Canine

Farm Accident Couldn’t Keep Indiana Dog Down

Hambone Award winner Charlie the Lab is back home on her Indianapolis farm after she was run over and nearly killed.

Grants Given to Fight Canine Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism

Research into epilepsy and hypothyroidism gets significant funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

American Humane Association Honors 2- and 4-Legged Heroes

Dr. Eva DeCozio and veterinary technician Signe Corbin win inaugural awards at the annual Hero Dogs ceremony.

NexGard Success Triggers Factory Expansion

Merial will step up production of the flea and tick killer NexGard.

Colorado State Vets Help Ailing Military Dog

Kay, a former war dog who suffers from an inoperable heart tumor, has an improved quality of life after surgery at Colorado State University.

Jaguar Animal Health Has Taste for New Drugs

Gastrointestinal drug developer Jaguar Animal Health files its eighth Investigational New Animal Drug application.

Space Available in Golden Retriever Study

Morris Animal Foundation needs 1,000 more golden retrievers to participate in a long-term health study.

Sleepypod Dog Harness Earns Top Rating From Safety Group

The new Clickit Sport was evaluated under the Center for Pet Safety’s Harness Certification Program.

Kindred Unsuccessful With First Canine Drug

Kindred’s CereKin osteoarthritis medication did not perform up to expectations.

Purina to Offer Brain Supplement in Some Foods

Brain Protection Blend targets risk factors linked to brain aging.

Vets Say Why they Use Laser Therapy

Veterinarians weigh in on why they offer laser therapy and how they use it.

U.S. Cracks Down on Sale of Foreign Puppies

Puppies under 6 months old may be admitted to the United States if they are a personal pet, breeding stock, or a show, competition or training dog.

Purdue to Develop Standards for Dog Breeders

A two-year project aims to produce voluntary best practices in the canine breeding industry.

Alabama, Louisiana Lead Nation in Heartworm Disease

Alabama veterinary hospitals and animal shelters each diagnosed an average of 90 heartworm-positive dogs in 2013, compared to 31 per site in 2010.

Elanco, FDA Say Trifexis Played No Role in Dog Deaths

Despite pet owner claims of up to 965 deaths, Elanco Animal Health and the FDA say Trifexis is safe.

CAPC Urges Additional Heartworm Tests

Microfilariae and antigen tests should be performed annually at a minimum, the Companion Animal Parasite Council states.

Liposuction For Pets: Procedure Becoming Increasingly Popular

Liposuction is being used in pets to remove benign fatty masses called lipomas.

Avivagen Explores Possible Breakthrough in Female Sterilization

A Canadian company and a professor are investigating a possible drug-based alternative to surgical spaying.

Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter School Expands

A $1.5 million grant from PetSmart Charities increases spay/neuter training opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary students.

How Pain Management In Small Animals Has Grown

To better treat your dog and cat, understanding pain and pain management and learning more on how to treat pain is crucial.

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