Day: February 14, 2020

Help for Dogs with Chagas Disease

Vida Pharmacal announced the first cure for canine Chagas disease, also called American Trypanosomiasis, which is a zoonotic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoal parasite spread by bloodsucking insects (kissing bugs). The disease, which causes heart failure and death, has long been common in Latin America, although it has recently been identified in the …

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Dogster’s Rescue Dog of the Week: April

Let’s help find forever homes for rescue dogs who need special help like April. Please share her story in hopes of finding her the perfect forever home and human. “April is spending her 5th Christmas with me,” says Stacey Studier, April’s fosterer. Rescued from living outside year round, April had  little to fend for herself …

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A man on a cell phone sitting next to his dog.

Pet Insurance for Dogs — Should You Have It?

You might be surprised to learn how common pet insurance is outside North America. “In Sweden, about 60 percent of cats and dogs have medical insurance,” says Darryl Rawlings, chief operating officer of Seattle-based Trupanion. “In the U.K., 27 to 28 percent of pets have medical insurance.” But in the United States and Canada, less …

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