Have your heart set on a particular breed of dog as your next pet? Before you get your new best friend, be sure to do your research on the overall health of the breed you are interested in. Advances in DNA technology have made it easier than ever to find out if your preferred breed … Continue reading A Searchable Database of Inherited Diseases in Dogs
The fetch Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit that seeks to save the lives of family pets in fires and other emergency situations. They report that half a million pets are impacted by fire each year in the United States. 40,000 family pets die from smoke inhalation annually. To address this problem, fetch has created the … Continue reading “Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations
Teddy is an adorable Schnauzer-Poodle mix. His dad Christopher adopted him from the El Cajon Animal Shelter when he was a puppy. Recently, Teddy began to experience a swollen, painful mouth. His vets at the Bastet Veterinary Hospital told Christopher that Teddy had severe periodontal disease and required surgery to deal with several infected and broken teeth. … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Teddy!
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a highly contagious and often fatal disease that is spreading among wild rabbits in the southwestern United States. This disease was first identified in China in 1984 and has since spread across the globe. RHDV is not known to affect humans, but are your pet rabbits at risk? Both … Continue reading Are Pet Rabbits at Risk for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease?