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Counter-surfing Dog Nearly Dies After Ingesting Cancer Treatment Cream


Anyone with a pet large enough, or agile enough, to reach the top of a counter knows that nothing is safe. While most people are worried about animals stealing food, a potentially more dangerous situation occurs when pets accidentally ingest human medications left out where a pet can reach them. “The one thing we’ve learned [...]

July 14th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Understanding the Relationship between Intestinal Bacteria and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)


Caroline Mansfield, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia, studied if specific gut bacteria can drive or exacerbate intestinal inflammation in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease or chronic enteropathy. Their findings could inform continuing studies on how the gut microbiome may be manipulated for novel treatments [...]

July 2nd, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements Introduces New Joint Care


Proactively supporting joint health in dogs is important to their well-being, especially for breeds that are pre-disposed to joint conditions. That’s why Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements has announced the availability of Joint Care, a new soft chew supplement that supports mobility, healthy cartilage and joints in dogs and puppies of all breeds & sizes. [...]

June 28th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

10 Important Tips from Penn Vet to Keep Pets Healthy This Summer


With the beginning of summer just around the corner, Veterinarians at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital offer the following tips to keep pets healthy and cool during the hot days ahead: Do not leave your pet alone in your car. Vehicles heat up quickly in the sun, and animals left in them can succumb to heat stroke within [...]

May 25th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Yellow Labrador Retriever, Sage, Deployed on USS Gerald R. Ford as Part of the FIRST Expanded Operational Stress Control Canine Pilot Program


Sage, a three-year-old female yellow Labrador Retriever, has been deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, as part of the Expanded Operational Stress Control Canine pilot program. This innovative program is aimed at providing a unique outlet and comfort for Sailors during deployment, with the goal of helping them cope with the operational [...]

May 5th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

Purina Petcare and Texas A&M Veterinary Gastrointestinal Laboratory Join Forces to Advance Pet Microbiome Health

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The veterinary industry can anticipate exciting new breakthroughs in the frontier of pet microbiome health thanks to a new partnership between Nestlé Purina PetCare Global Research and the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The partnership is made possible through a $2 million Purina PetCare Research Excellence Fund, which will run from [...]

April 21st, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Could a Parasite Make Your Dog Reckless? Maybe.


By Caroline Coile Is it possible for a parasite to affect your dog’s behavior? Maybe. Look at the case of the gray wolf and toxoplasmosis. In a study that encompassed 26 years of data on more than 200 gray wolves from Yellowstone National Park, researchers found that wolves infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii developed markedly increased [...]

April 4th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

New Study Compares Health Effects of Spay, Castration, Vasectomy and Ovary-Sparing Spay in Dogs


Gonadectomy is the most common surgery performed on dogs in the United States, with about 64% of all dogs gonadectomized. This surgery involves removing the gonads; that is, the testicles in males and ovaries (and uterus) in females. For many years dog owners and veterinarians believed gonadectomy of dogs increased a dog’s odds of a [...]

March 14th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

NH Alert: Support Police K-9s at Hearing Next Tuesday, March 7


On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee will hear public testimony on SB 268, allowing for pre-hospital treatment and transportation for police K-9s injured in the line of duty if no human needs transport or ambulance services. The American Kennel Club (AKC) values the contribution that working and detection dogs make to [...]

March 1st, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Dalmatian Deafness, Extreme-White Spotting—and a New Risk Haplotype


By Caroline Coile It’s long been known that dogs with the extreme-white color pattern, especially Dalmatians, have greater incidence of deafness. This deafness, called congenital sensorineural deafness, has been reported in up to 30% of Dalmatians. Extreme-white color patterning, which dog breeders know as Sw, causes a mostly white coat with few or no patches of color. [...]

February 25th, 2023 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »


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