Bake A Cake To Help Fight Animal Cruelty

RSPCA’s annual Cupcake Day fundraiser officially kicked off this week (19 August) with over $500,000 having already been raised across the country to help the organisation combat animal cruelty. “This is the sweetest way to help us help animals in need,” RSPCA NSW’s community fundraising manager Danielle Cameron said. Read more

Announcing Jetpets companion animal rescue awards finalists

The Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards has announced the finalists of the 2019 Awards, which celebrate and recognise achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals Australia-wide. The Rescue Awards is the platform to showcase excellence and innovation in rescue. In its second year, the program attracted more than 1000 entries—more than double that of last year’s. Read more 

California Bill Proposes To Open Veterinary Cannabis Conversations

A bill introduced in the California legislature could make it easier for veterinarians to talk to clients about cannabis in practice. Introduced by Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, a Democrat from Stockton, SB 627 proposes to allow “a qualified veterinarian, as defined, to discuss the use of medicinal cannabis or medicinal cannabis products on an animal patient” without fear of reprisal. Read more

Zoetis Announces Itchy Pet Awareness Month

August marks the inaugural Itchy Pet Awareness Month, a campaign spearheaded by Zoetis to raise pet owner awareness about skin disease in dogs and cats. Because they typically are outside more often, pets tend to experience the most severe itch during the summer. Yet many owners don’t realize when the scratching (or biting, licking, chewing, rubbing, gnawing or head shaking) …

New York Becomes First State To Ban Declaws

“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” Gov. Cuomo says in a statement on the New York State Governor’s Office website. “By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.” Read more

A Pivotal Pedicure: Understanding SLO

Symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy (SLO) is the most common inflammatory disease to cause abnormal nails in dogs. The etiology of this condition is unknown, but it is suspected to be hereditary or immune-mediated. SLO normally involves multiple nails on all four paws. It’s most commonly seen in middle-aged dogs, around 3 to 8 years of age, but has been seen in …

New Connected Feeder Helps Owners Monitor Pet Food Consumption

Pet product specialist Sure Petcare recently launched the SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect, the next generation of the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder. The smart feeder monitors how much and when a pet eats, sending real-time updates directly to the pet owner’s phone. The new product also features integrated scales, which enable owners to provide accurate food portions to their pet at every meal.   …