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  • What Has 5,002 Feet And 8 Paws?

    What Has 5,002 Feet And 8 Paws?0

    What has 5,002 feet and 8 paws? A single-engine airplane (at 5,000 ft), a pilot and 2 puppies that were just rescued as part of the PilotsNPaws (PNP) program. PNP is a volunteer program that teams animals in jeopardy with pilots and rescuers through the internet. Moving animals to rescue centers with greater resources (people,

  • Do Dogs Dream?

    Do Dogs Dream?0

    • Pets
    • September 22, 2017

    By Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us

  • Pet Anxiety, Answers From Purina’s Dr. Kurt Venator

    Pet Anxiety, Answers From Purina’s Dr. Kurt Venator0

    • Pets
    • September 13, 2017

    With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack

  • Inova Loudoun Hospital: First in DC area to use facility dog

    Inova Loudoun Hospital: First in DC area to use facility dog0

    Inova Loudoun Hospital announced it is expanding the hospital’s Child Life Team with a facility dog named Jeremiah. Jeremiah, a two-year golden retriever, will work primarily alongside the child life specialists in the pediatric ER and pediatric inpatient unit visiting the hospital’s youngest patients. “We are always looking for additional ways to improve our patients’