Feb
16
2018
The Gravy Train stops here. So do the Kibbles ’n Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy. Big Heart Pet Brands announced on Thursday that it’s recalling 27 shipments of wet canned dog food marketed under those names following news reports that trace amounts of pentobarbital were found in some cans of Gravy Train. ...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
13
2018
Animal health pros frequently get questions about excessive pet hair shedding. It is generally normal or seasonal, but there are times to be concerned. Darin Dell, DVM, shares perspectives on causes of shedding. ...more
Feb
12
2018
With the world’s attention focused on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, the host country is facing some unwanted attention on other aspects of their culture. Like their diet. Specifically, that part of their diet that involves the raising and slaughter of dogs for meat. ...more
Feb
9
2018
A recent study found that most dog and cat owners don’t know what actually happens during their pet’s physical exam, or the importance of the veterinary services performed. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) compiled more than five years of data from staff and client surveys. PHP determined that pet owners don’t always hear what veterinary healthcare team members think they communicate to them. ...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
7
2018
Feeding dogs raw chicken meat, particularly chicken necks, has been linked to a rare but potentially fatal type of canine paralysis. A study by researchers at University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, found that dogs who consumed raw chicken meat had a 70% greater risk of developing acute polyradiculoneuritis (APN). ...more
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