The “Placebo Effect” in Veterinary Medicine

The placebo effect is a known factor in human medicine.  It occurs when a patient feels that they are benefiting from a fake pill or treatment, often given to patients in double-blind studies when researchers are testing new medications. Is there a placebo effect for pets?  A recent article in The Atlantic addresses this question. … Continue reading The “Placebo Effect” in Veterinary Medicine

Dogs Help in Conservation of Endangered Species

As if we needed further proof that dogs are awesome, here’s a story about how specially trained dogs (and their sensitive noses) are helping conservationists study and protect endangered species in the wild. According to an article on the CNN website, dogs are being trained to accompany researchers out into the field and help them … Continue reading Dogs Help in Conservation of Endangered Species

Meet Charlie, FACE’s 2,500th Success Story!

We are celebrating a milestone, our 2,500th life saved! Meet Charlie, an adorable 5 year old Terrier mix.  Recently, Charlie began to show signs of illness.  Her family brought her to the vet where she was diagnosed with pyometra, a life-threatening infection of the uterus in unspayed female dogs. Charlie needed emergency surgery.  Her human … Continue reading Meet Charlie, FACE’s 2,500th Success Story!