Our friends at Pet Poison Helpline are sounding the alarm about the harmful effects of caffeine consumption by pets. Dogs and cats are much more sensitive to this stimulant than humans.

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. 

The Growing Need for Therapy Animals

Posted by SusanStokes on March 26, 2024

If you are the owner of a therapy animal, you might be familiar with Pet Partners. They are known as a leader in the therapy animal field who register volunteer teams to make visits to assisted living facilities, schools, libraries and more. Pet Partners boasts more than three million visits a year. However, the need for therapy animals and teams appears to be growing.

Small Dog Dental Care

Posted by SusanStokes on February 11, 2024

When choosing a dog to fit into your family structure, something pet owners may not realize is that small dogs tend to develop dental problems more rapidly and at a younger age than large dog breeds. A greater awareness of your small dog’s dental needs is paramount to maintaining their health.

The presence of plastics in our oceans and waterbodies is one of the most significant threats to marine ecosystems. A research study led by Dr. Cheol Young Choi from National Korea Maritime and Ocean University was revealed in a press release. They explored the impact of microplastic and BaP exposure on freshwater goldfish (Carassius auratus) who were exposed to BaP and microplastics individually and in combination in order to understand the goldfish exposure effects. The focus was on the goldfish’s stress response, including stress-related genes, cortisol levels, and DNA damage.

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!