Aug
16
2016
Given the right mix of personality, attention, and drive, many breeds are capable of achieving service dog status. In fact, several organizations specifically seek out rescue or shelter dogs for service training. ...more
Aug
11
2016
When you think of your beloved pet, remember what many over the years have suggested: You don’t pay love back, you pay it forward. ...more
Aug
9
2016
Researchers disagree on why dogs eat poop, though theories abound. Some think dogs just like it, though it more likely stems from survival or ancestral origins. Other experts speculate the habit may be physiological or behavioral. ...more
Aug
3
2016
As too many cat lovers know, kidney disease is very common in felines, particularly as they age.Your veterinarian may recommend dialysis or other methods of keeping your cat comfortable, but there’s another alternative to consider: kidney transplantation. ...more
Aug
2
2016
AAHA recently commissioned a task force of veterinary oncology experts to develop a set of guidelines that will help veterinary teams work with pet owners to tailor treatment plans that will maximize not just quantity, but quality of life for pets with cancer. ...more
Aug
1
2016
Vaccines are available to lessen the chances that your dog will suffer the unpleasantness or, even worse, the possible serious complications of canine influenza virus. ...more
Jul
13
2016
The 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats clearly state “cleaning a companion animal’s teeth without general anesthesia is considered unacceptable and below the standard of care.” ...more
Jul
12
2016
In addition to traditional medicine, many veterinary hospitals are now adding integrative treatment options to the list of services they provide. These “new” treatments are gaining attention and respect in the American veterinary industry­—but what took us so long? ...more

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