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Who Gets The Pets In A Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 09.24.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Pet custody is another issue that adds to the many layers of divorce. The implementation of a pet parenting plan may be something to consider, especially if it helps lessen the sense of loss you may feel and experience during the divorce process.

Nanning Diary: Turning a Bear Bile Farm Into a Sanctuary, Peace by Piece

Jill Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.

BaneCat Goes To The Vet

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

BaneCat is back -- and he's even less happy than he was before! In this latest episode from BloodBlitz, the cat (actually and somewhat ironically n...

Marijuana and Your Pet: Not a Good Time

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Since the legalization of marijuana in some communities in United States, the accidental ingestion of marijuana by our pets has risen. The Animal Poison Control Center has reported a 30 percent rise in the number of calls it has received for toxic ingestion of marijuana in the last three years.

Dancing With the Devil: A Puppy Mill Retailer

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I'm proud that I live in Chicago, a city that just banned the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from commercial breeders (puppy mills) to Chicago retailers. I believe that this ban will be a great step toward the annihilation of the pet mill industry.

Seven Dental Myths for Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Donna Solomon, DVM

Myth 6: Can dogs give strep throat to adults and children?

Final Days With Your Pet: How Music Can Help Your Mind Help Your Companion

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Music can help focus your attention, even in painful circumstances. It can, in situations like Lora's, help make positive memories of the time you have left with a loved one and help soothe the situation, for both present and future, with dignity, peace, and warmth.

Essential Items to Include in a Dog First Aid Kit

Andrea Servadio | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Andrea Servadio

Summer is coming to an end and we are are scrambling to get our kids ready with new clothes and supplies while also prepping our households for after-school safety with first aid kits! But what about Fido?!

Astoria Characters: The Whiz Kid

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Students at Zoe's school typically take five years to graduate, earning not only a high school diploma but also an associate degree from LaGuardia. Zoe, one of the younger students, is squeezing everything into four years.

10 Common Mistakes Cat Owners Make

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Cats require specialized care, which is a fact even many cat lovers don't realize. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes I see cat owners make.

Flea and Tick Control: Your Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Do not fall victim to a boastful flea and tick advertising campaign by the manufacturer. Choose the best product for your pet based on your concerns and the advice of your veterinarian.

The $3,750 Question: How Much Would You Pay to Save Your Cat's Life?

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

Although it seemed wrong to subject an elderly pet to a painful ordeal, the price tag was a factor, absolutely. My husband and I made the rational, perhaps cold decision to preserve resources for the humans in the family.

True Health in a Faux Health World: How CNN's Escape Fire Applies to Veterinary Medicine

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

In our zeal to manage our increasing health problems, we didn't notice that many health problems we are working to "manage" shouldn't even be there in the first place. I have seen this trend in veterinary care as well.

Don't Give a Dog a Bone

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Wouldn't it be nice if the answer to solving dental problems were simply chewing on something hard? But it is not! Don't give a dog a bone. Brush your dog's teeth and consult with your veterinarian.

Ending the Life of a Pet

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Crescenzo

This afternoon, my dog will leave this world in my arms without pain, with my lipstick kiss on her mature Maltese mane. Tonight, when it is late and dark and time to sleep, I will feel her presence beside me.

Should You Price Shop for Veterinary Care?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When deciding on veterinary care for your precious pet, in addition to finding out about fees, I recommend you also look at the DVM's practice philosophy. Ideally, your vet's approach to keeping your pet healthy will mirror your own.

Caring for an Arthritic Dog or Cat

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Is your pet having difficulties going up and down the stairs or jumping onto the couch? What do you do when your dog or cat starts to limp? Here are some of my suggestions for potential therapy options for your aching pet.

'Animal Pratice' Preview: Stay For The Monkey?

Posted 10.13.2012 | TV

So far, everyone seems to agree that the monkey is pretty entertaining on NBC's "Animal Practice" (Sun., 10:38 P.M. ET on NBC). The network gave Olymp...

Pet Obesity Is OUR Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Obesity in our pets is a disease, but it is our decision. We choose when to feed our pets and, for the most part, when to exercise our pets.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Recently, our dog stopped breathing. His heart stopped pumping. I was there and I gave permission to a doctor to make this happen. Sable was jus...

Astoria Characters: The Dogs' Best Friend

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At the top of the stairs, Dexter the pit bull is waiting exactly where Wendy DeSarno told him to sit when she went to answer the door.

CSU Vets Give Calf Prosthetic Legs

AP | MELANIE DABOVICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Meadow the yearling Black Angus calf spends her days frolicking in northeastern New Mexico's cattle country, all with her pr...

Seven Tips for Preventing Dog Bites in Animal Care Professionals and Dog Lovers

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Speaking in a happy voice and tossing multiple small treats can also change the dog's perception of what you're up to.