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An October 4th news broadcast on CBC Marketplace titled, “Barking Mad,” shined a negative light on the veterinary profession. The segment took a dog with a hidden camera to ten Toronto veterinarians to see what health recommendations were suggested in the first check-up. According to
When it comes to marijuana, it’s easy to find a wide variety of opinions. Some feel it should be legal, others see it as a dangerous gateway drug. Some use it to treat pain while others… well, not so much.
I have a trading card on my refrigerator of a police dog named “MP.” I met MP when I was doing a ride-a-long with a friend of mine who is a police officer here in Anchorage, Alaska. We had gone
Update 5/1/13: Veterinarians were able to remove 2.5 pounds of skin! Obie is recovering well. Today is the big day in which Obie the obese Standard Dachshund will undergo surgery to remove excess skin due to his incredible weight loss transformation.
If you ask a pet owner if their dog, cat or even turtle loves them, they will almost assuredly say yes. People have strong bonds with their pets, and many feel that they are a four-legged family member. Warm fuzzy
In an article published by Popular Science, they describe a Cambridge University study that tested the effectiveness of stem cell regeneration for dogs. It is a fascinating and optimistic look at the future of pet health science. The group of
Cats can be mischievous pets sometimes, snooping around for morsels left out in the open. They don’t mean to do themselves harm, but something that smells tasty may nevertheless be dangerous for them. Let’s take a look at a quick
Today’s world is more connected than ever – and more crowded. The ease of access to information can both empower and inundate. One worthwhile use of technology is the microchip. It is a relatively non-invasive (and very simple) procedure which
Bringing home a new puppy is a very exciting time. It’s understandable that one’s family wouldn’t want to consider the dog breed’s possible lack of longevity at such a young age. As the dog grows older and health issues begin