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August 08, 2018

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is vampire approved

If you can’t convince cat-owning clients to bring their pets in for a visit, maybe Ian Somerhalder can. A telegenic actor best known for his role as a vampire in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diariesand for being the first major character to be killed off in ABC’s hit series Lost, Somerhalder was recruited by Royal Canin to help promote National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, coming up later this month.

July 03, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 6/28 to 7/3

This week: A service dog summits Mount Rainier, a cat door that prevents cats from bringing home dead things, and a cure for HIV—in mice.

September 23, 2017

Heartworm risk rises after hurricanes

The recent hurricanes and flooding in Florida and Texas affected everyone in their path, but dog owners may face a delayed consequence others don’t if things don’t dry out fast: heartworm disease.

July 23, 2018

Saving the dogs of Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, exploded. The explosion blew off the reactor’s 1,000-ton steel and concrete lid, spewing radioactive material into the atmosphere in what’s been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen.

May 24, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/18–5/24

This week: A rescue joins the royal family, not everyone loves Labs, and rent-by-the-hour drug-sniffing dogs who won’t narc on your kids.

May 10, 2018

First responders for pets

Saturday, May 12 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, a day set aside to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before disaster strikes. This story of one AAHA-accredited hospital employee’s work as an animal disaster first responder originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Trends magazine. When animal disaster strikes, the team at AAHA-accredited Metzler Veterinary Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, is ready to roll—and Judy Baum drives the semi.

May 14, 2018

Veterinarians versus the volcano

As the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea has been erupting almost constantly since 1983.One of five volcanoes that form the actual island of Hawaii, commonly known as the Big Island, it’s been a lot more active since May third, when the first of 18 new fissures opened up, spewing lava hundreds of feet in the air. Since then, a continuous flow of lava has swallowed cars, destroyed at least 25 homes, and forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 residents. The State of Hawaii has 13 AAHA-accredited animal hospitals, but only two of them call the Big Island home.

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.

May 09, 2019

On moving day, remember: Pets are family, not furniture

We’ve entered the peak moving season in the US. On average, more than 40 million people move each year in the United States, with an estimated 80% of those moves occurring between April and September. And, according to an oft-quoted study on pet relinquishment at US animal shelters, the number one reason pet owners give for relinquishing pets is moving (7%). Does that mean we’ve also entered the peak season for pet relinquishment?

January 24, 2018

Food stamps for pets?

Low-income Americans are having a hard enough time feeding themselves. Feeding their pets is an even bigger challenge. Some 42 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) last year.

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