Pets

Variety of work as a veterinary technician

In all of her preparation and education to become a veterinary technician, Allyne Moon knew her career would include working on all kinds of animals, from dogs to cats to gulls to goats. But testifying in court? “Not in a million years,” she laughed. But as medical team lead for a municipal shelter in California, Moon was asked to do […]

Why dogs drag their behinds on the floor


Haveyounoticedyour dog dragging their butt across the floor or grass? It’s called scooting, and it’s a fairly common behavior in dogs that can have various causes. Dogs drag their butt on the floor due to irritation, and the cause of that irritation ranges from inflammation to infection. The most common reasons for anus irritation in dogs include: • Anal gland […]

American Kennel Club celebrates 135 years

 On September 17, 1884, a group of 12 dedicated sportsmen from local dog clubs convened to form the American Kennel Club® (AKC®). One hundred and thirtyfive years later, the AKC has grown into the world’s largest not-for-profit dog registry and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Suggested holiday gifts for four-legged family members

Holiday shoppers who are busy making lists and checking them twice should make sure they don’t overlook the family pet. Christmas has gone to the cats and dogs, as a greater number of people include their companion animals when selecting gifts each y… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ways to introduce and transition pet foods

 The food a companion animal is eating today may not be the food he or she consumes in the near future. Pet owners alter their pets’ diets for a variety of reasons. These can include food allergies or intolerances that develop, new formulations … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips on safe holiday entertaining in pet-friendly households

The holidays are a time to spend with friends and family. Celebrating and entertaining are large components of what makes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s festivities so enjoyable. Holiday hosts with pets must consider companion anim… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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