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Major Study Indicates That Therapy Dogs Provide Significant Benefits to Families of Children Undergoing Treatment for Cancer

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Dogs have long been called Mankind’s best friend, but a major new scientific study now indicates that a dog may also be a family’s best friend in times of their greatest need. Following seven years of pioneering research, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, revealed the results of its long-awaited “Canines and Childhood [...]

December 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

UC Davis Veterinarians Warn of Poisonous Mushrooms

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Veterinarians at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine are warning pet owners to be aware of Amanitamushroom intoxication. The Amanita phalloides version, commonly known as the death cap mushroom, is extremely toxic to animals (and humans). Found throughout Northern California and many other locations, Amanita phalloides can be potentially fatal to animals (and people) with ingestion of only a [...]

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation & VetVine Present Free Webinar – A Clinical Genetics Approach to Understanding Genetic, Multiplex and Health Testing

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine are presenting a free live webinar titled “A Clinical Genetics Approach to Understanding Genetic, Multiplex and Health Testing”  on Wednesday, December 6th at 8:00 PM EDT. This special event will feature Dr. Jerold S. Bell. Dr. Bell will provide information about the practical applications for using the results [...]

December 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Important Tips from Penn Vet to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween

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Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips to keep pets healthy and out of the emergency room this Halloween: Keep Halloween candy out of your pet’s reach. Chocolate and other treats can be potentially harmful to animals. Tinfoil and cellophane candy wrappers can also be hazardous [...]

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

CHF Announces Funding for Clinical Trial to Study Cannabidiol to Treat Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Dogs

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Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder of dogs, and will affect dogs of pure- and mixed breeds. The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) with the support of its many donors has funded more than $2 million for epilepsy research. In 2017, CHF launched an epilepsy initiative to further advance this area of research for [...]

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation & VetVine Present Free Webinar on “What’s Feeding Those Seizures?”

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine are presenting a free live webinar titled “What’s Feeding Those Seizures? –  An Update On Refractory Canine Epilepsy And The Potential Link to Gastrointestinal Health” on Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET. This special event will feature board-certified veterinary neurologist, Dr. Karen Munana. Dr. Muñan will discuss the concept [...]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

New Study Funded by Morris Animal Foundation Points to Unexpected Benefits of Rabies Vaccination in Dogs

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The rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes. The unexpected finding could have implications for future design of [...]

September 27th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

New Innovative Dog Probiotic for Digestive Health & Immune Function

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Introducing BreakThru Biotics Probiotic Spray by Bil-Jac, Puts Pet Health and Probiotics in Reach Bil-Jac, a family-owned and operated, leading manufacturer of Super Premium Dog Foods and Treats, has announced the launch of BreakThru® Biotics Probiotic Food Spray. BreakThru Biotics offers dog parents an easy, natural, proactive way to provide their dogs with daily probiotics.  Probiotics [...]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

Cornell: Cardiology Team Saves Street Dog From Deadly Heartworm Condition

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Flyer, a mixed breed dog, has been rescued twice this year: once from Jamaican streets by a Canadian charity and a second time by a team of veterinarians at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals (CUHA). Flyer is a Potcake, the name given to feral Caribbean dogs with cocked ears who were traditionally fed the caked [...]

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

New Online Course Teaches Pet First Aid

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You may know CPR, but do you know how to give it to your cat or dog? A new online course from the American Red Cross, developed with the expertise of Deborah Mandell, an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital, will teach people pet CPR and other animal life-saving skills. The course, [...]

September 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

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