News Archive by Month:
April 2013

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Between 2007 and 2011, chronic kidney disease increased 15% in cats, who are seven times more likely to have it than dogs. (Dog Watch, July 2012, a publication of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.) The increase in chronic kidney …

Loving “Furry Counselors” Provide Relief and Comfort in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm
Posted in Pets In The News

Thanks to the Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dogs, five specially-trained golden retrievers were deployed to Boston on Tuesday, April 16 to provide relief (and cuddles) to those in need. “People talk to the dogs — they’re like furry counselors,” …

Pet Obesity & Related Diseases
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

We know of the climbing rates of human obesity, but do we know that our pets’ weights are climbing right along? Joseph J. Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, commenting on …

Fabulous Doghouses and Their Adorable Canine Owners
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm
Posted in Pet Lifestyles

This Colonial-style doghouse was built by La Petite Maison to match a mansion in the Denver area. The beagle in front is the lucky owner. Not to be outdone by his beagle counterpart, this golden retriever resides in the Little …

Top 10 Pet Poison List from the Pet Poison Hotline
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm

The Pet Poison Hotline compiled a Top 10 List from the more than 10,000 poisoning cases reported to it in 2011: Foods, Insecticides, Mouse & Rat poison, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for humans such as ibuprofen, Household cleansers, Anti-depressant human drugs, …