A: Number one is to go online and visit myveterinarian.com. Here you can discover veterinarians in your area, the type of animals they treat, their hours, if they offer emergency services, and information on their staff. For the remaining four . . .
What are some behaviors that Feliway® brand pheromone products may help reduce or eliminate in cats?
A: Feliway can be used to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with a challenging situation and help prevent or reduce the stress caused by a change in their environment. Some of these behaviors include: Urine marking Anxiety related aggression Stre . . .
A: Year-round. According to Michael Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD - Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, href="http://www.vet.k-state.edu/">Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas in his article: "T . . .
A: Generally, the AKC will consider a breed for recognition if the breed shows sufficient numbers and geographic distribution in this country, and a growing interest is demonstrated by an active parent club. Click here to r . . .
A. Arkansas. The Sourcebook reveals that the states with the most dog owners in 2011 were: Arkansas where 47.9 percent of households owned a dog, New Mexico with 46 percent, Kentucky with 45.9 percent, Missouri with 45.9 percent, West Virginia with 45.8 percent, Mississippi with 45.2 . . .
A. There were about 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats in the United States at the end of 2011, according to the AVMA's recently released 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. The Sourcebook contains the results of a national survey of more than 50,000 households th . . .
What is the major source of private support for urgently need programs and equipment for the Los Angeles Police Department including its K-9 Unit?
A. The Los Angeles Police Foundation is dedicated to preventing crime, saving lives and making the Los Angeles community a better and safer place to live and work. The Foundation was formed in 1998. For more information visit www.lapolicefoundat . . .
What Atlanta legend is helping spread the word about behavior and helping Atlanta's homeless pets outside Turner Field?
A. Atlanta legend Bobby Cox, joined by his lovely wife Pam Cox. will join the Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Express tour bus on behalf of the Homeless Pets Foundation Friday, September 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. right outside the front gate of Turner Field. He will be joined by Dr. Debr . . .
What pet organizations are participating in the Atlanta Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Express Fair?
A. The Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, PAWS Atlanta, Atlanta Lab Rescue, the Homeless Pets Foundation and the Atlanta Humane Society are joining sponsors Ceva Animal Health and the American College of Veterinary Behavior to help solve behavior problems and save Atlanta's pets by pa . . .
A. Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is the largest animal organization in the Northeast, rescuing nearly 34,000 animals each year. As a non-profit organization since 1995, AC&C rescues, cares for and finds loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C . . .
* Adapted from Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, co-authored by Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. Jacqui Neilson. Litter Box Tips One thing that endears cats to their families is their use of an indoor toileting a . . .
Because substantial geographic differences occur in tick prevalence and seasonality, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) supports year-round use of topical tick-control products on pets. Furthermore, in certain geographic regions, reactive or seasonal applications of tick-control product . . .
A: Lyme disease was first reported as a dermatologic lesion in humans in the late 1800s in a Scandinavian medical journal. The Lyme arthritis outbreak in Old Lyme, Connecticut that put Lyme disease on the cover of Time Magazine occurred in 1975. The first cases of canine Lyme were recogni . . .
A. Kansas. This $650 million research facility with a state-of-the-art lab will ultimately replace the href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=19-40-00-00">Plum Island Animal Disease Center and help o . . .
A: 1761 marks the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France, formalizing veterinary education. The international veterinary community is marking this historic event this year with "Vet2011" and the theme "Vet for health, Vet for food, . . .
A: In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years traini . . .
A: With 2,366 booths sold, the most in the Show's history, and 822 exhibiting companies, Global Pet Expo 2011 is the largest pet trade show ever. The four special sections include: Natural Pet, Boutique, Everything Aquatic, International Pavilion, and What's New!. The Boutique, Everythin . . .
A: February is a big month for animals in New York City. All the action is going down on Saturday, February 19, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan. The all-day event will include free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations a . . .
A Horses and ponies can be wonderful, loving, long-time companions. They have average lifespans of 25-30 years — some even live to be forty years old or older! They may also be willing riding partners for exercise, recreation, and competition. For additional information . . .
A pet in Spanish can be referred to as una mascota (the same word is used for a mascot, such as an animal symbolizing a team), un animal doméstico (the adjective doméstico can also be used to mean "pet" as an adjective, as in un perro doméstico, a pet dog) or
A: Kansas City, Missouri. More than 220 animal health companies call the region home, representing more than one third of the global industry assets. Called the KC Animal Health Corridor, the region is anchored by top veterinary schools at th . . .
A: New York City. Correspondence among practitioners along the East Coast led to a national convention of veterinary surgeons in 1863 in New York City. The first meeting was attended by 40 delegates representing seven states: New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, Ohio . . .
Taking top honors are the JW Pet Dog Toys by the JW Pet Company, Inc. and for cats, Earthly Elements by Ware Manufacturing. Source: The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). . . .
A: Arthritis is a condition in which an animal's joints become inflamed, often accompanied by pain, heat and swelling in the joints, and it usually results in increasing stiffness and immobility. (Source: www.healthypet.com ) If your pet is s . . .
Both! Grant Smucker of Columbus, Ohio with Annie, his dog, a six-year-old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix; Joe Canning of Greenville, Indiana won with his three cats, one-year-old Charm, one-year-old Marshmellow, and 3-year-old Cookie, and Alyssa Rouse of Niagara, Wisconsin won with her dog . . .
A: The year was 2008. This group of canines includes, "Violetta" the stylish poodle, "Peppino" the romantic basset, "Salvatore" the scholarly great dane, "Tomaso" the laid-back bulldog, and his little brother, "Tomasino." For more information, visit www . . .
A: John Grogan. He based his best-selling book Marley & Me off of his own life and his dog Marley. He will also be a special guest speaker at the KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event in August. Click here to rea . . .
A: An ACVIM Diplomate is a Board Certified, highly skilled veterinarian who focuses on the education and advancement of internal medicine. Dr. Arnold Plotnick, who is featured in this issue, is a diplomate of the AVCIM, with a specialty in internal medicine. Click . . .
False. The 2007 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook revealed an owned cat population of 81.7 million, almost 10 million more than domesticated dogs (72 million). . . .
A: Yes. Pets can suffer from allergies year-round even in cooler climate conditions. Just like people, pets can suffer from outdoor allergies like pollen and ragweed as well as indoor allergies like house dust mites. . . .
A: Interstitial cystitis (IC). Dr. Tony Buffington, recipient of the 2009 Mark L. Morris, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award, was the first to identify the commonalities between feline urological syndrome (FUS) in cats and interstitial cystitis in women. Dr. Buffington has done several studi . . .
A: The term "HARD," stands for Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease. It is the acronym for this clinical presentation of feline heartworm disease. For more information about HARD and feline heartworm disease visit the KNOW Heartworms Web site. . . .
A. Yes! In The Cat Agility Competition. As a matter of fact they could come away from Madison Square Garden declared a champion! You may enter your household’s non-pedigreed kitty to compete right alongside pedigree contestants at the Show! . . .
Approximately what percentage of pets are actually given the full dose of heartworm preventives recommended by a veterinarian?
Surveys show only about 75 percent of pets are given the full dosage of heartworm preventives recommended. This is part of the reason the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round prevention. Read more in Mosquito Season Approac . . .
Dogs spend about 45 hours a week with their owners. About how much time each week do cats spend with their owners?
According to a Special Report appearing in the Feb. 15, 2008, edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the strength of the owner-pet bond relates in part to the amount of time a pet spends with its owners. While dogs spent about 45 hours a week with their owners, . . .
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cats are twice as likely as dogs to not visit the veterinarian. Learn more about the AVMA's 2007 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook. . . .
According to stories, Ernest Hemmingway was once given a six-toed cat by a sea captain. He kept the cat at his home, and today approximately 30 descendents can be found at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida, identifiable by their six toes. . . .
A: To test for fleas, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends combing your pet on a white piece of paper and letting the loose dirt fall on to the paper. Then, transfer the dirt onto a wet piece of paper. If the “dirt” . . .
From the Archive: 2002 A: The New York Police Department K-9 Unit is comprised of 33 dogs, including 30 German Shepherds and 3 Bloodhounds. The NYPD K-9 Unit has been tirelessly working to help recover victims at the site of the World Trade Cen . . .