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Motion Analysis Lab Could Lead to Better Treatments for Small Animals, Orthopedic Procedures in Humans

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diagnosing and treating service dogs and companion animals with orthopedic injuries can be challenging for clinicians and owners. Often, observable limps or the occasional whine may be the only clues for veterinarians when assessing arthritis or soft tissue injuries in pets. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, veterinarians at the University of Missouri are… read more

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Biomarker Test for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Useful in Diagnosing Canine Neurodegenerative Disease

Mizzou Researchers Seek Clinical Trial Participants for Further Treatment Study COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease in people. Now,… read more

Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day!

National Purebred Dog Day was created in 2013 not only to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs, but also to give a forum to the millions of people for whom these dogs are best friends, work mates, family companions, and service dogs. These have been difficult times for purebred dog owners who… read more

Purine Pro Plan Celebrates 20 Years of the Incredible Dog Challenge with Andy Roddick

FROM INCREDIBLE JUMPS TO RECORD-BREAKING DIVES, PURINA PRO PLAN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE INCREDIBLE DOG CHALLENGE   Brand Partners with Andy Roddick and America’s VetDogs to Launch “Call for Incredible” Campaign Highlighting Incredible Dog Stories  ST. LOUIS, (April 25, 2017) – For two decades, the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC) has been giving… read more

Free Eye Exams for Service, Working & Therapy Dogs

Registration Opens for 10th Anniversary of Annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event Starting April 1, Service and Working Animal owners & handlers can register for a free screening eye exam in May MERIDIAN, Idaho (April 4, 2017) – To Nancy Moore, her dog Giza was no ordinary black lab. Trained at Guide Dogs… read more

Taiwan Passes Landmark Law Banning Eating Dogs or Cats

EATING dogs and cats has been banned in Taiwan. It is the first Asian country to do so. New legislation, passed last week, prevents eating, buying or possessing dog or cat meat. Those who break the law face a fine of about £6,500. Selling the meat in restaurants has also been outlawed, and animal cruelty… read more

KC Told, ‘Lighten Up’ or Risk GSD Clubs Closing

ANY GERMAN Shepherd who shows signs of stress should be dismissed from the ring, the Kennel Club has ruled – but it’s the show managers who are really under stress, according to the breed council secretary. The instruction to dismiss dogs showing stress  is included in a new film emphasising judges’ ‘responsibilities to the health… read more

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Alaska’s New Divorce Law: Pets Are More Than Property

My interest is always piqued by news of changes in laws that view animals as family members rather than personal property. Case in point is a newly amended law in Alaska (Amendment HB 147) that requires consideration of the best interest of companion animals who are caught up in the tangle of divorce. In the… read more

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Exhibitors Wary of CRUFFA Presence at Crufts

Rumours that supporters of Jemima Harrison’s campaign are going to be busy at Crufts no sign of abating. Over the weekend a new meme appeared on Facebook warning exhibitors that Ms Harrison’s Campaign for the Responsible Use of Flat-Faced Animals (CRUFFA) allies may be mingling with exhibitors at the show. It says, ‘Crufts 2017 warning!… read more

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What Do You Do When Ear Drops and Oral Antibiotics Don’t Work?

It’s a problem many of us dog owners have experienced, especially someone like myself who is in love with the Labrador Retriever.  You wake up to find that Fido is dragging his ear along the ground as if trying to pick up a radio signal from China.  You lift that floppy ear up only to… read more

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