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August 14, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 8/9 to 8/15

This week: Scientists figure out what puts the stink in skunk, Hawaii Five-0 meets Hawaii K-9, and silicone pet tags link flame retardant to feline hyperthyroidism.

February 28, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 2/22 to 2/28

This week: One day soon, your dog could be tucking into a bowl of Kibbles ’n . . . Tusks? Plus, feeding a stray cat costs a Florida woman $48,000, and eating human food could cause premature aging in bears.

January 31, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 1/25 to 1/31

This week: Unhand that hedgehog! Plus, animal-free cosmetic testing closer to reality, and you might want to double check your dog’s cremains.

January 03, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 12/28 to 1/3

This week: New California divorce laws could mean custody battles over pets, a New Year’s Eve reveler wakes up in bed with a mastiff, and the most popular dog names of 2018.

August 13, 2018

Two recent cases of rare zoonotic infection raise alarm

When 58-year-old Sharon Larson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got nipped by her new puppy last June, the small bite seemed pretty minor at first. Until she developed flu-like symptoms that came on quickly and only got worse. Within two days, she was dead. Larson tested positive for a bacterial infection called

August 02, 2018

An AAHA-accredited practice rides out the wildfire

The Facebook post read:“To all the Trinity County residents: We send our prayers and wish for a safe return home. Our hospital has reached full capacity; we are caring for many evacuees." Suddenly, it was 2017 all over again.

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.

July 02, 2018

Fireworks aren’t fun for everyone

Fourth of July fireworks are a blast for people, but they’re not much fun for pets. Noisy fireworks can scare pets and cause them to run away. 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.

June 21, 2018

Tomorrow is TYDTWDay

Dogs in the workplace are nothing new to people who work in animal hospitals. But for a lot people, it’s a something that only happens once a year. This Friday, June 22, is the twentieth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay).

June 01, 2018

He’s not just any bomb-sniffing dog

He’s the world’s most advanced mobile detection system to defend an area from potential attack. Capable of sniffing out someone carrying a bomb in a crowd of people ten thousand strong. In other words, he’s a Vapor Wake dog, the end result of pioneering research begun 16 years ago in the Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama.

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