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

Meet FACE Success Story Petey!

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!

California Seeks to Replace “Colony” Canine Blood Banks with Community Blood Banks

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

Study: Small Dogs Can Have Big Dental Problems

A new large-scale study of canine veterinary health records in the US reveals what many dog owners might be aware of already…very small dogs can have very big dental health issues. The study, published in The Veterinary Journal, looked at 3 million canine veterinary health records across 60 dog breeds and found that extra-small dogs … Continue reading Study: Small Dogs Can Have Big Dental Problems