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Researchers Pioneer Use of New Technique to Treat Life-Threatening Heart Arrhythmias in Dogs

Press Release from Morris Animal Foundation DENVER/November 30, 2018 – Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs). The minimally invasive technique, which uses radio frequencies, is modified from a human cardiology procedure and has a more than 95 percent …

Opening of the 1st Entirely Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter in the U.S.

Press Release from Urban Resource Institute New York – October 30, 2018 – Urban Resource Institute (URI), the largest provider of domestic violence shelter and support services in the country, today announced the opening of PALS Place, a seven-story emergency shelter in Brooklyn. PALS Place is the first-ever domestic violence shelter of its size in …

New Study by Veterinary Researcher Shows Promise in the Fight Against Parasitic Worms

In an exciting new development, a team of researchers has published a study that could prove promising in the fight against parasitic worms. An international team of scientists that included Tim Day, professor of biomedical studies at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, conducted genomic studies of 81 worm species, including 45 that had …

Top 10 Reasons Why Pets See a Veterinarian

Skin conditions, stomach issues, and ear infections are the top three reasons dog owners bring their pets to the vet, and stomach issues, urinary tract infections, and skin conditions top the list for cat owners, according to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance’s third annual Cost of Pet Health Care 2018 report. The annual report ranks the …

AVMA Shares Safety Tips for Pets on Halloween

The association gives advice for veterinarians and pet owners on maintaining the welfare of their animals through the holiday In preparation for Halloween, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has put together seven tips for veterinarians to share with pet owners to ensure animals stay safe during upcoming festivities. Owners should not feed pets Halloween …

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Hurricane

How to ensure the safety of family pets during a hurricane When Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas in September 2018, shelters were established in cities like Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Florence, South Carolina. Very few of them were open to families with pets. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, the federal …

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