Parvovirus Outbreak Kills Dogs In Illinois and Pennsylvania

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Outbreaks of canine Parvovirus has killed 15 dogs in Massachusetts and dogs in Illinois. The highly contagious virus is spread through vomit, feces or contaminated environment and is fatal if not treated early. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Very often, young puppies die suddenly from heart failure. This sudden death occurs before any gastrointestinal […]

E-Cigarettes Pose Dangers for Pets

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Veterinarians are warning pet owners to keep e-cigarettes away from their pets. The product, which has gained popularity in recent years and is marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, vaporizes liquid nicotine. The nicotine is often flavored, which may make it more attractive to dogs. It’s also concentrated, which means that ingesting a […]

Colleges Opening their Doors to Pets

Friday, August 29th, 2014

As enrollment figures are starting to drop, many colleges are welcoming pets. Administrators at State University of New York at Canton have seen enrollments increase and emotional problems, often associated with students leaving home for the first time, decrease since allowing pets on campus.

Petition Launched To Ban Unattended Animals In Cars

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A pet insurance company has launched a petition to encourage legislation prohibiting animals being left unattended in cars.

Ferret Ban May Be Lifted In New York City

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio may be lifting a 15-year ban on ferrets. The ban, which was implemented by then-mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1999, was a source of controversy for fans of the small mammal.

Rabies – Protecting Ourselves and Our Pets from a Killer

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Every year in North America, the Centers for Disease Control monitor the prevalence of rabies. Thousands of wild animals test positive every year and, despite mandatory vaccines for some pets, hundreds of cats, dogs, horses and other domestic animals contract this killer. The good news is that rabies cases in people and domestic animals have […]

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