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State pot laws could be making pets sick

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.

Should killing a Police Dog be a Felony?

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

Obie the Biggest Loser Doxie Gets Skin Removal Surgery

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.

Are Pets Capable of Love? The Experts Weigh In

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

The Success of Stem Cell Therapy

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