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

Communicating with Cats: It’s All in the Eyes

Ask any cat lover what a “slow blink” is, and chances are they’ll know it’s a sure sign that their cat is enjoying their company.  A recent study published in Scientific Reports analyzed this form of human-cat communication and found that both cats and humans appreciate bonding via the slow blink! The authors note that … Continue reading Communicating with Cats: It’s All in the Eyes

October 11-17 is National Veterinary Technician Week!

It's National Veterinary Technician Week!  Founded in 1993, this annual awareness event takes place during the 3rd week of October. Vet techs are valuable members of your veterinarian's animal care team.  Join us this week as we honor the important role these dedicated professionals play in your pet's health and well-being. To learn about National … Continue reading October 11-17 is National Veterinary Technician Week!

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