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New Campaign Urges You to Stay Away from Puppy Mills

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  Rokkan in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States as its Creative and Media Agency of Record, has launched a new campaign in The HSUS’s continued fight against puppy mills. Titled ‘Don’t Buy Into Puppy Mills,’ this latest work contrasts the innocently imagined origins of puppies with the hidden …

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Military Dogs Show Signs of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

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(American Veterinary Medical Association) Dogs have been serving in the U.S. military for more than 100 years, but it is less than a decade ago that their combat-related behavioral issues had a name:  Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD).  “We began identifying more and more afflicted dogs, at the height of …

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Genetic Testing for Pets Catching Up

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(SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 9, 2016, AVMA Annual Convention)   Just like doctors can tell humans what diseases they are predisposed to, a vet will soon be able to tell how likely a dog is to develop heart disease, allergies or hip dysplasia. “Veterinarians are becoming savvier in understanding genetic predispositions,” said Dr. Jerold …

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