Many pet owners are reluctant to have their animals receive anesthesia for veterinary care, including routine spay/neuter and dental procedures. Do you have reason to worry about the effects of anesthesia on your pet? Are some pets at higher risk for negative consequences than others? Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College and the University of … Continue reading UK Study Examines Risks of Anesthesia for Dogs
Now that the weather is turning cooler, many dog owners are planning fall hikes with their best friends. The Edmonton Humane Society has created a helpful video on hiking and camping safety tips for pet owners, including a demonstration of an after-hike safety check you can perform on your dog. Watch the video for pet … Continue reading Video: After-Hike Pet Check
This handsome guy is Rollie. Rollie was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 periodontal disease and needed extensive dental work, as untreated periodontal disease can lead to pain and serious, even life-threatening, health complications. Rollie's parents applied for a FACE grant to help with the cost of his expensive treatment. Thank you to our donors for … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Rollie!
The Comparative Genetics and Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine had developed a genetic test to determine if a dog is at risk for cruciate ligament ruptures. Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the more common causes of lameness, pain, and arthritis in a dog’s hind legs. The cranial … Continue reading Genetic Test Developed for Canine Cruciate Ligament Disease
Bringing your dog to the park, beach, and other public places is a great way to provide your dog with opportunities to interact with other dogs and their people. But before you bring your dog to social gatherings, it’s good to keep some health and safety tips in mind. The American Veterinary Medical Association has … Continue reading Dog Socialization Safety Tips from the AVMA