A Dog’s Best ‘Pawtection’ From Cold Weather and Salt

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Walking your pooch during winter months is a daunting prospect for many dogs and their owners as the animals’ feet are tormented by ice and burning salt. Catherine Miller, a professional dog walker and founder of Pet Nanny NYC, says the best “pawtection” are dog boots. Metropolitan and suburban sidewalks and roads are coated with salt during the winter season, so it’s important to be aware that most de-icers are toxic to dogs.  Without proper protection, dogs commonly will stop dead in their tracks, or hobble on three legs to avoid stepping any further on salt ridden roads. “Hands down dog boots are the…

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More than a companion: Health benefits of owning a pet!

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Pet animals are known as man (or woman’s) best friend, and although pets make great companions, documented studies show that they are so much more.

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In The Puppy Bowl, Bach Goes To The Dogs

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A Bernese Mountain Dog named Bach is taking the field in Sunday’s Puppy Bowl.

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Pittsburgh police dog has ‘difficulty’ after surgery following Lawrenceville stabbing

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Rocco, a Pittsburgh police dog stabbed Tuesday night in Lawrenceville, underwent two surgeries and multiple blood transfusions Wednesday, and a veterinarian described his condition as “considerably more stable” though still critical. “There’s a lot of uncertainty. It doesn’t mean he won’t be well, there’s just a lot of uncertainty,” said Anthony D. Pardo, co-owner and surgeon at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Ohio Township. Police said a man they were trying to take into custody Tuesday on four outstanding warrants plunged a knife into Rocco, going through 6 inches of muscle, Mr. Pardo said, then pushed it 3 to 4 inches deeper, lacerating the dog’s kidney and causing major blood loss. By Wednesday night, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said, “He is still

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Report: 7-Year-Old Saves Grandmother After Dog Sets Mobile Home On Fire – CBS Boston

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A 7-year-old boy is being credited with helping save his elderly grandmother from a fire that was sparked by a family dog.

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Amazon.com: Tearless Puppy Shampoo – Safe and Gentle for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets – Soap-free Aloe Vera Formula – Pleasant Fruity Scent – 16 Oz Recommended By Veterinarians: Pet Supplies

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Amazon.com: Tearless Puppy Shampoo – Safe and Gentle for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets – Soap-free Aloe Vera Formula – Pleasant Fruity Scent – 16 Oz Recommended By Veterinarians: Pet Supplies

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Platelet Enhancement Therapy (PET)

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Like their owners, a large number of pets will develop arthritis as they age. In fact, veterinarians estimate that more than 15 million dogs already suffer from this disease. Thankfully, a new protocol that uses platelet rich plasma from your pet’s own blood may provide some hope to veterinarians and pet owners.

The Silent Epidemic In Our Pets – Obesity!

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Our pets are in the middle of a disastrous epidemic and, sadly, many owners are not even aware of the situation. Veterinarians are reporting increasing numbers of overweight and obese pets. So, what’s the cure for this nationwide problem? Veterinarians have estimated that more than 88 million pets are far too heavy and this tendency towards chubbiness is causing injuries, illnesses and even shortening life spans. Unfortunately, there is a serious disconnection between what veterinarians tell owners …

New approaches to treating feline herpesvirus eye infections

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PROGRESS REPORT ON WINN GRANTS MT10-007, MT11-007

Wilkes RP, Ward DA, Newkirk KM, Adams JK and Kania SA. Evaluation of delivery agents used for introduction of small interfering RNAs into feline corneal cells. Am J Vet Res. 2013; 74: 243-7.

Feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is a cause of chronic recurrent infections that can cause severe eye disease. This research, funded by Winn Feline Foundation since 2010, examined several agents for usefulness as carriers for administration of a potential new antiviral …

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Geographic distribution of cytauxzoonosis in cats

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Mueller EK, Baum KA, Papeş M, Cohn LA, Cowell AK and Reichard MV. Potential ecological distribution of Cytauxzoon felis in domestic cats in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. Vet Parasitol. 2013; 192: 104-10.

_Cytauxzoon felis_ is a tick-borne parasite that can cause a fatal infection in cats. The natural host of the organism is the bobcat and it is transmitted to domestic cats by the Lone Star tick. The disease – cytauxzoonosis – affects only cats and is not found in other animals such as …

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