Dogs, Toddlers Show Similarities in Social Intelligence

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Most dog owners will tell you they consider their beloved pets to be members of their families. Now new research suggests that dogs may be even more like us than previously thought.

Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona, found that . . . → Read More: Dogs, Toddlers Show Similarities in Social Intelligence

Genes Underlying Dogs’ Social Ability Revealed

Article Featured on ScienceDaily | Originally Published by Linköping University

The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behaviour, according to a new study from Linköping University in Sweden. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ability of dogs to . . . → Read More: Genes Underlying Dogs’ Social Ability Revealed

First Test of Oral Rabies Vaccine Brings Hope to the World’s Rarest Canid

Research published this week in the journal Vaccine reports field trials of the oral vaccine SAG2 in Ethiopian wolves, Africa’s most threatened carnivore and the world’s rarest canid.

The trials, undertaken by the University of Oxford, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority and the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency in the Bale . . . → Read More: First Test of Oral Rabies Vaccine Brings Hope to the World’s Rarest Canid

Giving Thanks for Our Unsung Hero Dogs

Article Featured on PetMD | By Dr. Jennifer Coates

Some animals go above and beyond the call of duty. Recently the American Humane Association gave out their Hero Dog Awards. While all the finalists’ stories are inspiring (you can read them here), this one is my favorite.

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Contest for Teens Interested in Animal Welfare

The 2015 A Voice for Animals Contest is now open for submissions. Now in its 26thyear, the contest affords teens (ages 14-18) an opportunity to investigate the causes of animal suffering and explore potential solutions. Submissions will be accepted May 15 through August 15, and the winners will be announced no later than November . . . → Read More: Contest for Teens Interested in Animal Welfare

J.J. Fuds Issues Recall of Chicken Tender Chunks

Indiana based pet food manufacturer J.J. Fuds announced the recall of a select lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

According to a press release issued by the FDA, the recall came after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development conducted . . . → Read More: J.J. Fuds Issues Recall of Chicken Tender Chunks

October is National Adopt a Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and it could not have come at a more crucial time. According to the latest statistics, nearly 4 million dogs in the United States enter animal shelters annually—and up to 40% never find a home. It’s a staggering number, and it is a sobering reminder that our . . . → Read More: October is National Adopt a Dog Month

Pet Food Safety

We found the following article on The National Humane’s Society’s webpage and wanted to share it with you.

Common-sense tips, the latest recalls, and new FDA rules to protect your pets

While it’s nearly impossible to ensure that your pet will never come in contact with tainted pet food or treats, you can reduce your . . . → Read More: Pet Food Safety

We are proud to congratulate our associate Dr. Robert Franklin

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association honored Dr. Franklin for his service to the veterinary profession at its annual conference in Corvallis last weekend.

Dr. Robert Franklin received the Meritorious Service Award, the Association’s highest honor.

Franklin is board-certified in internal medicine and owns Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Beaverton.

He has served five years on . . . → Read More: We are proud to congratulate our associate Dr. Robert Franklin