Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two animal welfare bills into law this month.  Both are designed to protect the welfare of the state’s dogs, cats, and other companion animals.  The laws were signed on September 19th, in recognition of Puppy Mill Awareness Day. AB 2152, sponsored by Assembly member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), closes a … Continue reading Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

The wildfires in the western United States have been devastating for both people and their pets.  An article in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune explains the kinds of injuries local veterinarians are seeing in dogs, cats, and other animals from the Almeda Fire. Vets at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center report that the most … Continue reading Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

Cat Vets Recommend Feline Spay/Neuter by Five Months of Age

Veterinarians have traditionally advised clients to have their cats spayed and neutered at 6 months, but because cats can begin reproducing before then, the American Association of Feline Practitioners has updated its position statement on pediatric sterilization in cats to recommend spay/neuter by 5 months of age. The AAFP says that this earlier age will … Continue reading Cat Vets Recommend Feline Spay/Neuter by Five Months of Age

Pet Companies Team Up for “Take Your Cat to the Vet” Campaign

Did you know that more than half of US cats are not taken to the veterinarian for an annual veterinary exam?  Yearly checkups are an important part of keeping your cat happy and healthy. Royal Canin, Chewy, PetSmart, and Banfield have become partners to raise awareness of this issue with their Take Your Cat to … Continue reading Pet Companies Team Up for “Take Your Cat to the Vet” Campaign