One Step Closer to Curbing Canine Cancer: ACVIM Foundation Awards Oncology Grant

 The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation has awarded funds to Dr. Annette Smith, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology & SAIM) and her collaborators in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine to perform research focused on improving diagnosis and prognosis of canine breast cancer through the use of a […]

REI Brings Back #OptOutside

REI, the $2.4 billion outdoor co-op, has announced that it will close its doors once more this Black Friday. Stepping up its effort to create a cultural counterweight to Black Friday, REI says that it is giving #OptOutside to the outdoor community to lift up and celebrate the people who dedicate their lives to the […]

Mars Petcare and WALTHAM Host Symposium in Chicago Oct. 18-21

Experts Convene to Address Unique Science Behind Pet Nutrition and Behavior CREDIT: Mars Petcare This week, the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, part of Mars, Incorporated, and a leading scientific authority and research center for the nutrition and health of companion animals, will bring together hundreds of global thought leaders in pet nutrition at its WALTHAM™ International […]

Florida Animal Shelter Takes in 73 Purebred Great Danes

Source: Alaqua Animal Refuge Alaqua Animal Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter located in Northwest Florida, has taken custody of 73 Great Danes that were recently involved in a large-scale breeding operation. The Refuge was contacted by concerned family members of a “puppy mill” owner in declining health, after it was discovered he had abandoned the facility, […]

In Aftermath of Deadly Hurricane Matthew, American Humane Working to Help Animals Displaced by Storm

CREDIT: American Humane In the deadly aftermath of killer Hurricane Matthew, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the first to serve animals in disasters, has moved its famed animal rescue team and two giant 50-foot emergency rescue vehicles into one of the hardest-hit areas to set up a major ongoing emergency aid and […]

Genome of fiercely protective Fonni’s Dog reflects human history of Sardinia

A genomic analysis of 28 dog breeds has traced the genetic history of the remarkable Fonni’s Dog, a herd guardian endemic to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The results, published in the journal GENETICS, reveal that the regional variety has developed into a true breed through unregulated selection for its distinctive behavior, and that its […]

Battle with Burglar Earns Brave Jack Russell Terrier Award for Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year

Source: Nationwide  Kismet, a Jack Russell terrier from Salt Lake City, Utah won the 2016 Hambone Award, honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Kismet earned the nomination after he bravely intervened during a violent burglary that left he and his owner in critical condition. The 8th annual Hambone Award is presented by Nationwide®, […]

RECALL ALERT-Cesar’s Classics Filet Mignon

Yesterday, October 7th 2016, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process. CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually, as well as, in flavor […]