Puppies send 9 people to hospitals with Campylobacter infection

Say it ain’t so, doc.

Puppies don’t come across as very dangerous, but nine people have been hospitalized and 30 others made sick in the past year thanks to the little pooches, according a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

Puppies across seven states (Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and […]

How will animals handle the solar eclipse?

On Monday, Aug. 21, much of the U.S. is going to go dark during the afternoon when the moon passes in front of the sun; the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental states in nearly 40 years.

(For those of you in South America, Africa and Europe, you may be able to see […]

Show your pets some love this Valentine’s Day

Winter is here: Time to protect your animals

With massive amounts of snow expected along the East Coast and cold winter temperatures creeping across the United States, several weather advisories and safety warnings have been issued over the course of the past few days. These advisories are not just reserved for the human population, however. In a recent article, one veterinarian explains the […]

Keep your pets safe from holiday hazards

‘Tis the season for decorations, cooking special meals and wrapping gifts. While it can be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the FDA is reminding pet owners to watch out for temptations your pets may face this time of the year.

Stocking stuffers and pet treats

If your dog […]

Safety tips: Fourth of July and your four-legged friends

If your pet had to pick a favorite time of year, it probably wouldn’t be July. This is because fireworks can be a very traumatic experience that causes them to bolt in fear. In fact, a recent article states, there is a 30% increase in pets reported lost during the week surrounding the Fourth of […]

Safety is key when traveling with pets

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important not to forget about the safety of our pets. While the Internet provides many articles outlining how to keep our furry friends safe and happy this time of year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are 10 top tips that should […]

Monday links

Catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Food Safety

Will Mechanically Tenderized Beef Labeling Be Pushed Back to 2018? – Food Safety News Long-planned efforts to place a label on mechanically tenderized beef may be delayed another two years — until […]

Dogs can be green with envy too

When we first got our beloved Chewbacca, we had another, older dog, Molly. Molly had been the center of attention for years and years, and as soon as Chewbacca came into her life, everything changed. After all, who doesn’t immediately gravitate to a cute little eight-week-old puppy?

Over time, jealousy rotated amongst our animals, and […]

Pets on planes: Airlines to make problems plain

When travelling, sometimes it’s not only the germs hiding practically everywhere you need to worry about. Sometimes, you need to keep your pets in mind, too.

Up until recently, taking pets on an airplane was a fairly standard process, one that gave little insight as to what happened to pets before, during and after being […]