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.
January 6, 2014 With the U.S. Senate passage of spending bill FY 2014, no horse slaughter facilities in the U.S. will be allowed to open in 2014. Senior Vice President of ASPCA Relations, Nancy Perry, said the following: “The message from Capitol Hill is loud and clear on this issue: Our horses deserve better and […]
2016 Current law in most localities in the United States requires that a dog who comes in contact with a rabid animal and has an expired rabies vaccination should be euthanized. In some instances the dog may be allowed to undergo a strict isolation for 6 months under veterinary supervision and given a rabies shot […]
Tossing a stick for your dog to fetch seems a harmless enough game. It’s probably been in practice since dogs and humans first bonded. But is using sticks for play or training such a good idea? Your veterinarian can tell you how many injuries s/he has treated when dogs play with sticks. Dogs naturally use […]