April 11-17 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is an annual pet awareness event created to educate people about dog bites and how to prevent them. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 85 million dogs in the United States, with at least one in 38% of households.  4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each … Continue reading April 11-17 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

“Aquascaping” Hobby Transforms Traditional Fish Tanks

Have you heard about the growing aquascaping trend among fish owners?  Aquascaping is a new approach to keeping pet fish, one that incorporates the artistic arrangement of plants, stones, driftwood, and other objects in an aquarium. Aquascaping can be a challenging and rewarding pastime that requires a little creativity and underwater gardening skills in addition … Continue reading “Aquascaping” Hobby Transforms Traditional Fish Tanks

The Benefits of Veterinary Telehealth Appointments

Has your veterinarian expanded her practice to include telehealth visits?  Many vets are now using technology to accommodate the need for remote veterinary services.  Is it worth scheduling a telehealth visit for your pet? According to the American Animal Hospital Association, telehealth visits can be helpful in a variety of situations.  They include: Consultations about … Continue reading The Benefits of Veterinary Telehealth Appointments

Study Finds Large, Long-Limbed Dog Breeds have Higher Risk for Bone Cancer

  A large-scale study of the veterinary health records of over 1750 dogs in the UK has identified breed risk factors for the development of osteosarcoma, a painful and aggressive bone tumor in dogs. While previous studies have shown that larger dogs are more at risk than smaller dogs, this retrospective study identified some breed-specific … Continue reading Study Finds Large, Long-Limbed Dog Breeds have Higher Risk for Bone Cancer