WDAF-JealousyInterview

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WDAF Ch4 Interview with Dr. Hunthausen – Jealous Dogs

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Avoiding Injury Interpreting Feline Aggression AAHA article

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Beware of Diabetes – Info from AAHA

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Why do animals yawn – Why do cats eat grass – and more from AAHA

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Regenerative procedure regrows dogs’ damaged jawbones

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AAHA joins AVMA, passes raw protein statement

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New Parasite Treatment

Trifexis is a monthly, chewable tablet for dogs that kills fleas, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections. Trifexis combines two trusted active ingredients to provide protection for your dog against these three kinds of dangerous parasites.  And Trifexis is a flavored, chewable tablet that can be offered as a treat.

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Study Finds Hypoallergenic Dogs Not Less Allergic than Other Dogs

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Oregon Cat contacts the Plague     read more

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Don’t Be Fooled by These 12 Common Pet Myths

For centuries, people created fanciful stories to explain puzzling animal antics. Many of these myth-understandings about cat and dog behaviors linger on, even though modern veterinary and behavior experts have uncovered scientific explanations for these issues. Here we lay 12 common myths to rest.

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Pet owner guidelines for veterinary office visits

McCook Daily Gazette (Neb.) (2/21)

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AVMA stresses importance of dental health in pets

Most people are unaware about how important dental health is to their pets despite the fact that periodontal disease is the most common health problem in cats and dogs and could lead to infections and even life-threatening conditions, said AVMA President Dr. Larry Corry. AVMA encourages “all dog and cat owners to regularly brush their pet’s teeth and regularly see their veterinarian for checkups,” Corry said. United Press International(1/27)

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Dog’s nose holds promise for disease detection

A dog’s nose has the ability to differentiate odors humans cannot, because of its rich sensory receptor sites. Aside from finding lost people and contraband, studies show that dogs can sniff out diseases such as cancer. Anchorage Daily News (Alaska)

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Council approves measure barring sale of pets  in West Hollywood

The West Hollywood City Council in California approved a proposal to ban the sale of cats and dogs in area pet shops. Animal advocates are hoping the move will reduce the instances of “animal trade” and promote shelter-animal adoption among consumers. The Examiner (2/2)

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Pawnation rates pet friendly hotels

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Overweight pets a growing problem in the U.S.

KNBC-TV (Los Angeles) (1/27)
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 Opposition to debarking surgery grows

The ethical issues surrounding debarking surgery, which involves cutting the vocal cords of dogs to minimize the sound they make when they bark, are prompting many animal rights advocates and veterinarians to renounce the procedure. Dog owners who live in apartment buildings and other public housing projects usually opt for the procedure to avoid complaints from their neighbors. AVMA suggests that the surgery be performed only “after behavioral modification efforts to correct excessive vocalization have failed.” The New York Times (2/2)

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Personhood” of dogs could lead to canine identity crisis
In urban settings, dogs can become increasingly attached to their owners and sometimes play a more human role as they fill relationship gaps in their owners’ lives, possibly leading to a canine identity crisis, according to a canine expert. New York magazine 
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Labrador is still America’s favorite dog, kennel group says

The Labrador retriever is still tops in the U.S. in terms of being the most popular dog breed in 2009, according to the American Kennel Club. The breed has been the country’s favorite for the last 19 years. The next most popular breeds for the U.S. are the German shepherd, Yorkshire terrier, golden retriever and beagle. American City Business Journals/Seattle (1/27) 
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Lisa Mulinax Addresses the Cesar Milan Controversy    go to article

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Learn more about Cesar Milan

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