Pet dental care to be highlighted in February
During February - National Pet Dental Health Month, veterinarians are encouraged to make an extra effort to educate their clients and community
Sit up, roll over, and heal
Spinal cord injuries, torn ligaments, and bone fractures are not
Canine leishmaniasis confirmed in 21 states
Canine leishmaniasis confirmed in 21 states Cases of visceral canine leishmaniasis
New institute supports genome mapping studies
In August, Ralston Purina Company announced the establishment of the Purina Pet Institute in St Louis.
Semen importation regulations changed
TAKE NOTICE Semen importation regulations changed The USDA-APHIS recently decided that canine semen from…
Board approves letter to WVA opposing canine breed-specific initiatives
Executive Board coverage Board approves letter to WVA opposing canine breed-specific initiatives The…
Humane community comes to aid of companion animals
National humane organizations immediately came through with offers of assistance to local authorities.
Dogs at ground zero, Pentagon to be studied
Dogs involved in the search-and-recovery efforts will be evaluated to determine whether they were harmed by environmental toxins
Bequest to boost canine, equine research at Penn
A $9.8 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to support canine and equine research
AVMA: removing, reducing teeth as treatment for canine aggression inappropriate
The AVMA has adopted a position against removing or reducing healthy canine teeth as a means of treating aggression in dogs.
Behavior assessment tool may help shelter adoptions
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has incorporated a canine aggression assessment tool
Federal law could increase scrutiny at dog breeding facilities
Lawmakers are trying to close a loophole that exempts some large-scale dog breeders from federal scrutiny when the breeders sell
Reversing the decline in patient visits
Companion animal practices in the United States have opportunities to increase patient visits, despite a decline in the frequency of visits
79 percent of veterinary professionals agree that there has been an industry-wide decline in pet veterinary visits
A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (abstract)
A Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention(abst) in proceedings 140th Annual ConventionAmerican Veterinary Medical AssociationJune 2001Gail C.…
Dog Bite Risk and Prevention: The Role of Breed
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the role of breed in dog bite risk and prevention.
Canine devocalization should only be performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians as a final alternative to euthanasia after behavioral…
Ear cropping and tail docking of dogs
The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes.
Position on Canine Hybrids
The AVMA recognizes that: a) wild canines crossbred with domestic animals (canine hybrids) are often maintained in captivity as companion animals, for…
Canine Tail Docking FAQ
Questions/answers about tail docking in dogs, including: When/why did it begin? Why is it done on working dogs? Is it painful? Do dogs need tails?…
Ear Cropping and Canine Otitis Externa FAQ
Are dogs with hanging ears more likely to get ear infections? What should be done for dogs at higher risk? What if ear cropping is not done for health…
Welfare Implications of Canine Devocalization
Devocalization (also termed debarking, devoicing or bark softening) is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to resect varying…
Devocalization as a final alternative
AVMA Delegates pass resolutions on devocalization, VCPR, livestock handling
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
LEGENDS: Dr. Josephine Deubler
In addition to being a household name at Penn Vet, Dr. Deubler, who died in 2009, was a renowned dog breeder and dog show enthusiast.