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Advanced Imaging Puts UC Davis at Forefront of Cancer Treatment for Animals

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Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis for any pet owner. But now, thanks to new advanced imaging equipment known as the Mini Explorer II, UC Davis veterinarians can diagnose and treat disease earlier, with greater precision. This imaging system—part positron emission tomography (PET) and part computed tomography (CT) scanner—is the first of its kind in [...]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

The Home Health Check

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We all get those calls from puppy owners in the middle of the night: “I think Cleo may be sick.” To which we respond, what’s the temperature? “I don’t know.” We ask about her gum color. “I don’t know.” Is she retching? “She’s outside.” It’s like playing a game of 20 questions. That’s why I prefer my puppy owners to have a check sheet, ideally filled out when the dog is well, so we can quickly pinpoint what is, and is not, the problem–and whether they need to race to the vet.

September 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AVMA: How To Create a Pet Evacuation Kit


The AVMA’s resources include tips on assembling a pet evacuation kit (included below), what to do if your pet is lost and what to do after a disaster. You can view AVMA’s “Pets and Disasters” resources for more information on hurricane preparedness and response.

July 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Embark Veterinary Launches Groundbreaking Study To Address Fatal Disease In Labrador Retrievers


Embark aims to identify genetic links to Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD), a pervasive heart disorder affecting thousands of Labrador Retrievers around the world Embark Veterinary Inc., the world leader in dog genetics, announced today a new study on canine Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD), the results of which will be used to develop a DNA-based test [...]

July 26th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Early Spaying, Neutering Large-Breed Dogs Linked to Higher Risk of Obesity and Nontraumatic Orthopedic Injuries


Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and, if done when the dog is young, nontraumatic orthopedic injuries, reports a new study based on data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The spay/neuter study was published today in the journal PLOS ONE. “For years, we’ve been taught [...]

July 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

UC Davis: Link Between Dog Diet and Heart Disease Information Resources

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Press Release from UC Davis UC Davis veterinary cardiologist Dr. Joshua Stern led a team of researchers that has found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy. The FDA took notice and issued warnings about the potential connection. [...]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

EARTHQUAKE! American Humane Rescue Team Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe Before, During and After Earthquakes

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Following two powerful earthquakes that rocked the west coast and warnings by geologists of possible significant aftershocks to come, disaster relief experts from American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and its American Humane Rescue team are reminding people that, in addition to preparing for their families’ physical safety, we need to pay close [...]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Dog Flu Outbreak on West Coast


By Amy Fernandez Yes, it’s going around again. Brace yourself for another delightful wave of dog flu. This latest outbreak on the west coast is spreading like wildfire. When we started hearing about dog flu more than ten years ago, there was actually more owner panic than the actual threat from the virus. Well, things [...]

July 5th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Webinar Presented by VetVine: Canine Influenza

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine present a webinar on the Canine Influenza virus. Canine influenza viruses (CIV) have become established in North America and this has resulted in large, high-profile canine outbreaks. Such outbreaks often have greatest impact in canine group settings and activities where many dogs come together, such as dog parks, [...]

July 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Make Your Fourth of July Fido Friendly


While fireworks and food are a major part of Independence Day festivities, they may not be much fun for your dog. With all of the loud noises and disruption in his routine, your four-legged friend could end up getting sick – or worse, lost. To help keep this Fourth of July happy and safe for [...]

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »


  • September 2019