What do humans and guinea pigs have in common? Unlike other animals, our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, so both people and guinea pigs need to supplement vitamin C through diet. Lack of vitamin C in our diet causes a disease commonly known as scurvy. In guinea pigs, vitamin C deficiency can cause a wide … Continue reading Best Sources of Vitamin C for Your Pet Guinea Pig
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has traced a recent Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 1,000 people around the US to recently acquired chicks and ducklings. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that causes the foodborne illness known as salmonellosis. It is commonly found in raw or undercooked meat and poultry, eggs, … Continue reading CDC Warns of Salmonella Outbreak in Backyard Poultry
The American Pet Products Association has published a new report called Covid-19 Pulse Study: Pet Ownership During the Pandemic. This study examines the ways the pandemic has influenced how we care for our pets. See the APPA’s website to find out how to obtain a copy of the full report. In the meantime, here are … Continue reading Report: How Covid Has Impacted Pet Ownership
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a highly contagious and often fatal disease that is spreading among wild rabbits in the southwestern United States. This disease was first identified in China in 1984 and has since spread across the globe. RHDV is not known to affect humans, but are your pet rabbits at risk? Both … Continue reading Are Pet Rabbits at Risk for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease?
With so much of our focus on the Coronavirus crisis, it can be easy to forget that we also must stay vigilant about natural disasters like wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. For pet owners, this means having an emergency preparedness plan that includes our dogs, cats, and other animals. Long-time FACE Foundation supporter and Advisory … Continue reading Guest Post: Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners