Genetic Discovery- Dogs With Black Fur Live Longer. Genetic Discovery Reveals Link between dog’s hair coat color and his ability to fight infection and ward off stress.
About 14 percent of the U.S. population is infected with Toxocara, or internal roundworms, contracted from dogs and cats. That’s according to the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Animal Cruelty Laws. Many puppies are born in Oklahoma each year in substandard conditions, lacking veterinary care and proper nutrition. Oklahoma has no regulation of the dog breeding industry.
Equine veterinarians and public health officials are urging horse owners and others who come in frequent contact with horses to wash their hands and clean grooming tools after each use in order to reduce the risk
Resistant Staph Bacteria. A new study published in Veterinary Microbiology found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevalent in Canadian pig farms and pig farmers
Cat DNA Sequence. The DNA of a 4-year-old Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon, whose well-documented lineage can be traced back several generations to Sweden, has been sequenced.
Vitamin Supplements. People and pets are now living longer than ever before. As owners, we naturally want our pets to live the longest, healthiest lives possible.
The days of putting a sick or injured pet in the back seat and rushing to the vet may be drawing to a close. Animal ambulances loaded with modern equipment once reserved for human use are cropping up across the country
Top 10 Items Surgically Removed from Pets. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, socks, underwear, and panty hose top the list of items that must be surgically removed after being ingested by household pets
Some veterinarians are documenting more and more cases of drug-resistant staph infections in dogs and cats, but say there is no reason for alarm among pet owners if they follow measures of simple hygiene.
Rescue Pets. When the order to evacuate Bouquet Canyon neighborhood came down, it came fast. Thomas Davis’ wife, Lupe, managed to grab cats Nipper and Sweet Pea
This Halloween enjoy the festivities with your pets. Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne offers a few common sense safety tips for pets and their owners to help ensure fun for all while trick or treating this season.
Holidays. More than one half of US pet owners take their pets with them on vacation! With their own seat belts, pet friendly hotels and campgrounds, and even their own luggage, our pets are often finding themselves along for the ride as we head out for our summertime vacation destinations.
Emergency Pet Care Costs. Unexpected expenses with pets can be managed through various plans! No one plans to have a medical emergency.
Medical Costs. Veterinary specialists provide services previously unavailable to pets! For most people in the US and Canada, high tech medicine is routine.
Vaccination. I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating dogs and cats.
Select Poultry Products. Bravo! announces a voluntary recall of select tubes of three of its poultry products for cats and dogs.
Dr Carol, Thank you for responding. I have a 13 year old cat, extremely good health, bright eyes, good coat. For 6-8 months now, he has a severely runny nose
Pet IDs. Pet owners may have false sense of security after micro-chipping their pets! Television commercials may be offering false hope to pet owners who choose to microchip their pets. Pet owners are urged to use microchips because of their safety and security. But, confusion in the industry and an incomplete database combine to put pets…
Keeping pets safe and comfortable drives the change to the use of lasers! He or she may not look like Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia, but the odds are increasingly good that your family veterinarian has laser technology available in his or her hospital.
Ever wanted an exact copy of your favorite pet? Well, now it’s possible – but is it smart? Most pet owners have suffered the loss of a very dear and special pet.
New legislation and awareness campaigns aid in care for evacuated pets Thousands of pet owners are forced to leave their pets behind each year due to unexpected natural and man-made disasters.
The strength of the human-animal bond often causes owners to reach out and embrace alternative medicines to help their pets. Being aware of the pitfalls, as well as the benefits of chiropractic medicine is not only important to owners, but to the veterinarian as well.
Personally, I’ll remember this year as the year pet food got turned upside down.. First, the massive pet food scare and then lead-contaminated children’s toys really shed a poor light on Chinese imports.
Omega-3. What are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fats, one of four basic types of fats that animals and humans derive from food.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it pulled two Chinese-made dog treats from its shelves nearly a month ago, and tests now show they had traces of melamine
Veterinarians are reporting record numbers of flea problems. What can be done to protect your pets and you’re your family?
Rabies. Almost everyone knows how scary this disease is- because it is fatal to both people and pets. Most people believe that rabies is well under control due to vaccinations and regulations.
With the massive pet food recall still fresh in our minds, new reports of dog foods being recalled due to botulism may have some pet owners very worried.
Castleberry’s, a San Diego-based food processor and canner, has launched a recall of a number of human food items due to the risk of the presence of botulinum toxin.