Veterinary Medicine

'Lucky' Puppy Survives After Swallowing 8-Inch Knife Whole

"Her saving grace was that she swallowed the handle-end first."<p>Macie the puppy is lucky to be alive after she swallowed a chef’s knife.<p>Frightening X-rays show how the 8-inch utensil became firmly lodged inside the then 12-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier’s stomach, intestines and gullet after …

Chef'S Knife

USDA Issues “Final Rule” on Soring

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a final rule on January 13th that includes …

English Riding

Enhanced Security Protocols Announced for Pegasus

The Stronach Group announced Jan. 13 its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Finding a breeder and buying a puppy calls for research ability, interviewing skills and patience

Buying a puppy seems like a simple process. Puppies are available from private individuals, pet stores, shelters and online sellers.<p>But where you get …

Dogs

How to Pick the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet

A while back, my cat was throwing up a lot. After weeks of expensive tests and X-rays, it turned out she just had a thyroid condition that made her …

Lifestyle

A veterinarian invented this new take on a feeder that entices your cat’s inner lion

No matter how domesticated they are, cats are natural predators. So, feeding them by filling up a bowl could be problematic and conflict with their instincts. Veterinarian, Dr. Liz Bales, came up with the NoBowl Feeding System, so cats don't have to compromise their hunting needs.<p><b>Follow TI:</b> On …

Wildlife

Interview with an Expert: Herpes Eye Infections in Cats

Recognizing, treating and preventing herpes eye infections in your cat.<p>Fiona, a Scottish Fold and one of our five cats, has had eye problems since …

Wildlife

Do animal shelters get a spike in returned pets in the beginning of the year?

You've heard the advice — don't give pets as gifts — but research shows it's not a bad idea.<p>Oh, the joy of the holidays, with the possibility of a …

Lifestyle

Dominance Is Not the Answer

Domestic dogs are not wolves<p>If only our pets could talk! Then we would know for sure why they are acting a certain way. Instead, we resort to books, …

Dogs

Why taking your pet to the vet is more expensive than ever

January 05, 2017 | 2:31 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="http://www.marketplace.org/2017/01/05/world/why-taking-your-pet-vet-more-expensive-ever/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Jason Clenfield of Bloomberg says he has a family member who went to the same mom-and-pop …

Dogs

Flying With Your Dog

Some of us can't stand to leave our friends behind when we're on the road—even if they have four legs and fur. About 37% of Americans take their pets …

Dogs

Pleasant, Burns to Headline 2017 Heumphreus Lecture

UC Davis farrier Shane Westman works on a horse in the Large Animal Clinic's farrier shop.<p>The 31st Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will …

Horses

'I don't understand,' say parents of man killed in Detroit's Midtown at vigil

The father, mother, family and friends of 23-year-old Devante Hogan feel shocked, confused and cheated.<p>Hogan was shot and killed shortly after …

Michigan

All The Dog Care Tips You Need

A dog scratching at an empty dish may want you to feed it. If your dog has to use the bathroom, you might see it paw at your back door. When your dog …

Dogs

Are pets getting better medical care than humans?

In the prosthetics world in particular, veterinary surgeries are making huge strides and, in some cases, human surgeries could be falling behind.<p>Dr …

Medicine

Cuddles can’t pay the rent: The high cost of becoming a veterinarian

It's becoming very expensive to become a vet, and it's not a lucrative career<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.<p>The increasing cost of higher education and the resultant impact on student debt has received wide attention. Providing free tuition and …

College & University

What is the Veterinary Feed Directive? — Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Stricter guidelines for the Veterinary Feed Directive go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.<p>The VFD covers a category of drugs created by the U.S. Food and …

FDA

New York Veterinarian Sierra Suspended, Fined

A New York-based veterinarian has been suspended by regulators for falsely submitting health certificates for three horses seeking to enter the …

Horses

Viral mouse models of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy: Marked differences in neuropathogenesis following infection with two naturally occurring var... - PubMed

2016 Dec 22. pii: S0969-9961(16)30301-1. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.12.020. [Epub ahead of print]<p>Viral mouse models of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy: …

Life Sciences

When should you call the veterinarian?

When your kids were infants and acting like something was wrong, you agonized over whether or not to call the pediatrician. You didn't want to be …

Health

Mobile Vet Clinics: What Are They?

By Samantha Drake<p>Mobile veterinary services for dogs and cats may be best known for providing low-cost spay and neuter services as well as basic …

Health Care

Cat Vomiting - Vomiting Due to Cat Hairball

Emesis in Cats<p>Cats vomit. It’s just a fact of life. The question is, is it for a benign reason like a hairball, or a more serious problem like liver …

Life Sciences

My dog flew to Miami and only I freaked out

When I took my dog, Duncan, to Miami on his first-ever flight, my main concern was whether a sedative would be needed.<p>For myself, that is, not for …

Aviation

Dayton Animal Veterinarian | Troy Ohio Vet Care Service | OH Veterinary Clinic

Home<p>Established in 1995, Stonyridge Veterinary Service has enjoyed serving Troy and the Miami County area. Our veterinarians and team members strive …

Pets

Christmas Safety | Pet Articles | Pet Valu Pet Store | Pet food, Treats and Supplies

A happy holiday is a safe holiday. As you prepare for the Holiday season it’s a good idea to brush up on some potential pet hazards the festivities …

Pets

Web DVM

I had a disappointing experience with local holistic practitioner some years ago who practiced only traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine who – …

Life Sciences

How to Become a Dog or Pet Groomer

By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM<p>Pet groomers, more than any other group of pet health care professionals, fill a very unique niche in enhancing pet health. In …

Dogs

The High Cost of Pursuing a Dream to be a Veterinarian

By Julie Funk, <i>Michigan State University</i><p>The increasing cost of higher education and the resultant impact on student debt has received wide attention. Providing free tuition and reducing student debt were among the key proposals of the presidential nominees.<p>However, what is often overlooked is the …

College & University

Medical marijuana is going to the dogs

After more than two years of foot-dragging, red tape and court battles, the first Florida patients are starting to receive strains of marijuana that …

Cannabis