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Midwest Canine Influenza Outbreak Caused by New Strain of Virus

ITHACA, N.Y. – The canine influenza outbreak afflicting more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest is caused by a different strain of the virus than was earlier assumed, according to laboratory scientists at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin. Researchers at Cornell say results from additional testing indicate that… read more

Operation Hug Dart

I’m no stranger to dog fights. I started my first pack while living remotely in the mountains—extraordinary, experienced varmint hunters who didn’t just squabble when the time came for the changing of the guard.  No, they inflicted significant damage.  As we were three hours from the vet we couldn’t afford, it behooved me not only… read more

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Gone to the Dogs

There’s a thing going on in the dog world these days. It is not a good thing. It can be hard to talk about objectively, simply because we do all care so very much about our dogs, and the fate of dogs in general. This ungood thing has become so pervasive that we can be… read more

Helping Pets Keep a Happy, Healthy Smile – Tips to maintaining canine dental health

“I wish there were a magic pill to make me lose weight!” What does this have to do with dental health, you ask? Well, just like weight loss, there is, unfortunately, no magic kibble that will make your dog’s teeth clean and sparkly. It takes both work and a healthy diet to have a fit… read more

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Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. today

New York, NY – The Labrador Retriever has done it again.  The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on the most popular list for the 24th consecutive year, continuing the longest reign as the nation’s top dog in AKC history. While the… read more

Occum’s Razor and Hickam’s Dictum: Strange New Diseases or Something Much More Interesting?

I have an unusual fascination with the concept of medicine as both an art and a science. Superficially, the two disciplines have little to do with each other – Where medicine is sterile, factual, statistical, and specific, art is paradoxically relaxed, fluid, and imaginative. The role for creativity in the mind of a doctor is… read more

Greatness Lives Within Us

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” — Wilma Rudolph, U.S. gold medalist in track and field At some point we’ve all been made to feel that greatness was not meant for… read more

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North Dakota News: Resolution Would Direct Study of Assistance Dogs

Next Monday, February 9, 2015, the North Dakota House Human Services Committee will consider House Concurrent Resolution 3010. If ultimately approved, the resolution will direct legislative staff to study the identification of properly trained assistance dogs providing legitimate service to their owners, waivers of local registration fees, and the effect of various local ordinances on… read more

The Ark at JFK – A State of the Art Animal Handling Facility

Port Authority Approves Nation’s Most Comprehensive Aviation Animal Handling Facility At JFK International Airport Expansive 172,165 square-foot center to operate 24/7 for worldwide import and export needs A 21st century animal handling facility is coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Port Authority commissioners today approved plans for a world class, $32 million facility… read more

Dogs Hear Our Words and How We Say Them

When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said–those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences–but also to other features of that speech–the emotional tone and the speaker’s gender, for instance. Now, a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 26 provides… read more

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