There are so many interesting news stories out there about pets and other animals, veterinary medicine or other animal related topics!  Each week we’ll be gathering some stories that might be interesting to you, so keep posted each week for new stories!

This week:

Service Dogs

There are several articles here about different types of service dogs.  Anything from helping retired service men detect seizures, detecting low blood sugar in diabetics to helping students cope while at school!  There sure are some amazing things that dogs do to help us!

Police dogs provide cops with additional capabilities

Therapy dogs gain in popularity at U.S. campuses
“Checking Out Monty: Yale Law Students can Reduce Stress with Therapy Dog”

“For Law Students with Everything, Dog Therapy for Stress”

Service dogs provide valuable help for returning veterans

“Service Dogs Warns Veteran of Coming Seizures”

“Service Dogs Provide Comfort for Veterans Back from War”

Some diabetes sufferers look to dogs for assistance

Veterinary Care During Economic Downturn

The economic downturn has hit people across the U.S. in many different ways.  There’s unlikely a single person who could say it hasn’t impacted them in one way or another.  Here are a couple interesting articles on how it has affected people with their pets.

Pets continue to suffer in economic downturn

Americans are spending more on their pets, despite tough economy

Spring is Here!

From allergies, springtime flowers to spending more time outside there are many ways are pets can accidentally get themselves into trouble!  Here are some great articles on coping with allergies, discouraging digging, and preventing poisoning by some popular spring time flowers and plants.

Helping pets cope with allergy season

AKC expert offers tips to keep dogs from digging

Spring flowers can prove a potent poison when ingested by pets

“Pet Owners Beware Some Trees and Flowers”

“Veterinarians Caution Pet Owners: Dangers At Easter Time”

“Unleashed: Celebrate Easter, but be wary of dangers to your pets”

Easter Traditions Not All Pet-Friendly”