New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an animal welfare legislative package into law recently. The first law is S.4254/A.4075, which prohibits insurance companies from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain homeowners’ insurance policies based solely on the breed of dog owned by customers. The second is … Continue reading New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws

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!

Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

Sparky is an adorable 6 year old Pitbull Terrier who was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor.  His veterinarians said he would have a good prognosis with radiation therapy. Unfortunately, Sparky's mom and dad were struggling to make ends meet due to employment problems caused by the COVID crisis.  After discussing Sparky's care with his … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Sparky

How Vets and the Public View Pain Sensitivity in Dog Breeds

While we know that different people have varying degrees of tolerance for physical pain, what do veterinarians and members of the public think about pain sensitivity in different dog breeds?  A new study asked both veterinarians and the general public to rate pain sensitivity in 28 dog breeds. The findings show that both owners and … Continue reading How Vets and the Public View Pain Sensitivity in Dog Breeds

The Pibble: How a New Name Can Help the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Many Pit Bull parents will tell you that they’ve never owned a sweeter dog, but the Pit Bull suffers from a scary reputation, due in large part to some irresponsible owners who have cultivated aggression in their dogs. The word Pibble is being used more and more to help rehabilitate the Pit Bull brand.  According … Continue reading The Pibble: How a New Name Can Help the Misunderstood Pit Bull