Studies continue to show that allowing employees to bring their pets to work is good business because it’s good for employee morale, and that’s good for the bottom line. And there’s no better time to take note of that than today—the 21st annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWD).
This week: Pet-friendly hotels have vacancies, German family’s dog winds up on eBay to pay back taxes, and a sled-dog wannabe tackles the Iditarod—very briefly.
This week: Arizona has a new veterinary school in the works, the world’s luckiest dog survives a swim, and a new scholarship program for veterinary technicians.
This week: A dog-flipping ring gets busted in Vegas, cat tuberculosis outbreak in the United Kingdom linked to raw cat food diet, and why you should never do anything in front of a dog cam that you wouldn’t do in front of a baby cam.
Most people love Fourth of July fireworks. Pets, not so much. Noisy fireworks can terrify pets and trigger an instinctive fight-or-flight response. Faced with repeated thundering explosives, fleeing is the natural reaction. That’s when a microchip can come in mighty handy.
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.
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.
Halloween’s fun for people, but for pets, maybe not so much. You can help by passing along these tips:
According to statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30–60% increase in lost pets each year between July fourth and sixth. In fact, July fifth is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for animal shelters.
Halloween’s fun for people, but for pets, maybe not so much. “From a pet’s perspective, Halloween can be truly terrifying,” says AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM. “Strangers in costumes invading their home every 10 minutes—super scary! So, what our clients need is clear, concise, accurate advice that they can implement quickly to keep Halloween free of horrors.”