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Dogs' Social Lives and Disease Risks

by Jun 21 2011
Dogs' Social Lives and Disease Risks Whether it's the dog park, doggie day care, boarding, competitions or training classes, mingling dogs with varied or unknown health histories can present health problems for dogs as well as their owners. The very reason you take your dog to a dog gathering – social mixing with other dogs – is the same thing that can put them at risk. Diseases can be spread... [More]
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German E. coli outbreak caused by previously unknown strain

by Jun 21 2011
German E. coli outbreak caused by previously unknown strain Where did Germany's killer microbes come from? Manfred Rohde, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (HZI). The bacterium responsible for the current outbreak of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infections in Germany is a strain that has never before been isolated in humans. The discovery, announced today by the food s... [More]
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Cat Adoption

by Jun 21 2011
Welcome Home! June is Adopt-A-Cat Month, in which several organizations—including the AVMA—hope to promote the benefits of having a cat (or cats) in the house and encourage responsible adoption and ownership to mitigate the problem of overpopulation. So far this month we’ve talked about the joys and benefits of cat ownership, and tips on selecting the perfect cat for you. This week, Dr. Jane Br... [More]
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