Veterinarians Help Horses Impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
The Animal Wellness Foundation, as part of its disaster response efforts, is providing hay to surviving horses on the island of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian in August. AWF was a member of a coalition of humane organizations that facilitated the rescue of 72 homeless dogs from Nassau following the storm.
Poll: Should the U.S. Ban Cat Declawing?
After New York State banned declawing of cats, we asked our Facebook fans if they agreed or disagreed. Four hundred people voted, with 94% voting in favor of the legislation.
Veterinary Student Leaders Invited to Apply for 2020 Scholarships
Zoetis Inc. and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges are partnering to provide scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students in the U.S. and Caribbean.
World Animal Day — 12 Ways to Get Involved
World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. More than 1,000 events are held every year in more than 70 countries, from Andorra to Zimbabwe.
Cornell Veterinarians Help Horse, Rider Return to Ring
Wrangler, an 11-year-old quarter horse gelding, began to exhibit signs of pain and unusual behavior. His owner took him to the veterinarian and found out he was suffering from “kissing spine.” Read how Cornell veterinarians fixed his spine and led him and owner to ride and compete again.
Dogs With Lung Cancer Might Benefit From Treatment With Human Breast Cancer Drug
Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene — HER2 — also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib — a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer — might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the US that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer, known as CPAC.
Poll: Cannabinoid Treatments for Pets?
We asked our Facebook fans: Have you been asked by pet owners about cannabinoid treatments for their pets? We received nearly 200 responses.
What Do Veterinarians Need to Know About Pets and Pot?
Veterinarians should be prepared to treat pets that have ingested marijuana as more states move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use. They should also be prepared for questions about the therapeutic benefits of CBD and cannabis.
Poll: Are Cat Owners Less Conscientious About Bringing Their Cats In for Preventive Care?
We created a Facebook poll on National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Eighty-three percent of responding veterinarians said cat owners were less likely to bring their cats into the vet for preventive care.