Oregon Supreme Court Rules That Animals Can Be Treated As Victims

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled the animals can be treated as victims in legal cases, effectively affording animals the same protections humans have in abuse cases. The ruling stems from a 2009 court case in which the defendant was convicted of starving 20 horses and goats on his property. The defendant argued that because […]

Tips To Help Dogs Cope With “Back-To-School Blues”

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. Nick Dodman, specialist and professor of animal behavior at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, recommended the following tips to help ease the transition between summer and the school year: – Make departure time happy using toys and treats – Create a place in the house […]

Goldfish Has Life Threatening Tumor Removed

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A veterinarian in Australia performed micro-surgery on a goldfish, removing a tumor that might have ended the fish’s life. The goldfish, George, was unable to eat or swim with the tumor, and the veterinarian gave the owner the option to remove the tumor or put George to sleep. She chose to have the tumor removed. […]

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.

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