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Could Your Dog Benefit From Acupuncture Treatment?

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If you’ve ever wanted to try a safe and effective form of alternative medicine for your pet, consider acupuncture. Part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, the act of inserting small needles in certain parts in the body, can offer many benefits to a variety of pets, according to Dr. Daniel Eckman, a veterinarian at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The needles can be plain or accompanied with gentle currents of electricity, medication, or burning herbs.  more
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Embrace the Crate

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Ah puppies, the sweet smell of furry love! Also known as the other bundle of joy. The wiggly bundle we can legally “put away” for a few hours, go out and have a life, maybe even earn a living and not get sent to jail because of it. more
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Mammary Tumors In Dogs

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Many of us know someone affected by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer in the mammary glands (similar to breast cancer in humans) can also occur in both male and female dogs. In fact, mammary tumors are the most common type of tumor seen in intact (not spayed) female dogs. Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, assistant professor of surgical oncology at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), described some of the clinical signs of mammary tumors in dogs. more

Canada’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act clears Senate

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Canada has reached the half-way mark in becoming a cruelty-free cosmetics market with a final endorsement of Bill S-214, the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, by the Senate. The proposed legislation, which would prohibit both domestic animal testing for cosmetics as well as the sale of cosmetics that have undergone any form of new animal testing after the ban comes into effect, will now move to the House of Commons. The bill was amended in the Senate to include a phase-in period to allow industry time to comply with the legislation. more

APPA Announces Upcoming Retirement of President and CEO Bob Vetere and Names PIDA President Steve King Succeeding CEO

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Officials at the American Pet Products Association (APPA) announced today the retirement of President and CEO Bob Vetere effective following the 2019 Global Pet Expo, March 20-22.  The APPA Board has selected Steve King, president of Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), as Vetere’s successor. King will be joining APPA in January of 2019. Vetere and King will work together to ensure a smooth transition until the official retirement.  more

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