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December 2011 Blog Posts

Video: Treating or Euthanizing Your Pet - What is the Best Choice?
December 15, 2011 Deciding whether to treat or euthanize is your pet is an extremely tough decision. Adding to that difficulty is that pets are good at masking their symptoms....

Top 10 Things I Wish I'd Learned in Veterinary School
December 9, 2011 This video about the top 10 things I wish I'd learned in veterinary school is aimed at veterinary students, but I think all pet owners will find this amusing...

FLAVORx Introduces Digital Flavorist Software
December 2, 2011 Does your pet refuse to take medication orally due to the bad taste? If you are struggling to give your dog or cat oral medications...

November 2011 Blog Posts

Should I Get Another Pet?
November 25, 2011 Should I get another pet? This question is asked all the time by pet owners who think they might want to get another pet. But before you consider adopting...

Video: The Mean Kitty Song
November 18, 2011 What is the most watched pet video on YouTube of all time? Well one of them is this one, the Mean Kitty Song. It now has around 60 Million views!!!

11 Hot Pet Trends Happening Now
November 11, 2011 Each year the American Pet Products Association (APPA) does a massive survey of pet owners to see not only what they are spending on their pets, but also...

Pet Costs Rise over $2 Billion
November 4, 2011 According to the American Pet Products Association, total U.S. pet expenditures will reach over $50.8 billion this year. That's a $2 billion increase from...

October 2011 Blog Posts

Heartworm Resistance and Treatment Scarcity
October 28, 2011 Heartworm preventatives (like Heartgard, Interceptor, Sentinel) are becoming less effective due to increased resistance from the parasite that causes heartworm...

True Cost of Owning a Pet
October 21, 2011 Owning a pet can be a lot of fun, but it also takes money to properly care for them. With today's economy more and more people are struggling to pay their...

Black Dog Syndrome-Cats Too!
October 14, 2011 Black Dog Syndrome is a condition where dogs and cats that have black coats are less likely to be adopted. This has forced many animal shelters to look...

Bizarre: Commercial Specifically Aimed for Dogs Only
October 7, 2011 A dog food commercial that features high frequency signals that only dogs can hear is being played now in Austria, and possibly soon here in America...

September 2011 Blog Posts

10 Tips for Reading Pet Food Labels
September 30, 2011 Reading pet food labels can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. Buy understanding a few things, you can easily learn to find the most important parts...

5 Life Threatening Behavior Myths of Dogs and Cats
September 23, 2011 The bad news is that behavior problems in dogs and cats are more common than you think. But the good news is that you are not alone...

7 Common Myths about Pet Anesthesia Risks
September 16, 2011 When it comes to pet anesthesia risks, there are several misconceptions that need to be cleared up. Below are what I feel are the 7 main myths that are commonly seen/heard...

Horse 500 Pounds Underweight - Owner Charged
September 9, 2011 In South Carolina a woman was arrested after the Horry County Police Department found a horse that was 500 pounds underweight and unable...

2 Amazing New Dog DNA Tests Available Now!
September 2, 2011 This week brought great news for pet owners. Mars Veterinary launched 2 new Dog DNA tests for Purebred and Designer Dogs called Wisdom...

Veterinary School Tuition Comparison - 5 Most Expensive Vet Schools
Here is a veterinary school tuition comparison list of all vet schools. But the 5 most expensive veterinary schools are: 1. Western University: $43,980...

August 2011 Blog Posts

Medical Marijuana for Dogs
August 28, 2011 Medical Marijuana for dogs is coming soon. Medical Marijuana Delivery Systems (MMDS) located in Seattle recently got patent rights for...

Crazy: Dog is 'Totaled' After Car Accident
August 21, 2011 This is something I find crazy. According to reports, Farmer's Insurance agency told a Colorado woman her dog was 'totaled' after an...

Dog Attacks Cause Rise in Hospital Admission in UK
August 14, 2011 Last year in England there were 6,120 hospital admission due to dog injuries according to NHS Information Centre. This rise in hospital...

Glowing Beagle Genetically Engineered in Korea
August 5, 2011 South Korean Scientists have created a glow in the dark dog. They created the dog to help them better study certain human diseases. The...

July 2011 Blog Posts

Dog Birth Control - ChemSpay
July 24, 2011 A scientist is claiming to have invented dog birth control, a way to sterilize dogs without surgery. The drug's name is Chemspay. If it...

Top 10 Most Expensive Pet Health Conditions
July 17, 2011 VPI Insurance recently released data showing us what the 10 most common $1,00 plus claims are. As you will see from the list, many of these...

7 Years Later Missing Dog Found Alive
July 10, 2011 In Arkansas, a dog that was missing for 7 years was reunited with its owner this week. The original owner, Andrew Navarette, lost the dog...

Don't Pick Up After Your Dog? DNA Will Catch You
July 3, 2011 An apartment complex in New Hampshire is using dog DNA testing to catch residents who don't pick up after their dogs. Timberwood Commons...

June 2011 Blog Posts

Battle Over Dog DNA Kit Rages
June 26, 2011 BioPet Vet Lab and PetSafe are in a legal battle with Mars Veterinary over dog DNA kits. Mars Veterinary was able to get a cease and desist...

$230,000 Executive Protection Dog
June 19, 2011 More rich people these days are buying 'Executive Protection Dogs' to help keep them, their families, and property safe. The dogs are...

$12 Million Maltese Dies
June 12, 2011 Trouble, Leona Helmsley's Maltese has died. The dog was the richest dog in the World when it inherited $12 million after Leona Helmsley's...

Heidi Fleiss - Hollywood Madam Opens Dog Hotel in Vegas
June 5, 2011 Famous former Hollywood Madam, Heidi Fleiss is making headlines again, this time trying to open a dog grooming and hotel business in Las Vegas...

May 2011 Blog Posts

Hitler's Nazi Scientists Trained Dogs to Read, Write, and Speak
May 29, 2011 According to a new book, Adolf Hitler and Nazi scientists tried to teach dogs to write and read. Reportedly they had 'animal psychologists'...

New Veterinarians Face Tough Job Market
May 22, 2011 It was very common for new veterinarians to receive multiple job offers. This was always true, and even true through the last few years...

Man Punches Veterinarian in Face
May 15, 2011 In Fort Myers, FL, a man was arrested this week for punching a veterinarian in the face over a dispute with his two cats. According to reports...

Military Dog Played Role In Osama Bin Laden Raid
May 8, 2011 According to reports SEAL Team Six had a military working dog along with them when they raided Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan...

Pet Study Reveals Increase in Diabetes, Fleas, and Dental Problems
May 1, 2011 Banfield Pet Hospital recently released data on 2.1 million dogs and 450,000 cats. In this first study of its kind and size, several concerning...

April 2011 Blog Posts

Top 10 Toxins of Dogs and Cats
April 24, 2011 Dogs and cats can get access to lots of toxins around the house fairly easily. That is why it is a good idea to pet proof your house...

DNA from Dog Poop Tracks Down Owners Who Won't Pick Up After Fido
April 10, 2011 In San Sebastian, Spain, they have made a DNA database of the dogs in town to track down owners who fail to pick up dog feces. The Spanish...

Dog Breeder Fined $19,000
April 3, 2011 An Iowa dog breeder is being sued by the federal government for refusing to pay almost $19,000 in fines. According to news reports, the...

March 2011 Blog Posts

Ranked: Top 10 Veterinary Schools
March 27, 2011 The #1 veterinary school in the nation is Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine according to U.S. News and World Report's...

Radiation Fallout Fears Has Pet Owners Seeking Potassium Iodide
March 20, 2011 With the nuclear plant situation in Japan still uncertain many pet owners are frantically trying to buy potassium iodide pills for their pets...

Dog Fights with Skunk and is Euthaized Due to Rabies Concern
March 13, 2011 Dog fights with skunks are nothing new. But after reading about a dog in North Carolina this week that was euthanized after having contact...

February 2011 Blog Posts

UC Davis Veterinarian Warns Against Pets in the Bed
February 6, 2011 A UC Davis veterinary professor has a warning for people who kiss their pets or allow their into their beds with them. Doing so increases...

January 2011 Blog Posts

Cat Becomes Licensed Psychotherapist
January 30, 2011 Zoe, a cat has received many diplomas, but her owner, Steve Eichel, PhD, ABPP says he did this to show how easy it is for uneducated...

Video: How to Perform CPR on Dogs
January 23, 2011 Many people want to learn how to perform CPR on dogs. Hopefully they will never have to use it, but it is always better to be prepared...

Picture: Martha Stewart Injured By Own Dog
January 16, 2011 Martha Stewart was injured this week by one of her French bulldogs. She ended up with a split lip after she bent over to try and kiss...

Top 5 Pet News Stories of 2010
January 1, 2011 Another year has past, and it is always fun to look back and see what the top pet news stories were of 2010. Here is what I believe to...

December 2010 Blog Posts

Top 12 Pet Articles of 2010
December 25, 2010 Well, it is another year gone by already and time for a review of my little website. Here is a list of the top 12 pet articles of 2010.

1200 Dogs Euthanized in Kansas
December 19, 2010 Because of an outbreak of Canine Distemper Virus in Wyoming, 1200 dogs in Kansas had to be euthanized. The dogs were located at Beaver...

Dog Poop Incident Leads to NYPD Police Brutality
December 11, 2010 As Anna Stanczyk, a 49 yr old Polish immigrant was walking her dog, 2 NYPD police officers apparently beat her up because she argued...

Vets Get Naked for Holistic Medicine
December 4, 2010 If you're looking for a racy calendar featuring veterinarians, you may want to check out the 2011 Dr. ShowMore calendar. This is a calendar...

November 2010 Blog Posts

Renters Charged $19,000 For Stained Carpet From Dogs
November 15, 2010 An Alberto, Canada Judge orderd three people to pay their former landlord $19,000 because their Yorkshire Terrier soiled the carpet...

Woman Sues 3 Airlines After Dog Bites Her on Flight
November 8, 2010 Shea Johnson of Louisville is suing SkyWest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Southeast Airlines. She claims she was bit by a German Shepherd...

33 Racing Greyhounds Found Dead at Ebro Dog Track
November 1, 2010 In Ebro Florida, a man named Ronald John Williams was charged with 37 counts of animal cruelty. This happened after gaming officials...

October 2010 Blog Posts

Fake Veterinarian Sentenced to 60 Days of Home Arrest
October 25, 2010 A fake veterinarian was recently sentenced to 60 days of home arrest. The woman, who the Winchester Sun Newspaper reports as Nicole Linden...

Top 10 Halloween Dog Costume Ideas
October 20, 2010 Here are 10 great dog Halloween costume ideas that you can use for the upcoming holiday. Remember that when it comes to dog Halloween...

Top 10 Tasks of Veterinary Technicians
October 11, 2010 This week is National Veterinary Technician Week. It is a week set aside to honor all the vet techs who help veterinarians and pet owners...

Man with 178 Cats Forced to Do Community Service
October 4, 2010 in Fond du Lac Wisconsin, a man who was found hoarding 178 cats has been forced by the judge to spend 100 hours helping animals. The man...

September 2010 Blog Posts

Guiness Book of World Records: Tallest Cat
September 30, 2010 Scarlett's Magic, who is an F1 Savannah cat, holds the record for both the World's Tallest Cat and the Longest Domestic cat. According...

Vet's Lawsuit Against Banfield Dismissed
September 30, 2010 Banfield Pet Hospitals, the largest owner of veterinary clinics in the United States recently avoided another lawsuit. According to...

Fake Veterinarian Arrested in Fort Meyers, Florida
September 26, 2010 The owner's of Dr. Amy's Animal Hospital in Fort Myers Florida, were arrested last month on charges that Larry Gentsch, 43, was practicing...

Mysterious Sherwood Forest Illness - Killing Dogs
September 26, 2010 Dogs walking through Sherwood Forest this fall are becoming sick, and others are dying. The famous Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire...

Billy the World's Oldest Dog is 22 Years Old!
September 23, 2010 A Yorkshire Terrier, named Billy will soon official become the world's oldest dog at 22 years of age. That's 154 in human years! And...

Florida Owner Claims that Vet Killed Her Dog
September 23, 2010 In West Palm Beach Florida, a woman there claims that a vet killed her pug after she took him there for a routine nail trim. Apparently...

Video: World's Largest Rabbit Over 4 Feet Long!
September 19, 2010 Setting a new record for the world's largest rabbit is Darius, who is a Continental Giant. Annette Edwards, the owner, still expects...

Video: Dog With Longest Tongue Sets World Record
September 19, 2010 Puggy, who is a Pekingese dog has just set the world's record for having the longest tongue. At 4.5 inches long, and no other dog...

Dog Poop Used to Power Park Lights
September 16, 2010 In Cambridge Massachusetts, local artist Matthew Mazzotta, is using dog's poop to fuel a methane digester. The methane produced will...

National Veterinary Technician Week October 10-16
September 16, 2010 Next month, from October 10th through the 16th we celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week. This is a week set aside to help us...

Nestle Purina Buys Waggin Train Dog Treats Co.
September 13, 2010 Nestle Purina has announced the purchase of Waggin Train Dog Treats company. Nestle is the parent company of Purina. They purchased...

Review: Aikiou Interactive Dog Bowl - Video
Today's dogs don't get the opportunity to express their natural ability to hunt for food. The Aikiou Interactive Dog Bowl is a great way to enrich your dogs...

Dog Breeder Files $5M Federal Lawsuit
September 9, 2010 the Humane Society of the United States is among several defendants named in a $5 million federal lawsuit filed by a South Dakota dog...

Champion Chihuahua Stolen from Dog Show
September 9, 2010 Harry, who is a champion chihuahua was stolen from the Royal Adelaide Dog Show. Currently there is a $5000 reward for anyone who safely...

Video: Chinese Dyeing Dogs to Resemble Tigers
September 5, 2010 The latest pet craze coming out of China is dyeing dogs to look like tigers, pandas, and ninja turtles. With Chinese consumers having...

Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treat for Dogs Recalled
September 5, 2010 The Hartz Mountain Corp. announced this week that it was voluntarily recalling Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for dogs. This is because...

Video: Dog Saves Boy From Bee Swarm
September 3, 2010 As nine-year-old Richie Bragg was outside playing, he stumbled across a colony of bees. After the bees repeatedly stung him, he ran into...

25% of Animal Hoarders Were Pet Rescuers
September 3, 2010 According to the ASPCA, of over 6,000 new hoarding cases are reported each year, up to 25% of them involve pet rescuers. Dr. Randall...

August 2010 Blog Posts

Dog Eats Entire Beehive and Lives!
August 30, 2010 Last week Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) company gave out its annual awards for most unusual insurance claim. As usual, there were a large...

140 Tips to Save Big on Veterinary Bills
August 30, 2010 With the economy the way it is SAVING every penny helps, ESPECIALLY when it comes to pets. I recently asked readers to submit their money...

14 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Get Cancer
August 28, 2010 While almost any dog can get cancer, some breeds are much more likely to get it then others. Here is a list of 14 dog breeds that according...

Only 2% of Pets Insured in USA versus 42% in England
August 28, 2010 Do you know what country has the HIGHEST percentage of people who have pet insurance for their pets? The answer may surprise you because...

AAA Picks Best Vehicles for Dogs
August 22, 2010 AAA released what it thought was the top vehicles for dog owners this week. Making the list includes the: Honda Element, Hyundai Santa...

Belgium Wants All Cats Sterilized by 2016
August 22, 2010 While it may only be in draft form right now, there is a plan to systematically sterilize all of Belgium's cats by 2016. According to...

Killer Bees Not Responible for Stinging Two Dogs to Death
August 19, 2010 Having feared Africanized killer bees were responsible for stinging two dogs to death last month in Tennessee, test were done in state...

Dog Feces May Blind Toddler
August 19, 2010 The London's Daily Mail is reporting that a small child who fell in some dog feces may lose her eye due to a potentially fatal infection...

Video: Tainted Pet Food Can Sicken Children
August 16, 2010 According to the CDC, dry pets food can be a source for salmonella infections for people, especially children. Children can become infected...

Video: Austin The Flying Lion Pomeranian
August 16, 2010 Then next time you are at Venice Beach you might see a flying Pomeranian called Austin the Flying Lion. Both him and his owner, Johnny...

Wolf Caution Alert System Signup Link
August 12, 2010 Concerned about Wolf attacks on pets? In Wisconsin, over 3,400 concerned pet owners, dog trainers, and others have already signed up...

Dachshund Saves Owner's Life
August 12, 2010 Missy, a Dachshund dog, is being hailed as a big hero. After her owner, Charlie Burdon suffered a vertigo attack and collapsed, Missy...

Photo: $600,000 for Tibetan Mastiffs in China
August 8, 2010 Tibetan Mastiffs are considered holy and guardians of Tibet. The Chinese believe that their presence helps protect them against disease...

Kevin Costner Uses Private Jet to Save Dogs
August 8, 2010 Famous actor, Kevin Costner, is helping to save hundreds of dogs from being euthanized by using a private jet to fly them to Canada. With...

Video: Dog Bites Off Drunk Man's Toe to Save His Life?
August 5, 2010 Did a dog save a drunk owner's life by biting off his toe? That is how the owner is spinning the story. Apparently, Jerry Douthett was...

Alert: Pet Food Recall Expands (Iams, Eukanuba, Merrick)
August 5, 2010 Due to a possibility of contamination with Salmonella, Proctor & Gamble, the maker of Iams and Eukanuba pet foods, announced the recall...

Bali: 78 Killed by Rabid Dogs
August 2, 2010 According to administration officials in Bali, at least 78 people have been killed due to rabies after being bitten by wild dogs over the...

Eating Dog Meat Dangerous To Your Health
August 2, 2010 Many countries around the world consume dog meat, but as one Filipino Veterinarian has pointed out, it can be very dangerous for your health...

July 2010 Blog Posts

Video: Cats That Look Like Hitler
July 29, 2010 Does your cat look like Hitler? A website that is devoted to pictures of cats that look like Hitler is a frequent feature on The Colbert...

Video: Luke Wilson's Dog Costing Him Thousands
July 29, 2010 Apparently Luke Wilson's Australian Cattle Dog is ruining his life. He appeared recently on the 'Late Show' with David Letterman where...

Afghanistan's Bomb Sniffing Dogs
July 25, 2010 in Afghanistan the leading cause for fatalities are roadside bombs. But thanks to Labradors, German shepherds, and Belgian Malinois the number...

Amazing Stem Cell Therapies for Pets
July 25, 2010 Stem cells have quickly found their way out of theoretical science into everyday uses for cats and dogs. Just some of the conditions that...

Video: Oscar the Bionic Cat
July 23, 2010 Oscar the Bionic Cat is taking the Internet by storm. Last week we are introduced to the story of Oscar, a cat who had lost both of its...

CDC: 16 Fatal Dog Attacks This Year Already
July 23, 2010 The Centers for Disease Control recently released data showing that in the first six months of this year there have been 16 fatal dog attacks...

Warning: Bulldogs Die Most Frequently on Planes
July 20, 2010 The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a warning that short-faced dogs are at a much higher risk to die during flights...

World War II: Animals of War
July 20, 2010 The National World War II Museum in New Orleans Louisiana is going to open an exhibit this Thursday that features tributes to horses and...

Dog Sitter Sued for $1 Millon
July 17, 2010 This week in New York a couple filed a $1 million lawsuit against Doggie Love which is a pet sitting company. According to the lawsuit,...

Suffed Dog Sells for $35,000!
July 17, 2010 Bullet, which was famous for being Roy Rogers' dog recently sold at a New York auction for $35,000 this last Thursday. Also sold at auction ...

58,000 Stray Dogs Shot in Baghdad
July 11, 2010 In an attempt to control the surging stray dog population, estimated to be over 1.25 million, Baghdad, Iraq, has started a campaign to reduce ...

Mariah Carey Sued Over $30,000 in Vet Bills
July 11, 2010 A Veterinarian is suing Mariah Carey for almost $30,000 in unpaid bills for services rendered between Oct. 31 and Dec. 2, last year. The ...

Jennifer Aniston Adopts Puppy
July 9, 2010 Jennifer Aniston has reportedly adopted a Cockapoo puppy in Los Angeles according to US Magazine. As of this time her representative denies ...

Dog Missing for 8 Months Found 1300 Miles Away
July 9, 2010 It's being reported today from KTVK in Chandler, Arizona that a family there finally knows the whereabouts of their dog that had been missing ...

Video: Horse Parade Kills 1 Injures 23
July 5, 2010 In Bellevue, Iowa, at the annual 4th of July parade, one woman was killed and 23 others were injured. According to reports, a team of runaway ...

Video: Scuba Diving Dog in Russia
July 5, 2010 Sergei Gorbunov, who is a professional diver, has taught his dachshund to dive. Sergei's dog, Boniface, has a special scuba diving wetsuit ...

Denmark Bans 13 Dog Breeds
July 2, 2010 This week Denmark increased the number of dog breeds banned from the country to 13. The law, which became effective on Thursday, will not ...

June 2010 Blog Posts

Kristen, Twilight Star, raising Wolf-Dog Hybrids
June 29, 2010 Twilight star, Kristin Stewart, recently admitted to owning wolf-dog hybrids on the David Letterman show. Stewart appeared on the show last ...

AKC Recongizes 3 New Dog Breeds
June 29, 2010 The American Kennel Club has just announced that they will recognize three new breeds of dogs. They are the Icelandic sheepdog, the Cane ...

Dog Runs Over Owner with Truck
June 24, 2010 On Monday this week, Christopher Bishop, age 43, of Florida, decided to check his Ford F150 pickup truck for a possible oil leak. But when ...

Dog Vitamins Infected with Salmonella Recalled
June 24, 2010. A dog vitamin that is sold nationwide by Pro-Pet is involoved in a voluntary recall because some of the bottles may be contaminated with....

Motel 6 Room Disaster - 28 Cats Rescued
June 19, 2010 At a Motel 6, in Columbia Missouri, authorities were called in and seized a number of cats after being alerted by someone complaining of ...

World's First Dog Flu Vaccine Approved
July 16, 2010 Yesterday it was announced that Schering-Plough Animal Health had their new vaccine, Nobivac Canine Flu H3N8 approved. This is the first ...

World's First Cloned Horse
June 13, 2010 Texas A&M University announced this week that it successfully cloned a horse using a never before performed technique. The foal was cloned ...

Dog Whisperer Cesar Milan and Wife Divorce
June 10, 2010 Cesar Milan, best known for his TV show the Dog Whisperer, and his wife have decided to divorce. Cesar actually announced it on his website,...

World's Ugliest Dog Dies at 17
June 4, 2010 Yesterday the world's ugliest dog died at the age of 17. The dog's name was Miss Ellie, and she was a Chinese crested hairless mutt. She ...

261 Malnourished Dogs Seized From Florida Couple
June 1, 2010 In Polk County, Florida, last week 261 dogs were seized from the Mid-Florida Retriever Rescue. The owners Charles and Diane O'Malley were ...

May 2010 Blog Posts

Mysterious Dog Poisonings in Duluth
May 29, 2010 The Duluth police department are warning people in the East Duluth neighborhood of Lakeside, to be extra cautious in their taking their dogs ...

John Travolta's Dogs Killed at Airport
May 21, 2010 Two small dogs, owned by John Travolta, were killed in an accident at Maine's Bangor International Airport last week. According to reports,...

Man Kills Neighbor After Dog Urinated on Lawn
May 16, 2010 If your neighbor's dog urinated on your lawn, would it upset you? Well in Chicago, Illinois last weekend, a man killed his neighbor after ...

German Man Marries Cat
May 7, 2010 Who says men don't like cats! A German man liked his cat so much that he decided to marry it. According to the BBC, Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39,...

Dog Brings Home Human Skull
May 3, 2010 A dog brought home a human skull on Friday which he retrieved from a vacant lot near his owner's house. "Saw my dog sitting at the end of ...

April 2010 Blog Posts

FDA Outlaws Dog Bones
April 26, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued consumer guidance warnings this week alerting pet owners to the dangers of...

Food Stamps for Dogs Denied by Judge
April 12, 2010 This week an appeals court in Pennsylvania ruled against a man that was trying to get welfare benefits for his dog. This ruling upheld...

The Dog Food Conspiracy Quiz
April 5, 2010 Here is a quiz for you... Do you know the difference between: "Dog Food with Beef" and "Beef Dog Food?" Check the bottom of this...

March 2010 Blog Posts

Man Attacks Veterinarian After Dog Dies
March 29, 2010 Yesterday in Palm Bay, Florida, police reported that a Brevard County man attacked a veterinarian and tried to choke him after learning ...

West Hollywood Bans All Pet Sales!
March 22, 2010 In West Hollywood, CA, there is a new law that officially bans all retail sales of cats and dogs. On February 16th, the West Hollywood...

Dog Wars: Bans on Dog Breeding Lead to Spike in Illegal Imports
March 15, 2010 As more and more states ban the breeding of dogs at puppy mills, many people are turning to illegally importing dogs to help satisfy demand ...

Local Dangerous Dog Ordinances Limiting Your Freedom?
March 8, 2010 It seems like more and more cities are trying to put restrictions on what they deem as dangerous dog breeds, like pit bulls. One of those ...

Fears Over Pet Anesthesia
March 1, 2010 The thought of anesthetizing your pet for a surgical procedure or a dental cleaning is worrisome for many pet owners. In the past much...

February 2010 Blog Posts

MDs Demand: Ban Pets from Planes!
February 22, 2010 According to Canadian doctors pets belong in the cargo hold of planes, and not in the cabin. This is because pet's dander can affect...

7 Tips for Airline Pet Travel
February 15, 2010 Airline pet travel can be very difficult if you're not prepared. But even if you are fully prepared things can and do go wrong. Flights ...

Differences between Dog and Cat Acne
February 8, 2010 Many pet owners experience acne on their dogs or cats at some point. And while most of these lesions are minor, anytime you see a problem ...

The Importance of National Pet Dental Month
February 1, 2010 The month of February each year is designated National Pet Dental Month. This is done to help promote, educate, and teach people that ...

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Therapeutic Dog Diets: A Quick Overview of Available Dog Diets 
January 25, 2010 Therapeutic dog diets have advanced tremendously over the last decade. Thanks to many nutritional advances more and more top dog foods …

Pet Weight Loss Resolutions 
1/11/2010 The new year brings lots of weight loss resolutions for us, but what about our pets? By some people's estimates, over 40% of America's pets …

Veterinary Visits: 7 Tips for a Great Veterinary Visit 
January 4, 2010 Veterinary visits are often difficult for most people. Not only do you have to take time off from work, but you are also worried if your …

2009 Year End Website Review 
December 28, 2009 I want to thank you for making this year a great year for this website. After all, if it isn't for people visiting and using this website, …

Christmas Puppy Supplies 
December 23, 2009 A few people seem to give pets as Christmas gifts and the holidays can be a great time to accept a new pet into your life and as a part …

Cat Won't Leave Christmas Tree Alone! 
December 15, 2009 Many people this time of year are experiencing first hand how curious cats can be. I have am experiencing this as well. My wife decorated …

Diamond Pet Food Recall of Dry Cat Food 
December 1, 2009 Diamond Pet Foods has just announced today a recall of certain bags of dry cat food. This in in response to health problems that were …

5 Situations to Take Your Pet to a Veterinary Specialist 
November 15, 2009 Every year there are more and more veterinary specialists offering their services in a wide range of fields. There are now veterinarians …

New World's Tallest Dog, Titan, a Polar Great Dane 
November 16, 2009 Congratulations to Diane Taylor, the owner of Titan, a Polar Great Dane what was officially announced as the World's Tallest Dog! Titan …

Bans on Cat Declawing Spreading 
November 9, 2009 Just last week the Santa Monica City Council voted 6-1 to ban declawing of cats in Santa Monica, CA. This follows a ban that was passed …

H1N1 flu confirmed in Iowa cat 
November 4, 2009 This is a press release just announced by the AVMA..."A cat in Iowa has tested positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, state officials …

Behaviorists UPSET With Merial? 
November 3, 2009 Why are so many behaviorists upset with Merial? Well Merial is a veterinary pharmaceutical firm and they recently used Cesar Milan in …

7 Signs of a Healthy Dog 
October 26, 2009 Most people can pretty much tell just by glancing at a dog or cat and know if they are healthy. But if you ask them to articulate how …

Veterinary Dewormer Showing Up In Street Cocaine 
October 19, 2009 According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) there are traces of the common veterinary dewormer levamisole being …

National Veterinary Technician Week October 11th to the 17th 
October 11, 2009: It's National Veterinary Technician Week so if you are stopping by your vet clinic make sure to thank them for all the hard work they …

Cerenia (Maropitant): First FDA Approved Anti-emetic for Dogs 
October 5, 2009 Maropitant is a newly approved drug that is a major advancement in the management of vomiting in dogs. Almost all drugs we have been …

Important Dog Flu Update! 
September 28, 2009 Dog flu continues to be in the news, and many people still have lots of questions about this new disease. Since it is so new, many …

New Veterinary School in Antigua! 
September 21, 2009 Right now there are only 28 veterinary schools in America, and because many states do not have a veterinary schools there is a shortage …

Stolen Dogs and Cats: A Rising Trend 
September 14, 2009 Back in April 2009, the American Kennel Club (AKC) notified pet owners about the growing trend of stolen dogs and even appeared on …

Thinking About Becoming A Vet Tech? 
September 7, 2009 Qualified veterinary technicians are in great demand, and there has never been a better time to become a vet tech in my opinion. The …

Alerts for Dog Flu Outbreaks 
August 31st 2009 Last week in Northern Virginia there was another outbreak of dog flu. This is the same disease that caused outbreaks in Miami and also …

Dogs Can Still Be Deadly 
August 24th 2009 Last week a couple was kill by a pack of dogs in rural Georgia. It is believed that the wife was taking an evening walk and a pack of …

World’s Tallest Dog Dies 
August 17th, 2009 It was a bad month for celebrity dogs. Gidget the Taco Bell dog died early this month and we also learned that earlier this month Gibson, …

8 Easy Ways To Control Litter Box Smells 
August 7, 2009 Litter boxes can really be smelly especially if you have several cats or live in a small apartment or condo. Here are some tips I have …

Are There Alternatives To Pet Insurance? 
August 3rd, 2009 While pet insurance might seem to be a great thing to some people, the verdict is still out. EVEN veterinarians still DON'T really agree …

Chihuahuas Most Likely To Bite Veterinarians 
July 27th, 2009 In a new study released about dog bites, it was found that Chihuahuas are most likely to bite veterinarians. This is only one surprising …

Pet Airways, A New Airline Just For Pets 
July 20th, 2009 Want your pet to travel more comfortably the next time you fly? Well a new airline is available just for cats and dogs. It was founded …

Would You Drink Your Pet’s Water? 
July 13, 2009 Would you drink your pets water? Ask yourself that question. Put yourself in the place of your cat or dog for a moment. If you had to …

Global Warming Affecting Dogs? 
July 4th, 2009 The number of heartworm cases has gone up over the last few years, particularly in the South where most cases happen. The warming of the …

Comparing Pet Insurance plans can be FRUSTRATING 
June 20th, 2009 With all the different pet insurance companies and plans out there it can be hard to compare them side by side. Since not very many companies …

The Complete List of Pet Insurance Providers To Choose From 
June 1st, 2009 Here is a complete list to my knowledge of pet insurance providers that you can choose from. The size of the list shows the growing demand …

Review of OpenVPMS by VetAnyware 
May 1st, 2009 VetAnyware is a new software company that has just come out with a new offering called OpenVPMS. This is an open source veterinary practice …

Comfortis: flea protection in a chewable tablet 
April 17, 2009: Comfortis, which is made by Lilly is designed to be a month long flea protection medication which you can give orally, which is different …

Pet Owners Sue Petland Over Selling Them Sick Puppies  
MARCH 21, 2009 Many pet owners across the nation are suing the chain called Petland in Federal Court. They believe that Petland sold them pets that had …

Global Warming Affecting Pets? 
March 20, 2009 The number of heartworm cases has gone up over the last few years, particularly in the South where most cases happen. The warming of the …

Did you know there are three bulldog breeds? 
February 20, 2009 Whenever someone talks about bulldogs most people assume they are talking about English bulldogs. But don't forget there are also American …

Poll: Are You Cutting Back On Your Pet Expenses? 
February 16, 2009 I just read an article on how many pet owners are cutting back on their pet expenses. This might show up in the form of buying cheaper …

Some Dog Trainers Say To Avoid Giving Treats During Training  
February 12, 2009 Many dog owners get confused on whether or not it is alright to give treats as rewards during the training of their dogs. I say that …

Why do Dogs eat Grass? 
December 30, 2008 Why do dogs eat grass? This is a common question that most veterinarians get asked by their clients. Almost everyone has a theory …

Horse Milk Propaganda 
December 27, 2008 Horse milk for human consumption has been around for hundreds of years, but recently there seems to be an increase in the marketing …

21 Reasons To Have a Pet 
January 18, 2010 There are many reasons to have a pet, but some of the them are not very obvious. Its easy for people to point out that owning a pet …

Beware of Summer Plant Poisonings 
June 13, 2009; With summer almost upon us it's time to be a little bit more careful in your backyards with your dogs and cats. Did you know that there …

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