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.
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.
Do we really know what we’re feeding our pets? In the Spring of 2007, pet owners across North America were devastated when upwards of 50,000 of their beloved pet dogs and cats fell seriously ill
I was recently interviewed for this article, Organic Food Market Goes to the Dogs. “We, as veterinarians, have been taught to say that as long as the label
Pampered pooches are barking about the benefits. Ray Schneider perks up as he talks about his new pet care facility, with extras ranging from an indoor swimming pool to a day care and styling and massage services.
$1.5 million grant to fund food safety facility was spurred in part by spinach disaster of 2006. WASHINGTON – UC Davis will host the nation’s newest food safety center
I was recently quoted in an Atlantic City Press article. As more pet owners are investing time and money into pet care, there has been a steady rise in antidepressants prescribed for both dogs and cats.
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.