Cat Owner Education is Important in Reducing Unwanted Litters

Keeping kittens from reproducing means fewer unwanted cats. Image by marykbaird.

Spay and neuter your kitten earlier, rather than later, if you don’t want your new furbaby to contribute to the cat overpopulation problem.

Dog Circovirus: How Concerned Should Dog Owners Be?

Can the circovirus pass directly between dogs? No one knows for sure. Image by pippalou

Dog circovirus – a virus found in many dogs who died last fall – is a newly-discovered illness similar to pig and bird circovirus. Is your pet in danger?

Can a Dog’s Own Platelets Reduce Pain and Lameness From Osteoarthritis?

It's hard to play when you're in pain. A new therapy could help dogs walk (and play) without the pain of arthritis. Image by almogaver

Osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling, and lameness in animals as well as humans. A new treatment, injecting platelets into the joint, provides significant relief.

Does Smoking Tobacco at Home Make Your Dog’s Respiratory Disease Worse?

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Could secondhand smoke hurt your pet dogs? New research links canine respiratory disease with smoking in the home.

Study Shows Pet Store Puppies Have More Behavioral Problems

Socialization with littermates is important for puppy mental health. Photo Credit: Danny Sullivan

Recent studies show that litters from “puppy mills” have more behavioral problems than other dogs – is it better to adopt from a shelter or pet store?