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K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State...

Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

PurinaCare offers pet owners tips on avoiding heatstroke and other warm weather ailments SAN ANTONIO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance ( www.purinacare.com ), which is committed to help pet owners provide a lifetime of care for their dogs and cats, is urging all pet ...

Keep Your Pets Safe in a Hurricane

PurinaCare Pet Insurance suggests what to include in a Pet Evacuation Kit SAN ANTONIO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and is expected to bring 12 named storms, with six of those becoming hurricanes. Preparing your family and your pets to evacuate or ta...

Dog Lovers Share Memories of Beloved Pets Lost to Canine Cancer at Cure Canine Cancer Web Site - Disease Is No. 1 Cause of Death in Dogs Over Age 2

Sharing and Celebrating Dog's Life Eases Pain and Loss -- Canine Cancer Web Exclusive Provides Latest Information on Treatment Options DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog lovers and pet parents whose dogs are suffering from or have been lost to cancer or whose dogs are successfully beati...

For All Their Plusses, Pets Pose a Risk for Falls, Too

Being pulled by a dog or chasing a cat causes many tumbles, CDC reports,, THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs and cats may be favored companions of many Americans, but they're also apparently the cause of falls that results in thousands of injuries each year. U.S. health off...

Research Finds Popular Household Pets Transmit Dangerous Parasites to Humans

CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the Stanley Medical Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University Medical Center links Toxoplasma, a cat-borne parasite, to neurotic behavior in infected men and women. Between 25 and 50 percent of the world's human population - and 30 ...

Indian Head Animal Hospital Announces Dental Discounts for Pets through March 31st

To encourage dental care in pets we offer a 20% discount on all dental procedures, including the anesthesia, from January through March 31st. By taking the time to maintain good dental health, you may avoid some serious and expensive problems. Fort Washington, MD. (Vo...

Tips on When to Bring Pets to Animal ER

Early Detection Saves Pets Kansas City, Kan. (Vocus) January 6, 2009 -- Whether you commit to your new year's resolutions or not, veterinarians at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kansas City are urging you to commit to your pets this year by bringing them...

Betty White's Video States Support for Funding Humane Research to Help Pets and Wild Animals - Actress is 40-Year Champion of Morris Animal Foundation

CONTRIBUTION TO MAF IS UNIQUE GIFT IDEA FOR THE DOG, CAT, ANIMAL LOVER ON YOUR LIST DENVER, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Betty White, Emmy-award winner and TV legend, is also one of the world's most respected and dedicated animal lovers. In fact, for more than 40 years, she has been a tremendo...

High-Tech Vet Medicine Saving Lives of Pets and People

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser scalpels, arthroscopic surgery, genomic research, and now even dog heart defibrillators -- veterinary medicine is quickly expanding into new high-tech approaches to save pets. This work has a side benefit; it's improving medicine for people, too....

PetFit Challenge Helps Keep Pets - and Pet Owners - Healthy

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new alliance of animal lovers is attacking one of America's most chronic problems -- obesity -- in pets and pet owners. America is struggling with a weight problem. About one third of us are obese, including 9 million children. Unfortunately, our p...

American Humane Forms Human-Animal Bond Division, Including Animal-Assisted Therapy, Humane Ed and Pets & Women's Shelters

DENVER, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association today announced it has established a new division, the Human-Animal Bond Division, to further enhance and expand mankind's understanding of the power, the implications and the benefits of the connection between people ...

AVMA: Keep Pets Safe This Easter

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 23, the Easter Bunny will be hiding baskets of chocolate eggs and other assorted goodies. But, if you're one of the lucky recipients, make sure you or your children find these traditional gifts before your pets. Chocolate is poisonous to dogs...

Owners Reminded That Pets Need Dental Care, Too

National Pet Dental Health Month Campaign Urges Pet Owners to Fight Plaque at Home TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. helps sponsor the 14th annual Pets Need Dental Care, Too(TM) program, part of February's National Pet Dental Health M...

Protect Pets From Winter's Hidden Dangers

Pet Owners Urged to Act Now in Winterizing their Animals and Homes SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people think animals' winter coats are enough to shelter them from the cold. But according to the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), pets can be extremely vulne...

All Pets With Cancer in U.S. Provided Free Consultation

With half of dogs and cats over age 10 dying of cancer, Dr. Jack Stephens and Pets Best Insurance step up and provide free oncology consultations with a cancer specialist for any pet. BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack Stephens, DVM, founder and president of Pets ...

Banfield, The Pet Hospital(R) and Meals On Wheels Association of America(R) Feed Hungry Pets During the Holidays and Beyond

Banfield's 2007 Season Of Suppers(R), 'A Pet Food Drive For Pets In Need.' PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine if you had to choose between nourishing yourself or nourishing your beloved Pet. Eldora Fitzgerald, who is homebound, used to share a portion of her once-a-day delivered mea...

We Love Our Pets and Grieve When They Die

California Veterinary Medical Association Offers Grief Guidance to Help Owners Cope SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- When Alex, an African Grey Parrot famous for his advanced recognition and language skills died last month, his owner, scientist Irene Pepp...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care isn't just for humans anymore, as more animal owners are making that choice for their terminally ill pets as an alternative to early euthanasia. For nearly 20 ye...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabies is a virus that occurs in mammals and infects the central nervous system; the disease can cause death in humans if it is not treated. Nearly 90 percent of cases occur in wild animals (raccoons, bats, foxes etc.); less than 10% of cases occur i...

Wildfire Evacuation Preparedness Tips for Pets

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparing your family to evacuate during a natural disaster takes some initial planning. In conjunction with California's Wildfire Awareness Week, PurinaCare(R) Pet Health Insurance ( www.purinacare.com ) would like to offer some tips to help prepare...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation on what to do when a hurricane, tornado or other emergency strikes (Vocus) May 4, 2009 -- The number one reason people refuse to evacuate their homes during an emergency is because they do not want to leave their pets behind. A...

Early Detection Saves Pets

Tips on When to Bring Pets to Animal ER Tampa, Fla. (Vocus) January 6, 2009 -- Whether you commit to your new year's resolutions or not, veterinarians are urging you to commit to your pets this year by bringing them in for regular check ups. Regular check ups can resu...

Holiday Treats and Decorations Can Be a Deadly Combination for Pets

How to Avoid a Trip to the Animal ER this Holiday Season Kansas City, Kan., December 18, 2008 - The veterinary specialists at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kansas City (VSEC) wish to warn pet owners of the potential hazards that commonly take place duri...

As Consumers Put a Leash on Spending, Experts Caution Against Being 'Penny Wise and Pound Foolish' with Their Pets

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With economic pressures on the rise, consumers are looking for ways to tighten their belts while maintaining the best level of care they can for their pets. In the midst of the downturn, veterinarians around the country have observed a decline in visits and sp...

Independence Day Can be Terrifying for Pets

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Holidays are often tough on pets, but the Fourth of July, with the loud crack of firecrackers and harsh odor of gunpowder, is the least favorite national holiday for many dogs and cats. Dr. Gregory S. Hammer, American Veterinary Medical Association (...

Personal Fitness Training for Pets

'Go Fetch!' Pet Fitness Service Keeping Fido and Felix Fit and Trim BERKELEY, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With one out of every four dogs and cats in the western world reportedly obese, it seems that Fido and Felix are battling a health crisis of their own. Like obese humans, weight- chall...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Data Reveals Well-Intended Pet Owners Unknowingly Poisoning Their Pets

Pet Owners Unintentionally Harming Thousands of Pets Each Year BREA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In the average household, many pets are only one bite away from disaster. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently analyz...

AVMA Urges Outlawing Trafficking of Chimps, Monkeys and Nonhuman Primates and Pets

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing concerns about the spread of disease and injury, inhumane treatment of animals, and ecological damage, Dr. Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, director of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Division, spoke on the dan...

Maine Natural Health Company Brings Omega-3 Benefits to Pets

OmegaMaine Pet offers pure, high-dosage formula for cats and dogs ROCKPORT, Maine, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- High-dose omega-3 oils, which improve heart and brain health in humans, are good for pets too! That's why The Maine Natural Health Company, located in the Mid-Coast town of Rockport, ha...

United Animal Nations Offers Financial Assistance Grants of up to $500 to Help Southern California Fire Victims Obtain Vet Care, Temporary Boarding for Pets

Animal Evacuation Experts from the Pioneer in Animal Disaster Assistance Offer Advice for Evacuees, Others, in Disaster-Prone Areas SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Animal Nations (UAN), the organization that pioneered disaster relief for animals 20 years ago and...

Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Items Surgically Removed From Pets

Ingested Household Items Can Harm Pets and Require Costly Surgery BREA, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Call it the $1,000 sock, because by the time your veterinarian reaches the source of Fido's digestive disruption, that's about how much that chewed up sock can set you back. Veterinary Pe...

Migrating Tick Populations Pose Year-Round Disease Threat for People and Pets

Climate changes, increasing deer populations spark tick movement; http://www.dogsandticks.com tracks regional prevalence WESTBROOK, Maine, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticks have long posed both a nuisance and a danger to residents and pets in the Northeast, but this fall, new areas...

Toxic Mold May Pose Health Threat to Pets

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The deaths of two cats from what is believed to be the first documented case of toxic black mold poisoning in pets point to a new health concern for pet owners, according to a veterinarian who co-authors a report in the Sept. 1, 2007, issue of the Jour...

Handle Your Cute Pets With Care

“Consider cute but contaminated”, is what Dr. Stephen Swanson, lead author of an article published in the Jan. 4 issue of the New England// Journal of Medicine has to say. According to health experts small cute pet rodents like mice, hamsters and rats can spread bacteria. Most of the 1.4 mil...

Pet Peeves: Conservatives Howl at Proposal to Share NHS Hosp by Pets and People

A bid to utilize a debt ridden NHS hospital's radiotherapy department to dogs and cats ailing from cancer drew criticism from the union and the conservatives//. To effectively manage the £24m debt at Ipswich hospital in Suffolk, suggestions came in from the staff that a pets’ clinic could be ...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

The origin of the virus that killed 774 people remains unknown. Scientists believe people may have gotten the virus from animals that were infected by another source.// "You might want to quarantine the pets as well as the people," suggested Dr. Robert Shope, an expert on emerging diseases at t...

Fat Clinics Set Up To Tackle Overweight Pets

According to the recent survey it was found that pet owners are the main cause of pet obesity. Before solving the problem of human obesity pet obesity have propped up. //According to a recent report it is said that obese animals could cause as much suffering as those that are starved. Four out of f...

Pet Project: Lifestyle Touch Ups for Senior Citizens and Their Beloved Pets

Blacksburg: Procter & Gamble and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) have forked out a competitive grant of $40,000 to a Virginia Tech team led by Ed Dorsa // , associate professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Affairs for the development of new products and systems that c...

Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem

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