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Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

  Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs. Dr. Amy Kapatkin, chief… read more

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Support for Cancer Patients Using Herbs and Supplements

It’s estimated that 80 percent of people with cancer take herbs and/or supplements as part of their treatment regimen. This trend has extended to animals- more and more people are administering these products to pets diagnosed with cancer. More commonly used supplements and herbs are described below. Further studies on most if not all of… read more

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Campaigners Rejoice as Dog Meat Banned at China Festival

  DOG meat is to be banned – at least temporarily – at the infamous Yulin festival in China following vigorous campaigning by animal welfare groups and general disapproval of the event. Tens of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned to death at the festival every year, but it now appears that the Government is to… read more

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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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