Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sunny With a Chance of Rabies? (video)

Boys walking a dogBy Amy Jo Miller

Summertime is just around the corner, and we humans aren’t the only ones who appreciate the warmer temperatures. More animals are out and about this time of year, making precautions against rabies all that more important.

Rabies is a serious illness caused by a virus that attacks the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).

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Study Shows Dog’s May Be Smarter Than We Thought (video)

ChasterBy Ben Williams

Think your pet has a lot of toys? Chances are they don’t compare to Chaser’s, a female border collie with more than 1,000 toys… and she can remember the names of all of them!

A recent study from South Carolina’s Wofford College details an extraordinary experiment in language comprehension and cognition in dogs.

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Client Service You Can Count On

Client Veterinarian By Terri Johnson, AAHA Practice Accreditation

Veterinary practices provide care to patients that can’t speak for themselves, and as such, the veterinary team relies on the owner for a great deal of information. Communication between clients and veterinary practice team members is critical to providing care for pets.

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Can Pets Predict the Weather, Among Other Things?

Dog Thought BubbleSummer means it is storm season. You may not have to check with the weather service to find out if lightning is about to strike, however. The answer could be curled up in your lap or resting at your feet. According to a survey by the Associated Press and Petside.com,

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Don’t Forget Fido When Treating Your Yard

Dog in watering canBy Elizabeth Maimon, DVM, MPH

Hills and Dales Veterinary Clinic, Kettering, Ohio

As summertime approaches and people begin to think about bringing color back to their lawns, I find myself reminding clients, “When landscaping your yard, please remember that animals are sensitive to topical parasiticides and weed killers.”

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Canine Hypothyroidism (video)

Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is one of the most common canine hormone imbalances. This was not always the case. In recent decades, hypothyroidism diagnoses are on the rise.

In this episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah gives advice about how best to care for dogs that have already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism,

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Missouri Legislature Guts Prop B, Rolls Back Puppy Mill Protections

Puppy MillsIn an outrageous affront to the democratic process, on Wednesday, April 13, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 85-71 to reject the will of the state’s voters and eliminate all of the newly established humane improvements outlined in the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act (PMCPA). The PMCPA, which is scheduled to go into effect in November,

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How FRR is helping in Japan’s crisis

Dear Flint River Ranch Family,

 I know that we all have the Japanese people, this great tragedy and their ongoing crisis in our hearts and minds.  I’m sure many of you have already helped out where you can to get assistance to Japan.  I wanted to share what one of our Japanese representatives is doing in their effort to help feed rescued pets from affected areas. 

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