Did you know that 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point during their lives? The San Diego Humane Society alone takes in around 19,000 stray pets per year, and only 22% are reunited with their families. To help increase the number of found pets, our friends at San Diego Humane recently introduced … Continue reading San Diego Humane Society Introduces New Lost Pet Resource
USPS Issues New Pets “Love” Stamps
Just in time for Valentine’s Day and wedding season, the US Postal Service has released cute kitten and puppy forever stamps in its popular Love series. The new stamps were introduced at the Austin Pets Alive! animal shelter, along with some pets that were available for adoption. The stamps were created by artist Chris Buzelli. … Continue reading USPS Issues New Pets “Love” Stamps
Meet FACE Success Story Hubert!
Meet Hubert! Hubert required urgent surgery for a broken leg and his loving family needed a little help with the cost of his critical veterinary care. With the help of a FACE grant, Hubert was able to get the treatment he needed. His family reports that while the first few days of recovery were difficult, … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Hubert!
Canadian Vets Test New Cancer Treatment on Tumors in Dogs
Researchers at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College have been working with dogs suffering from thyroid cancer in a clinical trial for a new high-tech cancer treatment. This treatment, called “search and destroy,” is a targeted, non-surgical therapy that uses nanotechnology and lasers to locate and attack tumors. Light-activated nanoparticles called porphysomes are injected … Continue reading Canadian Vets Test New Cancer Treatment on Tumors in Dogs
Telemedicine is an Option for Cats Stressed by Trips to the Vet
Regular veterinary care is important for all pets, but cat owners will tell you that a visit to the vet’s office is stressful for many cats…and their people. Researchers at the University of California-Davis compared the reactions of cats during in-clinic vet visits vs. cats experiencing virtual veterinary appointments. Not surprisingly, the cats showed more … Continue reading Telemedicine is an Option for Cats Stressed by Trips to the Vet