Dog Health News

Trifexis – a Danger?

Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News investigator, Jim Strickland, has discovered that the number of dog deaths reported by owners due to administering Trifexis exceeds cases involving Chinese jerky treats. Elanco, the manufacturer of Trifexis has asked Mr. Strickland to turn over his information to them. Mr. Strickland then filed a Freedom of Information request with […]


Lawsuits to go Forward for Pet Losses

In the past 6 years or so, many pets have been seriously ill or died due to manufacturers of treats using Chinese imports such as chicken jerky, sweet potato treats and more. There was no indication on packages that the treats were imported and was only discovered when pets began to get sick or die. […]

Animal Welfare News

News-New Crackdown on Puppy Mills

2013 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)has adopted a new ruling when passed by Congress with regard to puppy mills. It closes a loophole in the Federal Animal Welfare Act regulation that exempts Internet sellers. Up until now, the Act regulated breeders selling to pet shops but did not regulate breeders selling directly to […]

Cat Health News Pet Health

Dog’s Blood Saves Cat

A cat in New Zealand was suspected of eating rat poison. The owner rushed the cat to the vet’s office, but it was too late in the day to match and obtain cat’s blood. Dog’s blood was available at the time and was used to transfuse the cat and save its life. Cats do not […]

Cancer Canine Cancer News

Ongoing Cancer Trials Give Hope

1. Auburn University’s Dr. Bruce Smith, director of the Research Initiative in Cancer unit, has been awarded a 2 year grant by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation for cancer research. A hepatitis virus vaccine has been modified to make copies of itself inside bone cancer cells, releasing thousands of copies of the virus […]


America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to Orange County, April 20-22, 2012

It’s all about bow-wow-wow, the cat’s meow…and everything in between for all creatures big and small! The 23rd annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns April 20-22, 2012 to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. See more than 1,000 animals including dogs, cats, equine, birds, fish, llamas, pot bellied pigs, goats, rats, reptiles, […]


HSUS-An End to Shelter Gas Chambers

Texas has joined other states in banning the use of the gas euthanasia chamber throughout the state. Wayne Pacelle, CEO and President of the HSUS tells us that Representative Jim Moran (D-Va), co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus is reintroducing a federal resolution condemning the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers for euthanasia of […]


Government Making Home Euthanasia Illegal

Dr. Andrew Jones on his blog, “Veterinary Secrets”, has written about the move by the U.S. government to prevent or restrict veterinarians from performing home euthanasia. There is a federal law, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) that states it is illegal for veterinarians to use some medications outside the area where they are registered such […]

Animal Welfare News

No Kill Conference 2013

With 2012’s successful conference, No Kill Advocacy Center is on the march. In 2012 more than one new community per week had a save rate of at least 90% and some as high as 99%. Nathan Winograd, leader of the No Kill Advocacy, invites you to join the No Kill Conference 2013. Speakers will have […]