Pedigree and Whiskas cat food produced by Mars killed thousands of dogs and cats in Asia in 2004. Veterinary pathologists have determined that the outbreak of contaminated pet foods that killed hundreds
Health officials in Colorado believe the salmonella bacteria responsible for contaminating Alamosa’s municipal water supply and making nearly 300 people sick is the same strain found locally in birds, deer and other warm-blooded animals.
Zoonotic Diseases. Infection Protection Chapter Eleven (c) Dr. Carol Osborne, D.V.M. Currently, there are over 200 Zoonoses, or animal diseases, transmissible to people that are a significant infectious risk
On Tuesday a 16-year-old boy from Santa Maria died from contracting Rabies Virus. The teen apparently traveled with a friend from Mexico and health officials are trying to locate his companion.
There’s much more to canine nutrition than just kibble and canned food. Our experts explore it all to give you a well-rounded perspective. BY MARCIA KING
Veterinarians are caring professional people who have dedicated their lives and careers to relieving animal suffering. They are also pet owners, so they truly understand the power of the human-animal bond.
Hi Dr. Carol, Meeka is doing quite well with her Pancreatic problem. Your PAAWS vitamins, enzymes and probiotics have helped a lot. Do I adjust the dose? Or maintain what she is on?
Maltese Terrier- This is my little Maltese Beanie Weanie. He’s about 20 years old and doing just great. Approximately 5 years ago I had noticed that he was having muscle pain
Pet Screening. A new screening test For dogs at risk. One in four dogs will get cancer at some time in their lives. Lymphoma, also called lymphosarcoma, which is abbreviated as LSA
A new cause of blindness in dogs has been discovered by a veterinarian at Iowa State University, The disease, is called Immune-Mediated Retinopathy, or IMR.
Actavis Inc., the United States manufacturing and marketing division of the international generic pharmaceutical company Actavis Group hf, today announced that its subsidiary Actavis South Atlantic LLC
Humane Society criticized in Beef Recall Scandal As the meat industry scrambles to recover from a public-relations disaster over an undercover video of abused cattle
USDA. The Department of Agriculture has suspended at least two federal meat inspectors after the largest beef recall in the nation’s history, a union head said Friday.
Cat Scratch Disease, also known as Cat Scratch Fever, is a disease caused by the bacteria, Bartonella henselae. More than 90% of people who develop Cat Scratch Disease
Micro Chipping. Each year thousands of dogs enter various county animal services. The lucky ones find a new home and before they leave most are micro chipped.
Vet clinic makes money by putting down healthy pets. Recent investigators uncovered a veterinary clinic that is killing healthy dogs and secretly selling their body parts to Britain’s most prestigious veterinary college
People and pets are both suffering from expanding waistlines. It’s a fact that nearly half of America is overweight, and today that statistic holds true for pets as well.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University found that man and his best friend share more than love-they also share the same genetic basis for certain types of cancer
Public health is primary mission for shrinking number of veterinarians!! Chagrin Falls, Ohio- March 6, 2008-When you sit down to dinner tonight, make sure you take time to thank a veterinarian.
Orthotics for Pets. Just like people, pets can suffer a number of bone and musculoskeletal injuries, some of which can be debilitating to say the least. Artificial limbs for pets?
Heartworms. Mosquito-borne parasite threatens more than 75 million cats!! Historically, heartworms Heartworms were considered a “dog only” parasite, but on-going studies and research continue to show that our cats are susceptible to this parasite as well
Sterilization. All pets age 4 months and older must be altered. The Los Angeles City Council on Feb. 12 voted to require sterilization of cats and dogs at four months of age or older
Massive Beef Recall. On Sunday, February 17th, 2008, the USDA issued a recall of 135 million pounds of beef from a California meatpacking company.
Contaminated pet food caused pets illness and death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations announced that two Chinese nationals and the businesses they operate
The tattoo of the future may be good for your pet’s health rather than just his image. German scientists said on Thursday that work on mice showed that tattooing was a more effective way to deliver a new generation of experimental DNA vaccines than standard injections into muscle.
Stem Cells. Maggie the German shepherd had become increasingly disabled and pain-racked with each passing year, despite the best efforts of owner Francine Hammer.
The Wisdom Panel™ MX test is the most comprehensive DNA-based mixed breed test for dogs. It will identify more than 130 AKC-recognized breeds that may be present in mixed breed dogs
Researchers in Ireland hope to prove that a dog’s keen sense of smell gives it the ability to watch over the blood sugar levels of diabetics.
Genetics. Have you ever wondered if your mixed breed dog is more Collie than Labrador? Are you confused because you can’t see any Beagle in your Beagle mix?
Dr. Carol Osborne offers pet lovers worldwide up to date, accurate and factual information regarding the pet food recall.