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Tiny Dog - BIG Mission

May 19th, 2014

Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which excessive fluid builds up in the brain. Formerly known as, “water on the brain” this condition can be fatal if left untreated, but with the right treatment it is possible to live a relatively normal life. This condition effects humans and dogs alike, and Frankie and Dylan, a dog and boy who are afflicted with this same condition, are truly an inspiration. Read more about Tiny Dog - BIG Mission

Rescue Pets are Second to None

May 2nd, 2014

Theron Humphy gained Internet notoriety by taking and posting photographs of his dog Maddie, standing on various… things! He then published those pictures in a book aptly titled, “Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics.”

He has now started a worthwhile project featuring shelter animals entitled, “Why We Rescue.” Along with Purina One, Humphrey’s new endeavor chronicles the stories of animals from across the country and the families that saved them, through interesting and alluring photography. Read more about Rescue Pets are Second to None

Preventing Heat Stress and Injury

May 1st, 2014

Stress, trauma, and even death occur far too often in pets today despite everything known about the risks of heat exposure. Serious injury can occur when animals are exposed to heat for even short periods of time. This can be the result of vigorous activity or being left inside of a car, even with the windows partly open, or while parked in the shade. Animals can sustain heat related injuries quite quickly even if the weather is relatively mild. Read more about Preventing Heat Stress and Injury

Fat Cats

April 30th, 2014

Over half of all cats are clinically obese. The Association for Pet Obesity prevention (APOP) claims that most of the time, it is the pet owners who are to blame, as they generally do not realize when their pets are overweight. Any feline more than 20% above their usual body weight is considered obese. Read more about Fat Cats

Dog Breed Should Match Exercise

April 28th, 2014

No one type of activity is suitable or enjoyable for every dog. What works for one, may not work for another. Although it might seem helpful to push an animal out of his comfort zone in an attempt to have them gain strength or added flexibility, it is usually better to allow their bodies to do what they were built to do. A safer bet is to look at the animal’s physicality to determine the best form of exercise. Read more about Dog Breed Should Match Exercise

Hunter the Hero

April 16th, 2014

We have all seen dogs play the hero in movies, but it happened in real life recently in Michigan. Just two weeks after being adopted from the Michigan Humane Society, Hunter proved he really is ‘man’s best friend.’ Around midnight, the puppy woke his parents, Jill and Tim McLarty, in a panic. Initially, they thought he needed to go outside, but upon letting him out, Jill realized that Hunter was trying to communicate something else. The couple brought Hunter back inside the house and tried to make him comfortable in the bedroom. Read more about Hunter the Hero


April 5th, 2014

DOGA = Dog + Yoga.

It does sound a bit over the top, but participants cannot stop raving about DOGA, the practice of yoga with a pet dog. Not only is it a wonderful bonding experience, but it also has health benefits for the dog and owner. Owners find sharing the same uninterrupted energy with their dogs to be very fulfilling and claim that their pets work out all of their anxieties, and leave class much more calm, peaceful, and happy. Read more about DOGA

Pet First Aid

April 3rd, 2014

If your pet sustains an injury, it is best to see a veterinarian right away. Do not attempt to self-diagnose with Internet searches etc., and do not give them any medicine that has not been prescribed by a veterinarian. With that in mind, it is important to know some basic first aid techniques that may come in handy before you can take your pet in for treatment. Read more about Pet First Aid

Veterinary Collaboration 03-2014

March 28th, 2014

When it comes to the management of a veterinary center, generally a large corporation owns a facility and has a lot of influence over the inner-workings due to their financial backing. The Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC) works under a unique model in which the five founding partners maintain their independence and manage their facility how they see fit, while providing convenient access to top-notch specialists in the same location. Read more about Veterinary Collaboration 03-2014