Research shows dog bites down in 2018

Over the past year, the number of dog bite claims has decreased by nine percent (decrease of 338 claims) and the amount paid has decreased by seven percent (decrease of $9,116,837), according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm, the largest writer of homeowners insurance in the United States. However, the news isn’t all good. The number of emergency […]

Labrador retriever most popular breed for 28th year

The Labrador retriever once again breaks records! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a recent press conference at the AKC Museum of the Dog that the loveable Lab remains the number one most popular breed in the United States. Additionally, AKC registration continues to expand for the sixth consecutive year. While the Labrador retriever continues its reign at the […]

My puppy has worms; now what do I do?

Bringing a new puppy home can be an exciting time that’s full of challenges. Change also is part of welcoming a new puppy into the family. Puppies rely on their owners to meet all of their needs, and it can take weeks for a pup to acclimate to a new home and adapt to a routine. New puppy parents may […]

Max: Cat of distinction who stole my heart

 His name is Max and he is the monster child of the cat world. He came into my life about 18 months ago and immediately burrowed into my heart. My aged cat, Winnie, had died and the house was so empty with no one to greet me each morning or afte… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Dumb Friends League & ASPCA collaborate

 The Dumb Friends League recently announced its participation in the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Learning Lab, a program developed at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, N.C., to bet… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Very low risk of cancer with microchip implants

Pet owners who are considering microchips for their pets but are concerned that inserting a microchip into their pets will make the animals susceptible to cancer should not allow that concern to dissuade them from going forward. The American Veterina… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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