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November 19, 2018

Cyber Monday sales are no place to buy a pet: Online pet scams on the rise

If you know someone who’s thinking of gifting a pet for the holidays and you’ve educated them on the four rules for gifting someone a dog or cat (which include checking with the giftee first to see if they’re up for a 10- to 20-year commitment), make sure to educate them on the best place to buy the pet, too. Shelters, rescues, and reputable breeders are good places to look. Cyber Monday sales are not.

July 13, 2018

FDA warning: Don’t eat those peas!

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of pet food containing peas, among other vegetables. Martine Hartogensis, DVM, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, called the reports “highly unusual” because they’re occurring in breeds with no genetic predisposition to DCM.

March 16, 2018

AAHA’s story, as told by someone else

AAHA hates to blow its own horn, and luckily, we don’t have to. We prefer it when other people say nice things about us. Like this profile of AAHA by writer Scott Smith posted March 12, 2018 on the consumersadvocate.org website. “In 1933, the United States was reeling. It was the fourth year of the Great Depression.

November 12, 2018

She wants YOU to fetch dinner? Tell her to go feed herself

Seriously—she needs to forage. Especially if she’s overweight. That’s the consensus of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and they explain why in a new statement, “Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing,” published last month in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

July 12, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 7/6–7/12

This week: It’s high noon in Texas for two rival veterinary schools; if you bought your pet on a payment plan, you better check the fine print; and the world’s smallest living dog gets cloned—a lot!

May 31, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/25–5/31

This week: A dog flu outbreak in New York City, the world’s longest cat-proof fence, and helpful hints on turning your pet into a money-making Instagram star.

May 17, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/11–5/17

This week: Iowa man shot by dog in a senseless wag-by shooting, a Chinese family that wanted a dog brings home a bear by mistake, and animal researchers at UC Berkeley mess up big time—again.

March 29, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 3/23–3/29

This week: A family buries the wrong cat, Smuckers recalls more dog treats, and guinea pigs pose a potential threat.

February 28, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 2/23–3/1

This week, dog food recalls redux, celebrity pet cloning, and Black Panther not lucky for black cats

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