Data from the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention show that almost 60% of indoor cats and 50% of dogs are overweight, a problem that can be addressed by changes in diet and more exercise. This article offers tips for pet weight loss, which the AVMA President Larry Kornegay says can help prevent arthritis in cats and dogs.
Part of the recently signed Small Business Jobs Act provides tax exclusion of capital gains from investments in qualified small-business stock acquired by companies between Sept. 27, 2010, and Jan. 1, 2011. The tax incentives may have an immediate effect on business owners as it will help close pending deals before the year ends.
Wind turbines painted white or gray attract insects, which then draw in the birds and bats that commonly feed on the bugs, according to a new study. A previous study had shown that bat deaths due to wind turbines occur at night and in the summer, two times when insects are out in abundance.
As the weather turns colder, snakes are trying to absorb heat and dogs are at an increased risk for bites. As such, veterinarians in the Atlanta area are advising area owners to be on alert and seek immediate veterinary help if they see their pets exhibiting signs of snakebites such as swelling and difficulty in breathing.
The Responsible Dog Ownership Day event, scheduled for Saturday in Starkville, Miss., aims to educate area dog owners about the responsibilities they have as pet owners. The AVMA's student chapter at Mississippi State University is one of the organizations participating in the program.