Registration for a free eye exam program exclusively for service dogs begins today and runs through May 16, 2010. For the third consecutive year, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Merial are sponsoring free eye exams for canines that selflessly serve the public, including guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs and search and rescue dogs. Because their guardians rely on these amazing animals for so much, it’s vital to keep their peepers shiny, focused and bright. Check out more details on the ACVO website.
Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), speaks out against using long-time abusive practices against animals. The excuse for using these practices is that it is an expression of that peoples’ culture. Examples of these cultural excuses are the killing of bulls for entertainment in Spain, cockfighting, falsified […]
Some dogs, their humans and groomers accept nail polishing as part of the grooming treatment. But how safe are the nail polishes that are used on our furry friends? Dr. Karen Becker on her blog “Healthy Pets” tells us that the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recently sent 25 […]
Seizures can occur in dogs for a number of reasons including some that may be idiopathic (of unknown origin). A seizure is caused by a sudden abnormal burst of electrical activity in the brain. A grand mal seizure is usually preceded by an aura and the dog becomes nervous, restless, may cry out, seek attention […]