Dec
21
2017
A vet shoots a dog for barking too much, pets swallow unusual things, and Virginia may ban public funding for research after a dog has a heart attack on a treadmill. ...more
Dec
20
2017
Vegan diets for dogs could become the next big fad, if a proposal before the Los Angeles City Board of Animal Service Commissioners gets passed. At a November 28 meeting of the Board, commissioner Roger Wolfson, a Hollywood screenwriter and attorney, proposed that all dogs in Los Angeles city animal shelters be switched to plant-based vegan diets. They call it La-La Land for a reason. ...more
Dec
19
2017
With a budget of $32 million, and more than three thousand exuberant, tail-wagging test subjects, the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the largest and most comprehensive observational study ever attempted in veterinary medicine in the Unites States. ...more
Dec
19
2017
As we begin Partners for Healthy Pets’ (PHP) sixth year of existence, we want to thank you for helping us stay true to our mission of ensuring that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian....more
Dec
15
2017
Multipurpose canines (MPC) are the Navy Seals of military working dogs. Highly trained, uniquely skilled, and almost unstoppable.Strapped to their human handlers, they leap from helicopters and rappel down sheer cliffs. They sniff out explosives, track down enemy insurgents, and they’ll take a bullet to protect the men and women they serve with. Which means they get hurt. ...more
Dec
14
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials. ...more
Dec
14
2017
Pit Bull service dog banned. A Yakima, Washington woman had her service dog, Romeo, impounded after officials discovered that Romeo was a pit bull. Yakima implemented a pit bull ban in 1987 after a series of pit bull attacks, including one where a senior citizen attacked in his wheelchair died of his injuries....more
Dec
13
2017
One out of three pets get lost during their lifetimes. And if a pet service provider hasn’t lost a pet that’s been under their care, it’s only a matter of time, says lost pet expert and real-life pet detective Annalisa Bern....more
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