Common Cat Diseases ASPCA
Immediately report any health concerns to your vet. Bring your cat to your vet at least twice per year for a wellness checkup, blood count and urine analysis. Feed your cat nutritionally balanced food—no raw food diets, please, as bacteria and parasites in uncooked meat and eggs can be dangerous to immunocompromised pets.
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Common Dog Diseases ASPCA
(9 days ago) If a diabetic dog is not treated, he can develop secondary health problems like cataracts and severe urinary tract problems. Ultimately, untreated diabetes can cause coma and death. Heartworm. Heartworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected animal. The worms travel through the bloodstream—harming
ASPCA Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic Waitlist ASPCA
(9 days ago) The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals in our care, as well as our staff, and we are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 (coronavirus) developments as they evolve. To encourage physical distancing and avoid overcrowding during clinic intake, we require you to add yourself to our clinic waitlist after you arrive.
Dog Nutrition Tips ASPCA
(8 days ago) A balanced diet is critically important to your dog’s cell maintenance and growth and overall health. Barring any special needs, illness-related deficiencies, or instructions from your vet, your pet should be able to get all the nutrients he or she needs from high-quality commercial pet foods, which are specially formulated with these standards in mind.
Cat Nutrition Tips ASPCA
(8 days ago) Carbohydrates provide energy for the body’s tissues, play a vital role in the health of the intestine, and are likely to be important for reproduction. While there is no minimum carbohydrate requirement, there is a minimum glucose requirement necessary to supply energy to critical organs (i.e. the brain).
End of Life Care ASPCA
(1 days ago) Coping with the impending loss of a pet is one of the most difficult experiences a pet parent will face. Whether your furry friend is approaching his golden years or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it’s important to calmly guide the end-of-life experience and minimize any discomfort or distress.
Spay/Neuter Clinic in South Los Angeles ASPCA
(1 days ago) **The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals in our care and our staff, and we are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 (coronavirus) developments as they evolve. Spay/Neuter: Effective immediately, all ASPCA spay/neuter services at our South LA Clinic are suspended to the general public due to COVID
Spay/Neuter Your Pet ASPCA
(7 days ago) By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals.
ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance Asheville Low-cost S/N Clinic
(6 days ago) Pet overpopulation is a real problem that leads to the unnecessary euthanasia of millions of otherwise-adoptable cats and dogs every single year. We’re helping combat this epidemic by providing low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgery to underserved communities. Learn more.
A GrowinG Problem Selective breedinG in the chicken
(6 days ago) overall health and welfare. Despite the vast animal welfare problems inherent in modern chicken farming, most chickens raised in the U.s. for meat have no meaningful legal protections. no federal animal protection laws apply to chickens on-farm, and the government does not conduct on-farm monitoring for animal welfare (for any species).
ASPCA Animal Hospital in NYC ASPCA
(1 days ago) Due to ongoing concerns around COVID-19, the ASPCA Animal Hospital will be implementing additional guidelines and protocols to continue to help ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients, while also serving animals in need of urgent medical care.
Spay/Neuter Services in New York City ASPCA
(6 days ago) **The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals in our care, as well as our staff. Please note that we have adjusted our services as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis:
A Closer Look at Animal Hoarding Help Victims ASPCA
(Just Now) Animal hoarding is a complex and intricate issue with far-reaching effects that encompass mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. Animals “collected” by hoarders range in species from cats and dogs to reptiles, rodents, birds, exotics and even farm animals.
ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance ASPCA
(6 days ago) Learn more about ASPCA Pet Health Insurance » The ASPCA® is not an insurer and is not engaged in the business of insurance. Products are underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, produced and administered by C&F Insurance Agency, Inc. (NPN # …
ASPCA Commits $5 Million in COVID-19 Relief & Recovery
(6 days ago) The health and safety of pets needs to remain a top concern because they provide vital comfort and companionship to people during this very stressful time.” The COVID-19 relief response speaks to the ASPCA’s longstanding commitment to the …
Guardians and the ASPCA: Achieving Big Goals Together
(Just Now) We assist local animal welfare organizations, rescue groups and shelters through grant funding, disaster response, and sharing best practices in veterinary medicine, behavioral rehabilitation and more to help animals in local communities nationwide.
ASPCA Community Veterinary Centers Fill Much-Needed Space
(5 days ago) “Providing accessible and affordable veterinary services for pets whose owners face financial challenges sustains the health and safety of those animals and helps keep families together,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA CEO. “This Community Veterinary Center in Brooklyn will provide those vital resources to residents and local pets who need
ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic for Rescue Professionals ASPCA
(7 days ago) **The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals we serve and our staff and rescue partners. At this time, limited spay/neuter services are available. Please refer to email notifications for updates on how to schedule an appointment.
The Benefits of Walking Your Pet ASPCA
(2 days ago) 1. Great for your health, and theirs. Walking is good for your heart, muscles, joints, waistline and even your mental health. Plus, there’s no better stress relief than watching your pet’s eager interest and wagging tail. Walking is good for their health, too. Just like you, it helps with their waistline, joints and muscles.
Hair Comes Trouble: Why Pets Need Regular Grooming ASPCA
(6 days ago) “A groomer may discover health issues before you know they exist, including cysts, bad skin conditions, and ear infections—all of which can hide under fur,” adds Lauren. For example, matted hair can progress quickly from causing mild skin irritation to infecting wounds.
ASPCA’s Response to COVID-19 l ASPCA
(8 days ago) The concern around the coronavirus is growing each day, but our priority remains with the health and safety of our employees, clients and the animals we serve. Learn more about the ASPCA’s response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
Meat, Eggs and Dairy Label Guide l Help Farm
(Just Now) One Health Certified . An industry-created certification program that claims to address animal welfare, human health and environmental protection, but is essentially an industry marketing tool. The program is currently limited to chicken and turkey products. Strengths: None
Travel Safety Tips ASPCA
(6 days ago) For travel outside of the continental United States, additional planning and health care requirements may be necessary. Contact the foreign office of the country you are traveling to for more information. Purchase a USDA-approved shipping crate.
USDA Cowers to Special Interests While Animals Suffer ASPCA
(7 days ago) Yesterday, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reversed a decade-long commitment to transparency by removing documents related to the inspection of facilities licensed under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), including zoos, commercial breeders and research labs.
Asilomar Accords: Definitions ASPCA
(6 days ago) 1. have a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that poses a health or safety risk or otherwise makes the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet guardians in …
Congress Passes Legislation Protecting Military Dogs ASPCA
(8 days ago) More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health …
Position Statement on Responsibilities of Animal Shelters
(9 days ago)  Although “feral” is a well defined term in biology and behavioral ecology, in animal sheltering it is a term used to describe a cat exhibiting certain behaviors. “Feral cat” is a commonly used phrase; generally referring to a cat that demonstrates feral behavior. Feral behavior refers to a cat that appears unaccustomed to close contact with people and, if it enters an animal
Position Statement on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws ASPCA
(6 days ago) Marsh, P., 2008. Analysis using data from New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (1998) and the California Department of Health Services (1995). Miller, G., Slater, M., Weiss, E.. Effects of a geographically targeted intervention and creative outreach to reduce shelter intake in Portland, Oregon. Animal Sciences (2014) .
Poisonous Household Products ASPCA
(1 days ago) In some cases, small exposures (such as a pet licking the owner’s skin after recent application of the product) have resulted in severe clinical health and gastrointestinal issues. When applying these products, keep your skin covered and wear gloves during application or …
Puppies and People Pay the Price of Commercial
(5 days ago) Both the welfare of animals and the health of the public are put at risk as long as Petland continues to import, display and sell puppies from commercial breeding facilities. In fact, there has been a 40% increase in new cases of infection since the outbreak was first announced in mid-September.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2019 Impact Report
(7 days ago) 275,890 health certificates to facilitate safe animal exports and expanded use of digitally signed certificates by 30 percent, overcoming challenges to improve service and speed commerce—with over 5,000 new users joining our electronic system (the Veterinary Export Health Certification System) this year and 35 countries to
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Care
(6 days ago) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Animal Care (AC) unit, which is responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The audit focused on AC’s inspections of problematic dealers. It is the latest in a series of audits related to AWA.
Position Statement on Criteria for Responsible Breeding
(6 days ago) Provide accurate and reliable health, vaccination, and pedigree information. Prepare an adoption/purchase contract in plain language that spells out the breeder’s responsibilities, adopter’s responsibilities, health guarantees, and return policy. Responsible breeders commit to ensuring all dogs they breed are provided a good home by:
Dog Grooming Tips ASPCA
(7 days ago) Your dog’s skin is an indication of her overall health, so it’s important to keep it in prime shape. When a skin problem occurs, your dog may respond with excessive scratching, chewing and/or licking. A wide range of causes—including external parasites, infections, allergies, metabolic problems and stress, or a combination of these—may
Give Now to Help Us Prepare for EmergenciesMake a Gift
(5 days ago) The concern around the coronavirus is growing each day, but our priority remains with the health and safety of our employees, clients and animals in our care. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but you can help us stay prepared for emergency situations. Please give …
Cold Weather Safety Tips ASPCA
(2 days ago) Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, please heed this advice from our experts.
Pet Statistics Shelter Intake and Surrender ASPCA
(5 days ago) Pet problems were defined as problematic behaviors, aggressive behaviors, grew larger than expected, or health problems owner couldn’t handle. The preceding data are ASPCA estimates unless otherwise indicated. You may also wish to visit: American Pet Products Association
Pet Food Recalls: What You Need to Know ASPCA
(2 days ago) Depending on the type of recall and the associated health concerns, your veterinarian may want to do tests such as blood work, a urine test, ultrasounds or x-rays. What Brands Can You Trust? Recalls can happen at any time, so it’s important to …
COVID-19’s Impact on Public Attitudes Toward Industrial
(2 days ago) public health risks. • The public believes inhumane treatment of farm animals is tied to human health and safety risks. Two-thirds (65%) of respondents believe that poor working conditions increase the mistreatment of farm animals. More than half (57%) believe that the inhumane treatment of farm animals increases public health risks.
Behavioral Rehabilitation Center for Cruelty Victims ASPCA
(1 days ago) Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC). The BRC is the first and only permanent facility dedicated strictly to the study and behavioral rehabilitation of extremely fearful, undersocialized dogs, most victims of cruelty or neglect.
“One Health Certified” Food Label Misleads Consumers ASPCA
(7 days ago) Despite One Health Certified’s claims that animal welfare is a core principle, this misleading label fails to set any meaningful animal welfare requirements. Chicken and turkey brands using the label can choose among three poorly regulated welfare standards: American Humane Certified™ (an audit program), or voluntary industry guidelines set
Policy and Position Statement: Animal Relocation for
(2 days ago) Relocation must be accomplished while complying with health, welfare and safety standards as well as the requirements of applicable federal, state, and local laws. To maximize impact, animal relocation should be used in conjunction with other programs that meet community-specific needs.
What Are Cost of Care Laws and How Do They Work
(5 days ago) The animals’ conditions are documented immediately after seizure, and the animals are treated and brought back to health. If the animal has been forfeited to the shelter and the prosecutor for the criminal case approves, the animals can be placed into a new home before the outcome of the criminal case.
ASPCA Offers FREE On-site Pet Health Services at Queens
(7 days ago) In addition to reducing the city's pet overpopulation, neutering provides many health and behavior benefits; pets live longer, remain healthier, and are less prone to nuisance behaviors. Christian also highlights some of the challenges with the pit bull population in the city. "More than 40 percent of the dogs entering New York City shelters