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The lack of science-based evidence is one of the objections to feeding dogs and cats a diet of raw meaty bones. To respond, researchers have undertaken a study to weigh the differences in raw, cooked and kibble fed to cats. We hope it portends a long look at pet food. Our fur babies deserve the...
Pet owners in Indiana have launched an online petition urging the state to grant rabies medical exemption for dogs and cats judged by a licensed veterinarian to be too stressed, ill or aged to withstand rabies vaccination. This petition by responsible pet owners requests the Indiana State Board...
News flash: when it comes to vaccinating companion animals against rabies, less is more. A new study undertaken by Austin Community College subsequent to the State of Texas adopting a 3 year rabies revaccination protocol in 2003 indicates that the fears of its opponents were unfounded....
Forget that old saw, every dog year is 7 times human years. I mean. Really. Veterinarians are giving it a second look. A chart calculates it for both dogs and cats. Many veterinarians agree that a pretty good guess on the age of pets can be made using the following formula. Although still...
Finally! New York Times reports that feeding raw food to dogs and cats is a hot topic around dog parks in Manhattan and nationwide. Geoff Bowers, founder of New Zealand-based K9 Natural, a line of raw dog food, suspects the burgeoning raw-pet-food market reflects the broader interest in...
Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine has revised its practice guidance rules to curb off-label use of rabies vaccine and get the consent of pet owners before administering it contrary to the manufacturer's label directions. Minnesota veterinarians are advised to vaccinate dogs and cats...
On February 8, a Denver television news anchor was bitten by a dog while on the air. Kyle went to the hospital. The dog went to jail pending a court hearing and a judge's ruling on his fate. Dammit, your Honor, it was self defense. Here's what came down. Kyle Dyer was...
A Texas woman is suing her veterinarian for professional negligence, malpractice and negligent misrepresentation after the death of her companion cat from vaccine-associated sarcoma (VAS), an extremely aggressive cancer that claims the lives of more than one in every 10,000 million cats vaccinated...
According to news from The Rabies Challenge Fund, the American Veterinary Medicine Association has recommended a policy to make waiver from rabies vaccine for health reasons its standard of care for the model practice : The second resolution adopted by HOD [House of Delegates] Jan. 7 amends...
This comment from a reader just made my day. Darling Aimees Mom, I can not thank you enough for the information I found on your site. Our four year old Daush. had a serious reaction to a triple combination injection of rabies, distemper and bordella. We were frantic knowing our eleven year old,...