Posts in category "veterinary health"

Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills
Bans on pet stores selling animals from puppy mills and commercial facilities make sense to veterinarians and veterinary technicians too. That’s why they created Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills. One of the co-founders of Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills, Dr. Jane Lohmar, joins me on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE. Dr. Lohmar... Read more »

Golden Retriever Lifetime Health Study

Golden Retriever Lifetime Health Study
Morris Animal Foundation Canine Lifetime Health Project is arguably the first study of it’s kind in animal health. Sadly, Golden Retrievers – an All-American wonderfully endearing dog breed – has more than their share of health issues, which we need to better understand, including certain types of cancer which seems to be killing Golden’s at... Read more »

Maine May Limit Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Professionals Support Abolishing Puppy Mills

Maine May Limit Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Professionals Support Abolishing Puppy Mills
Bans on pet stores selling animals from commercial breeders and puppy mills are sweeping the country. Over 70 communities in the U.S. and Canada are on board, but now an entire state may join the act. Maine Rep. Kimberly Monaghan,( D-Cape Elizabeth) says her bill – “An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats... Read more »
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Aggressive Cat Bites Me

Aggressive Cat Bites Me
Q: My cat is moody. Since we adopted him, we’ve had a problem with him biting to show his displeasure and annoyance, particularly toward me. He gets so vicious sometimes that I have to lock myself in the bedroom until he calms down. We hope to have children soon, so we’re concerned. Any advice? —... Read more »

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills
“I don’t understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. “Now, we’ve finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to.” Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar (with this reporter) recently founded a loosely-knit organization called Veterinary Professionals... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation Bria Fund, Research for Feline Infectious Peritonitis

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Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is one of the few diseases in a pet still not completely understood and considered fatal. At least that was the case just ten years ago. Through the Winn Feline Foundation Bria Fund, which raises money to support funding to better understand and even ultimately find a solution to FIP, definitive... Read more »
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Celebrating Retired Police and Military Working Dogs

Celebrating Retired Police and Military Working Dogs
Here’s the dictionary definition of a hero: “A person admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities, as achieved with altruistic intent. Typically a hero doesn’t boast about his or her achievements.” This definition doesn’t mention that only humans can be heroes, but military working dogs and police dogs fit the description perfectly.... Read more »

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit
Pet store industry couldn’t take it anymore, as community after community has banned sales of dogs and cats (and in some places rabbits) at pet stores. The movement to support the bans began and continues as a grass roots effort because pet lovers have had it with the supply of these animals, which, of course,... Read more »

Is Laser Declaw Really a More Humane Option?

Is Laser Declaw Really a More Humane Option?
Q: I was told that it is possible to humanely declaw cats with a laser.  My two kittens are dangerous with their claws.  What can I do?  C. S., Cyberspace A: Dangerous kittens? Really? No offense, but I’m unsure how kittens might be perceived as dangerous. It’s true that kitten nails can be sharp, especially when they... Read more »
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No One Wants Puppy Mills

No One Wants Puppy Mills
Q: I know you’ve been very involved in the effort to fight puppy mills, which you should be praised for. However, I’ve read that the local veterinary (medical) association is opposed to the idea of preventing pets stores from selling dogs or cats because they feel it will drive more pet owners to purchase online.... Read more »
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