Posts tagged "veterinary care"

Puppy Mill Rescue: Puppy Mills As Legal Cruelty

Puppy Mill Rescue: Puppy Mills As Legal Cruelty
“I can only describe it as an invasion,” says Cari Meyers, founder and president of the non-profit Puppy Mill Project, as she witnessed the assault on a puppy mill, as an organized convoy came to the rescue of 81 dogs and two cats in St. Anne, IL. near Kankakee, IL on April 7. The dogs... Read more »

Dog with Undescended Testicle

Dog with Undescended Testicle
Q: We recently acquired a 6-month-old Chihuahua. Rocky has an undescended testicle. We’re worried about surgery for this condition because it’s more serious than a typical neuter. We’re having a CT scan done prior to the operation. We’ve been warned about torsion of the undescended testicle. How worried should we be about this surgery? —... Read more »

How Honest Is Your Veterinarian? Discrediting a '20/20' News Report

How Honest Is Your Veterinarian? Discrediting a '20/20' News Report
(Just was notified that Dr. Jones didn’t appear in this piece, “Barking Mad,” which appeared on Canadian TV. I regret the error. And my apologies to Dr. Jones (who never asked for an apology but merits one). Still my mistake doesn’t change the segment, what the focus was, how it was put together. My greatest fear is that... Read more »
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Pets' Fountain of Youth

Pets' Fountain of Youth
“I firmly believe our pets can live longer,” says Dr. Kerri Marshall, executive director of customer experience and chief veterinary officer of Trupanion says preventive care and preparation can extend pets lives. Listen HERE for my interview with Dr. Marshall from Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Preventive care means visiting your veterinarian twice a year, ideally….which can help to catch... Read more »

Banfield's Take on the State of Pet Health

Banfield's Take on the State of Pet Health
“The health of America’s pets is deteriorating; pets are getting sicker than they need to,” says Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, medical director for Banfield the Pet Hospital. The “Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2012 Report” offers the only meaningful available data to examine and sum up overall pet health across the country. Unlike human... Read more »

Dog Attacked with Hatchet

Dog Attacked with Hatchet
Can you imagine anyone attacking a dog with a hatchet for no reason? This dog was, by all accounts, and according to KOMONews.com minding his own business when he was viciously attacked by a neighbor. The dog, a Golden Retriever, named Kona, has survived a crushed skull, broken jaw and various contusions causing blood-filled eyes.... Read more »
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Are You a Guardian or an Owner of a Pet or Companion Animal?

What’s that furry critter next to you? Once again we seem to have a prestigious group of individuals telling us that being a pet just isn’t good enough. The latest is from reverend Andrew Linzey, PhD, DD, and his fellow editors of the Journal of Animal Ethics have put out a call for us to... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Chico Says Rahm May Tax Vet Visits

(click here for) My inaugural Petcast on WGN Radio with Chicago Mayoral candidates, Gerry Chico and Miguel Del Valle. (the petcast may take a minute to load). Chicago Mayoral Candidates Chico makes news here, suggesting that Rahm Emanuel will attempt to tax veterinary visits, aside from an apparent tax for boarding, grooming and dog day... Read more »