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.
The ASPCA is asking for your support to stop the use of antibiotics in farm animals. The ASPCA tells us that almost 80% of all antibiotics sold in the United States are fed to the animals we eat. Besides the fact that most of these animals are kept in overcrowded, unsanitary, inhumane conditions, diseases are […]
Here are some of the elements in a dog’s blood test that may help you better understand what the results mean. ALT (Alkaline Phosphatase) – Levels may be elevated when liver is irritated or damaged. Albumin – Decrease in levels, look for starvation, parasites, chronic liver disease, enteritis, pancreatitis, blood loss,, glomerulonephritis, poor sources of […]
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 […]