How Responsible Breeding Can Reduce Hereditary Diseases in Dogs and Cats

The American Veterinary Medical Association convention went virtual this year, and one of the topics discussed was that a greater understanding of how genetic diseases occur can help vets prevent and mitigate their effects in our pets. The speaker, Dr. Jerold Bell, a veterinarian and geneticist at Tufts University, said that many of the most … Continue reading How Responsible Breeding Can Reduce Hereditary Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

Sparky is an adorable 6 year old Pitbull Terrier who was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor.  His veterinarians said he would have a good prognosis with radiation therapy. Unfortunately, Sparky's mom and dad were struggling to make ends meet due to employment problems caused by the COVID crisis.  After discussing Sparky's care with his … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close

An in-depth article on the decline of dog racing in the US published by National Geographic shines a light on the challenges faced by Greyhounds, both on and off the track. Earlier this year, the last Greyhound track in Texas closed.  At the end of 2020, dog racing will end in Florida with the closure … Continue reading Homes Needed for Greyhounds as US Dog Tracks Continue to Close

Study: Looking at Animals is Good for Your Health

Researchers have been studying the health benefits of pet ownership for a long time, but a new study proves that even watching animal videos and looking at pictures of animals have measurable health benefits. Dr. Andrea Utley of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds in the UK worked with a group … Continue reading Study: Looking at Animals is Good for Your Health