Articles: veterinary technician

Maine May Limit Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Professionals Support Abolishing Puppy Mills

Bans on pet stores selling animals from commercial breeders and puppy mills are sweeping the country. Over 70 communities in the U.S. and Canada are on board, but now an entire state may join the act. Maine Rep. Kimberly Monaghan,( D-Cape Elizabeth) says her bill – “An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats…

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills

“I don’t understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. “Now, we’ve finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to.” Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar (with this reporter) recently founded a loosely-knit organization called Veterinary Professionals…

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit

Pet store industry couldn’t take it anymore, as community after community has banned sales of dogs and cats (and in some places rabbits) at pet stores. The movement to support the bans began and continues as a grass roots effort because pet lovers have had it with the supply of these animals, which, of course,…

No One Wants Puppy Mills

Q: I know you’ve been very involved in the effort to fight puppy mills, which you should be praised for. However, I’ve read that the local veterinary (medical) association is opposed to the idea of preventing pets stores from selling dogs or cats because they feel it will drive more pet owners to purchase online.…

Simon's Cat Wants Happier Veterinary Visits

Cats don’t like veterinarians – or that is the common accepted view. I disagree! Cats, like us, don’t like repeating bad experiences. So, if a previous veterinary visit was perceived as stressful, you bet, the next one will be far more stressful.  When your cat is stressed, then you are stressed….and then the cat becomes…

Thunderstorm Anxiety; Fighting Cats; Pit Bulls: New Research from Veterinary Behavior Symposium

DENVER, CO. — A nutritional supplement with green tea as a primary ingredient can help dogs with thunderstorm anxiety; a new tool to inspire peace among dueling cats; and what it means to be called a pit bull when you’re a shelter dog. Investigators revealed their findings on these and other study topics during the…

Dog Falls 16-Stories and Lives to Bark About It

Perhaps, you’ve heard of cats with 9-lives, falling from high building and surviving – but how about dogs? Susie, a 4-year-old Multipoo survived a near 16 story fall on Saturday, June 14 . In fact, what’s more amazing is that Susie suffered no serious internal injuries or broken bones. The incident happened when the dog…

Dog Poop: The Land Mines Are Everywhere

Dog poop is everywhere. Warning! There are little land mines strewn all around.  Sunday (April 6), 6:35AM (CDT) on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio listen at 720AM or here. Linda Zager and Brett Burke of the River North Residents Association Pet Owner’s Committee talk about what they’re doing to keep their neighborhood cleaner. Vikki Ortiz…

Great Cat Food Debate: Moist Food or Dry Food, Which Is It?

Q: I recently discovered your radio show and listen each week from Spain. My husband and I are researching the best food possible for our cat. There is great debate over dry food vs. wet. What do you recommend? — A.M.V., Madrid, Spain A: The good news is, owners increasingly care, and care passionately, about…

Homeowner's Insurance Breed Discrimination, With Chuck Goudie

Can you imagine being insured for homeowner’s insurance for years without incident – then you do a very good thing, and adopt or rescue a dog, maybe Rottweiler or pit bull-type dog. You identify the dog to the insurer and then you are summarily dropped from the policy. Or you’re now asked to pay more…

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