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Skinny Vinnie the Dachshund: From Overweight to Inspiration

All NewsNationalInternational Skinny Vinnie the Dachshund: From Overweight to Inspiration By Aly Semigran April 29, 2016 at 09:11AM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD Most stories of weight loss will motivate people to change their diets...Show More Summary

Dogs and Hugs, Revisited

Dr. Stanley Coren, psychologist and blogger for Psychology Today, recently discussed his research on the observation that dogs, in general, don’t like to be hugged. Predictably, the fur hit the fan. As I found when I went on tour for The Other End of the Leash, some people do not appreciate that their dog might […]

The Humane Economy: Making Compassion a Bottom Line Item

An interview with HSUS CEO and president Wayne Pacelle about his new book "The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals."

Cheats and Deceits: Trickery and Deception Are Widespread

An excellent new book explains how animals and plants exploit and mislead.

Sneezing Dogs

I recently received a phone call from my aunt who was wondering why Pirate, her beloved Tibetan Terrier, had been sneezing for a couple of days. Pirate appeared to be normal in every other way. We discussed potential... Read More

Thinking about a new puppy? Pet insurance can help with vet bills

Are you thinking about getting a puppy? Have you just brought your first puppy home? You already know you should give your puppy good food, provide him with a safe and warm place to sleep and … Read More

How to Train a Cat to Come When Called | Cat Care

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Virginia Tech launches second permanent vet school farrier facility; longtime consulting farrier Paul Goodness and team will now be on site in Leesburg

Virginia farrier Paul Goodness (right) is moving his successful farrier business out of his barn and into the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, the satellite veterinary hospital in Northern Virginia for Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Show More Summary

Donkeys: If They Aren't Grieving What Are They Doing?

A recent video shows donkeys braying and interacting with a corpse. I don't know what they're thinking and feeling but surely they are grieving.

Are Dogs Who Live with Smokers More Likely to Get Cancer?

A variety of cancers that appear in dogs can be traced back to living in a household which includes cigarette smokers.

Sassie Is Left Paralyzed as the Result of Yet Still Another Horribly Botched Attempt to Implant a Thoroughly Worthless and Pernicious Microchip Between Her Shoulders

Eight Stitches Were Required to Patch Up Sassie's Injured Neck "The girl doing the chipping seemed not to have a clue what she was doing. She made two attempts to chip Sassie."-- Kristina HoganMuch like an habitual drunkard who cannot stay off the bottle, modern man is seemingly unable to say no to technology. Show More Summary

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Trophy Hunted?

Iconic grizzly bears in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks may soon be put in the cross-hairs of trophy hunters if they are removed from the Endangered Species Act.

Hugging a Dog is Just Fine When Done with Great Care

Dogs are not all unconditional lovers nor sponges for hugs, but saying "Don't ever hug a dog" is over the top given what we know.

The Anzac Hoof: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

The Anzac trophy hoof / inkwell lives in the heraldry collection of the Australian War Memorial. Today, a salute to our friends in Australia and New Zealand, where it's Anzac Day. It's not exactly a holiday; it's a day of remembrance,...Show More Summary

Don't Let This 'Cute' Video Fool You -- Lemurs Should Not Be Pets

A viral video of a lemur appearing to demand a back scratch had the Internet collectively cooing with awe this week, but a conservation group says the... Read more: Lemur, Exotic Pets, Wildlife, Madagascar, Animals, Green News

Advanced Farrier Certificate Program Launched at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Farrier education in the United States now has a higher level. Today Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) announced the July 2016 launch of a one-year certificate program in advanced farriery skills. The new program...Show More Summary

The Awful Case of Kristen Lindsey

In April 2015, Kristen Lindsey, DVM, shot a cat through the head with an arrow and then posted a picture on Facebook with the following caption: “My first bow kill … lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s [sic] head! Vet of the year award … gladly accepted.” These […]

"Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?"

A new and important book by primatologist Frans de Waal considers the critical questions and data that center on the cognitive lives of a wide variety of nonhuman animals.

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