Meet Chiquita…a cute and playful 6 month old Chihuahua! Chiquita recently got herself into a lot of trouble when she accidentally ingested a dangerous number of anti-inflammatory pills. She needed immediate hospitalization and hands-on care to save her life. Unfortunately, Chiquita’s critical veterinary care was more than her family could afford. With the help of … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Chiquita!
Here is a simple but powerful reminder to never leave your dog unattended in a car during the warm summer months, courtesy of the RSPCA. For more information on the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car, check out the RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” webpage, and the ASPCA’s webpage on dogs … Continue reading Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign
The Humane Society of the United States recently published the 2020 edition of its annual “Horrible Hundred” puppy mill report. This report documents problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokerage operations in the US. You can download and read a pdf copy of the full report HERE. The report highlights problem puppy facilities, in an alphabetical … Continue reading HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report
Have your heart set on a particular breed of dog as your next pet? Before you get your new best friend, be sure to do your research on the overall health of the breed you are interested in. Advances in DNA technology have made it easier than ever to find out if your preferred breed … Continue reading A Searchable Database of Inherited Diseases in Dogs
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