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American Veterinary Medical Association

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

No Pet Paradise In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The United States may be the most dog-loving country in the world, but you wouldn't know it in the nation's capital. Only 21.9 percen...

Animal Welfare Groups Target Feral Cats For Sterilization

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- Cat owners have done a good job spaying and neutering their pets. The big issue now when it comes to felines is population control of f...

CA Leads Fight To Find Lost Puppies

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 09.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When Gabriela Dorame of Fullerton, Calif., got a German shepherd puppy named Bolto last year, she and her kids decided to have a microc...

First, Do No Harm

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

The AVMA's recent decision to update the veterinary oath is a positive step and it's a reflection of a more humane attitude that is emerging within the veterinary profession.

Future Vets Preferring Pets Over Farm Animals Could Adversely Affect Food Safety

AP | OLIVIA MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to reti...

Iowa Cat Gets Swine Flu, First Reported Case In A Feline

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — A 13-year-old Iowa cat has been infected with swine flu, veterinary and federal officials said Wednesday, and it is believed ...

Unfinished Business

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Among the very first Congressional bills introduced this week were two important measures to protect wildlife and should be on the fast track to getting over the finish line in the new session.