An outbreak of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) has reached epidemic proportions in one Northern Mexico town, and it’s starting to spread to the United States, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several hundred people have died of the disease in Mexico, and at least four have died in the US after crossing the border from Mexico.
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.
With record-setting low temperatures plunging the eastern United States into a deep freeze over the last week, it’s a good time to remind clients how they can keep their pets safe during cold weather. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers these tips: Know the pet’s limits.
Puppies sold at Petland, a national chain of about eighty pet stores, have been linked to an outbreak of a disease that has hospitalized 13 people since mid-September, and sickened 55, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Halloween’s fun for people, but for pets, maybe not so much. You can help by passing along these tips:
The cost of the ongoing Australian wildfires in terms of lives lost keeps climbing: At least 32 people and more than a billion animals, so far.
When people overindulge on Thanksgiving, a little indigestion and an overwhelming urge to take a nap on the couch is usually the worst that can happen. Pets are a different story.
March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month. It’s a good time for veterinary professionals to educate their clients on the dangers of accidental pet poisonings and how to prevent them. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) can help.
This week: A man shoots his own dog to keep it from attacking others, what your team can do about the opioid crisis, and think twice before cloning pets.
This week: Some dog meat aficionados will go hungry in South Korea, the Westminster Dog Show gets new veterinarians, and the FDA revisits the mystery of some deadly pet treats