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Paying it Forward

When Denali was diagnosed with a progressive case of osteosarcoma just before his 10th birthday, owner Art Clough did not hesitate to act. The Chocolate lab’s only chance of survival was to enroll in a clinical trial, according to his primary care veterinarian. With no time to waste, he was rushed to Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

10 Facts About Canine Epilepsy Revealed

People have a lot in common with dogs – the ability to express emotions, social behaviors, personal preferences — as well as over 80 percent of our DNA. Both species experience many similar diseases, including epilepsy.

How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it’s no surprise that there also are quite a few products that now claim to similarly monitor your dog’s activity and health, including tracking what your pet is up to all day at home while you’re at work.

Dark Mass Inside the Left Eye

A 9-year-old castrated male Labrador presented for evaluation of a dark mass inside the left eye. The owners noticed the mass recently. The dog had showed no sign of discomfort nor visual deficits and he was otherwise healthy. Multiple distinct dark brown, smooth spherical structures were visible in the ventral aspect of the anterior chamber …

Are essential oils dangerous to pets?

Essential oils can be very dangerous for pets, particularly in their 100 percent concentrated form. And with essential oils’ growing popularity and the use of diffusors and warmers, which release the oils into a home’s air, pets’ risk of exposure increases. Birds are especially sensitive and should never be exposed to essential oils.

Fire in Paradise: My Story

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California
It was the night of November 17 when I said goodbye to my husband and cat in Berkeley, California, and drove three hours up to the area of Paradise. In the previous nine days, the infamous Camp Fire smoke had already traveled over 170 miles to the San Francisco Bay area. More than a million people were breathing the thickened air, and I was headed near its source.