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Tue, Nov 13 | By Matt Van Hoven | 605

LONDON – Vets warn that a common household chemical used to repel insects can kill your cat - and you may be surprised where you'll find it. Permethrin is used primarily as a broad spectrum insect repellant. Thanks to it's chemical m… more ›

Common Household Chemical Kills Cats

Sat, Nov 10 | By Matt Van Hoven | 381

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 14 percent of Americans are infected with Toxocara – a parasite commonly known as the round worm. The disease is zoonotic – which means you can get it from… more ›

Round worms pose health risk, CDC says

Fri, Nov 9 | By Matt Van Hoven | 498

In recent years, pet healthcare has begun to follow suit with human care. CAT scans, MRIs, cancer treatments and much more are all available for the modern pet. And just like human healthcare, pet medicine isn't cheap. One Pennsylvan… more ›

$10k Kitten Cure

Thu, Nov 1 | By Matt Van Hoven | 334

With the availability of pet insurance and high tech medical procedures, more and more pet lovers are opting to put their furry loved ones under the knife. But cardiac vet Dr. Dan Brockman says blood needed during animal surgery is the… more ›

Pet Health: UK Calls for Dog Blood Bank

Wed, Oct 31 | By Matt Van Hoven | 256

According to vets, the super-infection commonly known as MRSA has been found in a number of household pets. The staph-infection has mostly been seen in humans in the last few months, and a number of deaths have resulted from the outbre… more ›

Super-infection MRSA Now in Pets, Docs Say

Thu, Oct 25 | By Matt Van Hoven | 287

Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared the U.S. to be canine-rabies free. But they say imported strays could affect that status. It's taken years of rigorous work, including the vaccination and licensing… more ›

U.S K9 Rabies Free - for Now

Wed, Oct 24 | By Matt Van Hoven | 339

Wildfires spreading throughout California have led to the evacuation of thousands. Among them are the animal companions with whom residents share their lives. As this catastrophe is happening, the Humane Society of the United States h… more ›

California Wildfire Rages, Tips for Pet Evac

Tue, Oct 16 | By Matt Van Hoven | 274

When it comes to health regulations for pets, there isn't much to go by. In fact, many producers of pet products outside the food realm, follow existing laws outlining what's safe for children. So when mega-store Wal-mart learned that… more ›

Need for Pet Toy Regs

Mon, Oct 15 | By Matt Van Hoven | 206

BOSTON - A dog psychology study will attempt to link canine behavior issues with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Using technology developed during a Harvard and MIT collaborative, Dr. Nicholas Dodman of Tufts University will isolate the … more ›

Study Links Dog DNA to OCD

Fri, Oct 12 | By Matt Van Hoven | 340

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that cities in the sunshine state can ban the declawing of cats. The California Veterinary Medical Association challenged a 2003 ordinance created by the City of West Hollywood that bans dec… more ›

Cat Declaw Ban in California

Fri, Sep 28 | By Matt Van Hoven | 145

For those of us who choose where we live based on accessibility for pets, a report by the Purina Pet Institute found the top 5 U.S. cities pets call home. The top locale is Denver, Colorado. The mile high city rated best in an evaluatio… more ›

Top 5 Healthiest Cities for Pets

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