Fish keepers seeking expert veterinary care for their pet fish may soon be able to find vets that are officially certified as specialists in this unique area of care. The American Association of Fish Veterinarians and the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association are developing a petition to have fish practice recognized as a veterinary specialty … Continue reading Fish Vets Seek to Become Recognized Veterinary Specialists
Do you think Lillie knows how pretty she looks posing with those flowers? This adorable Sheltie was in training to be a service dog for her dad when she began to suffer from bladder stones. Lillie needed surgery, but as her mom was laid off from her job, her family needed a little help paying … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Lillie
The American Veterinary Medical Association has released the new edition of its Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook. This resource is based on a survey of over 2,000 US pet owners. Here are some key findings (the full document is available from the AVMA’s store): Overall pet ownership trends show that the number of households with … Continue reading Highlights from the 2022 AVMA Pet Ownership Survey
This stylish pup is Zeus! Recently, his mom took him to the vet for what she thought was a broken toenail on his back foot. It was actually a ruptured mass, serious enough to require amputation of his toe. Zeus’s mom is a student at California State University and could not afford the full cost … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Zeus!
Cancer is a leading cause of death in dogs. Some breeds are at higher risk than others of getting some form of cancer, so a new early detection blood test is offering pet owners hope. The CANcer Detection in Dogs (CANDiD) study has been evaluating the performance of a liquid biopsy blood test that uses … Continue reading Non-invasive “Liquid Biopsy” Blood Tests Help Detect Cancer in Dogs