AVMA Survey Shows US Pet Population on the Rise

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Economics Division recently shared the results of a survey of 2,000 pet owners. They found that both dog and cat populations in the US have increased in recent years, with more households owning either dogs or cats. However, there are fewer pets per household than in past years. Animal … Continue reading AVMA Survey Shows US Pet Population on the Rise

Survey: Pets are a Priority When Looking for a New Home

A survey of pet owners conducted by realtor.com found that our pets’ needs are a top priority when we are searching for a new home. 95% of pet owners rated their pets’ needs as “important” when considering a new home. 87% of dog and cat owners rated their pets’ needs as “very important” or “extremely … Continue reading Survey: Pets are a Priority When Looking for a New Home

Rise in Pet Heart Inflammation Cases Linked to Covid Infection

Veterinarians have been noticing an uptick in the number of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) cases in pet dogs and cats, which has been making news recently. Investigation into these cases has shown that in many instances, this heart condition in pets developed after contact with owners who tested positive for Covid infection. A … Continue reading Rise in Pet Heart Inflammation Cases Linked to Covid Infection

External Extraction Technique (XXT) Helps Choking Dogs

An emergency veterinary clinic on Long Island made the news recently when two dogs were brought in within an hour of each other, both in life-threatening choking situations from swallowed toys. One of the dogs had swallowed a tennis ball and the other one swallowed a rubber ball while playing. The staff performed a procedure … Continue reading External Extraction Technique (XXT) Helps Choking Dogs

New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an animal welfare legislative package into law recently. The first law is S.4254/A.4075, which prohibits insurance companies from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain homeowners’ insurance policies based solely on the breed of dog owned by customers. The second is … Continue reading New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws