Holidays are often tough on pets, but the Fourth of July, with the loud crack of firecrackers and harsh odor of gunpowder, is the least favorite national holiday for many dogs and cats.
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Pet Health Care
Millions of pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be their best friends and they want to provide them with the best care possible for a healthy, happy life. This commitment, combined with significant advances in veterinary medicine, has resulted in dogs and cats living longer than ever before. Many medical advances once available only to humans, including cat scans, MRIs and chemotherapy, are now available in veterinary practices nationwide, giving pet owners new opportunities to provide their pets with the best care possible throughout their lifetimes.
While many dog owners are aware of pet health risks, U.S. cat lovers may not realize protection against heartworms and other parasites in their feline friends is just as important.
If your dog or cat feels like a family member, chances are you travel together in the car. "It's really best to leave animals at home, but when they do need to travel by car, it's important that they're properly restrained," said Mary Ann Karas, administrator at Angels for Animals, a Canfield, Ohio-based animal shelter that has adopted out over 12,000 spayed and neutered animals in its 18-year history. NADAguides.com, a vehicle pricing and buying guide website, recognizes that sometimes, pets just need to come along for the ride.
With one out of every four dogs and cats in the western world reportedly obese, it seems that Fido and Felix are battling a health crisis of their own. Like obese humans, weight- challenged animals run a higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and joint and hip difficulties, among other medical problems.
The common practice of clipping a pet parrots wings so that it can't fly in its owners house may be causing more serious emotional trauma to pet birds then many people realize, and be a violation of their animal rights.
The number of chemicals inside the pets is at higher levels than in humans. Our dogs and cats have about 48 industrial chemicals inside their bodies hurting their health.
Cod liver oil is a valuable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and naturally occurring Vitamins A and D for our animal companions. Nordic Naturals, the leading supplier of fish oil products in the natural products industry, introduces two sizes of Pet Cod Liver Oil, 8 and 16 oz. bottles, made specifically for dogs and cats. Unlike many pet products, the company uses the same oils and quality standards for the manufacturing of both its human and pet products.
FDA intents to take enforcement action against companies marketing unapproved injectable colchicine, a drug used to treat gout.
Veterinary Division of FLAVORx, Wedgewood Pharmacy have teamed up to provide a new, convenient option for veterinarians to make pet medications taste good.
Florida DOH investigating bacterial infections in birds testing positive for psittacosis at several pet stores nationwide.
There is substantial evidence that banning the use of conventional battery cages for laying hens could considerably improve the health and welfare of these birds.
About 400 South Carolinians have to undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year after being bitten by a rabid or suspected rabid animal.
Minnesota health officials are warning that some pet owners may be at risk of contracting psittacosis from their recently purchased cockatiels or other pet birds.
Only Natural Pet Store introduced a new line of supplements and a new line of healthy treats for pets. "As a retailer, we speak with thousands of customers each week about the issues their pets are facing. Our new line of products is designed to specifically meet the needs we hear about every day," says Melissa Grosjean, vice president at Only Natural Pet Store.
The new products include two joint support and arthritis supplements, two digestive aids, an antioxidant and a stool eating deterrent, as well as a variety of free-range and cage-free treats for dogs.
The pets of seniors who receive Meals On Wheels will soon be getting home-delivered meals of their own. Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the nation's largest private veterinary practice, and Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) are again promoting a national pet food drive called "Season of Suppers, a pet food drive for pets in need."
Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats due to concerns that one or more bottles within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
American Humane Association has joined forces with Denver Pet Partners to offer direct services in animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy.
Bravo! recalls select tubes of three of its poultry products for cats and dogs.