Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

With summer now in full swing, pet owners need to be more aware of the heat-related dangers that can impact dogs, cats, and other pets.  Did you know that some dog breeds are at higher risk for heatstroke than others? A recent article in Nature’s Scientific Reports studied the incidence and risk factors for heat-related … Continue reading Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

“Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations

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

Long-Term Health Effects of Wildfires on Cats

  Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis have been studying the health of cats affected by the recent California wildfires.  They have found that cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation developed a high incidence of cardiovascular problems. Researchers examined 51 cats referred for veterinary treatment after wildfires in 2017 and 2018.  More than … Continue reading Long-Term Health Effects of Wildfires on Cats

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks U.S. State Animal Protection Laws

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) recently released its 14th annual U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report for the year 2019. The ALDF assesses each state’s animal protection legislation and ranks them from strongest to weakest.  For 2019, Illinois ranked first, followed by Oregon, Colorado, Maine, and Rhode Island. At the bottom of the … Continue reading Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks U.S. State Animal Protection Laws