CDC Warns of Salmonella Outbreak in Backyard Poultry

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

Are Pet Rabbits at Risk for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease?

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?

Guest Post: Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners

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

At-Home Care Tips for Pet Shedding Season

For many dogs and cats, the arrival of spring means that shedding season is here.  The temporary closure of pet grooming businesses for public health reasons can be difficult for dog owners accustomed to handing their pups over to a professional for grooming services. We’ve gathered some of the best at-home grooming tips from the … Continue reading At-Home Care Tips for Pet Shedding Season