SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM BREAKS GROUND ON ITS STRATEGIC PRODUCTION CENTER FOR VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH
Boehringer Ingelheim is developing one of the largest biotechnology production sites for veterinary vaccines in Europe, building on France’s pioneering expertise in veterinary public health (VPH). >>
OCTOBER 10, 2019
TRICK OR TREAT – OR JUST RETREAT? HERE’S HOW TO HALLOWEEN WITH PETS
Like the grumpy guy in your office who opts out of the costume contest every year, not all pets are down for Halloween. Some are game to dress up as the Robin to your Batman and hit the town. And for some, it’s their own personal nightmare. What’s right for yours? >>
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
VANCOUVER LIBRARY TRIES LOANING OUT DOGS
You can take out almost anything from libraries these days, but this one requires a leash. Eight therapy dogs will be available to borrow from the Canine Library on Saturday for 15-minute outings as part of the Vancouver’s Poetry in Parks initiative. >>
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
FOR FAT CATS, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT AND KEEPING IT OFF
It is estimated that more than half of the indoor cats in the U.S. are overweight. Erin Shibley and Chirag Rathod are parents to Miko the cat. “Miko Angelo. Miko Angelo’s his full name. Miko for short,” Rathod says.
MAY 22, 2019
THE TICK POPULATION IS BOOMING. IS CLIMATE CHANGE TO BLAME? AND WILL TICK-BORNE DISEASES INCREASE?
The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of tick-borne diseases is increasing at a record pace while the geographic range of ticks continues to expand. Lyme disease is the most commonly known tick-borne disease, but other diseases, such as ehrlichiosis and STARI, have been discovered and the list of tick-related illnesses continues to grow. >>
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
NETFLIX MELTS HEARTS WITH DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PUPPIES TRAINING TO BE GUIDE DOGS
Streaming service Netflix has crafted its fair share of the weird and the wonderful, but its latest venture is plain heart-warming. New documentary Pick of the Litter follows puppies in training to become guide dogs for blind people. >>
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
WHY DO CATS LOVE PAPER & PLASTIC SO MUCH?
Cats are curious little creatures. As the only domesticated species in the family Felidae, the domestic cat has a mixed reputation — everything from aloof to love bug. We humans are never quite sure if our cats truly love us or are just in it for the free food and lodging. But there is one thing cats and cat owners can agree on: cats love bags, boxes and paper. >>
SEPTEMBER 09, 2019
CAT PAUSE: IF YOUR PET HAS A TERMINAL VIRUS, DON’T PANIC
Animals have a remarkable knack for stealing our hearts, and it doesn’t take long to develop a deep emotional bond with a new pet. This makes it all the more distressing to find out that a seemingly healthy young cat is harboring an incurable and potentially fatal illness. It is unfair but unfortunately common with the feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus. >>
SEPTEMBER 05, 2019
PEOPLE ARE FEEDING THEIR DOGS MEAT-FREE FOOD. CAN DOGS REALLY GO VEGAN?
Interest in plant-based diets is on the rise. And now, some people are extending their plant-based lifestyle to their dogs by feeding them a vegan diet. Pet diets tend to reflect the choices of their human counterparts, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. >>