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California: Committee to Consider Bill Allowing Strangers to remove Dogs From Vehicles

The California Senate Judiciary Committee will hear Assembly Bill 797which will allow private citizens to remove a companion animal from a vehicle if they believe that the animal is in imminent danger of suffering harm. Dog owners who reside or participate in events in California are encouraged to contact the Judiciary Committee or their Senator… read more


Theriogenology Service Helps African Boerboel Deliver 19 Puppies

Bailey, a four-year-old African Boerboel, recently delivered what is believed to be the largest litter of puppies – 19 – ever born at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. All but one of the puppies survived the April 28 caesarean delivery by a multidisciplinary team of faculty veterinarians at the Wilford and Kate Bailey… read more


FDA Approves Entyce, a New Animal Drug for Appetite Stimulation in Dogs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Entyce (capromorelin oral solution), a new animal drug indicated for appetite stimulation in dogs. Entyce is a selective ghrelin receptor agonist that binds to receptors that stimulate appetite. A laboratory study conducted with Entyce showed an increased appetite in normal healthy dogs. In a… read more


City of Whittier CA to be Presented AKC Dog Friendly City Award in Ceremony Saturday June 4th

The City of Whittier CA will receive the American Kennel Club’s Dog Friendly City Award in a special presentation to be held at Whittier Dog Park on Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm.   Members of the California Federation of Dog Clubs (CFoDC) and AKC Legislative Analyst Sarah Sprouse will present the award to Mayor Joe… read more


American Kennel Club Announces the 2016 Junior Scholarship Recipients

New York – Twenty one exceptional students from 16 states have been awarded the American Kennel Club (AKC®) Junior Scholarship for 2016.  The scholarships are offered to high school, college and graduate school students, and range from $1,000 – $2,000.  “These young men and women are dedicated not only to the sport of purebred dogs,… read more


Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Receives Grant to Subsidize Cancer Treatment for Pets

ITHACA – Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has received a three-year, $350,000 grant to subsidize the cost of cancer treatment for dogs and cats. By establishing a “Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Support Fund,” the Cornell University Hospital for Animals will be able to provide financial assistance for owners who could… read more


Veterinarians: Active supervision, understanding dog’s body language key to preventing bites

​With 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, a record number of attacks on letter carriers and soaring insurance claims, it is clear that dog bites cut deep. Veterinarians realize that while even the gentlest dog can bite, most bites can be prevented. As a founding sponsor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, held this… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of AKC Paw of Courage Award

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announces the launch of its newest award, the AKC Paw of Courage, in an effort to show appreciation for the many sacrifices that working dogs make while serving and protecting our country. This award specifically recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices of dogs who have been… read more

05.18.2016 - Opening of the Purina Family Pet Center in St. Louis.
Photo by Mary Butkus

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Patients Reunite With Their Pets at New Purina Family Pet Center

Madison Taliaferro spent weeks in the hospital in 2012. After a decade of suffering from cystic fibrosis, she underwent a double lung transplant. She powered through the difficult surgery and the recovery that followed –long days of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her parents were there. Her best friend visited from Kansas. Grandparents rotated shifts so… read more


AKC Adds New Entry-Level Agility Classes for Beginners

The AKC will now offer two new entry-level agility classes. These classes, Agility Course Test (ACT) 1 & 2 will allow beginners an easier entry into the sport. The classes will have shorter courses with basic obstacles specifically designed for beginners. ACT 1 & 2 will serve as the graduation exercise for training classes and… read more

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