Part of the responsibility of pet ownership means being aware of the dangers that your dog or cat may face from wild animals. Here is a rundown of 10 common animal attackers, along with advice on what you can do to protect your pet from their dangers.
13 Animal Emergencies that Require Immediate Veterinary Consultation and/or Care
Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within 5 minutes; Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging; Bleeding from nose, mouth,
How to Volunteer at Animal Shelters
Want to volunteer at a shelter? A lot of non-profit shelters rely on volunteers to fill in where a staff member would be if they could afford it.
10 "Poison Pills" for Pets
Anyone who takes medication prescribed for someone else puts themselves at risk of illness or even death - and this applies to your pets, too!
Why Equine Back Pain Matters
“The more people mess with their horses, the more they need their vet.” This observation was made by a friend and colleague who practices in Minnesota, and he noticed that the number of calls he gets in a day is directly related to the weather. When it’s cold out, people just throw hay at their horses and run inside, not noticing the big laceration inside the hind leg. Then, when the weather warms up for a few days, folks want to start riding a bit, and then they notice that laceration all of a sudden, or how their horse feels lame The quotation can be extrapolated to the wider horse world, too. Those who show successfully on the “A” circuit tend to manage their horses under a microscope. They do this in part…
Video du Jour: Horse agility
It's for real. There are even shows and national and international organizations devoted to it. So, is horse agility cool? Weird? Cool in a weird sort of w...
What Your Veterinarian Wishes You'd Stop Feeding Your Pets
Peanut butter, for one.
10 Largest Cat Breeds — Photo Gallery
What is the largest domestic cat breed? From the muscular Maine Coon to the large-boned Bengal, check out our photo gallery of large cat breeds.
Video: Why Does My Cat... Chatter at Birds?
Dr. Patty Khuly decodes why your indoor cat makes a curious chattering sound while staring at birds outside the window.
How veterinarians can help minimize risk of disease from pets
Pet owners can help protect themselves from diseases animals may carry by seeking regular, complete veterinary care for pets and by following good hygiene practices, experts say. Different species present certain pathogen risks. Veterinarian and AVMA Past President Dr. Douglas Aspros says owners can help stop parasite transmission from their dogs by following their veterinarian's deworming advice. Cats can be a source of pathogens, but they are not a major source of toxoplasmosis infection in humans as people commonly think, Dr. Aspros said.