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Ethics at the University of Birmingham, England. “If pets had rights, could they be neutered?” Dr. Albers asked. “Would it be OK to put your dog on a leash? Could pets be bought, sold, or exchanged? What about a pet clearly suffering from a terminal

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, we set it on a chair outside for them to pick up. We ask cat owners to set the carriers beside the door and walk away. Dogs we leash with our own leashes, but still we have to get fairly close to the owner. Scared dogs are a game changer; the ones

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rabies exposure. The U.S. rabies landscape has shifted dramatically during the past 81 years. Before 1960, bites from rabid dogs caused most human rabies cases in the U.S. Mass pet-vaccination programs and leash laws enacted in the 1950s significantly

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where a highly pathogenic strain of the avian influenza has been diagnosed or suspected in wild birds or poultry flocks, veterinarians should advise their clients of the small risk to their pets. Cats should be kept indoors. Dogs should be leashed when

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to 200 dogs and cats, coming in on trains from Ukraine. “The animals have traveled miles with their families and are often dehydrated and showing signs of hypothermia, so wet food and other items such as cat carriers, leashes, and harnesses are

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Convention in Hawaii, about “The Role of Dog Parks in Society and the Impact of Behavior.” She said veterinarians can educate clients about how to handle off-leash dogs at parks, and about whether particular dogs should visit dog parks at all. “Dog parks

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obtaining care for their pets, including lack of transportation, no knowledge of where a veterinary facility is, and no equipment, such as crates or leashes, to move an animal. The AVCC is a group of for-profit and nonprofit veterinary service providers

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taking their cats hiking in backpacks and walking on leashes,” said Dr. Heather Loenser, AAHA chief medical officer. The guidelines were published in the March/April issue of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association and the March issue of

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health screening prior to accessing the veterinary teaching hospital; are licensed and wearing appropriate rabies tags for the municipality involved; are harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or an

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animals. Rasnake said that retired racers need different treatment than other dogs. They can't be off leash, for example. Dr. Beck, who also works three days a week for the nonprofit Animal Coalition of Tampa, said he has seen privately owned

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