Petco Pulls All Tainted Pet Jerky Treats From Shelves

Source: NBC News

(May 20, 2014) Petco became the first national pet retail chain to remove all China-made dog and cat treats today when it announced that it would stop selling the products in its more than 1,300 locations by the end of the year...

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Compromise puppy-mill bill passes

Source: Connecticut Post

(May 7, 2014) HARTFORD -- State Rep. Brenda Kupchick's four-year campaign to stop Midwestern puppy mills from dumping genetically inferior animals on Connecticut's pet owners culminated early this morning in a compromise bill that would return retail prices and vet bills for newly purchased dogs and cats that become sick...

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A Veterinary Student Interviews a Veterinarian Astronaut, Dr. Rick Linnehan

Source: Veterinary Legacy blog

(April 28, 2014) As a veterinary medical student, I appreciate comparative medicine and the promotion of animal health and well-being. As a research scientist, I appreciate the scientific method and the process of creating new knowledge. Recently, I was able to combine both of my passions by attending the National Space Biomedical Research Institute Apprenticeship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. While participating in the program, I became aware of the fact that veterinarians had been to space. One in particular was of interest to me...

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LSU Veterinarian Students Spay and Neuter Pets At Rayne Animal Shelter

Source: KATC

(April 10, 2014) Today, a group of LSU veterinarian student traveled to Acadia Parish to practice what they've been learning in the classroom for the last four years....

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Q&A: Pets Are Becoming People, Legally Speaking

Source: National Geographic

(April 6, 2014) We love our pets. About 90 percent of owners consider their pets part of the family. More than 80 percent of us would likely risk our lives for them. Last year, we spent $55 billion on the animals that share our lives.

This is all fairly new. Dog and cat ownership has quadrupled since the 1960s, and our pet expenditures have more than doubled since 2000. As more and more cats and dogs (150 million in the United States) have licked and purred their way into our lives, they've also worked their way into the legal system. Pets have become the subject of legislation and court battles, and in some cases even have their own legal representation...

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Raw meat could be cause of dead dogs, scientist warns

Source: The Telegraph

(March 29, 2014) A trend for feeding dogs raw meat may be behind the deaths of 40 pets in Britain, a leading scientist who tackled an outbreak of the same disease in America has warned...

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Dog Dies After Eating Electronic Cigarette Capsule

Source: The Huffington Post

(February 18, 2014) A warning to pet owners: Keep cigarettes -- even electronic ones -- out of reach.
A dog owner in the United Kingdom is mourning the loss of his 14-week-old puppy, Ivy, this week after the dog devoured an electronic cigarette cartridge.

On Sunday, a nicotine capsule fell out of Keith Sutton's pocket, and his playful pup got ahold of e-cigarette filler before Sutton could intervene, the Western Daily Press reports...

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Senate passes crucial veterinary mobility bill

Source: AVMA @ Work

(January 9, 2014) The Senate passed a key piece of legislation late yesterday that impacts many veterinarians in the nation–the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171). This commonsense legislation will allow veterinarians the ability to provide complete care to their animal patients beyond their clinics...

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