In the spirit of the 9-11 commemoration, we recognize the efforts of the almost 300 search-and-rescue dogs called into service following the attacks. A recently published study, funded by the AKC, evaluated 95 search and rescue canines for health issues post 9-11. Results showed these magnificent animals did NOT develop the common respiratory issues seen in many of the human responders and workers. Several of these brave dogs are still alive 10 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center:
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists will have doctors, technicians and staff staying at the hospital for the duration of Hurricane Irene. Care will continue around the clock for all current patients, and we have generators in place in case of a power outage. If you have an animal emergency during the worst of the storm, our Emergency Department will be open. Please call us at (203) 595-2777 to give us a heads-up as you leave for the hospital. If anything changes with the status of the hospital, we will put up another post.
Keep a close eye on your pets during the storm; this type of weather is very dangerous for dogs and cats.
Would you like to help support research for dogs with heart disease? The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) helps support ongoing research for congenital and acquired heart disease throughout the United States and Canada. Click this link to see how you can support ACVIM's mission of enhancing animal and human health by advancing veterinary internal medicine.
What is Canine Influenza?
Researchers at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center of Cornell University have developed a new test to better diagnose Lyme Disease in dogs.
CUVS internist Dr. Marnin Forman and surgeon Dr. Alon Kramer, with host Lauren Collier, discuss the benefits of minimally invasive procedures on a recent episode of "Pet Talk."
Lucky is a young male mixed-breed dog who was rescued in Los Angeles. The aptly named Lucky found his way into the capable and loving care of Eric Bellows, formerly of Rescue Ink. His most pressing issues at that time were gunshot wounds to his legs. These wounds required multiple treatments, but Lucky persevered bravely through his procedures and was fostered by Eric, whose current rescue organization is called Pack Ethic. However, Lucky's health issues were not yet behind him. In February, Lucky tested positive for heartworm.
A Dog-Centered Scavenger Hunt and Free Family Picnic to Benefit the Riedel and Cody Fund.
333 Ludlow Street- Stamford Harbor Park- (right behind the Cornell University Veterinary Specialists hospital)
FETCH stands for Funding Education and Treatment of Cancer Hounds, an event organized to benefit the Reidel & Cody Fund.
Little Dogs with Big Hearts: What Does this Mean for My Pet?
On Sunday, May 15, at 2-3:30 PM, Dr. Mandi Kleman, DVM, DACVIM, will lead a free lecture in the auditorium at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists animal hospital at 880 Canal Street in Stamford, CT.