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August 8 2020

International Cat Day: Making Cats Happy One Cat at a Time

International Cat Day celebrates happy cats every August 8. The day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  The day is truly international in scope, but though cats are the most popular pet on the planet they often remain misunderstood and even those who love them may not provide suitable welfare.…

August 7 2020

Pet Friendliest Cities

Wallet Hub has released their listing of their pet friendliest cities, taking many factors into consideration. Most people in America have a pet, and the overwhelming majority (generally over 90 percent) consider pets members of their families.  The American Pet Products Association projects that in 2020, pet ownership will cost Americans $99 billion. With pet…

August 7 2020

Heat Stroke in Dogs Study Results

Don’t allow your pup to run amuck in the summer, as researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College learned more about heat stroke in dogs: Researchers analysed the clinical records of more than 900,000 UK dogs. They found that 1,222 had received veterinary care for heatstroke at some point during their lives,…

August 4 2020

Heartworm Vaccine on the Horizon: But Do We Need It?

Heartworm disease in dogs and cats is greatly preventable, yet so many pet parents don’t give their pets a preventive product that will prevent the potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. Also, there are some pockets of resistance to chewable products. In response researchers from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom are working…

August 3 2020

One Health is a Hot Topic with Dr. Michael Lappin

One Heath is how animals interact with us and with our environment – and that topic has never been more relevant than today. It appears clear that the pandemic causing SARS CoV-2 (the novel corona virus) began at a so-called wet market or animal market in China with a bat and likely an intermediary species…

August 3 2020

Dog Flu vs. Kennel Cough: Which Do You Vaccinate For?

The vaccine for bordetella or kennel cough is considered routine. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I wonder why the canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine isn’t necessarily routine, depending on your veterinarian. Dr. Marks points out exactly what bordetella is and offers more details about the CIV or dog flu. Both are…

August 1 2020

Winn Feline Foundation Seeks Director of Development & Marketing

JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health of cats by providing funding for feline specific health research and education. (For nearly 15 years I’ve served on the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors). Established in 1968, Winn funded over $7 million…

July 31 2020

Pet Food Sales on the Rise

According to Packaged Facts’ report on Pet Food in the U.S., 15th Edition (July 2020) with a supplemental report on Pet Food Consumer Trends (June 2020), pet food sales is benefiting from the pandemic. What’s more, it appears that supply/demand has been on the rise. No doubt, that is, in part, based on the number of pet adoptions…

July 30 2020

Allergic to Cats? Here’s a Solution

If it wasn’t for the significant news regarding the pandemic, the biggest pet story of the year – if not the past decade – would be how Purina is saving cat lives with a new pet food, Purina Pro Plan LiveClear. This food manages to negate the protein in cats’ saliva, called Fel d 1,…

July 28 2020

Cat in UK Diagnosed with COVID-19: Update on Pets and COVID

A 6-year old female Siamese cat has become the first animal in the UK to be infected with SARS CoV-2 causing COVID-19 according to the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Christine Middlemiss. The cat’s infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, England, on July 22, according…

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