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Dogs, Cats and COVID-19


Misinformation breeds misfortune. That’s especially true when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which misinformation has led to both human and, indirectly, canine deaths. These deaths have occurred mostly in China because of unjustified fears that dogs can transmit COVID-19 to people.

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Holiday Season & Your Pet


Christmas trees are nontoxic to your pets, but the needles, if ingested, can cause irritation to the lining of the intestines. Therefore, it is best to prevent your pets consuming any needles from your tree. In addition, preservatives used in your Christmas tree water can also be toxic. Avoid using these preservatives or make sure your pet does not have access to the Christmas tree water.

December 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

This synthetic dog will save the lives of many dogs that die unnecessarily in the name of science


This is incredible! Finally there is a viable alternative to the use of animals in schools. Let’s spread the word! Did you know there are around 6 million vertebrate animals dissected each year in US high schools alone? Plus an unknown additional number used in colleges, middle and elementary schools? Where do these animals come [...]

December 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health & Training | Read More »

Morris Animal Foundation Launches Campaign to Solve Animal Health Puzzles

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Morris Animal Foundation wants to give animals the best gift this holiday season – a long, healthy life – with the support of passionate animal lovers everywhere. A two-month campaign, which launches today and ends December 31, will help the Foundation fund scientific research to solve today’s complex animal health puzzles. “Morris Animal Foundation has a long [...]

November 8th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Epilepsy Awareness Month


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, marks Epilepsy Awareness Month this November with over $375,000 in newly awarded canine epilepsy research grants. Epilepsy is the most common medical neurologic disease in dogs. Despite appropriate treatment, it is estimated that 30% of [...]

November 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Canine Osteosarcoma Research Proposals


Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for studies focused on limb-sparing treatments for osteosarcoma in Saint Bernards and other giant-breed dogs. This request is part of the Foundation’s Donor-inspired Study program, which allows individual donors to directly support a research topic they have a passion for, and for which there is a pressing need. Grant applications are [...]

October 27th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Halloween Can Be A Scary Time for Pets; AVMA Shares Tips on Keeping Them Safe

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After a year of scaled-back activities due to COVID-19, trick-or-treaters are likely to be out in full force for Halloween this weekend. While this is great news for those who celebrate the holiday, it may pose some additional risks to our pets. From toxic treats to dangerous decorations to constricting costumes, Halloween can be a [...]

October 26th, 2021 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Morris Animal Foundation in Collaboration with Blue Buffalo and Pet Valu Canada to Award Canine Cancer Research Grant

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In an effort to improve outcomes for dogs with cancer, Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit leader in advancing animal health, in collaboration with the Blue Buffalo Company and Pet Valu Canada will award a $52,500 CAD (est. $41,777 USD) grant to a researcher based in Canada studying early detection and/or prevention of canine cancer. “Cancers [...]

October 25th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

AVMA Celebrates National Veterinary Technician Week – October 17-23


During National Veterinary Technician Week, October 17-23, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is celebrating these integral members of the veterinary health care team and sharing resources with veterinarians to best utilize the skills of credentialed veterinary technicians. “National Veterinary Technician Week honors the important veterinary team members who make our work possible, doing everything from [...]

October 20th, 2021 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Embark Veterinary Launches First-Ever DNA Test for Purebred Dog Owners

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Embark leads dog DNA testing evolution from breed discovery tool to personalized health insights engine. Embark Veterinary, Inc., a global leader in dog genetics, today announced the launch of its DNA Test for Purebred Dogs. As the only company in the dog DNA space investing in research to make new genetic health discoveries, Embark is [...]

October 4th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health & Training | Read More »


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