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Service Dog Eye Exams

April 8, 2010

May is National Service Dog Eye Exam Month.  The American College of Veterinary Ophthamologists and Merial are offering free eye screening exams to working dogs. In order to make an appointment for a free exam, an owner must register by April 30th and  your dog must meet of the following criteria: Service Dog groups...
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New Cancer Research

February 5, 2010

The Van Andel Research Institute, a world class human cancer research institute, recently received a Federally fund grant through the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, to study five types of cancer that occur in both dogs and humans. The ultimate goal is to develop improved diagnostics and more individualized therapies for both canines...
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Cat plays furry grim reaper at nursing home

February 1, 2010

Oscar has predicted 25 deaths by curling up next to patient in final hours PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led...
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Retaining Ovaries increases longevity

January 17, 2010

Researchers at the Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation have found that Rottweilers who were not spayed until after the age of 6 were four times more likely to live an exceptionally longer life than Rottweilers who were spayed young. “But taking away ovaries during the first four years of life completely erased the female...
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Recall – ketamine and butorphanol

January 14, 2010

The recalls involve two commonly used injectable veterinary drugs: butorphanol, a fast-acting opioid used to control pain from surgical procedures in dogs and cats, and the anesthetic agent ketamine. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/01/13/petscol011310.DTL#ixzz0cdLvWzAj Tweet
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