News Releases Archive


During the "Be Kind to Animals Week", Join America's New Compassion Movement and Become a Voice for the Voiceless

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18 – During this year's "Be Kind to Animals Week®" (May 4-10), American Humane Association, the organization that helped found America's original "Compassion Movement" in the 1870s is putting out an urgent plea to reach and enlist one million new advocates to help billions . . .   more

UF Researchers Say New Test May Identify Tickborne Disease Capable of Infecting Humans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida veterinary researchers say a simple DNA-based test could help identify strains of a debilitating tickborne disease that infects an increasing number of people. The research marks the first time scientists have demonstrated the ability to distinguish huma . . .   more

PRN Pharmacal Launches Canine Urinary Health Website

(Pensacola, Fla. – April 1, 2014) – The makers of Proin and other PRN Pharmacal products has launched the Canine Urinary Health Initiative (www.cuhi.org), a website to engage both veterinarians and pet owners to open up the conversation about canine urina . . .   more

Pet Spending Higher Than Ever with an Estimated $58.5 Billion in Spending in 2014

(Greenwich, CT) – Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is pleased to announce overall spending in the pet industry for 2013 exceeded early estimates coming in at an all-time high of more than $55.7 billion, a 4.5 percent growth over spending in 201 . . .   more

Dog for Dog Wins Top Prize at Global Pet Expo 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA. March 20, 2014 – DOG for DOG celebrated the launch of its new DOGSFOOD all-natural premium kibble at the 2014 Global Pet Expo (GPE) by winning the top award, the Best in Show prize in the organization's New Product Showcase for dogs. Presented by The American Pet Products Associa . . .   more

AAEP Opposes H.R. 4098

The American Association of Equine Practitioners joins the American Veterinary Medical Association and many others in opposing new legislation introduced on Capitol Hill last week that is being promoted as an alternative to the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 1518/S.1406). The A . . .   more

Prescott Animal Hospital, MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets take home top AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year awards in Nashville

NASHVILLE-The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) awarded the fifth annual AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year awards during the AAHA conference's Opening Session on Thursday. Prescott Animal Hospital of Prescott, Ariz. took home first place for the general practice category. M . . .   more

Retailer Excellence Award Winners Announced at Global Pet Expo 2014

(Orlando, FL) — Global Pet Expo Officials are proud to announce the winners of the Third Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards. The Awards Program, sponsored by Coastal Pet Products, took place at the Show's Pet Industry Breakfast, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Individual awards we . . .   more

New Products Showcase Winners Announced for Global Pet Expo 2014

(ORLANDO, FL) - The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce the New Products Showcase winners from this year's Global Pet Expo, held March 12-14, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. . . .   more

Teen Invention iCPooch (Booth 4688) Video Chat and Treat Dispenser Launches at Global Pet Expo

ORLANDO, FL. GLOBAL PET EXPO — March 12, 2014 – Today, 14-year-old inventor and founder of iCPooch (www.iCPooch.com) Brooke Martin announced the formal launch of ICPooch (Global Pet Expo Booth #4688). iCPooch is the only Internet-enabled device that enables dog owners to v . . .   more

Special Sections at Global Pet Expo 2014 Sell Out

(Greenwich, CT) - Andrew Darmohraj, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is proud to announce all of the special exhibiting sections for Global Pet Expo 2014 have officially sold out. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Show is s . . .   more

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Launches Dynamic New Packaging Featuring Rescued Pets and New Small Bites

COS COB, CT, March 10, 2014 - Chicken Soup for the Soul®, the iconic bestselling book publisher and one of the nation's most recognized and trusted brands, announced a new look and even better formulation for its pet fo . . .   more

Kathy Ireland to Speak at APPA’s Professional Women's Network Breakfast During Global Pet Expo

(Greenwich,CT) – Lifestyle Designer Kathy Ireland of kathy ireland Worldwide ®, (kiWW®) has been set to speak at the third annual American Pet Products Association (APPA) Professional Women's Network Breakfast, it was announced by . . .   more

AAHA Poised for Record-Breaking Conference in Nashville

The American Animal Hospital Association Nashville 2014 Yearly Conference will make for a record-breaking year for AAHA, with the international veterinary organization recording the highest registration numbers in nearly 15 years (excluding one year when a joint meeting was held). This is the fir . . .   more

New Pet First Aid App by American Red Cross Features AAHA-Accredited Hospitals

DENVER - When a pet faces an emergency, pet owners know to turn to AAHA-accredited hospitals for the care their pets need. Now, it's easier than ever before to locate an accredited hospital, thanks to the American Red Cross' new pet first aid mobile phone app. Accredited hospitals are t . . .   more

Dog Breath? Get 'Em to the Vet to Prevent a Costly Problem

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) January 21, 2014—Is the worst part of cuddling with your pet its bad breath? This could be a sign of looming dental problems. Preventive veterinary dental care can save you money in the long run. Pet Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Associat . . .   more

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Accepting Investment Forum Applications - Deadline April 18

(Kansas City, Mo. January 1, 2014) -- The KC Animal Health Corridor is now accepting applications for the sixth annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum on August 26, 2014, in K . . .   more

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Accepting Iron Paw Award Nominations February 28, 2014

(Kansas City, Mo. -- January 9, 2014) -- The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor is now accepting nominations for the Iron Paw Award. The Iron Paw award is an award given to an individual from research, academia, industry or government . . .   more

California Racetrack Practitioner to Lead the AAEP in 2014

Racetrack practitioner Jeff Blea, DVM, partner in VonBluecher, Blea, Hunkin Inc., Equine Medicine and Surgery, in Sierra Madre, Calif., was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the Dec. 10 President's Luncheon at the association's 59th Annual Co . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Awards $122,066 for Feline Health Studies in Partnership with the Miller Trust

Wyckoff, NJ, December 2, 2013: The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of five feline medical research grants funded in partnership with the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust for 2013. Winn President Vicki Thayer, DVM, DABVP (feline) commented, "With the . . .   more

2013 CWA Award Winners

CWA 2013 awards were presented at a gala evening on November, 2, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The awards included special awards and the coveted Muse Medallions. For more details about the awards and past winners click on . . .   more

Don't Put a Puppy Under Your Tree! AKC Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Season with Your Dog

New York, NY – Nothing tops a holiday wish list more than an adorable puppy – but with the hustle and bustle of the season, the family pet can get lost in the shuffle. The American Kennel Club (AKC®) reminds those considering adding a dog to their home this holiday season that puppies are not s . . .   more

NAVC and NAVTA Strike an Innovation Partnership

ORLANDO, FL- The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) has announced that it will provide the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA's) Board of Directors and Executive Director a wide range of services, including assistance in managing the day to day operations of . . .   more

AVMA Fellows Provide Veterinary Expertise to Members of Congress

​(Washington, D.C.) - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced today that its 2013-2014 fellows have accepted appointments into three congressional office . . .   more

Pit Bull Named Year's Top "American Hero Dog" At the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

LOS ANGELES, October 6 – The nation's top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle (pronounced Ellie) from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina who helps teach children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice and stereotypes – something a pit bull knows too much about – has been named th . . .   more

UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Launches Small Animal Theriogenology Service

October 21, 2013 - The University of California, Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is pleased to announce the launch of its Small Animal Theriogenology (reproduction and fertility) Service. The Theriogenology Service will provide the highest quality reproducti . . .   more

The Life is Good Company and Planet Dog Announce Partnership

October 16, 2013 (Boston, MA and Westbrook, ME) – Life is good®, the lifestyle brand committed to spreading the power of optimism and helping kids in need by donating 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation, announced a partnership today with Planet Dog, the socially res . . .   more

AVMA and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe Issue Joint Statement on Essential Role of Veterinarians in Protecting Animal, Human, Public and Environmental Health

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) October 15, 2013 – Today, two of the world's largest veterinary medical associations issued a joint statement detailing the essential role of vete . . .   more

AVMA Offers Tips on How to Pick a Pooch During Adopt-A-Dog Month

​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) October 8, 2013—October is both Adopt-A-Dog Month and href="http://www.aspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-shelter-dog-month">Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and the American V . . .   more

AVMA Thanks USDA for Excepting Federal Employees Who Verify Animal Vaccines

Washington, D.C.--The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) praised Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his decision today to deem some employees within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) as "excepted," allowing them to return . . .   more

October is American Humane Association's Adopt-A-Dog Month What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why -- during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October -- we’re encouraging people to adopt a rescue or shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers. Are you . . .   more

Planet Dog's Orbee-Tuff® Snoop® Fetches Gold

Westbrook, ME (September 25, 2013) – Retailers and other pet industry members who attended the Total Pet Expo last weekend were barking about Orbee-Tuff Snoop, href="http://www.planetdog.com/">Planet Dog's latest . . .   more

Autograph Party

(Dallas, TX, 9-1-13) – The country's top cat and dog experts will autograph their books for the public — just in time for holiday gift-giving – Saturday, November 2nd at Books-A-Million, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX. Authors will appear throughout the day in one-hour shifts. The s . . .   more

Stason Animal Health, Inc. Selects Kansas City for Relocation of Corporate Headquarters

Kansas City, Kan. – August 26, 2013 – Stason Animal Health, Inc., a pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to the development of new chemical entities for companion animals, announced that it has selected Kansas City, Mo., part of the href="http://w . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Announces Sales Team Promotions

(Pensacola, Fla. – August 19, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has announced two sales team promotions due to continued growth and planned expansion of PRN Pharmacal. Scott Collins . . .   more

KC Animal Health Investment Forum Selects Companies for August 27 Presentations

Kansas City – July 29, 2013 – The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor will host more than 20 emerging animal health companies from the U.S., and around the world, at the fifth annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum < . . .   more

LGVMA Celebrates 20 Years of Diversity During AVMA's Convention in Chicago

(CHICAGO, Illinois) July 16, 2013—Coinciding with this year's 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the href="http://www . . .   more

AVMA Convention Welcomes Veterinary Technicians

(CHICAGO, Illinois) July 16, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host its Annual Convention July 19–23 at McCormick Place’s West Building in Chicago and is including veterinary technicians, important members of the veterinary t . . .   more

AVMA Celebrates 150 Years

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) January 10, 2013 – During the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) 150th anniversary celebration, the Association will thank those who made the auspicious anniversary possible—it’s members. “I’m extremely proud that the AVMA is turning 150 this year, but even mo . . .   more

AVMA Awards Prizes to Five Young Scientists at Intel Fair

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) June 27, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented five, first-place awards during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held May 12-17, 2013. AVMA member veterinarians Dr. Marlene Cole and Dr. Stephen Denny served as expert judges a . . .   more

AVMA Honors Congressman Kurt Schrader With 2013 Advocacy Award

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to recognize U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) with its 2013 Advocacy Award for his efforts in championing legislation that benefits the health and welfare of the nation's animals and supports the veterinary profession in Congress. AVMA . . .   more

States Honor AVMA's 150 Years

Across the United States, 19 state governments have passed resolutions or proclamations, or taken other action, commemorating the AVMA's 150th anniversary. Click on a link to go to see each state that has recognized the AVMA's 150th anniversary, or view the full list of states below the m . . .   more

AVMA Offers All-Access Pass to Video Celebrating 150 Years

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) June 24, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) encourages you to share a link to their first-ever movie trailer with your friends, families and colleagues. The 30-second video, celebrating all that veterinary . . .   more

The Planet Dog Foundations Reaches the One Million Dollar Mark

Portland, ME (July 9, 2013) - The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), href="http://www.planetdog.com/">Planet Dog's non-profit grant making organization, is extremely proud to announce that it has reached the million dollar mark! Since 2006, PDF h . . .   more

AKC and VVMA Express Outrage at PETA approach to Euthanasia in Animal Shelters

The American Kennel Club® (AKC) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) have today issued statements to highlight their vehement disapproval of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s apparent policy of euthanizing animals frequently at its shelter in Norfolk, VA. Fur . . .   more

Pfizer Announces Final Results of Zoetis Exchange Offer

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the final results of its offer to its shareholders to exchange all, some or none of their shares of Pfizer common stock for shares of Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) common stock owned by Pfizer. . . .   more

AKC Calls On All Dog Organizations To Spread Responsible Dog Ownership Message This September

New York, NY – Dogs give us so much: excitement when a favorite person arrives home, company on the couch at night, and full effort on the obedience or agility course. Give back to them by being a responsible dog owner . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Names Piekarski Director of Marketing & Sales

(Pensacola, Fla. – May 28, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Denise Piekarski as PRN Pharmacal Director of Marketing & Sales. Piekarski’s hiring fills the role of leading the marketing . . .   more

Heading to Oklahoma: American Humane Association Red Star Deployment Update

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma. The American Humane Association has provided the following updated. Additional updates will be provided throughout the days a . . .   more

Soldiers Reunite with Pets, Thanks to Nonprofit Foster Program

Gladwyne, PA - Memorial Day is when Americans pay tribute to the brave men and women who volunteer in the military to defend and protect our sacred freedom as Americans. However many soldiers are faced with a difficult choice . . .   more

Pet Travel Products to Be Evaluated

WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2013) – Center for Pet Safety™, the nonprofit dedicated to consumer and companion animal safety, today announced that it will allow pet product manufacturers the use of its proprietary, instrumented and weigh . . .   more

Hill's Pet Nutrition Announces First-of-its-Kind National Disaster Relief Network to Help Pets During Emergencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (MAY 7, 2013) – Hill's Pet Nutrition announced today that it established a Disaster Relief Network through the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love TM program that will enable Hill's to quickly deploy pet food resources in case of an emergency. The Network consists of nearly 100 participatin . . .   more

American Humane Association Study and Literature Review Indicates Hundreds of Thousands of Adopted Pets are Given Up, Lost, or Die Each Year

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8 – New research published today by American Humane Association indicates that more than one in 10 animals adopted from animal shelters are no longer in their homes six months later. Based on this data and a compreh . . .   more

Bark in the Park—5k Run, 1-Mile Walk for Animals and Family Festival Presented by Purina ONE®

What: The Humane Society of Missouri and Purina ONE® present Bark in the Park, the largest dog festival in the Midwest! The annual event will be held Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Cricket Field in Forest Park. New this year! In addition to the 1-mile Walk for Animals . . .   more

National Pet Week May 5 – 11

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) May 2, 2013—Pet owners love to show their pets affection by showering them with toys, fancy collars and even clothes. In fact, a recent survey indicated dog and cat owners spent $5 billion on gifts for their dogs and cats during the 2012 holiday season. During . . .   more

H.H. Backer Revamps Fall Trade Show, Announces New Show Name

Chicago (April 18, 2013)—H.H. Backer Associates announced several changes to its annual fall show in Chicago designed to improve the attendee and exhibitor experience and draw key buyers from across the United States and . . .   more

Major Veterinary Groups Urge Passage of Legislation to End Abusive Soring of Horses

(Lexington, Ky.) April 12, 2013 - The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners joined together today in support of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST), H.R. 1518. The bill seeks to eliminate the abusive act of soring  more

Vets Offer Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) April 2, 2013—Service animals, including guide dogs, handicapped assistance animals, detection dogs, therapy animals, and search and rescue dogs, selflessly give so much to the people they serve and the public. The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) is g . . .   more

Dr. Marty Becker Joins American Humane Association Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26 – American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization and the only charity dedicated to the protection of children and animals, today announced that award-winning veterinarian, . . .   more

AVMA Launches New Economics Division; Dr. Michael R. Dicks Joins AVMA as Director

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) March 21, 2013—As part of its renewed focus on economic issues impacting the veterinary profession, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) hires Dr. Michael R. Dicks as director in the Association's new Veterinary Economics Division. "As an economist with ov . . .   more

PRN® Pharmacal Names Dr. Duane Maye Director of New Business & Product Development

(Pensacola, Fla. – March 25, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Dr. Duane Maye as PRN Pharmacal Director of Business & Product Development. Maye's hiring is a continuation of establishing a m . . .   more

Planet Dog Introduces Toys in Support of Canine Service

Planet Dog showcased its recently updated Cosmos line of Orbee-Tuff toys at the Global Pet Expo in February. The Cosmos collection features three dog balls of different shapes, sizes and colors: Sol.; Luna.; and Ringo. They are made in the USA and are doggie-durable, buoyant, bouncy, minty, r . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Names Orach Product Manager Continuation of Team Growth in Pensacola

(Pensacola, Fla. – March 7, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Christy Orach as PRN Pharmacal Product Manager. Orach’s hiring is a continuation of establishing a more robust marketing and sales team in Pensacola following animal health indust . . .   more

PIDA Elects New Chairman and Officer in 2013

Bel Air, MD – March 6, 2013 Perry Parks, Wolverton, Inc., Lansing, Michigan, was elected as chairman of the PIDA Board of Directors during the association’s annual Management Conference in January. He becomes the third member of his family to take on PIDA’s chief elected position, fo . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Names Orach Product Manager Continuation of Team Growth in Pensacola

(Pensacola, Fla. – March __, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Christy Orach as PRN Pharmacal Product Manager. Orach’s hiring is a continuation of establishing a more robust marketing and sales team in Pensacola following animal health indus . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Names Orach Product Manager Continuation of Team Growth in Pensacola

(Pensacola, Fla. – March __, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Christy Orach as PRN Pharmacal Product Manager. Orach’s hiring is a continuation of establishing a more robust marketing and sales team in Pensacola following animal health indus . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Names Orach Product Manager Continuation of Team Growth in Pensacola

(Pensacola, Fla. – March __, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Christy Orach as PRN Pharmacal Product Manager. Orach’s hiring is a continuation of establishing a more robust marketing and sales team in Pensacola following animal health indus . . .   more

PBI-Gordon Names Santosuosso As PRN® Pharmacal General Manager Animal Health Industry Veteran to Lead Company

(Pensacola, Fla. – February 18, 2013) – PBI-Gordon Corporation, parent company of Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named animal health industry veteran Jeff Santosuosso as Vice Presid . . .   more

WVC pays tribute to Dr. Jack Walther, initiates "Town Hall" Meeting, and introduces intriguing new Exhibit Hall Experience

LAS VEGAS, February 5, 2013 – Veterinarians and Veterinary Staff from around the globe will attend the 85th Annual Dr. Jack Walther Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas from February 17-21, 2013. Held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the Conference offers more than 800 hours . . .   more

Westminster Club Announces New Breeds for 2013

There are two new breeds competing at Westminster in 2013.  The American Kennel Club determines the eligibility of breeds to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and at any other shows held by AKC member clubs.  Generally, the AKC will consider a breed for recognition if the breed . . .   more

PRN® Pharmacal Introduces Collasate® Silver Gel

(Pensacola, Fla. – February 14, 2013)– PRN® Pharmacal introduces Collasate® Silver gel, the first wound healing product for pets . . .   more

2013 Westminster Dog Show Final Results

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Westminster Dog Show Results - Day One

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Westminster Newsmakers

2013 HERDING GROUP WINNER Westminster Dog Show opened Monday despite Super Winter Storm Nemo wreaking havoc across New England and making headlines around the world. For many w . . .   more

Lifetime's "Designing Spaces of Hope - Adopts a Shelter" TV Segment Features Dr. Marisa Shulman Discussing PROIN (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride) & Canine Urinary Incontinence

(Pensacola, Florida – UPDATED February 4, 2013) – Surveys show canine urinary incontinence is a common problem in both shelters and in the home. An alarming 18.5 percent of dogs are turned over to shelters for house soiling. Pet owners might be embarrassed to talk with their veterinarian about it . . .   more

Ceva Records Double Digit Growth for 3rd Successive Year

Libourne, France, 7 February, 2013: Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached 607.3 M€ (US$ 782m) in 2012, up by 14% on 2011 and 10% at a constant perimeter and exchange rates. Growth was driven through further concentration on key products and helped by the company's early decis . . .   more

Pfizer Inc. Issues Statement on Zoetis IPO

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its former animal health business unit, now a standalone company named ZoetisTM, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ZTS.” "This is a proud moment for all Zoetis and Pfizer employees," . . .   more

Westminster Announces New Breeds for 2013

There are two new breeds competing at Westminster in 2013. The American Kennel Club determines the eligibility of breeds to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and at any other shows held by AKC member clubs. Generally, the AKC will consider a breed for recognition if the breed show . . .   more

Westminster & AKC Partner To Help Sandy Victims

In honor of the people and their pets affected by Hurricane Sandy, the American Kennel Club Humane Fund, Inc. and The Westminster Kennel Club have each donated $10,000 to the Humane Fund's newly-created "Sandy Fund." This $20,000 grant and other donations to the Sandy Fund will assist organizati . . .   more

AVMA Releases New Stats on Pet Ownership, Ranking Top/Bottom 10 States

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) January 15, 2013 – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, revealing which states have the largest number of pet owners and which have the fewest. The survey is conducted by the AVMA every five . . .   more

Want to Save Money on Your Veterinary Bills?

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) January 30, 2013—It’s an integral part of your morning routine. Still half asleep, you step up to your bathroom sink and pick up your toothbrush. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t make it a habit of providing good dental hygiene for their pets, too. Pet Dental Health Mon . . .   more

2,721 Dogs Make Largest Westminster Entry in 15 Yrs.

Entries from all 50 states and several foreign countries have helped to give the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, to be held in New York City on February 11-12, 2013, its largest entry in 15 years - 2,721 dogs - as America's Dog Show extends its standing as the second-longest contin . . .   more

DWAA 2012 Writing Competition to be Celebrated at Annual Awards Banquet

Source: Dog Writers Association of America: http://dogwriters.org Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm Location: Affinia Manhattan Hotel, 371 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 . . .   more

Germinder Elected 2013 PRSA-NY President

NEW YORK, December 11, 2012 – The Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter (PRSA-NY) today announced the election of its 2013 board. The election comes on the heels of a record membership increase for the chapter which is the third largest in the country with over 750 members. . . .   more

2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook Now Available

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) December 6, 2012 – More than ever, people consider their pets to be members of the family. Unfortunately, according to a new report released by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the love for a family pet doesn’t always translate into visits to the veterina . . .   more

KC Animal Health Corridor Confirms 2013 Board Leadership

Kansas City, Mo. – October 9, 2012 – The KC Animal Health Corridor Advisory Board voted to appoint Kostas Kontopanos, U.S. president of Hill's Pet Nutrition as chair, effective January 1. The Board also approved the appointment of Scott Bormann, vice president, U.S. commercial operations o . . .   more

NAVC Announces Relationship with Vetstream

December 4, 2012 The North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), the world’s largest veterinary conference, has formed an agreement with UK-­‐based online content supplier Vetstream to bring its valuable content from the NAVC Conference and the NAVC Ins . . .   more

ATS Selects Kansas City for National Corporate Training Center

Kansas City, Mo. -- August 28, 2012 – ATS Animal Health Training Solutions, a training and development company dedicated exclusively to the needs of animal health industry professionals, announced that it has selected Kansas City, Mo., part of the KC Animal Hea . . .   more

'Money Tips for Caring Pet Owners' Helps Stretch the Vet-Care Dollar While Ensuring a Pet’s Continued Good Health

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) Sept. 19, 2012 – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has assembled expert advice and simple steps that will help pet owners save money while still protecting their pet's health. The recommendations make up the AVMA's "Money tips for caring pet owners," wh . . .   more

North American Veterinary Conference Expands International Outreach Gainesville, FL, September 15, 2012

The announcement came from Dr. Gatz Riddell, President of the NAVC Board of Directors. "NAVC is widely respected for its lead role in partnering with other continuing education veterinary organizations in advancing knowledge. In parallel with NAVC's strong growth plans for US-based activities, it . . .   more

Animal Care & Control of NYC Joins Pet Fair Welcomes L.O.V.E. Bus To NYC

Animal Care & Control of NYC Joins Pet Fair Welcomes L.O.V.E. Bus To NYC Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. – Noon Manhattan Shelter 326 East 110th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue The national . . .   more

Sneak Preview of AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook at 2012 Convention in San Diego

​(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) August 3, 2012 – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will release early results from a long-awaited study of pet ownership and veterinary spending during its Annual Convention Aug. 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. The 2 . . .   more

New AVMA Website Transforms Members' Online Experience

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) August 1, 2012 – Customized home pages, vastly improved online networking services and the ability for members to provide input on association policy decisions are the cornerstones of the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) new website, which launched today. Th . . .   more

Winn Call for Proposals in Feline Health for 2013 Funding

The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that funds research into health issues affecting cats. Since its inception in 1968, grants totaling over $4 million have been awarded by the Foundation for scientific studies, encouraging veterinarians and researchers to focus at . . .   more

Dr. Douglas G. Aspros installed AVMA president

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) August 7, 2012—Dr. Douglas G. Aspros was installed today as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) during the Association's 149th Annual Convention. ​"I'm looking forward to celebrating the AVMA's 150th birthday next year, which to me repre . . .   more

2012 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest Winners Announced

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) - The whimsical image of a boy enjoying a quick drink of water from an old-fashioned water pipe outdoors was selected as the Best of Show in the 2012 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted b . . .   more

Keeping Pets (Dogs and Cats) in Homes: A Three-Phase Retention Study

Pet homelessness is a serious issue in this country. Every year, we see upwards of 4 million dogs and cats euthanized in our nation's animal shelters. Many of these animals are considered to be healthy and adoptable, yet many never find homes. And for many of those animals that are adopted, too . . .   more

WVC Dedicates 85th Annual Conference to Dr. Jack Walther

LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2012 — The Western Veterinary Conference is proudly recognizing longtime participant, Director, Program Coordinator, and Past President, Jack Walther, DVM, by naming the 2013 Conference in his honor. Re . . .   more

Ceva Biomune Kicks Off $7 Million R&D Facility Renovation

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Lenexa, Kansas Mayor Mike Boehm were on hand at the official kickoff of Ceva Biomune's $7 million R&D facility renovation. Pictured from left to right: Ceva Holdings, Inc. Chief Exe . . .   more

There's A New Terrier in Town

New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) expanded its litter of registered breeds on June 27 to welcome the Russell Terrier to the Terrier Group, growing AKC's family to 175 breeds. Also moving up the ranks to the Miscellaneous cl . . .   more

Interzoo 2012 Meets All Expectations

Gathering of the world market The internationality of the world's leading exhibition has increased again: 79 per cent of the exhibitors came from abroad. Altogether 1,539 companies (+3 per cent) from 53 countries presented their products and services on a gross display area of more tha . . .   more

The Company of Animals and Lickety Stik RSVP as Sponsors of the Canine Holiday Party

Chicago, IL (June 4th, 2012) – Pet expert Arden Moore unleashes a day of double dog celebration with National Dog Party DayTM. Created in conjunction with Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog to Work Day, June 22nd is sure to embody the motto: "Work like dog by day and party like a pup at ni . . .   more

Humanitarian Organization that Pioneered Protections for U.S. Children and Animals Over Last 135 Years Brings on Innovation/Development Expert to Prepare for Next Generation

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3 – American Humane Association, which for 135 years has been the chief force behind nearly every major development and advance improving the welfare of the nation's children and animals, is paving the way for another century of growth and creative ground-breaking w . . .   more

Get Social with The Company of Animals

Bridgeport, CT (June 15, 2012) – Put some more play in your day! That's what The Company of Animals is urging pets and parents to do, and then they want you to tell them all about it. The brand made famous for their humane training techniques and products is encouraging fur-families to go out and . . .   more

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days Turns 10!

New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® (AKC) will celebrate a decade of responsible dog ownership this September when the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days program turns 10. How can you join the party? Simply host or attend an AKC RDO Day in your community. "Over the past ten . . .   more

Introducing a Reliable Pet Caregiver Alert Service Because You Love Them

Eugene, Oregon (June 18th, 2012) – Now pet parents can leave their worries at home. Introducing Because You Love Them! – a pet caregiver alert service. If you're in an emergency and can't care for your pets as usual, Because You Love Them! alerts your designated pet caregivers until someone's the . . .   more

Golden Retriever Owners Participate in Launch of New Canine Health Study

Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Has Potential to Significantly Change Veterinary Medicine June 14, 2012 /Denver- On May 24th, 50 Golden Retriever owners signed up to participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, a groundbreaking effort to identify ways to b . . .   more

Trupanion Announces Coverage For Pet Mobility Devices, Used in Rehabilitation or as Life-Long Support Due to Traumatic Accident or Illness

June 6, 2012 — Trupanion, the second-largest and fastest growing pet insurance provider1, today announced the addition of mobility devices, including pet wheelchairs and prosthetics, to its core coverage. This new addition strengthens the company's already comprehensive pet insurance p . . .   more

CBS Declares Wednesday, May 30, “Bring Your Dog to Work Day”

CHEAT TWEET: Woof! CBS declares Weds. 5/30 “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” for new reality series #DogsintheCity http://bit.ly/KNWtyX CBS is making no bones about its excitement for the . . .   more

Winn's 34th Annual Feline Health Symposium to Benefit Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Research

Hillsborough, NJ, Date: April 20, 2012: Registration is now open for the 34th Annual Winn Feline Foundation Feline Health Symposium. This year's event, "Diving into the Gene Pool", will take place on Thursday, June 28, 2012, . . .   more

2012 Animal Health Investment Forum: Now Accepting Applications

The fourth annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum will be held Tuesday, August 28, in Kansas City. The Forum offers one of the only opportunities in the world for early and mid-s . . .   more

Germinder Sponsors 2012 Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Events

(New York, NY – May 4, 2012) - Germinder & Associates, Inc., today announced the company will be a top level presenting sponsor of the 2012 Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event and the Kansas City Animal Health Investment Forum. The events will be held August 27th and August 28th . . .   more

Solvit Products Introduces Kitty'scape Cat Play Structures: "A Whole New Way for Cats to Play"

Arlington, Texas (Feb. 29, 2012) – Unlike the traditional cat tree, Solvit's new modular play structure, the Kitty'scape, can be easily reconfigured and expanded into an ever-changing playscape that will continue to satisfy the curious nature of adventurous cats. . . .   more

Humanitarian Organization That Pioneered Protections for U.S. Children and Animals Over Last 135 Years Brings on Innovation/Development Expert to Prepare for Next Century

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3 – American Humane Association, which for 135 years has been the chief force behind nearly every major development and advance improving the welfare of the nation's children and animals, is paving the way for another century of growth and creative ground-breaking w . . .   more

Man's Best Friend Unleashed This Summer on CBS

CBS announced today the new reality series DOGS IN THE CITY, starring New York City dog guru Justin Silver, a master at resolving issues between canines and their owners – no matter whose behavior is at fault. The series will premiere Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television . . .   more

Dr. Jack Stephens Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Pet Insurance

Boise, ID (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 The month of April marks the 30th anniversary since Dr. Jack Stephens, who's considered the "founder" of pet health insurance in North America, issued the first pet insurance policy to esteemed celebrity dog Lassie. . . .   more

Start of Gaited Horse Show Season Heightens Commitment by AVMA, AAEP and USDA to End Abusive Practice of Soring

Schaumburg, IL - Soring, illegal for more than 40 years, is the abusive act of intentionally inflicting pain on gaited horses through the use of chemical irritants, broken glass wedged in between a horse's shoe pads and sole, or overly tightened metal hoof bands. The extreme pain caused . . .   more

Western Veterinary Conference 2012 wows nearly 15,000

LAS VEGAS, March 12, 2012 — Registrants for the 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) held February 19-23 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino enjoyed an educational and entertainment experience like no other in the global veterinary community. Close to 15,000 attendees took advantage . . .   more

WVC Board announces four new Directors at 2012 Conference

LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2012 — Western Veterinary Conference has welcomed a new vice president and three new directors to its governing Board as elected by attendees and announced on February 23 during the 84th Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Dr. George Dyck, a WVC Board member since 2009 and Cha . . .   more

AAHA Invites Media To Attend Denver 2012 Conference

Modern science and technology have led to a period of unparalleled advancements within the veterinary profession. AAHA Denver 2012, taking place March 15-18, is designed to keep veterinary professionals abreast of these rapid changes. More than 2,200 veterinary care providers from around the worl . . .   more

Backer Announces Spring Seminar Schedule

Chicago (January 24, 2012) – More than 6,000 distributors, pet store owners and managers, boarding kennel operators, grooming professionals and specialty gift store owners are expected to attend H.H. Backer’s 24th Annual Pet Industry Spring Trade Show and Educational Conference, April 18-2 . . .   more

Jill Rappaport Honored at Global Pet Expo 2012

Greenwich, CT—January 16, 2012) - The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) are pleased to announce that TODAY show correspondent and Animal Advocate, Jill Rappaport is the 2012 recipient of Global Pet Expo's annual "Excellence in Journa . . .   more

PRN®Pharmacal Names Orach Product Manager Continuation of Team Growth in Pensacola

(Pensacola, Fla. – March __, 2013) – Pegasus Laboratories, makers of PRN® Pharmacal branded products, has named Christy Orach as PRN Pharmacal Product Manager. Orach’s hiring is a continuation of establishing a more robust marketing and sales team in Pensacola following animal health indus . . .   more

The 2012 Westminster Best In Show Trophy: A Pekingese

The 2012 Best in Show Trophy was awarded to "Ch Palacegarden Malachy" a.k.a. "Malachy," a Pekingese. Malachy was born January 24, 2008 and was bred by Jim Smith & Jean Smith and owned by Iris Love and S Middlebrooks & D Fitzpatrick. To see more about Westminster, visit . . .   more

KCAH Corridor: NAVTA Approves Veterinary Assistant Program

MCC Veterinary Assistant Program NAVTA-Approved (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) - The new MCC veterinary assistant program has been approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) for offering throughout the KC Animal Health Corridor. The approval qualifies graduates of the . . .   more

Kansas Unhappy with Agro-Bio Defense Lab Budget Cuts

The Kansas City Animal Health h Corridor supports any asset locating in the Corridor -- including the National Agro-Bio Defense Facility. The Corridor will be posting more stories at www.kcanimalhealthcorridor.com but here's a news story from t . . .   more

Germinder Named PRSA-NY President-Elect & Big Apple Chair

NEW YORK (January 1, 2012)- Germinder & Associates, Inc. has announced Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, has been elected 2012 President-Elect of the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America, New York City Chapter (< . . .   more

WZF Looking Confidently to Interzoo 2012

Interzoo, the world's biggest exhibition for pet supplies, opens its doors again in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 17–20 May 2012. The number of applications at present exceeds the level of the comparable period two years ago and puts the promoter, Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachb . . .   more

American Pet Products Association Names Its Hall of Fame Award in Honor of Rolf C. Hagen

(Greenwich, CT—2012) — The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announced today that the Association's prestigious Hall of Fame Award, created in 1968, has been renamed in honor of the late Rolf C. Hagen. A leader in the pet industry, Hagen is also a past recipient of APPA's Hal . . .   more

Drinkwell by PetSafe Features New Fountains

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Drinkwell® by PetSafe® will introduce three new additions to its expanding line of popular pet fountains. "We're really excited to showcase our newest Drinkwell fountains at this year's Global Pet Expo," said Sean Rowe, Managing Directo . . .   more

KollerCraft Introduces New Life & Style Desktop Aquarium Line

(Shawnee, KS) – KollerCraft, manufacturer of the original desktop aquarium, is thrilled to introduce its new line of home-décor inspired aquariums, Life & Style. The new line, designed to enhance and beautify the home, office or dorm, features six unique themes from around the world. . . .   more

KollerCraft Introduces New GOOGLIES Addition to the Pet Buddies Line of Dog Toys

(Shawnee, KS) – Rand Kollman, VP of Sales and Marketing for KollerCraft is thrilled to introduce four new funny faces to Pet Buddies' line of Googlies. "We are excited to be launching these new fun dog toys, designed to occupy and stimulate, whil . . .   more

Beagles Have Their Year! Curious and Comedic Breed Overtakes Yorkies to Place Third on Most-Popular List

Look out Lab, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) has announced that the Beagle has overtaken the beloved Yorkshire Terrier to become the third most popular dog breed in the U.S., according to AKC registration statistics released today. The Golden Retriever also made a strong push into . . .   more

84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference slated for February 19-23, 2012, in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, February 02, 2012 – More than 900 hours of programming fill the agenda of the 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from February 19-23, 2012. Along with nearly 700 hours for Veterinarians, the Conference offers . . .   more

Westminster Announces Major Changes for 2013

On the eve of its annual show, The Westminster Kennel Club announced today a number of changes for its 2013 show, including an additional venue for breed judging, a larger entry limit, and the expansion of dogs eligible for competition. Breed judging and benching will take place at Piers 9 . . .   more

Westminster Facts and Figures

The Westminster Kennel Club was established in 1877, making it America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. First held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky . . .   more

Western Veterinary Conference Announces Don Waldron, DVM as Chief Medical Officer

Las Vegas, NV—Following an extensive candidate search for the newly created position of chief medical officer (CMO), Western Veterinary Conference announced today the hiring of Dr. Don Waldron to fill the position. Beginning April 2, 2012, Dr. Waldron will oversee all aspects of veterinary pr . . .   more

Pets in the Classroom Grant Program Now Available to 7th and 8th Grade Teachers

Bel Air, Maryland – Following the tremendous success of the Pets in the Classroom Grant Program to date and numerous requests from teachers of 7th & 8th grade classes to be eligible for funding, the Pet Care Trust Board has agreed to expand the program's reach to those grades beginning in 2012. . . .   more

84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference Slated for February 19-23, 2012, in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, February 02, 2012 – More than 900 hours of programming fill the agenda of the 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from February 19-23, 2012. Along with nearly 700 hours for Veterinarians, the Conference offers . . .   more

Argenta Appoints Senior Director of Business Development

Argenta, the international animal health CRO and CMO based in the USA and New Zealand, has appointed Rich Myer, MBA, as Senior Director of Business Development. Rich will guide the company's business development implementing standard processes, delivering exceptional customer service to clients . . .   more

Ceva Animal Health Set For Continued Growth In 2012

January 15, 2012 -- North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Fla. – As one of the top three fastest growing veterinary pharmaceutical companies – and the 9th largest veterinary company in the world – Ceva is set to continue making its North American presence known. The company contin . . .   more

Pet Care Trust Names New President to Board

Bel Air, Maryland - The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that Brent Wienmann, President and CEO of Vitakraft Sunseed, Inc., has been appointed as President of the Pet Care Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes public understanding regarding the value of and right to enjoy companion . . .   more

Department of Agriculture Removes 45 animals from Unlicensed Breeder in Stone County

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) -- Animal care inspectors from the Missouri Department of Agriculture worked in conjunction with the Stone County Sheriff's Department and the Humane Society of Missouri to remove small dogs from an unlicensed breeder in Crane, Mo. today. Dogs removed include Pugs, Chihuahu . . .   more

Ceva Sponsors "Ceva" the Future Leader Dog

UPDATE: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Western Veterinary Conference Monday, February 20-Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Noon Exhibit Booth #849 January 15, 2012 – North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Fla. – As part of its strategic mission to extend its . . .   more

The Story of Leader Dogs for the Blind

Founded by three Detroit area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 students attend our 26-day residential training program to be pai . . .   more

UC Davis Veterinarian Elected Chair of Science Panel for Major Ecosystem Restoration Effort

Dr. Joseph Gaydos, VMD, PhD, has been elected to chair the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership, Washington State's comprehensive effort to restore Puget Sound, the nation's largest inland sea. Washington State recently launched a major effort to restore Puget Sound, the southern ha . . .   more

Applications Now Accepted for Free Vaccines through Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign

Equine rescue and retirement facilities are encouraged to apply for free vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a program sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health. The deadline for applications for spring vaccines is Fe . . .   more

Ceva Animal Health Supports AAFP Cat Friendly Practice Initiative

January 16, 2012 – North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Fla. – Ceva Animal Health today announced its support as a cosponsor of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat Friendly Practice Ini . . .   more

FDA Announces the Availability of Safety and Effectiveness Data to Support a New Animal Drug Application for Aquaculture

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of Public Master Files (PMFs) containing safety and effectiveness information to support a new animal drug application (NADA) for use of chloramine-T for the control of columnaris disease and bacterial gill disease in certain f . . .   more

AVMA president clears Santa's reindeer for Christmas flight

Schaumburg, IL — The president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) returned this week from a health check-up at the North Pole, declaring Santa's reindeer to be healthy, free of disease, and ready for their Christmas Eve flight. "I can assure you that all of them a . . .   more

Want to Help Animals this Holiday Season?

For 145 years, ASPCA supporters have been essential in our efforts to end animal cruelty and serve as a trusted resource for pet parents. While ener . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Announces New Chief Executive

The Winn Feline Foundation is the only organization devoted to solely funding cat health research, which attracted Walsh to the opportunity. "I am excited to take on this new role for the Winn Feline Foundation," she says. "I look forward to helping Winn increase brand awareness among veterinary . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Names New President of Directors

Dr. Thayer is focused on collaboration with other Foundations and organizations. Her efforts have led to the development of both the Winn/American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) Veterinary Student Scholarship and Excellence in Feline Research Award. Her most recent collaborative effort on . . .   more

Celebrity Pet Stylist Dara Foster Announces New "PupStyle" Pet Accessories Line

NEW YORK - November 10, 2011 - National celebrity pet stylist and founder of the PupStyle brand, Dara Foster has teamed up with European Home Designs, a leading manufacturer of pet products, to create a line of dog fashion, accessories and be . . .   more

Paws NY Offers Holiday Wrapping Paper

This holiday season, PAWS NY is offering holiday Cats & Dogs wrapping paper. PAWS NY is a volunteer organization that helps elderly and disabled New Yorkers care for their pets. PAWS NY volunteers help to walk, feed and love animals when their owners are unable to do so alone. PAWS NY helps peop . . .   more

AAEP Convention Attracts 6,400 to San Antonio

The 57th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, held Nov. 18 - 22 in San Antonio, Texas, attracted nearly 6,400 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, ranking the meeting among the top five conventions by attendance sponsored by the association. The AAEP . . .   more

A Tribute to Dr. Osburn, UC Davis Retiring Dean

The new dean of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is Michael Lairmore. We will be hearing more about him soon but goodnewsforpets wanted to pay tribute to the retiring dean, Dr. Bennie Osburn, the longest serving dean of a veterinary school. The following article was originally publ . . .   more

Former AVMA President Dr. Mary Beth Leininger Joins Pet Insurance Provider Hartville Group

CANTON, Ohio (Sept. 21, 2011) — The Hartville Group Inc., together with its subsidiary Petsmarketing Insurance.com Agency, Inc., one of the nation’s leading pet insurance providers, has named Mary Beth Leininger, DVM, Vice President of Veterinary Relations. In this role, Dr. Leininge . . .   more

FDA Establishes Foodborne Illness Outbreak Response Network

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today a streamlined, integrated approach to effectively and rapidly respond to human and animal foodborne illness outbreaks: the FDA Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network. The CORE Network is comprised of a multi-di . . .   more

Canine's Role in Urban Search and Rescue

Canine searchers play a critical role during structural collapse incidents. The canines help search teams to locate victims, using their incredible sense of smell to detect live human scent, even from a victim buried deep in the rubble. Canine & Handler Certification - Learn about the rigor . . .   more

9/11 Flag Gives Anniversary Special Meaning for FEMA Worker

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Joint Field Office will take a brief moment from their work helping Vermont recover from Tropical Storm Irene to commemorate the occasion. For some, it will be a . . .   more

Ag Loan Program Now Expanded to Agribusinesses

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – The Missouri Value-Added Loan Guarantee Program has been expanded to offer loan guarantees to qualifying Missouri agribusinesses, allowing businesses like feed and agricultural supply stores, veterinary clinics, food processors and equipment manufacturers to participate al . . .   more

CVM Updates - FDA Warns of Possible Danger with Animal Vaccine Device

September 2, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet JetTM transdermal vaccination system device. The device, made by Bioject, Inc., is sold exclusively as the de . . .   more

American Veterinary Medical Association announces 2011-2012 Fellows

Washington — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today announced that Dr. Matthew Doyle, Dr. Reid Harvey and Dr. Richard Smilie have been named the 2011-2012 AVMA Fellows. AVMA fellows work alongside congressional staff members and serve the valuable role of providing s . . .   more

Argenta Selects KC Animal Health Corridor to Grow its Global Animal Health Business

August 30, 2011 – Argenta, a global provider of drug development services and contract product manufacturing for the animal health industry, announced today it will locate a new lab facility and office in the KC Anima . . .   more

NYC Animal Welfare Agencies Deploy Responders in Preparation for Hurricane Irene

Note: The Mayor's Alliance is compiling a list of potential volunteers who we will call upon, if needed, to assist in NYC's emergency response efforts. If you would like to be included on the list, please send your full name, phone number(s), and e-mail address to . . .   more

Germinder Sponsors 2011 KC Animal Health Corridor Events

(New York, NY – August 14, 2011) - Germinder & Associates, Inc., publisher of www.goodnewsforpets.com today announced the company will be a top level presenting sponsor of "Corridor Corral" the 2011 Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event a . . .   more

Agrilabs and SmartVet Sign Exclusive Agreement

SmartVet Bundall, Queensland Australia Grant Weyer, President AgriLabs St. Joseph, Missouri Steve Schram, CEO AgriLabs, based in St. Joseph, Missouri, has announced an exclusive sales and marketing agreement with SmartVet, makers of the VetCap®< . . .   more

National Animal Disease Traceability Program Necessary to Protect Animal Health, States AVMA

Schaumburg, IL — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds the release of the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) proposed rule on animal disease traceability and affirms its support for a collaborative, transparent . . .   more

New AVMA President Outlines Vision for Future

Schaumburg, IL — In a speech before the House of Delegates, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President René A. Carlson, DVM, called on all members to plan ahead today for a thriving future that will see tremendous advances in veterinary economics, education and global health. . . .   more

Dr. Douglas G. Aspros Elected AVMA President-Elect

St. Louis, MO. — Dr. Douglas G. Aspros was elected president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) by the AVMA House of Delegates at its annual meeting on July 15, 2011. Dr. Aspros will succeed Dr. René A. Carlson, whose term as president began July 19. Dr. Aspr . . .   more

Ceva Offers Veterinarians Guidance on Flea & Tick Category

AVMA Convention Lunchtime Express Connection Saturday, July 16, 2011 • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. July 14, 2011, Lenexa, Kan. – Ceva Animal Health offers American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention g . . .   more

AVMA Video Demystifies Declawing

Schaumburg, Illinois — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced today the release of a new educational video for cat owners on declawing and its alternatives. The video—along with the AVMA href="http://www.avm . . .   more

European E. Coli Outbreak Subject of AVMA Convention Program

Schaumburg, Illinois— The fact that no U.S. Department of Defense personnel based in Europe became ill during the 2011 outbreak of E. coli O104 is due in part to a concerted effort by the U.S. Army's Public Health Command Region-Europe. More than 4,000 people became ill, and abo . . .   more

CVM Expands the Cumulative Veterinary Adverse Drug Experience (ADE) Reports

July 12, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced today that, along with the "signs associated with an animal drug" currently reported in its Cumulative ADE Summaries Report, it would now, also, provide the "number of times reported." CVM is pro . . .   more

Hoffman Appointed Ceva Director of Marketing, Companion Animals

June 21, 2011, Lenexa, Kan. – Ceva Animal Health today announced that Steve Hoffman, a 17-year veteran of the animal health business, has joined the company as Director of Marketing, Companion Animals. Hoffman reports to Brad Bu . . .   more

Summer Pet Care Tips from AAHA

When the lazy days of barbecues and swimming pools roll around, you can make them even better by sharing them with your favorite pet. By following a few summer pet safety tips, you can keep your animal friends healthy and enjoy the months of sun and fun. Never leave your pet in the ca . . .   more

The Weather Channel Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes, Provides Top 10 Ways To Stay Safe in a Tornado

2011 has been one of the most dangerous severe weather years in recent history, with over 400 fatalities to date and massive damage between the Southeast's tornado outbreak in late April to the current spate of tornadoes that are devastating parts of the Midwest this week. Dr. Greg Forbes, . . .   more

Weather Channel Provides Pets Planner

To help pet owners care for their precious canine or feline family members in all kinds of weather conditions, The Weather Channel offers a pet-specific forecast at http://www.weather.com/activities/homeandgarden/pets/. Ow . . .   more

AVMA Convention Seeks Talent From Attendees For First Time

Schaumburg, IL — Got talent? Planning to attend the 2011 convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in St. Louis July 16-19? Well, get ready to open for actor/comedian Jay Mohr! For the first time, the AVMA is holding open auditions for talented members, friends and . . .   more

Veterinary Services Investment Act Will Benefit Animal and Public Health, States AVMA

Washington, DC — Our country faces a critical shortage of veterinarians and veterinary medical services in certain areas designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Legislation introduced today by U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) an . . .   more

Military Working Dog Monument Endorsed by AVMA

Schaumburg, IL — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is proud to announce its support of a national monument that will, for the first time, officially recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by military working dogs to the safety and security of our nation and our . . .   more

ACVIM to Honor Heroes in Medicine

June 2, 2011 DENVER, Colo. – Achievements in veterinary medicine will be celebrated at the 2011 ACVIM Forum in Denver, Colo., June 15 - 18, 2011. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine's (ACVIM) Innovators campaign gives recognition to ACVIM Heroes in Medicine, . . .   more

Pacemakers for Pooches

June 3, 2011 DENVER, Colo. – Current and future techniques in animal pacing practices will be discussed at the 2011 ACVIM Forum on Wednesday, June 15. Results from a recent survey of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Board-certified Cardiologists on pacing complicat . . .   more

First Public Presentation of Equine Referral Guidelines Draft

June 6, 2011 DENVER, Colo. –The first public presentation of the Equine Referral Guidelines draft will occur at the 2011 ACVIM Forum on Wednesday, June 15. Veterinary medicine has improved and changed dramatically over the years, especially in regards to levels of specialized care. One p . . .   more

North America's Largest Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference to Feature Animal Survivors of Life-Threatening Diseases from Colorado

DENVER, Colo. – The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) will host the media briefing Animal Survivor during the 2011 ACVIM Forum on Thursday, June 16. Animal Survivor will give media insight into the medical advances that saved the lives of cou . . .   more

One Medicine: Animals Helping Humans

Apri 28, 2011 DENVER, Colo. – The key to curing and preventing human diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and neuromuscular disorders may lie in the paws of man's best friend as veterinarians and biomedical scientists from across the globe gather at the 2011 ACVIM Forum in Denver, Colo., June 1 . . .   more

ACVIM To Honor Heroes in Medicine

DENVER, Colo. - Achievements in veterinary medicine will be celebrated at the 2011 ACVIM Forum in Denver, Colo., June 15 - 18, 2011. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine's (ACVIM) Innovators campaign gives recognition to ACVIM Heroes in Medicine, whose research affects the fut . . .   more

Biggest Loser Host Alison Sweeney an Hill's Pet Nutrition Launch Effort to Help Pets Lose One Million Pounds

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 6, 2011) – Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney and Hill's Pet Nutrition are inviting pet owners to join the Science Diet Million Pound Pledge -- a national call-to-action to help the estimated 54 percent of overweight or obese dogs and cats in the United States shed pounds and . . .   more

Abaxis, Inc. Awarded $650,000 from Kansas Bioscience Authority

UNION CITY, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that it was awarded $650,000 from the Kansas Bioscience Authority to help set up the first laboratory testi . . .   more

Abaxis, Inc. Awarded $650,000 from Kansas Bioscience Authority

UNION CITY, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that it was awarded $650,000 from the Kansas Bioscience Authority to help set up the first laboratory testi . . .   more

Director of Ag Encouraging Donations to Aid Disaster Recovery Through Food Drive

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) - Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler is encouraging Missourians and the agriculture community to join together in helping those devastated by the Joplin tornadoes and flooding in southeast Missouri by making a donation of canned goods, non-perishable items and funds for . . .   more

Ceva opens new production facility in Lenexa, Kansas

May 3, 2011, Lenexa, Kan. –– Ceva Animal Health is pleased to announce the May 3, 2011 opening of a new poultry vaccine production facility at its Biomune Campus in Lenexa, Kansas. “After many years of building a strong research and development base, along with a fine sales force and excellent . . .   more

David Haworth Joins Morris Animal Foundation as New President and CEO

DENVER (May 12, 2011)—Morris Animal Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of David Haworth, DVM, PhD, as its new president and CEO. Haworth will oversee the 62-year-old nonprofit's efforts to advance health and welfare research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses . . .   more

Work Like A Dog, Play Like a Pup: A Double Celebration on Friday, June 24, 2011

New York, NY - April 12, 2011 - Pet expert Arden Moore knows dogs. She knows parties. And she knows how to party with a purpose. That's why she created National Dog Party Day with the first celebration set for June 24. She is teaming up with href . . .   more

Flower Essences Come to Your Dog’s Emotional Rescue

By L.A. Pomeroy for Arenus/Botanical Animal Flower Essences You think you're one of a special breed You think that you're his pet Pekinese I'll be your savior, steadfast and true . . .   more

The Latest News in the Market for Pet Products and Supplies

Well-being, life quality, innovation: Zoomark International 2011 focuses on the new purchasing trends and on the evolution of the offer Owners wish to provide their pets with the utmost well-being: great attention is paid to comfort and to the quality of life. Moreover, owners are will . . .   more

Zoomark International 2011 - Global Exhibition, International Visibility

1,000 brands, 363 exhibitors from 37 countries all over the world participate at Zoomark International 2011, from 12th to 15th May at BolognaFiere. The sector of pet products and supplies is growing despite the crisis In 2010, the sector of food for cats and dogs registered a positive perform . . .   more

Assalco - Zoomark 2011 Report: the Italian Sector of Pet Food and Supplies is Still Growing

The sector of pet food is healthy: despite the crisis, it increased by 2.2%, and the total value of the segment exceeds 1.5 billions Euro. It is a positive indication for the sector, but also for the life quality of pets living in nearly half of the Italian families. Bologna, . . .   more

Ceva opens new production facility in Lenexa, Kansas

Ceva opens new production facility in Lenexa, Kansas April 2011, Lenexa, Kan. –– Ceva Animal Health is pleased to announce the May 3, 2011 opening of a new poultry vaccine production facility at its Biomune Campus in Lenexa, Kansas. “We are committed to growing in Lenexa,” said Arnaud Bourge . . .   more

Goodnewsforpets.com Mentioned on Healthy Pets Web Site

Goodnewsforpets.com is frequently mentioned as a resource for pet owners on other sites. The latest mention we found is on Healthypet , a very useful site provided by the American Animal Hospital Association. Below is the listing along with other helpful . . .   more

Dr. Phil's Book Helps People and Dogs Find Health at Both Ends of the Leash

West Lafayette, Ind.— Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together provides an enjoyable, innovative approach to increasing physical activity and reforming sedentary lifestyles f . . .   more

Seeing Eye Hosts 3rd Annual Online Charity Auction April 29 to May 12

Morristown, NJ – The Seeing Eye's Third Annual Online Auction will open at 9 a.m. on April 29. All items in the auction catalog – including trips, sports tickets, and unique experiences at The Seeing Eye – are donated by generous individuals and organizations, and all proceeds from the final sale . . .   more

KBA Approves $1 Million for New National Center of Animal Health Innovation

(Kansas City, Mo.) March 7, 2011 -- The KC Animal Health Corridor's efforts to create a National Center of Animal Health Innovation received a major boost this week. At its board meeting in Washington, DC, the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) approved $1 million in seed money to establish a publ . . .   more

Going Green Isn't "Ruff" with PETCO's New Line, Planet PETCO

San Diego, CA (March 2010) – 71.1 million homes in America own at least one pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. Take into consideration the number of toys, brushes, beds, leashes, bowls, etc. required to car . . .   more

NEW Line of Organic Dog Apparel & Accessories Integrates One-of-a-Kind Safety Technology

MONTREAL, CANADA – Montreal-based LuvGearTM has teamed up with PETCO to introduce a revolutionary new line of organic apparel and accessories for dogs designed to help protect them from the dangers of heat. Planet PETCOTM apparel with LuvGearTM Technology w . . .   more

Planet Dog Celebrates 10 Years of Romping, Wagging and Giving with Special Edition Anniversary Orbee Balls

Portland, ME (March 2011) - Planet Dog (http://www.planetdog.com) is celebrating the 10-year Anniversary of their award-winning Orbee-Tuff® Orbee® Ball. The popular dog ball launched a decade of romping, wagging an . . .   more

Introducing Comfort Zone with Feliway Refill 2-Fill

PHOENIX – March 16, 2011 – Most cats do not like changes in their environment. Whether it is visitors to the house, a new pet, moving to a new home or just rearranging the furniture, changes can cause cats stress resulting in urine marking or scratching. . . .   more

Woolrich Grows Licensing Program with the Addition of PM&J for Pet Products

January 6, 2011, Woolrich, PA – Global outdoor apparel manufacturer Woolrich, Inc., has added PM&J to its growing lineup of home furnishings licensing partners and will debut their new line of high quality pet products at the upcoming Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida held March 16-18. "PM& . . .   more

PETCO Executive, Richard Williams, Joins the Pet Care Trust Board of Trustees

Bel Air, Maryland – March 24 2011 Richard Williams, Vice President, Aquatic and Reptile Business Leader for PETCO has joined the Board of Trustees of The Pet Care Trust in Bel Air, Maryland. Williams joins current Trustees Lew Sutton, PetAg, Inc.; Brent Weinmann, Vitakraft; Kenneth . . .   more

Pets in the Classroom Program Awarded $10,000 Grant by H.H. Backer Associates Inc.

Bel Air, MD – March 24, 2011 The Pet Care Trust's Pets in the Classroom program has received a grant of $10,000 from H.H. Backer Associates Inc. H.H. Backer Associates Inc. is a leader in the . . .   more

Ceva Finishes First Decade of Success with Strong Growth

Libourne, France, March 23, 2011: Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) recorded strong growth for the tenth consecutive year with sales of € 468m (+18.5%), including partial sales from the latest acquisitions (14.8% at a constant parameter). On a proforma basis, sales passed the 500 million euro barr . . .   more

Pfizer Animal Health Continues to Invest in the Future of Veterinarians with Announcement of 2011 Veterinary Scholarship Recipients

MADISON, N.J.--As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in the future of the veterinary profession, Pfizer Animal Health today announced the recipients of its second annual student scholarship program. Pfizer awarded $2,500 each to 300 second- and third-year veterinary students at accredited u . . .   more

A chance to Win some 10th Anniversary Orbee Balls

(New York, NY March 28, 2011) - In celebration of the 10th birthday of the Orbee-Tuff® Orbee® Ball, Germinder & Associates is helping Planet Dog (http://www.planetdog.com) is launching a Happy Birthday Orbee Ball . . .   more

AKC Offers Tips on Preventing Dog Digging

Have you planted your spring plants only to find that your dog has made a minefield out of your yard? The American Kennel Club (AKC®) notes that while certain breeds, terriers in particular, tend to dig more because it's in their genes, dogs dig as an outlet for frustration when they . . .   more

Pets in the Classroom Program Awarded $10,000 Grant by H.H. Backer Associates Inc.

Bel Air, MD – March 24, 2011 The Pet Care Trust's Pets in the Classroom program has received a grant of $10,000 from H.H. Backer Associates Inc. H.H. Backer Associates Inc. is a leader in the pet industry, specializing in trade publications, trade shows and educational conferences. . . .   more

Jewelry Trends Heading for the Dog House

New York, NY – March 2010 -- According to the 2010 Pet Products Trend Report, more and more companies traditionally known for human products are going to the dogs, and cats. Big name companies including like Paul Mitchell, . . .   more

Gear up for Summer Car Travel with Your Pet

Spring and summer have almost arrived and with it, vacation and road trips! According to the Travel Industry Association of America, an estimated 29.1 million Americans say they have traveled with a pet in the past three years. According to Road and Travel Magazine approximately 78% of pet owners . . .   more

Something to Drool Over: Wags & Tags People and Pet Accessories

NEW YORK, NY - January 2011 – Wags & Tags doggie-tag designs brings you quality dog tags and human accessories to drool over this year. This spring, gearing up for wedding season, Wags & Tags offers dog tags p . . .   more

Visit the BooBooLoon "The No Cone Zone"

(Weston, FL) – BooBooLoon®, The Inflatable Protective Pet Collar of Choice for Pet Owners, Vets and Pets, will be celebrating their One Year Anniversary during the Global Pet Expo presented by the American Pet Products Association and Pet Industry Distributors Association. The . . .   more

Stem Cell Conference to Highlight Research Advances and Applications

Some 400 veterinarians, research scientists, and medical professionals interested in stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine will gather June 2 through 5 in Lexington, Ky., for the second North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Conference. The conference will bring t . . .   more

AAEP Guidelines Help Former Racehorses Go from Track to New Careers

The American Association of Equine Practitioners has developed guidelines to help veterinarians and adoption groups successfully transition retired racehorses to new homes and new careers. "Transitioning the Retired Racehorse: Guidelines for Equine Practitioners, Adoption Organizations and Horse . . .   more

ASPCA Calls for Wild Horse Reform Plan Comments

Dear Animal Advocates, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the agency that oversees our country’s wild horses and burros, is asking for comments by March 30, 2011, on a plan that it views as a "new direction" for wild horse management. Since the BLM continues to ignore the public and memb . . .   more

Scottish Deerhound, Hickory, named Westminster Champion

New York City (February 15, 2011) – A five year-old Scottish Deerhound named Hickory emerged as the Best in Show Champion at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning the sport's . . .   more

FDA Announces Upcoming Shortage of Vetsulin for Dogs and Cats in the Critical Need Program

February 4, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today an anticipated shortage of Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension), a product used to treat diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Vetsulin is manufactured by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and is only availabl . . .   more

FDA Releases Electronic Submission Tool, eSubmitter, for Use by the Animal Health Industry

March 11, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) today released an electronic submission tool, eSubmitter, for use in submitting Investigational New Animal Drug (INAD) file submissions and New Animal Drug Application (NADA) submissions. Electronic . . .   more

SCD Probiotics Plans to Expand KC Operations, Create More Than 60 New Jobs

SCD Probiotics will invest $9.1 million to expand its Kansas City life science and animal health operations, creating an estima . . .   more

Pet Industry Distributors Associations Elects 2011 Officers and Directors

Members of the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) have elected a new slate of officers and directors to serve the association in 2011. The election was held during the organization's 43rd Management Conference & Annual Meeting, January 26-29, 2011 in Coronado, California. Fred Sc . . .   more

First Confirmed 2011 Case of H1N1 Influenza Virus Infection Reported in a Domestic Cat

February 14, 2011 One cat with severe respiratory disease from Wisconsin has tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus with the IDEXX H1N1 Influenza Virus RealPCRTM Test. Two cats from the same household presented to a veterinary emergency hospital in respiratory . . .   more

KBA approves $1 million for new National Center of Animal Health Innovation

The KC Animal Health Corridor's efforts to create a National Center of Animal Health Innovation received a major boost this week. At its board meeting in Washington, DC, the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) approved $1 million in seed money to establish a public-private consortium called the Nat . . .   more

Abaxis, Inc. Locates National Lab in KC

ABAXIS, INC., has selected Olathe, Kansas, for its new state-of-the-art laboratory testing facility which will be the hub of th . . .   more

Western Veterinary Conference 2011 raises the bar in world-class education and popular innovation

LAS VEGAS, March 2, 2011 — The 83rd Annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) held February 20-24 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino wowed nearly 15,000 attendees (a WVC attendance record) with innovations in programming, amenities, and organization. As the leading veterinary meeting in the . . .   more

Craig Wallace Named CEVA North American Zone Director

February 7, 2011, Lenexa, Kan. - Ceva appoints Craig Wallace as North American Zone Director to oversee U.S. and Canadian operations that include both the poultry and companion animal businesses. Craig brings extensive experience in the animal health industry, having spent 22 years at For . . .   more

Bonham's New York and the American Kennel Club Host Annual Charity Barkfast Brunch

New York, NY- In celebration of dogs in the arts, Bonhams and the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) are hosting their annual charity brunch, Barkfest at Bonhams, on Sunday, February 13, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., benefiting the AKC Humane Fund. Members of . . .   more

Three New Lovable Breeds Join AKC Family

New York, NY –The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) expanded its litter of registered breeds on January 1, to welcome the Entlebucher Mountain Dog, the Norwegian Lundehund and the Xoloitzcuintli --growing AKC's family to 170 breeds. "The AKC is delighted to introduc . . .   more

FDA Announced National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring Plan

January 24, 2011 The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine announced today the availability of its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Strategic Plan, a dynamic roadmap which outlines the program's commitment to sustained food safety through monitoring and rese . . .   more

The World Organisation for Animal Health and European Commission Launch Campaign That Celebrates 250th Anniversary of Veterinary Medicine

Paris, 13 January 2010 – The European Commission (EC) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) launch the “Vets in your daily life” campaign that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the creation of the veterinary profession. As part of the campaign a series of events will un . . .   more

Public Comment Period Open for Three Initiatives That Will Shape Future of Veterinary Medicine

Schaumburg, IL — Starting today, veterinarians and the general public are invited to offer their input on three important initiatives that will help shape veterinary medicine and veterinary education. Comments are being sought on the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) . . .   more

Germinder Named to PRSA-NY Executive Committee

NEW YORK (January 12, 2011)- Germinder & Associates has announced Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, president of Germinder & Associates, Inc., has been elected to the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America, New York City Chapter (PRSA-NY . . .   more

Ceva Santé Animale confirms Lenexa, KS as its North American Headquarters

January 14, 2011, Lenexa, Kan. –– Ceva Santé Animale, a global leader in the animal health industry, has selected Lenexa, Kan. to maintain and expand its North American corporate headquarters. . . .   more

Planet Dog Foundation PSA Wins National 7DAYPSA Contest

Portland, ME (January 14, 2011) - The PSA created for the Planet Dog Foundation by local filmmakers that has been running on Maine-based TV stations since winning the Maine 7DAYPSA competition last fall, has now won the National 7DAYPSA contest. In addition to being screened . . .   more

Goodnewsforpets.com 10th Anniversary Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Goodnewsforpets.com 10th Anniversary Contest Winners! Thank you to all who entered our latest contest. To receive news of more contests, read news and profiles of our winners & matching donations to benefit ASPCA & local pet shelters, register for our e-ne . . .   more

Results Revealed: America Voted and Named the Inner Dogs and Cats of the Tri-State Area

New York, NY - The results are in! Inspired by New York City’s October 16 & 17 Meet the Breeds event™, the world’s largest responsible pet ownership event and showcase of cats and dogs, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) and the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA®  more

AAEP Convention Attracts 5,500 to Baltimore

The 56th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, held Dec. 4 - 8 in Baltimore, Md., attracted a crowd of 5,504 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, making it again the largest equine veterinary continuing education event in the world. The conv . . .   more

Win One of Ten iPads From Goodnewsforpets.com

New York, NY – December 6, 2010 – Goodnewsforpets.com is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special $10,000 promotion. Pets bring special holiday memories. Now celebrate those memories and enter for a chance to win one of ten iPads™ ($499 MSRP . . .   more

Web Pet Apps Keep Coming For Pet Lovers

Web apps - Pet Problem Have you had bad luck buying a pet at a local pet store? We all hear the horror stories. What do you think? http://www.apple.com/webapps/entertainment/petproblem.html Web apps . . .   more

New Pet Nanny iPhone App is Barking Up the Right Tree!

Jim Jones of www.quigy.com announced the release of a new iPhone app for animal lovers called Pet Nanny. Pet Nanny offers pet owners an easy and fun way to track their “parenting” responsibilities for the other members of the family. From veterinary appointments . . .   more

AAEP Foundation Funds Equine Research, Scholarships

The American Association of Equine Practitioner (AAEP) Foundation traces its roots back to a long-time racing enthusiast's concern for the welfare of retired racehorses. Thanks to her generosity and provisions for charity in her estate, she helped give rise to the AAEP Foundation. . . .   more

2011 AAEP Winner's Circle Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Winner's Circle Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support veterinary students intending to enter equine veterinary medicine, to reward leadership and participation in Student Chapters of the AAEP (SCAAEP) and to help offset the escalating cost of veterinary education and minimi . . .   more

Cat Writer's Association Honors Top Writers, Photographers and Editors

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK – The International Cat Writers' Association (CWA) honored top writers, photographers and editors in print, broadcast and online media at the 17th annual communications contest on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel. This year, CWA offered corporate-sponso . . .   more

AKC Canine Health Foundation News Alert

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to release the next podcast in the Genome Barks series. This week, we welcome back Dr. Christy Petersen, a member of the faculty of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Petersen discusses the different types of vaccines available an . . .   more

Morris Animal Foundation 2011 Conference Symposiums to Address Advances in Veterinary Medicine

Nov. 16, 2010/DENVER-Chief scientific officer of Morris Animal Foundation, Wayne Jensen, DVM, PhD, MBA, will moderate two half-day research symposia, called "Research that Impacts Your Practice," at the upcoming North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, in January and the We . . .   more

Celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days With Us This September

New York, NY - Americans have embraced dog ownership for centuries, and many people today view their dogs as cherished members of the family. That's why AKC hosts AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days each September – to shine a spotlight on the commitmen . . .   more

Letter to Industry: Marketing of Animal Food Substances as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this letter to clarify to animal food ingredient suppliers, animal food manufacturers, and the public that when a food substance is marketed as Generally Recognized As Safe, or GRAS, it does not necessarily mean that FDA has reviewed or concurred . . .   more

Southern European Veterinary Conference Draws Nearly 5000

BARCELONA--This year's Southern European Veterinary Conference (SEVC)--the cooperative venture between the Spanish veterinary association, AVEPA and the NAVC--reached all-time highs. The SEVC, cast in the . . .   more

Results Revealed: America Voted and Named the Inner Dogs and Cats of the Tri-State Area

New York, NY – The results are in! Inspired by New York City's October 16 & 17 Meet the Breeds eventTM, the world's largest responsible pet ownership event and showcase of cats and dogs, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) and the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA®  more

FDA to hold Public Workshop for Animal Health Industry on Release of Beta-Version of eSubmitter, an Electronic Submission Tool

September 24, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public workshop on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST/EDST) to present the beta-release of the electronic submission tool eSubmitter. Developed by the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), eSubmitter i . . .   more

2010 Excellence in Feline Research Award

(Hillsborough, NJ, August 9, 2010) Leslie A. Lyons, PhD, is the winner of the 2010 Winn Excellence in Feline Research Award, which consists of $2500 and a crystal cat, the "Winnie." Betty White, Winn president, made the announcement and Dr.Larry Corry, President of the American Veterinary Medi . . .   more

Celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE & FLICKR

New York, NY - This September, the American Kennel Club invites dog lovers across America to participate in the first ever "Virtual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days." For the past eight years, hundreds of AKC clubs and dog organizations nationwide have been celebrating AKC Responsible Dog Owner . . .   more

Jackpot Wins Our Summer Fun With Your Pet Contest

Jackpot, a poodle/bichon mix who lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with his owner, Vicki Howell, has won the Goodnewsforpets.com "Summer Fun with Your Pet" contest. The prize is a basket of toys customized to Jackpot's small size and featured at the 2010 Global Pet Expo. . . .   more

AAEP Enters Global Spotlight During 2010 World Equestrian Games

When elite equestrians compete for world titles this month, the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be working behind the scenes and before the cameras to ensure the health of equine athletes. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held Sept. 25-Oct. 10 in Lexington, Ky. . . .   more

Fox Spit Helped Forest Service Confirm Rare Find

Three weeks ago, when U.S. Forest Service biologists thought they had found a supposedly extinct fox in the mountains of central California, they turned to UC Davis for confirmation. Photographs taken by a Forest Service trail camera near Sonora Pass seemed to show a Sierra Nevada red fox ( . . .   more

Celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days with Us This September

New York, NY - Americans have embraced dog ownership for centuries, and many people today view their dogs as cherished members of the family. That's why AKC hosts AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days each September – to shine a spotlight on the commitmen . . .   more

More Than 1,000 Dogs and Cats Set to Take Over NYC at This Year's Second Annual Meet the Breeds

New York, NY – Attention all pet lovers, it will be raining cats and dogs once again this October when the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and the Cat Fanciers' Association® (CFA) return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on October 16th & 17  more

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sapolin Host Reception in Honor of 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) Commissioner Matthew Sapolin today hosted a reception at Gracie Mansion to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sapolin presented five awards recogn . . .   more

Federal Report Shows Pet Foods Can Put People at Risk for Salmonella

A government report revealed that a salmonella outbreak linked to pet food sickened 79 people between 2006 and 2008, with about 50% of the victims under 2 years old. The report's lead author said the children likely became infected by touching dirty pet food dishes or affected animals, and then p . . .   more

FDA Announces Draft Compliance Policy Guide: Salmonella in Animal Feed

August 2, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration has published the Notice of Availability of Draft Compliance Policy Guide Section 690.800 Salmonella in Animal Feed in the Federal Register today. The draft CPG, when finalized, will help guide FDA staff’s regulatory policy relating to animal . . .   more

Dr. Larry Kornegay Elected AVMA President

Atlanta - Dr. Larry Kornegay was elected president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) at the association's 147th Annual Convention in Atlanta today. In a speech before the AVMA House of Delegates, Dr. Kornegay outlined his platform and goals as unity in the professi . . .   more

BIOSECURITY: Our Regional & National Response

WHAT: Veterinary professionals, media and leaders in the life sciences will convene in Kansas City to participate in "BIOSECURITY: Our Regional & National Response," a symposium held in conjunction with the CVC Kansas City. The meeting will address current challenges faced in protecting th . . .   more

Germinder Sponsors 2010 KC Animal Health Corridor Events

(New York, NY -- July 28, 2010) - Germinder & Associates, Inc., publisher of www.goodnewsforpets.com today announced the company will be a top level presenting sponsor of "Late Night in the Corridor with Fintan Molloy," the 2010 KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event and the KC Animal Health . . .   more

School Calls for Emergency Protocol After Cow Shot at State Fair

University of California, Davis July 28, 2010 COW DEATH PROMPTS CALL FOR EMERGENCY PROTOCOL In response to the tragic July 27 shooting death of a cow at the California State Fair, David Wilson, a veterinarian and the director of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teach . . .   more

Hot Trends in Veterinary Products, Services on Display at Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta - From high-tech surgical instruments to the latest toys and exercise equipment for household pets, more than 250 exhibitors will be showcasing cutting-edge technology and consumer-oriented products at the American Veterinary Medical Association's Annual Convention at the Georgia W . . .   more

Haiti's Head Veterinarian Available at AVMA Convention in Atlanta for Interviews

Atlanta - In the wake of a devastating earthquake, Dr. Max Millien, the head veterinarian in Haiti, had his hands full. He was working to eradicate rabies in a country that leads the Americas for the deadly human and animal disease. Dr. Millien will be available for interviews during . . .   more

Planet Dog Foundation PSA Wins Maine 7DAYPSA Contest

Portland, ME (July 26, 2010) - The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit, is thrilled to announce that the PSA made about their grantmaking organization has won the Maine 7 Day PSA Contest. Team Hurf Durf, the winning filmmakers, was awarded a cash prize for their work and . . .   more

BioSecurity Research Symposium To Be Held In Kansas City

Monday, August 30 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (includes lunch) Kansas City Convention Center Room 2211 The recent successful siting of the National Bio- and AgroDefense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas will have significant economic impact in the region and serve a . . .   more

French Bulldog Wins Latest Goodnewsforpets.com Contest

New York, NY -- July 26, 2010 -- Goodnewsforpets.com has announced Hot Water's "Freddie" de Quimper, owned by Margi Dorger of Lakeville, Connecticut, is the latest winner of the Goodnewsforpets.com contest. Freddie won a Warm Whiskers Pet Therapy Ja . . .   more

Renowned Senator Byrd, Dog Lover Passes

Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., passed away early this morning. The Senator is renowned in the Senate as the longest serving member of Congress, but goodnewsforpets vividly remember his famous speech championing the welfare of dogs following the indictment of Michael Vick for dog-fighting: . . .   more

Ross University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Receives First-ever AAHA Accreditation Outside the US and Canada

Basseterre, St. Kitts—June 23, 2010—Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s (RUSVM) Teaching Hospital received positive accreditation status after a site visit from a representative of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) on Monday, June 21. This is the first time the AA . . .   more

FDA Announces the Availability of Electronic Submissions for Animal Drug Adverse Events and Revised Reporting Forms

May 24, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced today the launch of an upgraded database that enables manufacturers to electronically submit mandatory reports of adverse drug events. CVM is also announcing the availability of revised versions . . .   more

New federal regulations affect accreditors

Federal regulatory changes by the Department of Education, which go into effect July 1, are having an impact on how accrediting bodies, including the AVMA Council on Education, conduct business. Con . . .   more

AVMA animal welfare policies open for comment

As a member-driven organization, the AVMA relies on quality input from its members to shape its policies and actions. Recognizing the interest and passion animal welfare-related issues inspire, we are pleased to offer AVMA members the opportunity to provide comments on animal welfare-related po . . .   more

FDA Announces Start of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Notification Pilot Program for Ingredients in Animal Food

June 4, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced today the beginning of a Pilot Program to accept and review GRAS notices for substances used in animal food FDA is implementing a voluntary pilot program to accept submission . . .   more

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalls Sweet Potato & Chicken dry dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination

June 18, 2010 Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags with a "Best By" date of June 17, 2011 are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The contamination was detected during routine surveillance, and no illnesses of animals or . . .   more

Congressman Schrader Addresses Ross Grads

Congressman Kurt Schrader, DVM (D-OR) delivered his first veterinary school commencement address since being elected to Congress at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 2010 gra . . .   more

Scholarships Aid 32 Students Committed to Equine Medicine

June 10, 2010 Winner’s Circle Program rewards veterinary students by reducing cost of education Thirty-two leading veterinary students following a career path in equine medicine have received financial support through The Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program. The program, which . . .   more

Cat Writers Group Offers $12,000 in Contest Prize Money

ALBUQUERQUE, NM –Cattiness pays. The international Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) is now accepting entries for its 17th annual Communications Contest with more than $12,000 in prize money in its kitty. This year, CWA is offering 20 corporate-sponsored special awards of $500 to $1,000 . . .   more

Interzoo 2010: Leading exhibition sets new standards

A high degree of internationality and high-quality visitors were also the distinguishing features of this year’s Interzoo in Nürnberg, the world’s biggest exhibition for pet supplies. From 13–16 May 2010, 38,324 trade visitors (plus 3 per cent) from 115 countries sourced information about the . . .   more

NYC Pet Show Entertains Pet Owners in Big Apple May 22-23 2010

New York, NY – CCK Global Events, a premier live event company, has announced it will produce a first-of-its-kind pet event for New York City. The NYC Pet Show www.NYCPetShow.com will take place May 22-23, 2 . . .   more

Interzoo 2010: Brief Closing Report

Record number of visitors at Interzoo 2010: International Trade Fair for Pet Supplies confirms its leading position in the industry The exhibitors and the exhibition promoter Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH (WZF) were extremely pleased with the results at the en . . .   more

PET COMPANY ALERT: VC OPPORTUNITY: KC INVESTMENT FORUM APPS DUE JUNE 25

The KC Animal Health Corridor is now accepting applications for the second annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum on August 31, 2010, in Kansas City, Missouri. The forum will showcase animal health and nutrition compani . . .   more

Safe Pet Considerations for your Lawn and Garden

Minneapolis (May 17, 2010) – Spring is finally here and people are busy tending to their lawns and gardens. If you’re a pet owner, the following tips below from Pet Poison Helpline can help ensure that your pets are kept safe and stay away from certain plants, flowers and fertilizers that may cau . . .   more

Feline Pine and Winn Partner to Save Lives

Hillsborough, NJ; April 19, 2010 Feline Pine is honored to announce a new partnership with the Winn Feline Foundation to fund research into health problems affecting cats. Although more people in America own cats as pets than dogs, knowledge about feline health problems is lacking, and fa . . .   more

Interzoo 2010: The World's Biggest Marketplace for Pet Experts

Over 1,450 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and a record gross display area of some 90,000 square metres make Interzoo the biggest and most important marketplace for the global pet supplies trade. However, it is not just the new products and innovations that will attract visitors to Nürn . . .   more

KC Animal Health Corridor Partners with Germinder & Associates, Inc.

ORLANDO, FL (Global Pet Expo -- March 26, 2010) - The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor today announced it has entered into an agreement with Germinder & Associates, Inc. a leading pet/vet public relations firm with offices in New York and Kansas City, to provide media counsel on internat . . .   more

Interzoo 2010 Even More International

Nürnberg again becomes the meeting-place for the international pet supplies market from 13-16 May 2010, when some 1,450 manufacturers, wholesalers and service providers from over 50 countries present their new products and services at Interzoo. The world's leading exhibition for the pet industry . . .   more

Brilliant Pet Introduces New Interactive Toys for Cats and Dogs at Global Pet Expo 2010

(Chicago, IL) – Brilliant PetTM, a leading manufacturer of innovative pet products, is excited to announce its New Lineup of Pet Toys for 2010. Following Global Pet Expo's 2009 Best in Show winner, FroliCat BOLTTM automatic laser toy, is the DARTTM automat . . .   more

AVMA and WebMD Join Forces to Offer Online Pet Information

Schaumburg, IL — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and WebMD have teamed up to launch a pet health community called the href="http://exchanges.webmd.com/pet-health-exchange">Pet Health Exchange. Visitors to the new site can disc . . .   more

AVMA, Veterinary Foundation Tackle Veterinary Shortage with New Incentive Program

Schaumburg, IL — Their numbers are dwindling at such a rate that our food supply may be in jeopardy – and that decline may continue as their educational debt continues to rise. These are just two of the challenges facing food animal veterinary medicine, one of the bulwarks of our f . . .   more

Brilliant Pet Introduces New ScoopFree® Litter Trays at Global Pet Expo 2010!

(Chicago, IL) – Brilliant PetTM, manufacturer of consistently #1 rated ScoopFree® self-cleaning litter boxes and easy-clean manual litter boxes, is happy to introduce the New Lineup of Disposable Litter Trays for 2010. "In order to meet consumer demand fo . . .   more

Brilliant Pet Introduces New & Improved ScoopFree® Litter Boxes at Global Pet Expo 2010!

(Chicago, IL) – Brilliant PetTM, manufacturer of consistently #1 rated ScoopFree® self-cleaning litter boxes and easy-clean manual litter boxes, introduces NEW & IMPROVED ScoopFree Litter Boxes for 2010. "Our consumers ask and we deliver," said Alan J. Co . . .   more

New study will examine use of gene modified stem cells to aid Dobermans with heart condition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Expanding earlier research, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine cardiologists have begun a pilot study using adult stem cells to repair heart function in Doberman pinschers with a common heart condition. Researchers hope to build on their results to fu . . .   more

DWAA 2009 Writing Competition Awards

A. NEWSPAPERS 1. Newspaper: feature or news story Karen Petit, “Columbia Dog Lovers Get a Bite of the Big Time” (Columbus Star, 2/20/09) **Fran Pennock Shaw, “Heartworm Disease” (Sunday News/Lancaster Newspapers, 5/31/09) Joan Hustace Walker, “A Decade in the . . .   more

HORSE STEM CELL CONFERENCE TO DRAW VETERINARIANS AND HUMAN-HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Some 200 veterinarians, stem cell researchers and other medical professionals from throughout the United States and abroad will gather March 5-6 in the heart of California's Central Coast horse region for a groundbreaking conference on the use of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine to . . .   more

Premier Veterinary Conference Features Latest Breakthroughs in Small and Large Animal Medicine

LAS VEGAS, February 11, 2010 – Breakthroughs in veterinary medicine, including the latest in feline liver disease and autoimmunity and immunoregulation, are just a few of the topics being covered during the 82nd Annual Western Veterinary Conference from February 14-18, 2010. The Las Vegas-based e . . .   more

Expanded Mobile Access Gives all Western Veterinary Conference Attendees Better, Faster Service and Customization Features Through Their Phones

LAS VEGAS, February 9, 2010 – Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) and EventKaddy today announced the launch of WVC-Connect, a suite of mobile and Web-based applications that provides users with multimedia access to WVC 2010, the premier veterinary conference in the world. More than 13,000 veterin . . .   more

Man's Best Friend and Then Some

Outside the UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health lies a memorial walk honoring beloved dogs and cats that have battled cancer under the care of veterinarians at the state-of-the-art pet hospital. One inlaid brick dedicated to Marley by his owner, Kirk Fornoff, reads: "At first they need us . . .   more

NAVC Conference Offers Veterinary CE and Humanitarian Aide

ORLANDO, FL — Members of the veterinary healthcare community were once again provided meaningful continuing education in a family-friendly fun environment at the 27th annual NAVC Conference January 16-20, 2010. During the five-day meeting, 14,251 registrants from more than 70 countries . . .   more

Cavanaugh Succeeds Albers as AAHA Executive Director

The American Animal Hospital Association has named Dr. Michael T. Cavanaugh as its new executive director, effective Jan. 21. He succeeds Dr. John W. Albers, who stepped down Dec. 31, 2009, after serving more than two decades in the position. A 1983 graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. Ca . . .   more

American Kennel Club Announces Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

New York, NY – For the 19th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in America, but could this be the last year for the Lab’s reign? According to American Kennel Club® (AKC) 2009 registration statistics released today during a press con . . .   more

Keep an Eye on the Exhibition Targets!

Interzoo from 13–16 May 2010 is this year’s most important event for the international pet industry. Some 1,400 exhibitors are expected in Nürnberg, where trends are set and leading products are shown. Just booking a stand, however, is no guarantee for successful exhibiting. Hans-Jochen Büngener, . . .   more

U.S. Veterinarians Join Coalition to Help Haiti

Schaumburg, IL - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have joined a coalition of other animal health and welfare groups to help address the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake tha . . .   more

February is Pet Dental Health Month

Schaumburg, IL - It is estimated that 80 percent of people brush their teeth every day, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their pets. Pet Dental Health Month, celebrated every February, teaches pet owners proper dental hygiene is equally as important for their pets. "Most pe . . .   more

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Student Receives Simmons Educational Fund Business Aptitude Award

North Brunswick, NJ–January 27, 2010–John Graham has become the first Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine student to receive the prestigious Simmons Educational Fund (SEF) Business Aptitude Award, a national award given to third year students to bring attention to the importance . . .   more

Magic Johnson Wows the Crowds for Global Care Unlimited's Ethiopian School and the Haiti Relief Effort

Tenafly, NJ - January 26, 2010 - Basketball legend and world icon, Earvin "Magic" Johnson came to Tenafly Sunday, January 24 to support Global Care Unlimited, Inc (GCU), visited with the GCU students, coached a game, smiled that famous smile, and wowed a crowd of 800 at the Tenafly High S . . .   more

Planet Dog Foundation Raises Funds for Rescue Dogs in Haiti

What: The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit arm that specializes in grant funding for programs that work with dogs to help people in need, has established a fundraising program to make an emergency donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foun . . .   more

Ross University Names Germinder PR Agency

North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando (January 16, 2010) - Ross University has selected Germinder & Associates, Inc. as its public relations agency of record for Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM). Germinder, the nation's leading public relations firm dedicated . . .   more

Veterinary relief efforts expected following Haiti earthquake

Jan. 14 - The devastating earthquake that occurred in Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, is tragic. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is closely monitoring the early response in Haiti to determine if and how we and others involved in animal welfare and hea . . .   more

First Ever Video Contest Held By GoodNewsForPets.com Celebrates the Bond Between People & Their Pets

North American Veterinary Conference, ORLANDO, FL – January 16, 2009 --- Ready? Shoot! Arf!! Attention dog and cat lovers aspiring to make the next great YouTube™ video! Ever aspire to create a video of how much you love your favorite pet? Now, you can shoot and submit your 1-minu . . .   more

Joint NYPD & FDNY Urban Search and Rescue team headed to Haiti for disaster relief work.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Thursday that New York Task Force One, New York City’s Federal Emergency Management Agency-sponsored (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue team made up of specially-trained personnel from the New York City Police and . . .   more

Search & Rescue Dog Teams To Haiti

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The NYPD K-9 Unit

January 14, 2002 Hundreds of search and rescue (SAR) dogs from SAR units across the country have been used to assist recovery efforts at Ground Zero since the tragic events at the World Trade Center September 11, . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Welcomes Two New Veterinary Consultants

Hillsborough, NJ (Jan. 7 2010) — Winn Feline Foundation President Betty White announces the appointment of Shila Nordone, MS, PhD, and Patricia Gallo, DVM, PhD to its panel of veterinary consultants. The panel of consultants advises the Foundation Board of Directors on its review of resea . . .   more

Wiscasset, Maine Dog Owner Wins Latest Planet Dog Giveaway

(New York) Carol M. James of Wiscasset, Maine was announced as the winner of the "Green Orbee-Tuff® Bulb with Treat SpotTM" on Wednesday, December 23rd, the third week of the Planet Dog Giveaway on Goodnewsforpets.com. James has a 2 ½ year old black lab named Em . . .   more

One Health Summit and Study Setting Stage for Policies, Initiatives

January 1, 2010 - A recent summit and an upcoming study will help the One Health Commission and other advocates of the one-health concept in developing policies and initiatives to increase collaboration among the fields of human, animal, and ecosystem health. The One Health Commission . . .   more

Teva Animal Health, Inc. Expands Nationwide Ketamine Recall

Update December 28, 2009 Teva Animal Health, Inc. has clarified the voluntary nationwide recall with the following information for veterinarians: Not all Teva products are affected by the recall. Teva Animal Health also manufactures ketamine products for other companies . . .   more

FDA Launches New Pet Health and Safety Widget

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched its pet health and safety widget for consumers as part of an ongoing effort to provide timely, user . . .   more

American Kennel Club Cautions Owners As Pet Thefts Continue To Rise; State Lawmakers Consider Making ‘Dog-Napping’ A Serious Crime

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® continues to remind pet owners to heed warnings about an alarming rise in “dog-nappings.” State houses across America have taken notice and are proposing laws to toughen penalties for those who steal pets. Since last year, when AKC® first noted co . . .   more

Snoopy Crowned Canine King Of Pop Culture

New York, NY – Proving that Snoopy is the hippest dog of all, “Joe Cool” himself was named the top dog in pop culture by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and AOL’s PawNation.com today during a press conference in front of a special Snoopy exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Ne . . .   more

ASPCA Awards Grant to Help the Alaska SPCA’s Homeless Animals

NEW YORK — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant of $2,500 to the Alaska SPCA (Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in Anchorage. The grant funding will be used to help build three additional heated kennels with ind . . .   more

Dillsburg, PA Pet Owner Wins Orbee-Tuff® Snowball

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.—December 14, 2009) Goodnewsforpets.com, the source for pet news, announced today that Ms. Lori Klein from Dillsburg, PA has been selected as the winner the December week one winner of the “Orbee-Tuff® Snowball” from Planet Dog. Ms. Klein, who found out about the . . .   more

Kiss a frog? Veterinarians say "No."

Schaumburg, IL — In the movies, kissing a frog can result in a prince. But, as the disclaimer often says, "Do not try this at home." Frogs, like all amphibians and reptiles, can be a source of Salmonella infections in people. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and A . . .   more

Sadie A Scottish Terrier From Mackinac Island, Mich. Wins Best In Show At Ninth Annual AKC-Eukanuba National Championship

Long Beach, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2009) – Earning a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC-Eukanuba National Championship was CH ROUNDTOWN MERCEDES OF MARYSCOT a Scottish Terrier known as “Sadie” owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich. Sadie was named the nation’s . . .   more

NYC Cat Owner Wins GoodNewsforPets November Contest

(NEW YORK, NY—December 8, 2009) Goodnewsforpets.com, the source for pet news since 2000 announced today that Ms. Claudia Davis from New York, NY has been selected as the winner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art cat cards. Ms. Davis has two adop . . .   more

Remember Rover In Your New Years’s Resolutions

New York, N.Y. – As the end of the year approaches, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) urges pet owners to remember the family pet while pondering potential New Year’s resolutions. “Eighty-one percent of dog owners buy gifts for their dogs,” said AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “But w . . .   more

Im-purrfect Perceptions of Cats May Be Costing Them Their Lives

Denver/Dec. 9, 2009 - Misunderstandings and myths often give cats a bad rap-and may even be costing them their lives. Although more cats than dogs live in U.S. homes, fewer of them receive veterinary care, less health research is conducted on their behalf, and most cats that enter shelters are eu . . .   more

ASPCA Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Gift of Giving

NEW YORK — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics today announced it is donating a free dog coat or cat bed to pet owners who utilize its spay/neuter surgeries from December 14 – 24, 2009 while supplies last. The ASPCA offers free an . . .   more

FDA Launches New Pet Health and Safety Widget

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched its pet health and safety widget for consumers as part of an ongoing effort to provide timely, user-friendly, public health information. “Our new pet health and safety widget provides users with information to help them in managing th . . .   more

Kari Winters Recipient of Winn Feline Foundation 2009 Media Award

Kari Winters dedicated her life to helping people and pets, and in particular cats. Kari is the posthumous recipient of the 2009 Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award. Kari wrote feline health stories for anyone she could, including The Pet Press. Kari had a particular interest . . .   more

IAMS Feeds the Winn Feline Foundation at Meet the Breeds

(Hillsborough, NJ)The Iams Pet Food Company donated $10,000 to the Winn Feline Foundation at the American Kennel Club/ Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) Meet the Breeds event at the Javits Center in New York City, October 17-18. The event proved dogs and cats can mingle, with 160 dog breeds . . .   more

Leading Animal Health Foundation Partners with Collie Health Foundation to Improve Collie Health

Denver/Dec. 7, 2009 - Morris Animal Foundation, the world's largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals, has partnered with the Collie Health Foundation (colliehealth.org) (CHF) to addre . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation-AVMF Excellence In Feline Research Award

(Hillsborough, NJ) Winn Feline Foundation, the only international charity devoted to the advancement of feline health, invites nominations for the 2010 Excellence in Feline Research Award. Winn Feline Foundation President Betty White announces that Winn will partner with the American Veterinary M . . .   more

Nearly 4,000 Canine Competitors Compete For More Than $225,000 In Prizes At Ninth Annual AKC - Eukanuba National Championship

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2009) – The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba announced today that nearly 4,000 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Ninth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Dec. 12 and 13, 2009 in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conju . . .   more

Dr. Phil Zeltzman Honored At This Year’s Cat Writers’ Association Conference

Goodnewsforpet.com is proud to announce that our friend and featured veterinarian, Dr. Phil Zeltzman, was a recipient of the Hartz Everyday Chewable Vitamin Award at this year’s Cat Writers’ Association Conference for his newsletter titled “Tiny Beads Create a Big Revolution in Cancer Treatment.” . . .   more

ASPCA, Cindy Adams Honor New York City’s Companion Animals with Holiday Blessing

WHO:In honor of the animals that enrich New Yorkers' lives, the ASPCA and Cindy Adams are proud to sponsor the Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church on December 13. Celebrate the holiday season with Ms. Adams, her two Yorkshire terriers, Jazzy and Juicy, and the heroic animals t . . .   more

Dogs Who Left Their Mark On Pop Culture

New York, NY – From crime fighting dogs to presidential pooches that sometimes got more press than their owners, one look at popular culture proves that dogs have always had a profound influence on our daily lives. But which well-known canine is the most famous? In celebration of . . .   more

Cat Writers’ Association Honors Top Writers, Photographers and Editors

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK – The International Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) honored top writers, photographers and editors in print, broadcast and online media at the 16th annual communications contest on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel. This year, CWA offered corpora . . .   more

Goodnewsforpets.com Announces “Neater Feeder” Contest Winners

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.—November 19, 2009)Goodnewsforpets.com, the source for pet news since 2000 announced today that Ms. Nicole Jodway from Mishawaka, IN has been select . . .   more

Ubisoft Celebrates Petz® Sharing and Caring Month with ASPCA and Famous Pop Band Honor Society

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 12, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced it has teamed up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), and Honor Society, a New York based pop band, to celebrate the launch of the new Petz® games with Sharing and Caring Month. In suppor . . .   more

American Kennel Club Celebrates Thanksgiving With a Nod to the Dogs Who Sailed The Mayflower

New York – Research confirms that pilgrims weren’t the only passengers aboard the Mayflower. Turns out man’s best friend also made the transatlantic voyage from Southampton, England to Plymouth, MA in 1620. This Thanksgiving, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) celebrates the English Springe . . .   more

AVMA condemns abuse of swine as shown in Mercy for Animals video

Schaumburg, IL — Upon viewing recently released video footage showing swine abused at a Pennsylvania pig-breeding facility, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today strongly condemned the cruelty depicted and repeated its call for stricter adherence to established humane ha . . .   more

Dogs Who Rule the Literary World

New York, NY – From the adventures of the cute Vizsla puppy who grew into a 24-foot dog in Norman Bridwell’s children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog to Odysseus’ faithful dog in Homer’s Odyssey, young and old alike love to dive into stories about dogs. But which canine dog story r . . .   more

NORA the PIANO CAT to star at Westchester Cat Show 'Shelter Aid' Concert.

White Plains, NY --- You can sit a cat at a piano, but can you make her purrform? On Saturday, Nov. 21st, for the first time in her brief yet illustrious musical career, Nora, the piano-playing cat, will star in a benefit concert, being dubbed "Shelter Aid", live from the Westchester Cat . . .   more

ASPCA Launches National Disease Investigation Initiative

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® announced today the launch of a three-year study on Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) funded by the Morris Animal Foundation. The initiative will help shelters develop effective testing and control methods to limit the effects of this disease in communities nationwide. The groundbr . . .   more

Ambassadors to "Meet and Greet" Spectators at CFA International Cat Show

MANASQUAN, NJ – The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. (CFA) ambassadors, both human and feline, will be on hand to “meet and greet” spectators who attend the CFA International Cat Show on November 21 and 22. The show, to be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, will feature over 700 . . .   more

American Kennel Club® & AOL’S Pawnation.com Ask America to Show Their Team Spirit By “Cheering” For Their Favorite College Mascot

New York, NY – From Yale’s “Handsome Dan” to the University of Georgia’s “Uga”, fans adore their college mascots as much as the highest scoring team players. But which mascot will score the most points? In celebration of its 125 Anniversary, the American K . . .   more

H1N1 flu confirmed in Iowa cat

Schaumburg, IL — A cat in Iowa has tested positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, state officials confirmed this morning, marking the first time a cat has been diagnosed with this strain of influenza. The cat, which has recovered, is believed to have caught the virus from someo . . .   more

Cat Survives 2-Mile Ride in Car Engine: Points to Winter Danger

Last week, the country was mesmerized by the story of a tan-and-white Tabby cat from the Bronx, NY, who survived an unusual ordeal: a two-mile drive through his northern NYC borough, while stuck inside the engine of an SUV. The stray was so severely wedged inside that the battery and other engine . . .   more

New Veterinary Research Will Help Animals Enjoy Longer, Healthier Lives

Denver/Oct. 28, 2009-Helping animals enjoy longer, healthier lives requires ongoing scientific animal health research to give veterinarians the tools they need to better diagnose and treat animals. Morris Animal Foundation, a world lead . . .   more

ASPCA Field Investigation Responders on Scene in Bay Springs, Miss. to Assist in Seizure of Dogs

Bay Springs, Miss – The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), under the authority and request of the Jasper County (Miss.) Sheriff’s Department and local animal welfare authorities, has dispatched its field investigations and response team to assist in the remov . . .   more

ASPCA to Benefit from Animal Photo Contest

NEW YORK— The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will be one of the charity beneficiaries of Best Friends: The Ultimate Animal Photo Contest by Photo District News (PDN) and Kodak which aims to celebrate the art of pet and animal . . .   more

A Record Number of Cats Microchipped Raises Nearly $60,000 to Help All Cats

It's unlikely so many cats have been microchipped in one summer, ever. From June 1 through August 31, 59,074 cats were microchipped and enrolled in the HomeAgain Proactive Pet Recovery Network. For the second consecutive summer, the Winn Feline Foundation teamed up with HomeAgain to enha . . .   more

2009 Outstanding Veterinary Technician of the Year Award Presented By Comfort Zone® With D.A.P.® At the America Pet Dog Trainers Awards Ceremony

OAKLAND, Calif. – October 21, 2009 – Danielle K. Simmons was selected as the winner of the 2009 Outstanding Veterinary Technician of the Year Award, sponsored by Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.®. The award was presented today during an awards ceremony at the American Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) ann . . .   more

Over 36,000 Dog and Cat Lovers Descend On Meet the Breeds In NYC

New York, NY- This past weekend, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and Cat Fanciers’ Association® (CFA) hosted 36,000 people over two days at Meet the BreedsTM presented by PetPartners, Inc., in New York City. With the participation of nearly 200 dog clubs and cat councils and the support o . . .   more

Germinder Wins GKC/PRSA Awards for CATalyst

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., -- October 19, 2009)--Germinder & Associates, Inc., germinder.com, a pet/vet consultancy, full service agency and publisher of href="http://www.goodnewsforpets.com" target="_blank">goodnewsforpets.com, today announce . . .   more

Results Revealed: Dog Lovers Make Their Bark Heard In Nationwide “Pet Preference” Poll

New York, NY – While both cats and dogs have been our faithful companions for centuries, it turns out that dog owners bark louder that cat owners purr when it comes to voicing their love for their pets, according the results of the “Pet Preference” poll on . . .   more

Maine's New Animal Welfare License Plate Now Available

Portland, Maine (October 14, 2009) - Planet Dog is proud to announce that the new animal welfare specialty license plate for the state of Maine is now available for purchase. The new plate directly supports the health and welfare of Maine's companion animals. The plate features co . . .   more

ASPCA Grants $5,000 to the Willamette Humane Society

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant of $5,000 to the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Ore. The grant funding will be used by the group to provide neglected and abused equines with hay and medical care while they are in p . . .   more

Italian Dog Breeds and the American Kennel Club Say ‘Ciao’ to New York City in the Columbus Day Parade

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® is proud to announce its participation in the 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade, the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture, on Monday, October 12th from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Fifth Avenue between 47th and 79th streets. For the first . . .   more

U.S. Senators Introduce Veterinary Services Legislation

WASHINGTON — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today applauded U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Thune (R-SD) for introducing a Senate bill, the Veterinary Services Investment Act (VSIA), which will confront critical veterinary service shortages. VSIA w . . .   more

HSI Promotes International Cooperation to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade in Central America

PETÉN, Guatemala — In order to strengthen cooperation and improve implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, in Central America, Humane Society International is sponsoring a weeklong multinational workshop in Petén, Guatemala, . . .   more

Unprecedented Collaboration Helps Lost Pets Reunite with Owners AAHA unveils new microchip look-up tool

DENVER—Combined with a collar and current name tag, a microchip increases the likelihood of a lost pet being safely reunited with its owner. However, even with a microchip scanner, identifying the correct pet recovery registry to contact can be challenging. To alleviate the guesswork for . . .   more

ASPCA Locates Dog Attacker Through Facebook

Last Friday, September 11, ASPCA Special Agent Paul Lai arrested New Yorker Donnell Walters for allegedly beating his boyfriend's dog, a 4½-pound Yorkshire Terrier named Lucy. Lucy's owner alleges that in late July, a verbal dispute triggered Walters, 22, to assault the tiny canine. He is accused . . .   more

World's Tallest Dog Remembered at K9K Walk to Cure Canine Cancer

September 15, 2009 , Denver, Colo. - Gibson, who held the title of World's Tallest Dog in the Guinness Book of World Records until his recent death from canine cancer, will be memorialized at the K9K Walk at Stanley Park in Estes Park, Colo., on Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m . . .   more

World Rabies Day serves as reminder to vaccinate pets

Schaumburg, IL — It's tragic that a disease as preventable as rabies continues to do so much damage around the world. Perhaps the oldest recognized infectious disease, and quite possibly the first known disease transmissible from animals to people, rabies in humans can . . .   more

Germinder Wins 3 Top BMA Awards for CATalyst

(Kansas City, Mo.-- September 25, 2009) -- Germinder & Associates, Inc., www.germinder.com, a pet/vet consultancy, full service agency and parent company/publisher of href="http://www.goodnewsforpets.com" target="_blank">www . . .   more

Fourth Annual Pet Fashion Week NY Delivers Once Again

Over 1,000 attendees visited the fourth annual Pet Fashion Week NY over the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd. The event held at The Metropolitan Pavilion in the heart of Manhattan's Chelsea section has become a favorite among pet industry professionals from both the U.S. and . . .   more

Aspiring Cat Writers: Plan to Attend The CWA Conference

(New York – September 28, 2009) – Got the itch to write about cats, dogs or pets in general? Already doing some writing but want to refine your promotional skills? Need an editor or publicist? This conference is for you. The 16th Annual Cat Writers' Association (CWA) Conference will be held No . . .   more

Group Honorees Named for the American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award

The American Kennel Club® announced today the seven group recipients of the 2009 AKC® Breeder of the Year Award. The award honors breeders who have dedicated their lives to improving the health, temperament and quality of purebred dogs. "The AKC Breeder of the Year has become one of the most . . .   more

Hurricane Season's Here: Six Steps to A Rescue Plan that Includes Pets

Katrina, Ike and Gustav are more than just names to those whose homes and families were devastated by these destructive storms. Even with the aid of disaster response teams, many evacuees permanently lost their companion animals. As hurricane season 2009 heats up, the message couldn't be clearer— . . .   more

Dr. John Albers to Step Down as AAHA Executive Director in December 2009

Denver—Following a stellar 23 years at the helm, John Albers, DVM, is stepping down as executive director of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) effective December 31st, 2009. The AAHA Board of Directors is appointing a Search Committee to work with an executive search firm to begin t . . .   more

Dogs & Cats Duke it Out for Title of America's Most Preferred Pet

For eons, people have argued over which is better – Men or Women, Republicans or Democrats, Batman or Spiderman and Vanilla or Chocolate. But for pet owners the most heated debate of all is– Dogs or Cats. Having been our faithful companions for centuries, dogs and cats are the most popular domest . . .   more

Happy Birthday Matilda!

New York, NY, August 12, 2009 – The Algonquin Hotel has been the setting for many sophisticated gatherings throughout its history. As the home of New York's famed Round Table and the legendary Oak Room cabaret theater, the hotel has played host to a great many notable personalities. Howeve . . .   more

New Dog, Cat, Horse and Llama Studies Now Available for Sponsorship

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce 35 new companion animal studies. MAF will fund more than 200 new, continuing and veterinary student scholar studies in 2009-2010. These studies are available for study sponsorship—which is a great way to help support research leading to needed . . .   more

4th Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference: Focus on Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Immune-mediated, and Inflammatory Diseases of Cats and Dogs

Hillsborough, NJ (July 24, 2009) -- The 4th Tufts' Canine and Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference will be held September 11 & 12, 2009 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA. This Winn Feline Foundation sponsored conference is geared toward communication . . .   more

G-Force Raises the Question: Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets?

In the Disney movie G-Force, which premiered on July 24, 2009, a squad of specially trained guinea pig spies comes to the world's rescue. The animal stars of the movie are played by both real and computer-generated guinea pigs. Although guinea pigs can be great pets, American Humane . . .   more

ASPCA Issues Comment on Reinstatement of Michael Vick to NFL

NEW YORK - The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today issued a statement from ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres in response to suspended NFL star and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick's conditional reinstatement to the National Football League: "Leaders . . .   more

Dr. Corry Installed as President of AVMA

SEATTLE - Dr. James Cook officially handed over the title of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) president to Dr. Larry Corry today at the 2009 AVMA Convention President's Installation Luncheon in Seattle. Dr. Corry, a small-animal practitioner from Buford, Ga., becomes the . . .   more

Study Finds Pet Owners Who Smoke Will Try to Quit for Animals' Health

About 28 percent of pet owners who smoke would try to quit if they knew that secondhand smoke endangered their pets, according to recent research. "Pet owners' attitudes and behaviours related to smoking and second-hand smoke: a pilot study" appeared in the April issue of the journal Tobacco . . .   more

Annual Dog Agility Event Classic Raises Money for Canine Cancer Research—Event Memorializes Two Special Dogs

Carson City, Nev., July 14, 2009: The ninth annual Pepper/Sampson Memorial Classic NADAC Agility Trial to benefit canine cancer research will take place July 24-26, 2009, at Fuji Park in Carson City. Mdt-Agility Ability, LLC, will host the event, and all proceeds will go to Morris Animal F . . .   more

Coming to Seattle: Veterinary Convention a Menagerie of Opportunity

Schaumburg, IL -- You know we're coming to the Emerald City for our annual convention, and you know there's been a lot of talk about our hosting the world-renowned fishmongers from Pike Place Fish Market. Controversy aside, the American Veterinary Medical Association's 146th Annua . . .   more

AVMA Board Looks to Future of Communications

The AVMA's electronic communications, the quality of veterinary internships, and a new specialty in amphibian and reptile practice were among the subjects of the June 4-6 Executive Board meeting. The meeting encompassed strategy and governance discussions as well as numerous actions to advanc . . .   more

Studies Link Occupational Exposures to Preterm Delivery, Birth Defects

A recent study suggests that pregnant veterinarians have a higher risk for preterm delivery if they work long hours or perform surgery in the absence of a system for scavenging waste anesthetic gases. Another study indicates that occupational exposure to radiation or pesticides may increase the r . . .   more

Search for America's Best Veterinarian Continues with Third Annual "Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet®" Contest

Denver, July 1, 2009 - Nominate your veterinarian for the third annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet® contest, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). The national short-essay contest honors America’s veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and strengthening the b . . .   more

Germinder & Associates, Inc. Awarded WBENC Renewal

(New York and Kansas City, Mo. - July 1, 2009) - Germinder & Associates, Inc., www.germinder.com, a women-owned marketing communications and public relations agency, has been awarded renewal of their national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise ( . . .   more

Study: Furosemide has health benefits for Thoroughbred racehorses

Schaumburg, IL — A groundbreaking study to be published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) shows that furosemide does more than enhance performance in Thoroughbred racehorses; it also has beneficial effects on the health and welfare of those h . . .   more

American Kennel Club and Cat Fanciers' Association Launch Website Devoted to World's Largest Showcase of Dog & Cat Breeds

Calling all dog and cat lovers, the world’s largest registries of purebred dogs and cats – the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and the Cat Fanciers' Association® (CFA) – have launched www.meetthebreeds.com, a new website dedicated to the first stand-alone event of the same name which will showcase ov . . .   more

Your Horse's Life is Not Worth the Risk

Every horse owner has the right to know the safety and efficacy of medications a veterinarian prescribes for their horse. But even the most experienced horse owners may not be aware of the health risks involved with using compounded drugs. Compounded drugs are unregulated drugs produced by alter . . .   more

Winn Foundation Encourages Permanent Identification of Cats

Hillsborough, NJ (June 15, 2009) -- The Winn Feline Foundation announces that for the second consecutive year the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service has pledged to donate $1 toward feline heath research for every new cat microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain from June through August, 2009. According . . .   more

2009 ACVIM Forum & Canadian VMA Convention Highlights

MONTREAL - The 2009 ACVIM Forum & Canadian VMA Convention hosted over 3,400 veterinary specialists, general practitioners, technicians and students in Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 3 – 6, 2009. Highlights from the conference included the keynote address from Pat LeBlanc, DVM. MS, Diplomate . . .   more

Ready for Disaster: AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams

The AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams, after retooling, are ready again to deploy to the scene of a natural disaster or another emergency—and members are eager to return to service. The VMAT program officially relaunched May 1 after the Tri-State Veterinary Disaster Response Conference . . .   more

FDA adds online information to Veterinary Feed Directive guide

Federal authorities have provided additional guidance for veterinarians on how to electronically send Veterinary Feed Directive drug orders. New animal drugs approved as Veterinary Feed Directive drugs are administered under veterinarians' orders for use in animal feed. They include some anti . . .   more

Teen Kills Kitten in Oven; Faces 10-Year Sentence

On June 3, ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents arrested Cheyenne Cherry, a 17-year-old resident of the Bronx, for allegedly killing a two-month-old kitten by burning her to death in an oven. In addition to cruelty to animals, Cherry was charged with multiple counts of burglary, arson and criminal . . .   more

World Conference Shines Spotlight on Critical Importance of Aquaculture

Schaumburg, IL— This is no fish story. When it comes to the importance of veterinarians helping prevent, control and eradicate aquatic animal diseases, there's no need to exaggerate or boast. Disease has emerged as the number-one problem facing aquaculture, and finding ways to prevent, . . .   more

New Health Research Will Improve Life and Health for Cats Waiting to Be Adopted -- June Is Adopt-a-Cat Month

Denver, May 14, 2009 — Millions of homeless cats lose their lives in shelters each year—often due to common yet treatable illnesses. In a survey conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), experts identified upper respiratory disease, diarrhea and ringworm as the top health issues for she . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Announces Excellence in Feline Research Award

Manasquan, NJ (May 30, 2009) -- Winn Feline Foundation, the only international charity devoted solely to the advancement of feline health, has initiated a new "Excellence in Feline Research Award." Winn Feline Foundation President Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline), announces that Dr. Michael Lapp . . .   more

How Animal Care Professionals and Pet Lovers Can Keep from Being Bitten

As Dog Bite Prevention week is being recognized across the United States, the Center for Disease Control reports that 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Nearly 20% of those bitten seek medical attention and approximately 1000 victims per day require a visit to the hospital em . . .   more

Flu outbreak: There's more than one doctor in the house

Schaumburg, IL — Physicians aren't the only ones on the front lines of the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak. Veterinarians play an important role, too. Whether they're conducting research or serving as "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department o . . .   more

Pandemic Preparedness for Veterinarians

Veterinarians face unique challenges with regard to pandemic preparedness. In addition to personal/family preparedness and small business preparedness issues, veterinary practices will also be expected to address health concerns of their patients and clients. Although veterinarians may not be cla . . .   more

Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1

Updated: May 5, 2009 Also see: Center for Disease Control Q. Do any swine have the virus that has infected humans? A. There is no evidence at this time that swine in the United States are infected with this vir . . .   more

Annual Joint Animal Behavior Meeting Held in Conjunction with the 2009 AVMA Convention in Seattle, WA.

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) invite veterinarians, technicians and hospital staff to attend the annual behavior meeting held in conjunction with the AVMA convention in Seattle, WA. When: Friday, . . .   more

"Dog Car" Returns for Second Season of Racing to Help Animals

Denver, March 3, 2009 - After suffering a major loss of their BMW Z4 M Coupe—known to race fans as "the dog car"-last October, team owner Steve Marcus of Motorsport Technology Group (MTG) is back on track with the No. 18 Morris Animal Foundation Car, sporting its eye-attracting dog bone st . . .   more

Animal Lover Memorializes Beloved Bulldog Who Loved Cats – Makes Gift to Improve Feline Health

March 19, 2009/Denver - Memorializing a beloved dog through a donation to improve cat health may seem unusual. Yet Florida resident Judith Ditfurth says her beloved English bulldog, Jeremy, would bark his approval of her recent gift to Morris Animal Foundation's (MAF) Happy Healthy Cat Campaign, . . .   more

AVMA Testifies Before Congress on Animal Identification Systems, Urges Mandatory NAIS

Washington, D.C. - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) testified today before the U.S. Congress on animal identification, making the case that a mandatory nationwide program that tracks livestoc . . .   more

Rockefeller Foundation bestows grant to fund National One Health Commission

Schaumburg, Ill - An initiative dedicated to fighting zoonotic diseases like avian influenza and West Nile virus and improving public health around the world has received a $100,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. It's estimated that 75 percent of all new diseases are zoonotic, . . .   more

AVMA Testifies at Senate Hearing on GAO Veterinary Shortage Report

Washington, D.C. - The chief executive of the nation's largest veterinary association appeared before a Senate subcommittee today, addressing an alarming new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that details a dangerous shortage of veterinarians available to fill critica . . .   more

The 2008 Meisha's Hope Award winner

The winner of the 2008 Meisha’s Hope Award is Dr. Richard Shackelford. Dr. Shackelford works out of the Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital in Meridian, ID and was nominated for the Meisha’s Hope Award by Carolyn & Don Watts. The Watts’ nomination o . . .   more

Set sail for Seattle and the AVMA convention

Attendees at the 2009 AVMA Annual Convention can sample the Seattle scene while earning up to 40 hours of continuing education credit. The 146th AVMA Annual Convention is July 11-14 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, not far from the waterfront and the ci . . .   more

GHLIT backs SAVMA obesity awareness campaign

Obesity is a public health crisis in the United States. More than a quarter of the nation's population is considered obese, with a body mass index of 30 or above—which is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, diabetes, and degenerative joint disease. . . .   more

NAVC Conference 2009 – A Bright Spot in an Otherwise Gloomy Forecast

ORLANDO — Despite a less than inspiring economy, the NAVC Conference 2009 gave attendees a chance to relax, be entertained and most importantly hone their skills and veterinary knowledge. During the five-day conference, January 17-21, 14,036 registrants were checked-in, including 5,420 veter . . .   more

"Voice of Westminster" Marks Anniversary

(New York – Feb. 2, 2009) As the world's top canines primp for the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 9 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden, host David Frei prepares for his 20th year as the face and voice of the prime-time telecasts on USA Network and C . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

Manasquan, NJ (December 15, 2008) -- Winn Feline Foundation President Susan Little, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline), announces the election of Melissa A. Kennedy, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM, and Vicki L. Thayer, DVM, Diplomate ABVP Feline, to the Winn Board of Directors. Dr. Melissa Kennedy grad . . .   more

Winn Announces Five Grants Awarded in Partnership with the Miller Trust for Important Feline Health Studies

The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of five grants funded in partnership with the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust in 2008. Winn President Dr. Susan Little commented, "We are excited about the proposals that have received funding. This year we awarded $116, . . .   more

Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers

Denver, January 13, 2009: Dog owners and lovers in the United States view canine cancer as the greatest health threat to their beloved pets. They are correct. One in four dogs die of cancer. Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs over the age of 2. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has post . . .   more

Best in Show Judge Sari Brewster Tietjen of Rhinebeck, NY Heads Panel for 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

NEW YORK – Sari Brewster Tietjen, a second-generation dog fancier and lifetime participant in the sport of purebred dogs, has been selected to judge Best In Show at the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 9-10, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. As a . . .   more

Westminster's Gathering at the Garden:
America's Dog Show Brings the Best of the Best

NEW YORK – It is, quite simply, the greatest tradition in the world of dogs. For the 133rd consecutive year, the Westminster Kennel Club will once again bring together the world’s very best dogs in the world’s greatest sporting arena to compete for the most coveted title in the sport: . . .   more

Survey Shows Arthritis, Allergies and Cancer are Top Health Concerns for Guide Dogs

Denver/Jan. 13, 2009–A recent survey of more than 1,000 guide dog users found that arthritis, allergies and cancer are top health concerns and reasons for early retirement. The survey, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), was the nonpro . . .   more

Internet Scam Promises Pets, But Fails to Deliver

Schaumburg, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is warning potential pet owners not to fall for Internet scams that bilk victims of hundreds of dollars and fail to deliver the animals they promise. Dr. Walter Woolf, owner of Air Animal Pet Movers, a pet moving ser . . .   more

Elephant in the Room

GAINESVILLE, FL -- Building on the momentum and enthusiasm generated by the profession-wide discussion of the student debt crisis and economic health of the veterinary profession at the NAVC Conference 2008 in January, the second Elephant in the Room at the upcoming NAVC Conference 2009 begins by . . .   more

More Than 80 Million Cats in America Deserve More, Better Health Care

Denver/Nov. 17, 2008 - Cats and cat lovers across America and around the world have reason to rejoice. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has launched the Happy Healthy Cat Campaign to help eliminate suffering and premature death in cats. Despite the cat's status as America's No. 1 pet —ther . . .   more

Persian Named "Best in Show" at the 2008 CFA International Cat Show

ATLANTA, GA and MANASQUAN, NJ - November 23, 2008 - The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) announced today that "Kuorii Santos of Cuzzoe," a black male Persian was selected as "Best in Show" at the 2008 CFA International Cat Show. "Santos" was bred in Italy and is owned by Justin Pell . . .   more

A Voice for Veterinarians in the U.S. House

Dr. Kurt Schrader of Canby, Ore., will be the only veterinarian in the U.S. House of Representatives when he takes office next year. The Democrat won in Oregon's 5th District, and he will be serving his first term in Congress. The U.S. Senate also will have one veterinarian in the 111th Congr . . .   more

AVMA: Obama Family Should Use Care When Selecting the First-Family Dog

Schaumburg, Ill. — In his acceptance speech Nov. 4, President-elect Barack Obama made a very public promise to his two beautiful daughters: "Sasha and Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House." While praising the preside . . .   more

Wells Fargo Announces Cause-Related Giving Relationship with Morris Animal Foundation

DES MOINES, Iowa – October 28, 2008 – Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), said today it has begun a cause-related contribution relationship with Morris Animal Foundation. Wells Fargo Financial National Bank will donate a percentage of t . . .   more

Hundreds of Pet Owners Nominate Veterinarians in Nationwide Contest to Find America's Best Vet

Denver, Oct. 30, 2008 - Veterinarians provide our pets with the special, personalized care they need for long, healthy and happy lives. To recognize their efforts, hundreds of animal lovers nominated their pet doctors for the "Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet®" contest (www.than . . .   more

Cat Fancy Magazine Profiles Presidential Pets

Irvine, Calif., November 10, 2008 — With the recent election behind us, and President-elect Barack Obama's promise to his children to get them a dog, Cat Fancy , the world's most widely read cat magazine, features a story on cats that have graced the White House in "Presidential Pet . . .   more

Nearly $52,000 Raised for Cat Health Research Through Innovative Partnership

There are no record books which add up numbers of cats microchipped – but it's likely that that the 51,984 cats microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain from June 1st through August 31st likely sets a record. This summer the Winn Feline Foundation teamed up with HomeAgain Proactive Pet Recov . . .   more

Dr. Gail Golab, Head of AVMA Animal Welfare Division, Becomes First U.S. Veterinarian Credentialed in Animal Welfare

Schaumburg, Ill. - Dr. Gail Golab, head of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Division, traveled across the globe to achieve a top career goal-to become America's first veterinarian credentialed in animal welfare. Dr. Golab earned her membership leve . . .   more

Pet Health Insurance Protects Pets and Pocketbooks

In today's tough economic climate, many pet owners simply don't have the disposable income to cover emergencies or even minor pet care. Credit cards can be used but those bills eventually mount up and can cause even more financial pain. That's a lesson that the Carlsons can share with pet own . . .   more

CFA Felines and New Yorkers Will Be Purrfect Friends

NEW YORK, MAY 2, 2008 – The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, announced today it will be hosting the 6th Annual CFA-Iams Cat Championship on October 18 -19 at Madison Square Garden. The show is one of the most prestigious cat shows scheduled for the . . .   more

Winn Foundation Urges Cat Owners to Permanently ID Their Cats

The Winn Feline Foundation reminds cat owners to microchip and enroll their cats in the HomeAgain Proactive Pet Recovery Network. HomeAgain has pledged to donate $1 toward feline health research for every new cat microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain though the end of August. In June, over 15, . . .   more

Germinder & Associates, Inc. Sponsors KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event

(Kansas City, Mo. - August 15, 2008 ) - Germinder & Associates, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming 2008 event. Germinder & Associates, Inc. has sponsored the event - an initiative of the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Greate . . .   more

Germinder Named to Prestigious PRSA College of Fellows

NEW YORK (August 8, 2008) – Germinder & Associates has announced Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, president of Germinder & Associates, Inc. is one of 19 newly elected members to its prestigious College of Fellows. According to PRSA Chair and CEO Jeffrey P. Julin, APR, the new honorees . . .   more

PRSA College of Fellows Announces the Class of 2008

NEW YORK (August 8, 2008) - The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has elected 19 new members to its prestigious College of Fellows, announced PRSA Chair and CEO Jeffrey P. Julin, APR. The new honorees will be inducted during a ceremony at PRSA's 2008 International Conference, Satu . . .   more

Winn Foundation Urges Cat Owners to Permanently ID Their Cats

The Winn Feline Foundation reminds cat owners to microchip and enroll their cats in the HomeAgain Proactive Pet Recovery Network. HomeAgain has pledged to donate $1 toward feline health research for every new cat microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain though the end of August. In June, over 15, . . .   more

Fleas Blamed For Typhus Outbreak In Austin, TX

 FROM KVUE NEWS AUSTIN: Even though Texas Health officials in Austin  are investigating a dozen possible cases of typhus in Travis County, further north than the disease is usually seen in Texas, there's good news for pet owners. s . . .   more

The Truth About Cats

The Truth About Cats   . . .   more

Winn Foundation Encourages Permanent Identification of Cats

June 16, 2008 - The Winn Feline Foundation announced today that the HomeAgain Proactive Pet Recovery Network has pledged to donate $1 toward feline health research for every new cat microchipped and enrolled in HomeAgain during the months of June, July and August 2008. According to the America . . .   more

One Medicine: Animals Helping Humans

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The key to finding a cure for human diseases, such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, and heart defects, may lie in the paws of man’s best friend as veterinarians and biomedical scientists from across the globe gather in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2008 ACVIM Forum, June 4 - 7, to . . .   more

New Canine Cancer Vaccine Introduced To Veterinary Technicians

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Veterinary Technicians from across the globe will have the opportunity to learn the benefits, side effects, and administration of the new canine oral melanoma vaccine in a comprehensive continuing education session held during the 2008 ACVIM Forum, June 4 – 7, 2008. Can . . .   more

American Heartworm Society Announces Heartworm Incidence Survey

AVMA Annual Convention, New Orleans, La., July 19, 2008 – American Heartworm Society president, Dr. Sheldon Rubin, has announced the Society's intentions to conduct the most comprehensive heartworm incidence survey to record canine heartworm disease cases in the United States. Rubin also a . . .   more

Morris Animal Foundation Searches for America's Best Vet With 'Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(SM)' Contest

DENVER, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think your veterinarian is the best in America, nominate him or her for the second annual Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(SM) Contest. The national short-essay contest honors America's veterinarians for their dedication to helping animals and strengthening t . . .   more

American Kennel Club Cautions Owners: Pet Theft on the Rise; AKC Appears on NBC's Today Show Offering Tips to Keep Pets Safe

Protect your dog with microchip identification, enrollment and 24-hour recovery service. Visit www.akccar.org to learn more. The American Kennel Club® is warning pet owners and breeders about an alarming rise in dog thefts in recent months. From parking . . .   more

AVMA Opens Online Resource to General Public

Launched earlier this month as a members-only benefit, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has opened access to its AVMA Collections to the general public, expanding the public's ability to tap into cutting edge and up-to-date veterinary medical information. AVMA Collections . . .   more

Laura J. Niles Foundation Helps Morris Animal Foundation Improve the Health of Working Guide Dogs

The Laura J. Niles Foundation, an organization that encourages and supports the lives of people and animals, has pledged a $150,000 multiyear matching grant to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in support of improving the health of working guide dogs. Many guide and service dogs go into early retire . . .   more

America’s Fastest Growing Animal Welfare Label Presents Marketing Opportunity at FMI Show in Las Vegas

For the second year, the American Humane Association’s farm-animal welfare program, American Humane Certified, will exhibit at the Food Marketing Institute Show in May, to showcase the fastest growing marketing opportunity for humane labeled food products to the industry’s leading producers and f . . .   more

Every Horse Needs an Annual Dental Exam, Says the AAEP

Because proper dental care is vital to a horse’s overall health, the AAEP is launching a campaign to promote the need for horses to receive a thorough oral examination at least once a year. Designed to reach horse owners, the campaign will kick off in April and run through 2008. It is im . . .   more

ASPCA Co-Hosts First Ever Veterinary Forensics Symposium

NEW YORK, April 7, 2008—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will co-host the first ever Veterinary Forensics Symposium, to be held from April 9 11 in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the University of Florida’s William R. Maples Ce . . .   more

ZOOTOO To The Rescue!

Zootoo.com – the pet lover’s website – announces its newest program, the Zootoo to the Rescue Sweepstakes (zootoo.com/rescues). First prize in the sweepstakes is $ 10,000. The runner-up will win $3,000 and 13 other Rescue Groups will win $1,000 each. < . . .   more

Pet Ownership Campaign Stretches Across the Country

(Greenwich, CT), April 1, 2008 – A campaign aimed at promoting responsible pet care, increased pet adoption and the joys and benefits of pet ownership has successfully launched across the U.S. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), The Pet Industry Distributors Associa . . .   more

ASPCA Announces Publication of “Heritage of Care”

NEW YORK, April 1, 2008—Since 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has led the way in providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals in the United States. Now, the organization’s history is chronicled in HERITAGE OF CARE: The Americ . . .   more

ASPCA Urges Public to Support Pets in Housing Bill

NEW YORK, April 5, 2008—During a press conference held today at City Hall, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) urged the public and the City Council to support New York City Councilman Tony Avella’s Pets in Housing bill (NYC Intro. 13). The bill protects te . . .   more

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Announces 2008 ACVS Veterinary Symposium – The Surgical Summit

Germantown, MD, April 1, 2008 - The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is pleased to announce the 2008 ACVS Veterinary Symposium.

  • Meeting: 2008 ACVS Veterinary Symposium
  • Dates:October 22: Pre-Symposium Laboratories
    October 23-25: Symposium Seminars and S . . .   more

American Heartworm Society Announces New Board Member

Batavia, Ill. (March 26, 2008) – Robert W. Stannard, DVM, founder and owner of the Adobe Pet Hospital in Livermore, Calif., has been appointed to the Executive Board of the American Heartworm Society (AHS). Stannard is a nationally recognized speaker on the subjects of zo . . .   more

Germinder & Associates, Inc. Receives National WBENC Certification

Germinder & Associates, Inc. a women-owned marketing communications and public relations agency, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC's national standard of certification is a meticulou . . .   more

American Heartworm Society Adds New Features to Web Site

Batavia, Ill. (March 27, 2008) – The American Heartworm Society (AHS) is pleased to announce updates to its Web site, www.heartwormsociety.org, including new features that enhance the user experience for both members and nonmembers.  more

Mosquito Season Approaching:

Batavia, Ill. (March 28, 2008) – As temperatures grow warmer, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) wants every pet owner to be prepared for mosquito season and the heartworm disease risk it carries for pets. Although the risk of heartworm disease is heightened in warmer m . . .   more

Vaccine Protocols Discussed At 2008 ACVIM Forum

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A twice-yearly visit to the veterinarian often includes at least some vaccinations for the nation's 74.8 million dogs and 90 million cats. Although serious vaccine reactions, such as sarcomas, are rare, it is important for animal owners to understand the possibility of adver . . .   more

2008 ACVIM Forum Offers Continuing Education For Veterinarians

AN ANTONIO, Texas – Veterinarians across the globe will gather in San Antonio, Texas, June 4 – 7, 2008, at the 26th Annual ACVIM Forum, where the entire Veterinary Healthcare Team - -general practitioners, specialists, students, and technicians - -will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge a . . .   more

Is Your Dog Among the Country's Bravest, Boldest and Best Companions?

Is your canine the kind that always lifts your spirits when you're feeling blue? Do you know a dog that helps the sick feel better? Heard of a pooch who played a role in a dramatic rescue? If so, what better way to pay tribute to a deserving dog than by nominating him for an American Kennel Club . . .   more

How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

When the urge to adopt strikes, few potential pet parents consider the costs of pet ownership, which can often be far greater (and run longer) than they anticipated. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released its updated guide . . .   more

ASPCA Offers Summer Safety Tips to Help Pets Beat the Heat

As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) reminds animal lovers how to keep pets safe and happy when summer arrives. “Summertime is a wonderful time for family and friends to get t . . .   more

AVMA Applauds New State Laws That Make Dog Fighting a Felony Everywhere in the United States

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that dog fighting is now a felony everywhere in the United States. Last week, Wyoming made dog fighting a felony, the 50th state in the country to do so. "For many years, the AVMA has recommended that animal fightin . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Announces 2008 Grant Recipients

The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to receive proposals from veterinary researchers around the world who are interested in improving feline health. Out of 36 proposals for 2008, our team of outstanding veterinary consultants helped the Foundation select the best studies for funding. We look . . .   more

Germinder Named Finalist for 2008 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 27, 2008 – Enterprising Women Magazine has announced that Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, president and founder of Germinder & Associates, Inc. is a 2008 Enterprising Women of the Year Award finalist. Germinder has been practicing marketing communications . . .   more

Maddie's Fund® Awards $300,000 For Competition to Adopt Hard to Place Pets

Top Prize Winners: Kitty Kind, New York, New York – $25,000 Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon, Philomath, Oregon – $25,000 Humane Society for Hamilton County, Noblesville, Indiana – $15,000 Pom Rescue.com, Spartanburg, South Carolina – $15,000 SPCA of the Triad, Inc., . . .   more

AKC Launches Purebred Alternative Listing Program

-- New Features Offer Additional Benefits and Incentives -- The American Kennel Club® today launched the Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program - formerly known as the Indefinite Listing Privilege (ILP) program. The new name more accurately describes the purpose o . . .   more

Best In Show Judge Dr. J. Donald Jones Of Marietta, GA Heads Panel For 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

NEW YORK – Dr. J. Donald Jones of Marietta, GA, has been selected to judge Best In Show at the 132nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11-12, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Dr. Jones is a retired counseling psychologist and . . .   more

American Humane Ensures Animal Safety During Super Bowl of Advertising

Denver (February 4, 2008) Sunday might have been a tough day for Patriots, but it was a great day for dogs. Not to mention alpacas, horses, carrier pigeons and oxen. During the big game Sunday, Americans were treated to more than a dozen commercials featuring animals ranging from . . .   more

ASPCA® Announces New Chapter In Humane Education

NEW YORK, February 4, 2008—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of a new chapter in its national Humane Education program: “Henry’s Book Club,” at www.as . . .   more

Calling All Animal Lovers: ASPCA Announces 2nd Annual ASPCA Day Community Leader Contest!

NEW YORK, February 1, 2008—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is once again calling on animal lovers all over the country to ‘Go Orange for Animals’ on April 10th, joining the ASPCA in celebrating the human-animal bond and the org . . .   more

American Humane Grants $25,000 to Find Ways to Sterilize Pets Without Surgery

The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) received a $25,000 grant from the American Humane Association this week. “We are delighted to count American Humane among our colleagues and supporters”, writes Joyce Briggs, President of ACC&D. “This generous gift is critical to helping us . . .   more

AKC Affiliates Continue Support of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dog Health Studies

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) announce their continued funding of studies to determine long-term health impact on dogs deployed to the search and rescue efforts at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites following the attacks of September . . .   more

University Of Missouri Veterinarian Wins America’s Best Vet Honor; Four Regional Winners Also Named

Veterinarians play a critical role in keeping our pets healthy, happy and living longer. For University of Missouri veterinarian James L. Cook, DVM, Ph.D., going above and beyond when it comes to caring for animals is second nature. In recognition of his dedication to improving the lives of anima . . .   more

Leading Experts in Pet Wellness Team Up to Increase Awareness of Obesity

Each year a growing number of dogs and cats become overweight or obese which can lead to significant, life-threatening health issues. For a variety of reasons it can be difficult for health care teams to talk with their clients about making proper pet weight loss and weight management lifestyle c . . .   more

ASPCA Reports Double-Digit Increase In Adoptions And Mobile Spay/Neuter Surgeries For 2007

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is proud to report that adoptions at its Manhattan headquarters and mobile adoption center, as well as mobile spay/neuter surgeries, each experienced double digit increases in 2007. “The plight of homeless animals i . . .   more

AVMA House of Delegates Holds First Annual Winter Meeting

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) held its first winter House of Delegates (HOD) meeting during its annual Veterinary Leadership Conference, Jan. 11-13, 2008 to expand the association's ability to handle business year round. Dr. Mark Helfat, chair of the AVMA House Advisory . . .   more

Winn Foundation Announces Award of Six Grants for Important Feline Health Studies

The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of six grants funded in partnership with the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust in 2007. The Trust designated the Winn Foundation as one of its advisor organizations in its desire to “support medical research to investigate th . . .   more

APPMA Celebrates 50 Years in 2008!

The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008! APPMA has been promoting, developing and advancing pet ownership, the pet products industry and its members since 1958.Back then, a modest group of 16 shared a common interest and . . .   more

ASPCA Expert To Receive Prestigious Award

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is proud to announce that Dr. Emily Weiss, the ASPCA’s senior director of shelter behavior programs and developer of ASPCA®’s Meet Your Match™ family of adoption programs, has been awarded the prestigious Evie Award by To . . .   more

Veterinary Dentistry Opens Wide

From eliminating pain to improving an animal's overall well-being, pet dental health is gaining increased attention these days. Gone is the time when veterinary dentistry was little more than an occasional cleaning or pulling of the teeth, according to a report in the Dec. 15, 2007, edition . . .   more

AVMA: Advice to Owners Concerned About Lead in Toys

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is concerned about recent reports of lead contamination in toys. Independent tests by Trace Laboratories, Inc. in Illinois and ExperTox Analytical Laboratories in Texas have both found the presence of lead and other toxic chemicals on rando . . .   more

Vick’s Dogfighting Sentence Incomplete Without Counseling, Community Service

American Humane is pleased that NFL quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced today to a minimum of 23 months in prison for his part in a dogfighting ring, along with three years of supervised release and a ban on owning dogs. “We believe this sentence shows that the legal system and, hopefull . . .   more

Green Takes Reins of AAEP Presidency for 2008

Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, of Gainesville, Fla., was installed as the 54th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the group’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 4. She will serve through 2008 and becomes the first female veterinarian to lead the ass . . .   more

ASPCA Applauds Strong and Appropriate Sentencing of Michael Vick

NEW YORK, December 10, 2007—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) applauded the strong and appropriate sentence received today by NFL quarterback, Michael Vick, as he appeared before Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond, Va. Vick, who pleaded guilty in August 2007 . . .   more

The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Genetic Testing Cooperative

MANASQUAN, NJ – December 6, 2007 - The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. (CFA) today announced a cooperative effort between the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., DNA Diagnostics, Inc. (d/b/a Shelterwood Laboratories) and Texas A&M University Animal Genetics Laboratory(TAES). This effort will make . . .   more

ASPCA Applauds Strong Sentencing of Michael Vick’s Co-Defendants Today: Justice Is Being Served

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) applauded the strong sentences received by two co-defendants of NFL quarterback, Michael Vick, in the Federal investigation against them. Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips received sentences of 18 and 21 months respective . . .   more

Sealyham Terrier “Charmin” Crowned At Seventh Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

And the winner is … Sealyham Terrier Ch Efbe’s Hidalgo at Goodspice, known as “Charmin” of Cochranville, PA owned by Margery & Richard Good and Sandra Middlebrooks. Earning a $50,000 cash prize and the title of AKC/Eukanuba National Champion, Ch . . .   more

Clever and Capable Canines Literally Jump Through Hoops to Secure Top Spots At AKC Agility and Obedience Invitationals

The winners of the 2007 AKC National Obedience Invitational and the AKC Agility Invitational, both sponsored by Eukanuba, were named today in Long Beach, California. Held December 1 and 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center in conjunction with the nationally televised AKC/Eukanuba National Ch . . .   more

AVMA Executive Board Issues Policy to Boost States' Authority To Control Quality of Veterinary Care

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board passed a new policy to keep local municipalities out of the business of regulating veterinary procedures, and bolstering the authority of state bodies to guide and oversee veterinary medicine. The new AVMA policy states that . . .   more

Veterinary Groups Announce Guidelines to Detecting Pet’s Hidden Pain

Two of the leading animal health organizations in the country announced they are joining forces to help veterinarians and pet owner’s better identify and manage the subtle warning signs of pets suffering from pain. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the Association of American Fe . . .   more

CHF Announces a New Donor Advised Fund

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the establishment of the Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies. The Donor Advised Fund (DAF) was created in memory of author and CHF President’s Council Member Darlene Arden’s mother, and will benefit studies focusing on unlocking the m . . .   more

Amy Shojai Earns Winn Feline Foundation 2007 Media Award

The Board of Directors unanimously awarded the 2007 Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award to pet book author, columnist and media personality, Amy Shojai. Shojai’s unflagging support of Winn’s efforts to communicate and inform the pubic about feline health issues and Winn initiatives in . . .   more

Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Veterinary Student Scholar Proposals

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Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) announces a call for 2008 Veterinary Student Scholar (VSS) applications. The MAF VSS program will award stipends of up to $4,000 to students who wish to participate in clinical or basic veterinary research. This program provides veterinary studen . . .   more

Lake Orion Resident Wins Fifth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Commemorative Art Poster Competition

The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba are pleased to announce that Kimberly Kelly Santini of Lake Orion, Mich. is the winning artist in the fifth annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship commemorative art poster competition. . . .   more

ASPCA Hosts November Adoption Events throughout NYC Boroughs

This November, the ASPCA’s® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) mobile adoption program is hosting and co-hosting several adoption events around New York City. The ASPCA encourages all New Yorkers and friends who are interested in adopting an animal to visit th . . .   more

Hill's Donates Food for Dogs and Cats in California

TOPEKA, Kan. October 25, 2007 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. shipped about 50,000 lbs of Science Diet and Prescription Diet and is working with relief organizations in California to help feed dogs and cats affected by the wildfires. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the fi . . .   more

At the NASCAR Toyota All Star Showdown, Pets Best Insurance Driver Brett Thompson Scored an Important Win for His Sponsors and Community

October 24, 2007 (Boise, ID) --- Pets Best Insurance scores the Toyota All Star Showdown as a win for their driver Brett Thompson and the Pets Best Grand National Racecar. However, official NASCAR Race Results show Brett not winning on the race track due to an accident on lap 243 of the 250-lap r . . .   more

Climate changes, increasing deer populations spark tick movement

Ticks have long posed both a nuisance and a danger to residents and pets in the Northeast, but this fall, new areas of the country may experience a surge in tick-borne infections. Adult ticks are at their most active during the fall months, and data compiled by the veterinary industry show that d . . .   more

ASPCA Issues Statement on Controversy Around Ellen DeGeneres’ Adoption and Re-Homing of Family Dog

NEW YORK, October 17, 2007 —The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today responded to media reports and overwhelming public inquiries regarding the situation of Iggy, the dog adopted by Ellen DeGeneres from the Los Angeles-based rescue group Mutts & Mom . . .   more

WILD THINGS: A Halloween Costume Ball and Silent Art Auction

Artist, author, and New York City gallery owner Cynthia von Buhler and City Critters, Inc., a cat rescue and adoption organization located and operating in the borough of Manhattan, are holding a Halloween Costume Ball and Silent Art Auction on October 27th, from 8PM – 1AM, to raise funds and awa . . .   more

Experts Meet to Tackle Equine Lameness Research

On Aug. 1, 2007, the AAEP Foundation hosted a Lameness Research Meeting and Panel in Fort Collins, Colo. Twenty-four researchers and lameness experts from around the world met to prioritize future lameness research needs. The group also explored specific questions about the direction and cost of . . .   more

Tiger thought extinct spotted in China

For the first time in more than 20 years, a South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) has been spotted in the wild. Guan Ke, officer of the Propaganda Center of the Shangxi Province Forestry Bureau confirmed the sighting by an eyewitness of a single South China tiger in the Qinling Moutains i . . .   more

Tips to create a safe Halloween for Fluffy and Fido

Halloween can be a frightening time for pet owners across the country. It can be scary for our furry friends too. The American Animal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged family members this October by being mindful of their F.E.A.R. – food, environment, attire, . . .   more

ASPCA-led Expert Behaviorists Provide Recommendations to USDA On Disposition of Dogs Seized in Michael Vick Case

NEW YORK, October 2, 2007 - Following a motion filed yesterday by the U. S. Attorney’s Office on the recommended disposition of 49 pit bulls seized in the Michael Vick case, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today thanked the U. S. Department of Agricultu . . .   more

NAVC Appoints New Director of Education

The North American Veterinary Conference is pleased to announce Aine McCarthy, DVM, MS, as its new Director of Education. No stranger to NAVC, Dr. McCarthy has been attending the annual NAVC Conference since 1989 in various capacities and was elected to the NAVC Board of Directors in 2005. . . .   more

NAVC Conference Turns 25 with Exciting Program And Performers

The NAVC Conference 2008 January 19-23 in Orlando, FL promises to provide a variety of learning formats and daily activities to keep attendees busy. The 2008 program features more than 1,400 hours of continuing education, presented by over 375 speakers and instructors. The NAVC Conference’ . . .   more

NAVC & Schering-Plough Partner for Spanish Translations At The 2008 Conference

Spanish-speaking attendees of the NAVC Conference January 19-23, 2008 can thank Schering-Plough Animal Health for sponsoring five-days of on-site translating. “Schering-Plough is always looking for ways to support the global veterinary community,” said Christopher Pappas, Jr., DVM, Direct . . .   more

The ASPCA® Launches Web Site for Animal Welfare Professionals

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of a comprehensive new Internet-based resource for animal welfare professionals and caretakers across the United States. www.ASPCApro.org, which can be acce . . .   more

To the Rescue ... IFAW Presents Animal Action Week 2007: October 1-7

IFAW(International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) announces the 15th annual Animal Action Week ( href="http://www.animalactionweek.org"> www.animalactionweek.org)-the world's largest animal-focused educational event runs Monday, October 1 through . . .   more

Morris Animal Foundation 2008 Sponsorship Guide Available, Details Current Animal Health Studies

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) provides a unique opportunity for individuals or groups to demonstrate love for and help animals via its animal health study/research sponsorships. MAF has published its 2008 listing of about 120 animal health studies available for sponsorship. Animal lovers are inv . . .   more

Update: AVMA warns of potential new threat to pets

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently been made aware of several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that multiple brands of jerky treats manufactured in China have been making pets sick. Symptoms of illness have included vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. To our . . .   more

Remember Horses During National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. The American Association of Equine Practitioners is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with other veterinary and equine organizations, to promote the need for equine emergency and disaster preparedness. To help horse owners a . . .   more

Chicago Leads Nation to Unite Against Dog Fighting!

In one of the most extensive community-wide partnerships to address violence in the context of dog fighting, the Dog Advisory Work Group (D.A.W.G.), the Alliance for Community Peace, the Chicago Police Department, and other city agencies, organizations and community advocates gathered last week t . . .   more

Germinder & Associates, Inc. Sponsors KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event 2007

(Kansas City, Mo. – September 12, 2007 ) – Germinder & Associates, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming 2007 event. Germinder & Associates, Inc. has sponsored the event – an initiative of the Kansas City Area Development Counci . . .   more

Synbiotics Corp. Selects KC for Headquarters, R&D

Synbiotics Corp. wants to be in the center of the animal health industry. That's why the company is moving its headquarters and research and development operations from San Diego to Kansas City. The Global Center for Animal Health Nearly one third of the $14.2 billion global a . . .   more

Chicago Communities Rise Up against Dog Fighting!

In one of the most extensive community-wide partnerships formed to address violence in the context of dog fighting, the Dog Advisory Work Group (D.A.W.G.), the Alliance for Community Peace, the Chicago Police Department, and other city agencies, organizations and community advocates gathered toda . . .   more

AVMA Offers Disaster Resources for Veterinarians, Pet Owners as National Preparedness Month Begins

September begins with the nation looking back at the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and much of the nation dealing with floods, wild fires and hurricane-level wind speeds. It is fitting, then, that September 1 also marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month. Sponsor . . .   more

World-Famous L.L. Bean Tote Bag Goes to the Dogs

Maine-based companies L.L. Bean and Planet Dog have expanded their partnership with the creation of the Holiday Gift Tote just for dogs. The two companies have been working together since 2000. In 2002, Planet Dog began designing and manufacturing private label products for the mail-order and r . . .   more

Veterinary Student is a Big Winner with Hill's

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. has announced Brianna Beechler, fourth year veterinary student from Oregon State University, is the winner of the 2007 Hill's Big Win Scholarship Challenge. The announcement came at the recent American College of Internal Veterinary Medicine (ACVIM) Forum in Seattle, Was . . .   more

AKC Takes Initial Step Toward Formation of Political Action Committee

New York, NY —On Friday, August 10, 2007 a request was filed with the General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) seeking an opinion on whether the American Kennel Club® and its member and affiliate dog clubs are " membership organizations" as defined under relevant FEC . . .   more

AVMA: Dogfighting a "Blood Sport" With No Winners

The recent federal indictment of NFL quarterback Michael Vick on charges related to dogfighting has increased public awareness of this secretive, violent, long-practiced activity. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) condemns dogfighting and any event involving animals in which inju . . .   more

Fund Established to Address Leading Cause of Death in Young Pets - Morris Animal Foundation Announces R.K. Anderson Animal Behavior Research Endowment

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has announced a new endowment fund dealing with the #1 cause of death in dogs and cats under the age of three. Each year millions of pets are relinquished to shelters because of preventable, behavior-related problems. MAF, the world-wide leader in funding research t . . .   more

International Feline Heartworm Disease Council Reconvenes

Washington, D.C. – (July 12, 2007) – The International Feline Heartworm Disease Council reconvenes on July 12, 2007, for the first time in 10 years. The American Heartworm Society (AHS) will host the council in conjunction with its 12th Triennial Heartworm Symposium in Washingto . . .   more

CDC Director to Stress Collaboration Between Animal, Human Doctors at Veterinary Conference

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) July 10, 2007—Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will provide the keynote speech at the 144th Annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 14. Dr. Gerbe . . .   more

Canine Art Guild Hangs Second Online Exhibition

On August 1, 2007, The Canine Art Guild (CAG) will proudly hang its second online exhibition, titled, “Dogs Just Want to Have Fun,” at www.canineartguild.com. The exhibition will include original artwork capturing the joy and amusement of canines . . .   more

Student Business Group Launches New Web Site, Continues To Grow

The Veterinary Business Management Association, a growing student group, recently launched a new Web site at www.vbma.biz. The Web site includes information about the national VBMA, meetings, board, sponsors, programs, scholarships, job opportunities, and c . . .   more

AVMA Creates Classroom Poster to Promote Veterinary Medicine

As part of its educational outreach efforts, the AVMA has created a two-sided poster illustrating how veterinarians help protect animals, people, and the environment. Teachers in grades 4 through 7 can use it to complement a variety of classroom science lessons. Parents, counselors, and veterinar . . .   more

Winners of Hill's Writing Competition Announced

The winners of the 2007 Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. Innovations in Public Health Award have been announced. Sponsored by Hill's and coordinated by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the annual award encourages the submission of veterinary-related papers for the (Health a . . .   more

NAVC Institute Sets Record For Attendance

The NAVC Institute set a record on its seventh annual meeting held May 20-25. More than 230 attendees participated in the weeklong intensive, in-residence CE program, marking the largest NAVC Institute since its 2001 inception. Attendees, representing nine different countries, selected from eig . . .   more

The Secret Is Out On Feline Heartworm Disease: New Studies Call For Prevention & Redefinition

One mosquito bite can infect a cat with heartworm, a potentially destructive and insidious disease, which reveals itself as H.A.R.D. (Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease). The American Heartworm Society . . .   more

American Heartworm Society Urges Cat Owners to Realize Risk

BATAVIA, Ill., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heartworm Society(AHS) has released its "2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Heartworm Infection in Cats" and stresses the importance of pet owners knowing all the facts. The AHS urges pet owners to view the guide . . .   more

Equine Laminitis Discussed At Nation’s Largest Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference

Months after the equine community lost the Kentucky Derby Champion Barbaro to laminitis, veterinarians will gather in Seattle, Wash., at the 2007 ACVIM Forum, June 6 – 9, 2007, to discuss new ways to prevent and manage the disease that eventually lead to Barbaro being euthanized. Laminitis, . . .   more

FDA Launches New Web Page, E-newsletter to Enhance Online Consumer Health Information

Keeping up with the latest consumer health information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just got easier. FDA today announced two new initiatives to enhance online communications. A Web page, “Consumer Health Information for You and Your Family”   more

Veterinarian James R. Richards, Cornell’s KITTY-DR and authority on vaccination protocols for cats, dies after motor vehicle accident

Dr. Richards and Dr. Mew The director of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Feline Health Center and a nationally recognized expert in cat care, . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Announces 29th Annual Symposium

Manasquan, NJ (April 23, 2007) -- Winn Feline Foundation President Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline), announces the agenda for the 29th Winn Feline Foundation Symposium to be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007, 4:00-6:30 PM, in Austin, TX. Held in conjunction with the Cat Fanciers’ Associat . . .   more

Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.'s Pet Food Information Update: Comment on Industry News

Topeka, KS (April 5, 2007) --- There were media reports today of an expanded wheat gluten ingredient recall by a supplier with further recalls by Menu Foods. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. wants to assure you that this announcement has no impact on Hill’s products. As stated in earlier commu . . .   more

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.’s Update on Support Activities for Voluntary Recall

Topeka, KS ( April 1, 2007 )—Here is an update of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc’s recent activities in support of its voluntary recall of its single product: Hill’s Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food: Hill’s created a Veterinary Professionals Communications Center in Topeka , Kansas with . . .   more

Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Single Product, Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food, Only Product Containing Wheat Gluten

Topeka, KS (March 30, 2007) - In accordance with its over-riding commitment to pet health and well-being, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food from the market. Hill's is taking this precautionary action because during a two-month period in earl . . .   more

Dr. Ron DeHaven Joins AVMA as New Executive Vice President

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) March 26, 2007—Dr. Ron DeHaven, administrator of the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has been named the new executive vice pres . . .   more

Schering-Plough to Acquire Organon Biosciences

KENILWORTH, N.J., U.S.A., March 12, 2007 – Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a transaction under which Schering-Plough will acquire Organon BioSciences N.V., the human and animal health care businesses of Akzo Nobel N.V., for approxi . . .   more

AHS Announces Updated Feline Heartworm Guidelines
New Syndrome Defined

ORLANDO, Fla., North American Veterinary Conference – (Jan. 14, 2007) – The American Heartworm Society (AHS) has announced the "2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Heartworm Infection in Cats" are now available at www.he . . .   more

NAVC Welcomes New President and Diversity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a child in Peru, Dr. Jorge Guerrero, DVM, PhD, never imagined the life and accomplishments veterinary medicine would afford him. Ushered in as the 2007-2008 NAVC President during the January 2007 NAVC Conference, Guerrero is the first Latin American or Hispanic President in . . .   more

Youth Volunteer's Love of Pets & Writing Lead to Award

(New York, NY – February 12, 2007) – Lindsay Hocker of Milan, Ill., is the recipient of the Annual Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) Junior Education Award. Hocker received the award for her achievement in grades, volunteer work with dogs and writing. Hocker's name was announced . . .   more

Morris Animal Foundation Announces $1.1 Million Donation From Pfizer Animal Health to Establish National Canine Tumor Biospecimen Bank

Denver - New York, Monday - February 12, 2007: Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) and Pfizer Animal Health have jointly announced a $1.1 million donation from Pfizer to establish a national canine tumor biospecimen bank. This tumor tissue bank is expected to be an especially valuable asset in . . .   more

2007 NAVC Conference Offers More Bang for the Buck

2007 Board of Directors GAINESVILLE, FL — From exhibitors to veterinarians and technicians, participants in the 2007 NAVC Conference, held January 1 . . .   more

Mark L. Morris Jr., DVM, Morris Animal Foundation Trustee, Passes Away

Denver, CO/January 18, 2007 -- Mark L. Morris Jr., DVM, Ph.D., pioneer researcher, educator, mentor and worldwide authority on animal nutrition, died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at his home in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 72. Dr. Morris served as trustee and vice-president of scientific activ . . .   more

American Kennel Club And Walt Disney Home Entertainment Team Up Again With 'Air Buddies'

New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® and Walt Disney Home Entertainment announced today that they are joining together on another initiative to help inform viewers about the joys and responsibilities of owning a dog. Air Buddies, an all-new movie now on Disney DVD, includes . . .   more

Rabies cases drop, but pet vaccination vigilance still a must

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The number of reported rabies cases dropped in 2005, according to a report appearing in the Dec. 15 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). Veterinarians and public health officials, however, are once again reminding pet owners that the only . . .   more

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc.

Overview The Mayors Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and sponsored by Maddie's Fund, is a coalition of more than 100 animal rescue groups and shelters that are working with the City of New York to find homes for every cat and dog in the city that needs one. The Allia . . .   more

Picasso Veterinary Fund
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Overview The Picasso Veterinary Fund, a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, provides financial assistance to help pay for extraordinary life-saving medical treatment for sick and injured animals that come into NYC's Animal Care and Control (AC&C). Most of the animals w . . .   more

Westminster's Angel on a Leash Therapy Dog Program Grows and Thrives

As it enters its third year of existence, The Westminster Kennel Club's therapy dog program, Angel On A Leash, is growing in many ways, continuing to change the lives o . . .   more

Westminster Poster Sale

Sales of the Westminster poster, "Westminster. There's Only One." supports the Westminster "Angel on a Leash" animal-assisted therapy at the Morgan Stanley Children' . . .   more

Delta Society Names Special Animals and Special People as Winners of 2006 Beyond Limits Awards

BELLEVUE, WA -- Some very special dogs and people have been selected as winners of Delta Society’s Beyond Limits Awards for 2006. The awards recognize outstanding work in the field of the human-animal bond by Delta Society Pet Partners and Animal-Assisted Therapy professionals in a variet . . .   more

A Puppy For Christmas? Hold Off On That Hound!

AKC® Recommends Parents Teach Responsible Dog Ownership New York, N.Y. – A cute, cuddly puppy is tops on many Christmas lists this year. Tempting though it may be to grant your children's holiday wish, the holidays are not the ideal time for new puppy ownership. "The fir . . .   more

Kim Thornton Honored by the Winn Feline Foundation

At its October meeting, the board of directors awarded the 2006 Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award to well-known journalist and editor Kim Campbell Thornton. After serving as an editor at Fancy Publications (now Bowtie), Kim began a new career in 1996 as a freelance writer . . .   more

Education and Entertainment Abound at 2007 NAVC Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 24th annual NAVC Conference January 13-17, 2007 in Orlando, Florida promises to provide a variety of learning formats and daily activities to keep attendees busy. With the introduction of an exotic pet "meeting-within-a-meeting, exotic animal practitioners . . .   more

National Veterinary Technician Week

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week (NVTW) October 15 - 21, 2006. The week is held during National Pet Wellness Month, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and Fort Dodge Animal Health. This . . .   more

AAHA! Denver 2007 Offers Great Conference Destination, Top-Quality CE for All Members of the Practice Team

DENVER — AAHA! Denver 2007, It's Different Here, will be held March 17-21, 2007, in Denver, Colorado. The American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) yearly conference offers a superior learning experience, lots of networking opportunities and unparalleled service from the AAHA staff. "A . . .   more

AVMA's Executive Vice President Honored for Industry Leadership

Schaumburg, Ill. — Bruce Little, DVM, executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), has been recognized by Banfield Pet Hospitals with the company's Industry Leadership Award. In addition to the Industry Leaders . . .   more

AKC and Hartz Announce Winners of Veterinary Technician Scholarship

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) and The Hartz Mountain Corporation, along with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), are pleased to announce the winners of the AKC/Hartz Veterinary Technician Scholarship. Scholarships were awarded to 31 students from 26 U.S . . .   more

Germinder & Associates, Inc. Sponsors KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Event

(Kansas City, Mo. – September 12, 2007 ) – Germinder & Associates, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming 2007 event. Germinder & Associates, Inc. has sponsored the event – an initiative of the Kansas Ci . . .   more

Winn-funded researchers identify The Tabby Cat Locus

University of California, Davis. With funding by The Winn Feline Foundation and others, Dr. Leslie Lyons and her associates at the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, successfully mapped the Tabby genetic locus to a specific chromosome (feline c . . .   more

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming 2006 event

Germinder & Associates, Inc. is a marketing communications firm specializing in animal health and publisher of www.goodnewsforpets.com and a proud sponsor of the first Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Homecoming 2006 event. With offices in . . .   more

American Heartworm Society Announces 2007 Heartworm Symposium

Honolulu, The AVMA Convention – (July 15, 2006) – The American Heartworm Society is proud to announce the 12th State of the Heartworm Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Amer . . .   more

Goodnewsforpets.com Publisher Honored With Top KCBJ Business Award

(Kansas City, Mo., July 13, 2006) – Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, president of Germinder & Associates, Inc. and publisher of www.goodnewsforpets.com, has been named an honoree to the Kansas City Business Journal's Top 25 "Women Who Mean Business." In . . .   more

FDA Commemorates a Century of Protecting and Promoting Public Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today will celebrate the centennial of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 at an event dedicated to the agency's past, present and future service to the nation. The ceremony, which will be held at the FDA's Harvey W. Wiley federal building, wi . . .   more

Longtime AVMA Executive Announces Target Retirement Date – AVMA Plans for Future

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) June 12, 2006—American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Vice President Bruce W. Little, DVM, has announced his plan to retire from the association on Dec. 31, 2007. Executi . . .   more

NAVTA Celebrates 25 Years of Representing Veterinary Technicians

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. – (May 30, 2006) – The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. NAVTA was created in 1981 by a group of dedicated veterinary technicians to raise awareness about their role in the profession. Throug . . .   more

Dr. Hart's Emergency Pet Clinic Sponsors Adopt-A-Thon

Dr. Hart's Emergency Pet Clinic is sponsoring an ADOPT-A-THON. It will take place at the clinic, 25780 Miles Road, Suite H, Bedford Heights, Ohio, Saturday, May 20 from Noon - 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Adoptable dogs and cats are neutered or spayed and up-to-date on vaccines. Ther . . .   more

In Memory of Dr. Mew

By Dr. James R. Richards With heavy heart, I must inform you that Dr. Mew (aka, the Mewser, Mewie, Little Buddy,…), the beloved black-and-white "tuxedo" kitty who lived at the Cornell Feline Health Center for most of his almost 17 years, passed away on Monday morning, May 1, 2006. His pict . . .   more

National Survey Reveals That Losing a Pet Can Be More Traumatic Than Losing a Job

KENILWORTH, N.J., (May 1, 2006) – A new national survey conducted by Harris Interactive® and released by HomeAgain® Pet Recovery Service reveals that more than four in five (85%) dog and cat owners would consider losing their pet to be extremely or very traumatic, and comparatively, more than thr . . .   more

AVMA Names Golab Associate Director of Newly Created Animal Welfare Division

(Schaumburg, Ill.) May 1, 2006 — Gail C. Golab, PhD, DVM has been named Associate Director of the newly formed American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Division. Dr. Golab most recently served as Assistant Director for Professional and Public Affairs in the AVMA Communicatio . . .   more

“Bark Now or Forever Pay a Price!”

class="dateline">(Kansas City, Mo., April 28, 2006) – “Bark Now or Forever Pay a Price!” is the advice of the speakers for a media and communications seminar scheduled for the 2006 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Conference, July 17 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The panel . . .   more

ASPCA Announces 140th Anniversary Milestone

New York, NY (January 23, 2005) -- The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced today that it will formally recognize its landmark 140th anniversary in 2006, commemorating its role as the oldest animal welfare organization in the western hemisphere. The organ . . .   more

Grizz's Story: A Greater Courage

(Appleton, Wis., April 11, 2006)- Appleton resident and author Jo Helms has written a book titled, Grizz's Story: A Greater Courage, and created a Web site devoted specifically to companion animal cancer research and tre . . .   more

Susan Little, DVM, Joins Goodnewsforpets.com

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(Kansas City, Mo., May 5, 2006) – Goodnewsforpets.com now features advice and expertise from Dr. Susan Little, who has joined the site as moderator of the newly added Forum section. Dr. Litt . . .   more

Three Cases of Dog Flu Confirmed by UC Davis Veterinary Lab

University of California, Davis, March 24, 2006 A lab at the University of California, Davis, has detected canine influenza virus in dogs from three states, using a new test that employs DNA technology to provide rapid, accurate diagnosis of the highly contagious disea . . .   more

Bird Flu: A Danger to Felines?

Cornell Feline Health Center, March 3, 2006 - Reports from Germany of a cat found dead due to a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection have fueled concerns about the risk this emerging virus poses to cats and, subsequently, to the people who care for them. Can . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Announces 2006 Grant Recipients

Winn Foundation President Susan Little, DVM announces the award of eleven grants for feline health studies totaling $131,364. Dr. Little commented, "The Foundation was pleased to receive proposals from veterinary researchers around the world who are interested in improving feline health. Out o . . .   more

AVMA Launches Web Site Offering Free Searches of Aquatic Animal Veterinarians, Diagnostic Laboratories

(SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) February 10, 2006—Recognizing the growing demand among pet owners, aquaculture industries, veterinarians and other professionals, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has partnered with others to create AquaVets.com, the first free online database of aquatic anima . . .   more

Marine Ornamentals 2006

Marine Ornamentals '06 (MO'06), is the 4th in a series of conferences for the marine ornamentals community to come together to discuss critical issues of conservation, collection and aquaculture that will determine the industry's future. MO'06 is being held February 13-16, 2006, as a special ses . . .   more

New Book Released by Mordecai Siegal

Bringing home a new kitten can be an exciting event. However, learning how to care for a new cat and recognizing their needs and wants can quickly become frustrating. Written specifically for owners . . .   more

Westminster's 2006 Poster Sales Benefit Hospital

For the second consecutive year, proceeds from the sale of the poster for the club's Annual All Breed Dog Show (February 13-14, 2006 at Madison Square Garden) will go to support Angel On A Leash, Westminster's therapy dog program at the hospital. Last year's poster was sold out, . . .   more

Mordecai Siegal Wins International Writing Award

NEW YORK CITY, November 19, 2005 Mordecai Siegal is the recipient of the international Cat Writers' Association (CWA) Muse Medallion™ Award. He was announced a winner at the 2005 CWA communication contest awards banquet held November 19 in Foster City, Calif. as part . . .   more

HOMEAGAIN® Announces News Scanners

KENILWORTH, N.J., November 15, 2005 HOMEAGAIN and the HOMEAGAIN® Pet Recovery Service, a national pet identification microchip database, today announced that it will begin offering new scanners used to detect microchips in companion animals throughout the U.S. . . .   more

There's a New Cat In Town—Make That More Than 800 New Cats!

The Cat Fanciers' Association premieres its 18th Annual International Cat Show on November 18-20 at the San Mateo County Expo Center Event showcases the world's finest pedigreed felines with judging of more than 800 cats representing 41 breeds (San Francisco, CA) – September 6, 2005 – Marking its . . .   more

Steve Dale Honored by The Winn Feline Foundation

Meeting in Chicago in October, 2005, The Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors presented well-known radio personality and syndicated columnist, Steve Dale, a plaque commemorating his "tireless support and advocacy for the health and well-being of all cats." The award was announced by the F . . .   more

Cats to Compete at First Agility Contest in New York's Madison Square Garden During 2005 CFA-Iams Cat Championship

NEW YORK, September 14, 2005Cats from across the country are now preparing for the first Feline Agility Competition ever to be held at Madison Square Garden! The competition will take place over two days, October 8-9, during the 3rd Annual CFA-Iams Cat Championship, hos . . .   more

More than 300 Cats to Convene at New York's Madison Square Garden for 2005 CFA-Iams Cat Championship

NEW YORK, July 27, 2005 The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, announced today that it will be hosting the 3rd Annual CFA-Iams Cat Championship on Oct. 8 and 9 at Madison Square Garden. The show is one of the most prestigiou . . .   more

Fido Could Be Your Ticket to Better Health

DENVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't be surprised if you hear "spend some time with your pet and call me in the morning," at your next doctor's visit. According to a recent national survey, 92 percent of pet owners indicated that pets have joined diet and exercise as a prescription for . . .   more

Western University of Health Sciences to honor Marty Becker, DVM, at annual fundraising event

Pomona, CA – Western University of Health Sciences has selected Marty Becker, DVM, to be the first recipient of the university’s "Media Award for Advancement in Health and Humanism." The honor will be bestowed on the internationally known veterinarian at the university’s annual . . .   more

17 New Ballard Students Selected As Morris Animal Foundation Representatives

ENGLEWOOD, CO- Morris Animal Foundation announces the appointment of 17 new Ballard Students as Foundation representatives at veterinary colleges across the United States and in Colorado. The 17 veterinary students new to the program are: Josianne Arbour, University of Montreal; Judith Brandt, W . . .   more

Puppy and Kitten Star on Newest U.S. Postage Stamps

DENVER, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A wistful-eyed puppy and kitten were featured today on two new 37-cent First-Class Neuter or Spay commemorative stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps are available at all post offices. The Neuter or Spay stamps first day of issue ceremon . . .   more

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Launches 'Everything's Going to the Dogs' A Pet Project for Schoolchildren

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (NDSDF) (www.searchdogsusa.com), the nation's leading canine disaster search training organization, announced today a new program "Everything's Going to the . . .   more

Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

Start planning for the 6th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day® scheduled for June 25, 2004. This great doggie day put on by Pet Sitters International (PSI), was created to celebrate the wonderful companions dogs make, and to inspire dog-less co-workers to adopt a pet of their own f . . .   more

22nd Annual ACVIM Forum Media Invitation

Click here to open a printable version of the invitation in Microsoft Word. . . .   more

The ASPCA Celebrates June As Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

(NEW YORK, NY) June 1, 2004 -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be celebrating June as Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month to educate Americans about the wonderful cats and kittens available for adoption at shelters nationwide. Cats breed during the spring . . .   more

Responsible Healthcare for Pets Media Training Addresses Veterinary Issues

Responsible Healthcare for Pets is a program developed by Fort Dodge Animal Health to address emerging areas of debate in veterinary medicine that affect the pet-owning public. The goal of the program is to help veterinarians educate pet owners through media appearances and in their clinics rega . . .   more

Dr. Jim Humphries Biography

Dr. Humphries is a 1977 graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In his 20 year career in the public media, Jim has been involved in every aspect of production and management of print, radio, television and Internet communications. Dr. Humphries built his f . . .   more

West Nile - A Growing Threat to Horses

Equine veterinarian Dr. Christina Cable educates a horse owner about the risks of West Nile virus. face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"> West Nile vir . . .   more

Raw food diets risky for pets, AAHA study shows

DVM Newsmagazine - December 22, 2003 Denver—The trendy raw food diets for pets may cause a fatal Salmonella infection, a new study published by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) shows. "While raw food diets are becoming increasingly popular among pet owners, the . . .   more

Eating to Beat Feline Diabetes

Morris Animal Foundation - December 23, 2003 Hello, dinner. Goodbye, insulin. Three summers ago, Barbara Schneider came home from a trip and found her six-year-old cat, Smokey, lying with his head in the water bowl and his litter box looking like someone had poured . . .   more

Exhibit Facts

AAHA NEWStat – December 31, 2003 AAHA! Driving Excellence in Veterinary PracticeSM is a state-of-the-art, traveling educational exhibit that will update veterinary practitioners and their practice staff on the latest clinical and technological advances as well as the best procedu . . .   more

A Call to Veterinarians: Educate Immunosuppressed Clients

American Animal Hospital Association - December 31, 2003 Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and support staff are in unique positions to educate clients about zoonotic disease transmission from pets to immunosuppressed people, said Caroline Schaffer, DVM, and director of the Center for t . . .   more

USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services issues notice regarding foreign animal disease (FAD) surveillance

The American Veterinary Medical Association USDA-APHIS has issued the following notice to veterinarians regarding a need for increased FAD surveillance and reporting: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge issued a statement last night regarding the decision to raise the . . .   more

Rabies control documents changed

The American Veterinary Medical Association - January 1, 2004 The Executive Board has approved changes to various documents pertaining to rabies control. The AVMA policy on rabies vaccination procedures now recommends that veterinarians follow the recommendations regarding recognized . . .   more

Heska Selects Germinder & Associates, Inc. for Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – August 25, 2003 --- Heska Corporation has retained Germinder & Associates, Inc. to handle trade and consumer media relations for the company’s new diagnostics products. The agency will begin immediate work on Heska Corporation’s E.R.D.-HealthScreen™ Feline Ur . . .   more

Rescued Dog that Saved Owner's Life Receives Hero Award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan (June 17, 2003) – Recently, an unwanted dog that was about to be euthanized at a shelter after being hit by a car, was rescued by a volunteer from the Little Shelter in Huntington, New York. The dog, Foxy, was then rehabilitated at the shelter and is now a pet hero after saving . . .   more

Survey of Nation's Leading Veterinarians Reveals Fleas and Ticks Among The Leading Dangers to Dogs This Spring and Summer

DULUTH, Ga., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey(1) of veterinarians at the 2003 American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) annual meeting, flea- and tick-related diseases will pose a real threat to dogs this year. In the survey, flea allergy dermatitis was among the top three . . .   more

Veterinarians Host National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 18-24

Schaumburg, IL — The AVMA has become the official host of National Dog Bite Prevention Week. As such, they are once again teaming up with the organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to promote responsible pet ownership and dog bite prevention. "This is . . .   more

Petfinder.com Partnership Leads to Milestone Accomplishment of More Than a Million Pets Adopted in 2002

TUCSON, Ariz., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to a unique partnership between more than a half dozen companies and organizations, and online animal adoption resource and education network center Petfinder.com, more than a million orphaned animals found loving homes in 2002. According to . . .   more

It's Itching Season

Allergy season is upon us. And the same pollens and house dust that cause allergic reactions in people often cause allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats. Allergic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. It can be caused by many things, but regardless of the source, the end result can be licking . . .   more

As America Goes to War, National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Leads Home Front Protection Efforts

OJAI, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- They worked tirelessly to save lives in the Oklahoma City bombing. They arrived at Ground Zero on 9/11 and searched for survivors around the clock for days. And now they are in our nation's capital and dozens of other cities, ready to go at a moment' . . .   more

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Launches Interactive Web Experience To Educate Pet Owners About Common Household Poisons

NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In observation of National Poison Prevention Week (March 16 -22), the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has launched an engaging, fun and educational feature on their website (http://www.apcc.aspca.org) titled "Make Your Pet' . . .   more

Dr. Sheldon (Shelly) Rubin Named 2003 American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Practitioner of the Year

(Chicago, Il – April 4, 2003) – Dr. Sheldon (Shelly) Rubin, chief of staff of the ten veterinarian Blum Animal Hospital, 3219 Clark Street, past-president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, book author and frequent contributor to Chicagoland and national media regarding pet . . .   more

Western Veterinary Conference Announces 2003 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program Winners

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Five Veterinarians Inducted Into Veterinary Honor Roll

ENGLEWOOD (CO) -- Morris Animal Foundation proudly announces the induction of five veterinarians into its Veterinary Honor Roll. To date, 155 veterinary professionals have been inducted into Morris Animal Foundation's Veterinary Honor Roll. Donors nominate honorees by contributing $500 or . . .   more

AVMA Urges Americans to Include Pets in Home Security Plan

As Americans scramble to sort out government recommendations for personal and family preparedness in the event of a possible terrorist attack, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) urges animal owners to remember their pets as they make contingency plans. "In times of crisi . . .   more

USDA Approves Full License for West Nile Virus Vaccine

OVERLAND PARK, Kan (February 6, 2003) - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a full license to Fort Dodge Animal Health for the West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccine. The name of the vaccine is West Nile - InnovatorTM The original conditional license for the vaccin . . .   more

Westminster Kennel Club’s 128th Annual Dog Show February 9-10; New Web Site Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Another Full House for 2004 It will be another full house for the Westminster Kennel Club’s 128th Annual Dog Show February 9-10. As has become the norm, the limit of 2,500 dogs for the dog world’s premiere event was reached in less than an hour after entries opened . . .   more

How to Relocate with the Family's Dog or Cat

DANBERRY, Conn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For workers given assignments abroad, relocating family and possessions can be a daunting process. Moving the family pet, a process regulated by complex and differing rules in each country, can further complicate the ordeal. For organizations that move . . .   more

Fort Dodge Animal Health Launched Fel-O-Vax® FIV Web Site

(Overland Park, Kan., December 23, 2002) --- Fort Dodge Animal Health has launched www.felovaxfiv.com, a new web site to raise awareness about feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and highlight the availability of Fel-O-Vax® FIV, the first vac . . .   more

Germinder & Associates, Inc. Announces Dog Writers Association of America, Inc. Newsroom

(Blue Springs, MO., December 23, 2002) --- The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is set to get new exposure for the organization with a general newsroom on www.goodnewsforpets.com. DWAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the i . . .   more

If you are a writer who writes about cats, the international Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) is for you. The CWA is a professional organization of published writers and artists who specialize in feline matters. From its beginnings in 1992, the CWA has grown to nearly 200 professionals from t . . .   more

Animal Planet, Time Warner Cable and the City of Clearwater Invite Tampa Bay-Area Residents to Tour 80-Foot Disaster Relief Vehicle and Participate In Animal-Friendly Activities at ANIMAL PLANET EXPO at Coachman Park

- Dr. Holly Knor From Animal Planet's Hit Series EMERGENCY VETS Discusses Pet Health and Awareness During Special Presentations - TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Flashlights. First aid kits. Emergency phone numbers. Smoke detectors. All of these are . . .   more

Two Leading Wildlife Health Scientists Join Morris Animal Foundation's Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board

ENGLEWOOD, CO- Morris Animal Foundation announces the appointment of two distinguished scientists to the Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board (WSAB). Robert A. Cook, VMD, MPA, chief veterinarian and vice president of the Wildlife Health Sciences at the Wildlife Conservation Society and Todd E. Corn . . .   more

NBC Unveils Holiday Dog Show Special with David Frei as Expert Analyst

David Frei will be the expert commentator for NBC’s ambitious, new holiday special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®.” The premiere of this newly-created Thanksgiving Day family treat comes on Turkey Day, November 28, immediately following the Mac . . .   more

Can Your Pig Fly? Does Your Snake Rollerskate?

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps that's impossible, but suppose your pet does have an unusual talent. Well, then you'd be in luck because Animal Planet is auditioning contestants for its new series PET STAR and they are coming to your town! PET STAR is Animal Plane . . .   more

Recognizing Veterinary Technicians:

Battle Ground, Ind. (October, 2002) -- National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc. (NAVTA) has proclaimed October 13-19, 2002, as National Veterinary Technician Week. Established in 1993, the event is celebrated annually to recognize veterinary technicians nationwide for the . . .   more

MARTY BECKER RECEIVES BUSTAD AWARD

TOPEKA, Kan. (September 13, 2002) -- Dr. Marty Becker, veterinarian, author, educator and media personality, has been named as the recipient of the prestigious 2002 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award. Named for the late Dr. Leo K. Bustad, former President of the Delta Societ . . .   more

USDA Increases Label Claims for FIV Vaccine

OVERLAND PARK, Kan (July 1, 2002) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved additional label claims for the recently licensed Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) vaccine from Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth. After reviewing data submit . . .   more

Keep Your Pet Safe This 4th of July

DENVER, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With its loud fireworks, the 4th of July holiday can be a particularly stressful time for pets. To avoid pet anxiety and injury, the American Animal Hospital Association ( . . .   more

Family Dog in Walpole To Receive Hero Award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan (June 2002) - Kaiser was just shy of a year old when he helped save his family from a fire that nearly destroyed their Walpole, Massachusetts home. On Friday, June 21st, Kaiser will be awarded the ProHeart® Hero Award for his act of heroism from Fort Dod . . .   more

FORT DODGE ANIMAL HEALTH HAS RECEIVED USDA APPROVAL FOR A FELINE IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS VACCINE FOR CATS

Overland Park, Kan (March 2002) The United States Department of Agriculture has issued a license to Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, for a Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) vaccine for cats. This is a scientific breakthrough in the areas of Lentivirus vaccine research and preventa . . .   more

AAVSB Announces VTNE Item Writing Training Workshop

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards, owner of the Veterinary Technician National Examination, is planning its first item writing training workshop in Kansas City, Missouri in the spring of 2006. Item writers will be selected through a multi-phase process. Travel, meals and hotel a . . .   more

There's a New Cat In Town—Make That More Than 800 New Cats!

The Cat Fanciers' Association premieres its 18th Annual International Cat Show on November 18-20 at the San Mateo County Expo Center Event showcases the world's finest pedigreed felines with judging of more than 800 cats representing 41 breeds (San Francisco, CA) – September 6, 2005 – Marking its . . .   more

PETsMART Comes to Aid fo Four-legged Refugees in New Mexico Wild Fires

PHOENIX, May 12 - PRNewswire PETsMART, Inc., the nation's leading pet retailer, announced today that PETsMART Charities is working with the American Humane Association and the Humane Society of the United States to assist the pets that . . .   more

Winn Feline Foundation Announces Grants for Five Important Feline Health Studies

The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the recent award of five grants funded by the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust. The Trust designated the Winn Foundation as one of its advisor organizations in their desire to "support medical research to investigate the causes, prev . . .   more

Giardia Disease Prevention is Here

Overland Park, Kan., February 1, 1999 "Intestinal parasite" is not a phrase that anyone wants associated with their family's health -- including their pet's. But did you know that your pet might put your family at risk of becoming infect . . .   more

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