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Leptospirosis is Killing Dogs, Though May Not Always Be Reported

Warning signs have been posted at Garfield Park in North Tacoma, saying park officials are investigating reports that three dogs that frequented the park have died of leptospirosis, which is on the rise. There is no CDC (Centers for Disease Control) for pets (though there should be to indicate disease, where it is and prevalence),…

Dogs Support Golfing for Ovarian Cancer

The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization (OCSA) will host its 5th annual Golf Tournament and Dinner on Monday, July 31, presented by Billco Corporation at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. The benefit led by event co-chairs, Carolyn Ascher, owner of ME Project Management and Kurt Klepitsch, DVM and owner of Gateway Veterinary…

Dogs Identifying Cancers: Next Step Amazing

It’s no secret, dogs can identify several cancers, including prostrate, breast, colon, lung, thyroid, ovarian, and melanoma. But now what? It’s not likely that dogs will be “working” side by side in clinics with general practitioners and oncologists, as appealing as that idea is. Maybe one day our own health insurance will cover cancer-sniffing dogs,…

Lyme Disease on the Rise

Lyme disease is spreading in America. FACT: In most places where Lyme has historically been diagnosed, it has become more abundant. FACT: Geographic regions where Lyme has historically been less prevalent are now seeing the illness far more often as it continues to spread. And, it’s getting worse every year. We know what we know…

Flea Fact and Flea Fiction

Fleas are far more than a benign and gross annoyance, and the internet is filled with an abundance of misinformation and myths. Here are a few facts and some fiction regarding fleas. Flea facts Fleas are insects. They have six legs and three body parts. Of the more than 2,200 known flea species and subspecies…

Leptospirosis Around America

Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection spread primarily through the urine of rodents, has been the cause of death for several dogs in New Jersey and a resident of the Bronx in New York City. The uptick in lepto diagnoses and deaths has pet owners and veterinary professionals concerned.  The Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital in Paramus, New…

Earth Day, Isn't About Politics It's About Saving the Planet

Of all holidays, Earth Day may be the most important. Without the Earth, we kind of have a problem. And the way things are going – we just might have a problem soon enough. I am sure I’ll get many emails that this post is politically charged. I’m unsure why protecting our planet, and the…

Stop Mice, You May Stop Lyme

Get ready for a record number of cases of Lyme disease this spring, summer, and fall. Gradually, this problem is getting some press. I’ve been writing about Lyme for years now, and even launched the Stop Lyme campaign last year. Veterinarians have known about the increasing instances of many tick diseases, including Lyme, for years. In…

Ovarian Cancer: Dogs May Help to Develop a Blood Test

Dogs may save women from ovarian cancer and other types of cancer as well. In this WGN Plus podcast, listen to Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) Cofounder and Executive Director Vallie Szymanski and board member Dr. Kurt Kleptisch discuss how their support of cancer sniffing dogs at the University of Pennsylvania College Veterinary Medicine is on the…

Darlene Arden, Celebrated Pet Author Dies of Ovarian Cancer

I lost a friend, and if you have a dog or a cat you also lost a friend. Certified animal behavior consultant and author of many pet books and thousands of newspaper and magazine stories, Darlene Arden succumbed to her long fight against ovarian cancer. Darlene set up a fund called the Ovarian Cancer Symptom…

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