Pets and the Solar Eclipse

Posted by SusanStokes on April 8, 2024

The solar eclipse is a fascinating natural phenomenon, but it's important to consider how it might affect our pets. Spot Pet Insurance has some tips on what you need to know to keep you animal companions safe during this celestial event. 

Wildfire Smoke Causes Pet Health Concerns

Posted by SusanStokes on June 7, 2023

As wildfire smoke from Canadian wildfires spreads across the northeast United States, VERG Criticalist Jillian DiFazio, DVM DACVECC, speaks out to make pet owners aware of the symptoms of smoke inhalation, as well as other dangers. 

Pet Poison Prevention

Posted by SusanStokes on March 15, 2023

The toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline analyzed five years of proprietary call data and are releasing the next iteration an online tool designed to help consumers and veterinary professionals research dangerous and potentially deadly toxins in their area.

Monkeys At Risk for Additional Decline

Posted by SusanStokes on July 22, 2022

In a significant move that should have an impact on wasteful, old-style animal experiments, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced that the conservation status of long-tailed macaques and pig-tailed macaques has been changed from vulnerable to endangered.

Event News: Beating the Climate Crisis

Posted by SusanStokes on April 10, 2022

As we head further into 2022, climate change effects are now pervasive all across the world. We see weather extremes fueling natural disasters that make food and water insecurity even more widely felt by populations already challenged and underserved. The Arctic is melting and sea levels continue to rise. Oceans are acidifying and coral reefs are dying. Mother Earth is in need of bold and collective action if she is to sustain future generations. 

The Cadbury Bunny Tryouts Announced

Posted by SusanStokes on February 2, 2022

Now through February 21, the Cadbury brand is calling on pet owners across the country to enter their pet(s) for the chance to be in the newest Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial. This Easter season, the winner will grace screens across America, receive a $5,000 cash prize, and bragging rights for life. But first you have to enter, so continue reading to learn how!

The ElleVet Project is the nonprofit arm of the science-focused pet CBD+CBDA company ElleVet Sciences. Those working for the project travel throughout the United States in its branded 32 foot RV dubbed the ElleVan. The organization collaborates with city officials and municipalities to host a rotating team of compassionate and professional veterinarians to provide free veterinary care to the most vulnerable animals. 

Guinea Pigs in Need of Forever Homes

Posted by SusanStokes on December 23, 2021

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) and animal welfare organizations across California are experiencing an uptick in guinea pig populations in their care. Overall, this increase is a result of "owner surrenders," meaning the pet was relinquished to a shelter by an owners who could no longer care for the animal. 

Something to Celebrate at Khayelitsha Animal Clinic

Posted by SusanStokes on November 12, 2021

In the mid-1990's, a Khayelitsha community member recognized that his neighbors did not know how to care for their pets. He took a shopping trolly and went door-to-door, feeding dogs and cats and educating people on their pets’ needs. Mr Joe Manchu soon attracted volunteers including many community children. A bath was donated which was used for dipping pets with fleas and ticks. Thereafter a shipping container was donated which became the first ever animal clinic in Khayelitsha. 

Creating Greater Awareness for Pet Obesity

Posted by SusanStokes on October 15, 2021

Did you know that recent statistics show that obesity is diagnosed in an estimated 56% of dogs in the United States and is the most common medical disorder in veterinary practice? Pet obesity is such an important threat to a pet's health and well-being that October 13th is designated as National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.