Veterinarians to test contraceptive vaccine in wild dogs

Two Western American Indian tribes are working with veterinarians to study the use of a contraceptive vaccine that’s been use -More-

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Experts share tips for keeping pets cool in summer heat

Summer means taking extra care to keep pets from overheating, an especially dangerous situation for brachycephalic breeds inc -More-

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Okla. puppy with rabies raises concerns that others were exposed

Public health officials are searching for a man who sold a litter of five or six 10-week-old puppies in Sulphur, Okla., sayin -More-

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National Pet Preparedness Month

Important reminder to create an evacuation plan for the whole family Sometimes all of the unofficial national “holidays” and awareness months that keep cropping up seem excessive. Do we really need a National Hug Your Cat Day?! But I think the new movement to make June National Pet Preparedness Month is a really good one, and a nice complement to September’s National Preparedness Month for people. Earlier this year, I wrote an article in the magazine about disaster preparedness in light of lessons …

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Protecting Dogs During Parties

Should they stay or should they go?

We were heading to a neighborhood party where the majority of the guests were most excited about the beer pong and the glorious buffet. As for me, the main draw was an opportunity to see Schultzie, whose guardians were hosting. I have already written about Schultzie, who I love. We have had the joy of dogsitting for her several times, and I couldn’t wait to see her.

You can imagine my distress when I arrived and was told that Schultzie was at Grandma and Grandpa’s …

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Birth Control for Dogs and Cats

Innovative Approaches

This weekend I’ll be the keynote speaker at the 5th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control. The conference title is a bit of a mouthful, but the basic idea is this: Can scientists develop a drug that will permanently sterilize dogs and cats? Or, put even more simply, can we make “the pill” for pets?tags: blogeventsnewshumanescience

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New Discovery Offers Hope Against Deadly FIP Virus

FIP are the three worst letters a cat guardian can hear. Feline Infectious Peritonitis is caused by a coronavirus and affects the cells of the intestinal tract. The corona virus in itself is a common virus in cats, and cats may not even show symptoms other than perhaps a mild gastrointestinal upset. But for reasons […]

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Pet Parenting is About Responsibilities

I have two sweet baby girls. One is a 19-month-old girl, Natalee, and the other is a 6-year-old Shih-Tzu, Shay. They are my pride and joy, and my life has changed since bringing each of them home. It’s surprising how much changes when you become accountable for other living creatures. When Shay came home for the first time, my responsibilities changed instantly. All of you who’ve…

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America’s Pet-Friendly Vacation Cities

As we get closer to the summer travel season, it’s time to lock plans into place and for many people that includes planning to take their pet along on vacation. Priceline.com recently announced what the travel website deemed to be America’s most pet-friendly cities. The cities featured were ranked in terms of their number of pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks and their general layout for…

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Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Back by popular demand is, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student” a test of your veterinary medical savvy. This time we will test your knowledge about veterinary emergencies. Please provide me with your responses. You may be one of two lucky winners to receive a signed copy of either _Speaking for Spot_ or _Your Dog’s Best Health_. I will provide answers to these questions in one week. Good luck!

1. YOU’VE JUST ARRIVED HOME AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK TO FIND TWO VIALS CONTAINING TWO OF YOUR OWN PRESCRIPTION …

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