Posts with tag BISD

Do You Love Your Vet?

This is a tough time to be a vet. In September 2014, Dr. Sophia Yin, a vibrant, compassionate, world-renowned veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, committed suicide at the age of 48. Her death shocked the veterinary community. A remarkable outpouring from within the veterinary profession soon followed to raise awareness of depression, compassion fatigue, and suicide… read more

AKC Backs Cruelty Hotline Bill

North Carolina’s Senate Bill 209 aims to establish an animal-welfare hotline and website within the state attorney general’s office as well as a court fee to support the investigation of animal-cruelty violations. The AKC supports this bill and AKC Government Relationssees the proposed law as an important step in safeguarding the health and welfare of… read more

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 22, 2015 – TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from… 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


WKC — Day One

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell I expect most of us saw the Group Winners or least heard a Twitter on it. Big Beagle, Shih Tzu, Standard Poodle. Old English Sheepdog. So far the Vegas odds-makers are two for four. Curtiss’ Pom, Group 2, was… 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


New Hope for Paraplegic Dogs

There are many causes of paraplegia or hind end paralysis in dogs. Far and away, the most common cause is intervertebral disc disease (aka, slipped disc or herniated disc). Dachshunds are the “poster dogs” for this disease. Surgery to remove the disc material compressing the spinal cord can prevent paralysis in many cases. For some… read more

Communication Breakdown or Comedy Show? Veterinarians See It All…

The five crucial components to a veterinary visit include recording a patient’s vital signs, taking a complete medical history, performing a comprehensive physical exam, recommending laboratory tests, and discussing the utility of other ancillary studies. You might be surprised to learn that the most useful of those five pieces of the diagnostic puzzle has nothing… read more

Published in New York in 1859, the plate for “The First Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620” was drawn by Charles Lucey and engraved by T. Phillibrown. Notice the dog beside the little girl, fourth from the right.

Pilgrims and Dogs Land in the New World

When the Mayflower landed on the rocky coast of New England in the winter of 1620, the 100 people aboard had survived a storm at sea, which blew them off course and precipitated an initial landing at what is now Newfoundland, Canada. There they took on fresh supplies and water. When they set sail again… read more

Be Satisfied

This thought process occurred on the flight home– between hour-late departures out of Houston and racing down the concourse to the connecting flight. The urge to write always seems to strike at the most inopportune moments. Like driving, or at work, or at 2am, or when the battery of my phone is close to dying… read more

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