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New Research Reveals Evolution of Dog Breeds

On days when my patients go straight from Shih Tzu to Newfoundland to Whippet, I marvel that all of these dog breeds are the same species. Not only do they look different, but they also have different medical and behavioral needs. Of...Show More Summary

Cat Saved from Antifreeze Poisoning with Vodka

Cheers to this: Veterinarians from the RSPCA Animal Emergency Hospital at Wacol in Australia saved a cat's life by giving him...vodka. According to the RSPCA's Facebook page, the cat was rushed to their facility on July 17 after ingesting antifreeze, which can be lethal. Show More Summary

How to Tell If Dogs Are Feline Friendly

“Dogs and cats, living together...mass hysteria!” (Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters, 1984). This quote always comes to mind when I see pictures of dogs and cats happily co-existing, snuggled up together, grooming each other, and living a life of peace and harmony. Show More Summary

American Shelter Dog Initiative Gives Pet Adoption a New Name

What's in a name? Well, when it comes to certain dog breeds, a whole heck of a lot. Certain dog breeds and/or mixes such as Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and Rottweilers get a bad rap based on outdated stereotypesShow More Summary

Is Your Pet’s Food Safe?

Did you hear about the recent Clean Label Project study into pet foods? The organization screened more than 900 dog and cat foods and treats for over 130 toxins “including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and other contaminants with links...Show More Summary

Fawkes the Cat Severely Burned in Fire Makes Dramatic Recovery

[video] After a fire ripped through a vacant building in Philadelphia, a firefighter discovered a badly burned stray cat among the rubble. The rescue worker—who found the cat on the anniversary of her cancer surgery—brought the fading...Show More Summary

3-Month-Old Kitten Sustains Major Injuries from Fireworks

Fourth of July celebrations may be enjoyable for humans, but these events can be terrifying and sometimes life-threatening for our animal friends. In early July, a 3-month-old kitten in Jasper County, Iowa, was picked up by local animal...Show More Summary

Puppy Left at Airport with Heartbreaking Note After Woman Flees Domestic Abuse

It's a gut-wrenching decision that pet parents should never have to make—ensuring the safety of a beloved dog or cat by giving him or her up. That is, tragically, the case for many victims of domestic abuse who can no longer take care...Show More Summary

FDNY Rescues Dog Trapped in Five-Alarm Fire

On June 28, a five-alarm fire blazed through a Manhattan high-rise, creating a life-or-death rescue situation for the people and animals inside. According to the New York Post, one of the building's residents, Melissa Dibbs, was notShow More Summary

Why a Robotic ‘Dog Nanny’ Might Not Be Worth the Risk

As a veterinarian, I have been blessed with the luxury of bringing my dog to work. Dog owners in other professions are faced with the challenge of accommodating their furry family members while spending long days both at the office and commuting to and from work. Show More Summary

What Government Cuts Would Mean for Animals

If the Trump administration’s proposed budget passes Congress, substantial cuts to environmental programs could have wide-ranging impacts on animals and wild habitats. Efforts to combat wildlife trafficking would be at risk, as would...Show More Summary

Report Finds That 1 in 3 Household Pets are Overweight

Over the past decade, there's been a steady climb in the number of obese domestic cats and dogs, according to an eye-opening report released by Banfield Pet Hospital. The State of Pet Health report breaks down the obesity epidemic with...Show More Summary

A Closer Look at 'Doodle' Dog Breeds

By now, you’ve likely run into more than a few Doodle dogs. Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Bernedoodles, Aussiedoodles—the list of quirky names for these designer dogs or hybrids goes on and on. But no matter how fancy the terminology is, it's still a mixed-breed dog. What Is a Doodle Dog? A Doodle is a cross between a Poodle and another dog breed. Show More Summary

Cat Suffers Major Trauma, But Survives Six-Story Fall

Another summer, another terrifying case resulting from high-rise syndrome. On June 21, a cat named Nora fell from a window on the sixth floor of a building in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, where she lived with her pet parents. According...Show More Summary

Neglected Puppy Rescued from Hot Car on 100-Degree Day

An 8-week-old puppy named Annabelle was left inside a hot car on a 100-degree day because her owner "did not want to waste gas" while shopping at a Wal-Mart near Austin, Texas. As Annabelle suffered inside the hot car, a passerby noticed...Show More Summary

Looking at Pictures of Puppies May Save Your Relationship (No, Really)

What's the key to a good, successful marriage? Mutual interests? A solid foundation of trust? Or, does it all come down to pictures of adorable puppies and bunnies? A new study, conducted by James K. McNulty of Florida State University...Show More Summary

Over 80 Great Danes Rescued from 'Abhorrent' Suspected Puppy Mill

It was a scene that Dean Rondeau, the chief of the Wolfeboro Police Department in New Hampshire, could only describe as the worst case of animal cruelty and neglect that he'd seen in his career. "Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent...Show More Summary

Vitakraft Sun Seed Recalls Select Diets Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling certain Sunseed Parrot Fruit & Vegetable diet and Sunseed SunSations Rabbit Food due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The following products are being recalled: ITEM DESCRIPTION LOT Best buy date 87535100597 SS PARROT FRT/VEG. Show More Summary

Symba the 'Fat Cat': From Viral Sensation to Adopted Pet with Weight Loss Goals

Weighing in at 35 pounds, a 6-year-old cat named Symba stunned the staff of the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) in Washington, D.C., upon his arrival. According to a blog post, Symba was brought into HRA's facility after his previous owner could no longer care for him. Show More Summary

United Pet Group Expands Recall of Rawhide Dog Chew Products

United Pet Group, a Virginia-based manufacturer of pet supplies, is expanding an earlier voluntary recall to include retail partners’ private label brands of rawhide dog chew products due to possible chemical contamination. This recall...Show More Summary

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