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Breaking: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association issues statement opposing declawing of cats

Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association today issued a statement opposing the declawing of cats, a stronger position than they’ve taken previously. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has strengthened its stand against declawing domestic cats, saying the practice causes unnecessary and avoidable pain. “It is evident that felines suffer needlessly when […]

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Blue Buffalo, Wellness announce pet food recalls for elevated thyroid levels

Saturday, Mar 18th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Two pet food brands, Blue Buffalo and Wellness, have announced recalls of some of their products for “potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.” Because this recall affects two unrelated brands for the same problem, it’s likely additional recalls will be announced, either of more products within the current brands, or other brands. […]

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This little puppy tumbles as he travels – and he needs your help to find a home!

Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Who doesn’t love a puppy’s clumsy, tumbling attempts to learn how to walk and make his legs all work together? Could you love a little guy who will be like that forever? Petey was found abandoned in a box when he was just a tiny baby. He came to the Sacramento SPCA in California as […]

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AVMA joins animal welfare organizations in asking animal welfare inspection reports be returned to USDA website

Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

In this guest post, my writing partner Kim Campbell Thornton looks at the response from the AVMA and animal organizations to the removal of puppy mill and other animal welfare-related inspection reports from the USDA website. The American Veterinary Medical Association is concerned after the U. S. Department of Agriculture removed from its website inspection […]

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Don’t miss the Hero Dog Awards ceremony on the Hallmark Channel!

Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m honored to be once again part of the presentation of the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards. If you didn’t make the live event, don’t worry; the Hallmark Channel will be airing it on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 PM Eastern/Pacific Time, 7 PM Central. The winners include “Emerging Hero” Hooch, a dog who […]

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