Violence is not limited to people, and pets are often threatened or injured by a partner as a way to control family members. Studies show that 71 % of battered women reported their pets had been threatened, harmed or killed by their partners. As many as one-third of domestic violence victims delay leaving their situation out of concern for their pet’s safety. Pets are true friends to us, to our children, and a comfort during
By Bethany Mihalik, CVPM, MHRM, CVT, CCFP August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, and the “purrfect” time to get your kitty’s annual wellness checkup. We know that bringing your feline friend to visit us can sometimes be a challenge. In a national study that tracked veterinary care for cats, owners cited the stress of transporting their pet to the hospital as the number one reason they decided to forgo the
By: Jessie L. Rayburn, CVT The days are warm and pleasant which means our dogs are ready to be outside having fun and expending their pent-up energy. Dog parks are a fantastic arena for socialization and exercise. Unfortunately, they can also be a potential environment for hazards, especially for an inexperienced dog or owner. The following is a compilation of helpful dog park tips and proper canine etiquette. There are a few things you can
What is the latest information about myocardial failure and grain-free diets? In July 2018, the FDA issued a warning that some diets might be associated with a heart disease called Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, the association is far from established or clear. As of July 2018, several cardiologists have examined this issue and have not come to a single conclusion — some have implicated diets and taurine (an amino acid) deficiency in specific breeds (e.g.