Dogs May Help Cure Cancer

We all know our dogs are our heroes. But some dogs battling cancer may get the chance to provide insights into human tumors as well. The Tallwood Canine Cancer Research Initiative (TCCRI) - a nonprofit biomedical research facility at Jackson…


Holiday Pet Safety

Hi friends. After treating yet another chocolate ingestion this evening, I'd like to take a moment to remind everyone of some basic Holiday Pet safety. Common toxins include: chocolate, grapes/raisins, gum (10x more toxic than chocolate). If your pet has…


FDA issues new warning after 15 dogs die

Please share. 68 dogs have become ill and 15 dogs have died after consuming "Bone Treats" according to a recent report from the FDA. Bone treats may include the following treats described as “Ham Bones,” “Pork Femur Bones,” “Rib Bones,” and “Smokey Knuckle Bones. These…


New Vaccine for Osteosarcoma in dogs

A new vaccine for osteosarcoma in dogs is being tested and has shown promising results. Dogs diagnosed with osteosarcoma currently face a grim prognosis. With aggressive surgical resection (amputation) and chemotherapy, survival times are generally around a year. In contrast,…

Common Cause Of Dog ER Visits – Pancreatitis

Common Cause of Dog ER Visits – Pancreatitis

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, here's an important reminder from your friends at VUCC. Feeding your dog a fatty meal (sharing Thanksgiving leftovers anyone?) can cause a painful condition in your dog called pancreatitis. This is one of the most common…


November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes in cats and dogs is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. While a diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary at first, it is important to understand that diabetes is considered…

7 Common Health Problems In Senior Cats

7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

When was the last time your cat saw the veterinarian? Research shows that only 1 in 4 cat owners feel that veterinary care is important for their cats and almost 30% of cat owners only visit the veterinarian when they…