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On the Road Again, The Companion Animal Parasite Council

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is a not-for-profit who’s goal is to educate the public about parasite protection and control…So, each summer parasitologists hit the road – to go to the people – traveling in the parasite-mobile. Seriously, they do an amazing job of reaching professionals by bringing experts to lecture about the latest research,…

Gov. Quinn Signs Bill To Save Shelter Pets' Lives

At the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago, I had the honor of participating in the signing of a bill which mandates that Illinois animal shelters scan all incoming pets not once but at least twice for a microchip. Here are some images from the bill signing.

When Hope Isn't Enough, Please Help Find this Dog a Home

This guest blog by Lauren Kelliher of Illinois Doberman Rescue. I first wrote about this dog, this past Christmas, then named Hope. It’s an amazing story – the dog might have died – and I thought for sure this super pup would be adopted. But that hasn’t been the case. I asked Lauren for an…

2011 Veterinary Scholarship Awarded

(Hillsborough, NJ, Aug. 1, 2011) Winn Feline Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) join together annually to present two awards designed to promote and encourage feline health studies by both established veterinary research scientists and by those entering this field of study. The “Winnie” and $2,500 cash are awarded to a distinguished researcher…

Questions, Answers from an Animal Behavior Meeting

ST. LOUIS, MO. — Experts from around the world attended the Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior July 15. The event coincided with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. A pawful of the attendees agreed to answer selected reader questions: Q: Due to recent dog attacks…

Animal Behavior Experts Meet to Reveal Results of Studies

By Steve Dale ST. LOUIS, MO. – The annual American College of Veterinary Behaviorists/American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Symposium was held here July 15, in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. Here’s some news from the symposium, revealing the latest research in animal behavior: — Cats who scratch in all the wrong…

Raccoons Killing Cats? It Can't Happen If You Keep Kitty Indoors

I support indoor cats only for a long list of reasons. Among them, some cats do kill wildlife….and the other way around. Richard Thibeault in Richmond B.C. says his 17-year-old Siamese cat, Kokanee, was cornered by two raccoons in his driveway on July 17 and dragged away screaming. He says his wife, Wendy, was woken…

Companion Animal Parasite Council Road Trip at Wrigley Field

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) super sized van parked across from the friendly confines on July 24. Experts answered pet owner/Cub fan questions about parasites. Some say Cub fans have long suffered from parasites. Follow the CAPC Road Show, Northern Exposure, here and on the CAPC website. Wherever they are, CAPC will hand out…

Football Star LaDainian Tomlinson and Heartworm Survivor Kuddles

NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson discusses the importance of year round heartworm prevention for pets following Kuddles’ close call with heartworm disease. Learn more from the American Heartworm Society. I don’t get why people don’t protect their pets – it’s easy to do, and safe.  (thanks to Dr. Sheldon Rubin for turning me on to…

Petfinder's 2011 Most Pet-Friendly North American Airlines has compiled their list of North America’s most pet friendly airlines. Not sure that’s easy to do. In fact, not sure how anyone – these days – could compile a list of airlines that are people friendly. No matter, here’s what Petfinder has come up with: Most Pet-Friendly Overall: Pet Airways. Not sure how…

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