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
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
This handsome fellow is a 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier named Petey. Petey was bitten by a rattlesnake when out for a walk recently. Rattlesnake bites can be life-threatening emergencies for dogs. Unfortunately, Petey's dad was laid off during the pandemic and was unable to pay for his urgent veterinary care. The staff at San Diego's … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Petey!
A recent study on captive parrots found that they suffer from a lack of mental stimulation more than other captive birds. Their high intelligence and natural food gathering behavior require a lot of human intervention to ensure that they do well as pets and in other captive environments like zoos. The researchers found parrots that … Continue reading Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity
Did you know that when your dog needs a blood transfusion, the source of that blood may be a large-scale colony blood bank where many dogs are housed, and their blood is repeatedly drawn? California is taking steps to phase out colony canine blood banks. They would be replaced by small community blood banks where … Continue reading California Seeks to Replace “Colony” Canine Blood Banks with Community Blood Banks