Health

What you need to know to keep your best friend in top form.



Pointer Comes to the Rescue of Baby Kangaroo

“Later, I was working out (in) the front yard and he started pointing. I was worried he’d found a snake and called him back, but when returned he dropped the joey at my feet,” said Leonie. “He obviously sensed the baby roo was still alive in the pouch and somehow had gently grabbed it by the neck, gently retrieved it and brought it to me. Read more

Suffering Dog Desperately Needs Surgery

Friends and family members say Jena’s personality has changed because of her ear issues, but with this surgery, she will be able to play like a puppy again. Read more

Family Unhappy with Service Dog’s Training

“We were told she would be able to pick up peanut residue on your fingers,” Judy said. “They made me believe it was my fault.” Read more

UPDATE: PetSmart Also to Stop Selling Chinese-Made Pet Treats

“This is something we’ve been working toward for some time, and feel it’s the right thing to do for pets and our customers,” said a PetSmart spokeswoman. Read more

Petco Announces it Will no Longer Stock Treats from China

“We know some pet parents are wary of dog and cat treats made in China, especially chicken jerky products, and we’ve heard their concerns,” said Petco CEO Jim Myers, in a press release. Read more

Eating Grass: Normal or Abnormal?

Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, has written an informative article on a common concern of many pet owners-Is eating grass normal or not? Read more

Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff out Prostate Cancer

The testing being done to see if dogs can in fact sniff out cancer in a similar way to the various other organic compounds they have been trained to pick up. So far, the testing has about a 98% accuracy as to dogs being able to detect prostate cancer. Read more

Despite Horrific Trauma, Toby Remains “The Sweetest Dog Ever”

“He’s the sweetest dog ever. He’s a very happy fella. He came in burned badly and in pain, but he still likes to be petted,” said Williams. Read more

Update on Lad, Collie Shot in the Face

If Lad can beat osteomyelitis, he will move on to reconstructive surgery. His care is costly, and The Arrow Fund greatly appreciates any help they can get. Read more

“Raw Diet” Dog and Cat Food Recalled Due to Bacteria

There has been a “limited number” of reports coming into Bravo with dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea after eating the food. There have been no cases of human illness as of yet. Read more

Agoraphobic Dog Takes First Walk Outside

“Before we knew it we were in the local park and he was loving it. Jack is how he should be – full of life and wanting to go out for lots of walks.” Read more

Bloodmobile for Dogs at University of Pennsylvania Vet School

“You don’t really think about it until you actually need it,” said Kym Marryott, the manager of Penn’s Animal Blood Bank. “Just like in people, dogs need blood too.” Read more

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