when no one is home, reported The New York Times on Feb. 5....more
Mar
10
2016
What do Cate Blanchett and Leonardo DiCaprio have in common with certain Manhattan Chihuahuas? Matching designer fashions for the 2016 Oscars. Manhattan pet fashion designer Ada Nieves created mini-versions of the outfits worn by the stars on Oscar night for her Chihuahuas, reported the New York Post on March 7. ...more
Mar
3
2016
Does it seem like your practice sees more than its fair share of Labrador retrievers? There’s a reason why. On Feb. 22, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced that, according to its 2015 registration statistics, Labrador retrievers are once again the most popular dogs in America. This is the 25th consecutive year they have had the top spot, claiming it in 56 percent of states.
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Feb
18
2016
Green sea turtles, once listed as an endangered species, are rebounding in record numbers today in Florida but now face a new threat: fibropapillomatosis (FP), reported Phys.org. One AAHA-accredited hospital is helping. Doug Mader, DVM, of AAHA-accredited practice Marathon Veterinary Hospital (MVH), along with five other veterinarians from MVH, volunteer at the Turtle Hospital, a rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sea turtles in the Florida Keys. ...more
Feb
11
2016
Valentine’s Day is about letting people know they are special and that includes employees. This week is your opportunity to do just that, and there are lots of simple ways, as a recent survey suggests. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) asked its LinkedIn membership how they say “thanks” to employees for a job well done. The list, published Nov. 1, 2015, included simple ways to show you care, many of which can be implemented in time for this Valentine’s Day. ...more
Feb
3
2016
If winter weather has you longing for a vacation to a land of sun and exotic animals, you might consider heading to Tanzania. Wild Nature Institute (WNI), a New Hampshire-based wildlife research group, recently cited a leucistic Masai giraffe in the Tarangire National Park in Babati, Tanzania, WNI reported on its blog on Jan. 19. The pale giraffe was originally cited last year when a calf. ...more
Jan
14
2016
No, it’s not about wearing matching outfits. It’s about mud and, more specifically, about alleviating the time spent cleaning it off your favorite pooch. The Canadian company was producing the product for a niche market until the images went viral and sales jumped by 2,800%. Now, there's a waiting list. ...more
Dec
23
2015
Air travel is stressful, especially at this time of year and especially if you’re packing up the entire family. One airline is changing that by introducing Santa’s canine helpers at select airports. On Dec. 21, United Airlines announced that it is once again offering a unique Christmas program, United Paws, this time at its airports in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, and Washington/Dulles. It is deploying 200 dogs and their handlers, reported the Los Angeles Times....more
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