Philadelphia Launches New “Don’t Take the Risk” Campaign to Prevent Opioid Deaths

 The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched the second phase of an emotional media campaign that is part of the City’s effort to decrease deaths related to opioid use.  The campaign contains a collection of stories in English

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Trump: Will Repeal and Replace Obamacare ‘Simultaneously’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he will "simultaneously" repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In an interview slated to air on 60 Minutes on CBS-TV Sunday night, Trump said the revised plan "will be great health care for much less money." Trump, who has been a staunch (more...)

More Than Half Of U.S. Dogs, Cats Are Overweight or Obese

Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are encouraging pet parents to pay attention to the serious problem facing an estimated 54 percent of America’s pets. According to last year’s survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 58 percent of cats and 53 percent of dogs in the U.S. are considered overweight (more...)

Be aware: Don’t risk your dog’s life in the summer heat

For people who love dogs and the outdoors, nothing is more fun than going out to run, walk or play with their beloved and eager pets. But this summer’s heat already has proved deadly for dogs – and we’re not just talking about the tragic stories of pets locked in hot (more...)

National Zoo Panda Gives Birth to Twins

VOA News Giant panda fans got two tiny pieces of good news Saturday as the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington announced the births of a pair of new panda cubs. The zoo announced the surprising second delivery by mother Mei Xiang late Saturday, about five hours after kicking off regionwide excitement with (more...)

Don’t Let the Fourth Of July Be a Dangerous Day For Pets

The July 4 holiday can be thrilling for humans, but it’s actually a dangerous time for pets -- and one of the busiest days of the year in animal emergency hospitals, according to doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Exploding firecrackers can be just as hazardous for pets as for humans, but that’s (more...)

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have periodontal disease by the age of three, making it the number one disease in cats and dogs. Periodontal disease can not only lead to bad breath but can also irritate the gums and (more...)

Petco Provides Tips to Keep Pets Safe During the Summer Months

Summer brings fun and sun, but pet parents should be aware that under those blue skies and barbecues, there are a number of situations that can be dangerous for pets. Although certain circumstances may seem harmless, the summer season can be deadly if pet parents aren’t careful. To help pet (more...)

Sharks, Manta Rays Win International Protection

Sharks and manta rays will have greater protection from overfishing and unsustainable trade under a newly adopted provision of the international treaty to protect species at risk of extinction. The United States, Brazil, Colombia and other nations mutually supported the proposal passed at the conference of the parties (more...)

U.S. Taking Steps to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer The United States is taking steps to stop the practice of female genital mutilation, says the U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues. At a February 6 forum at the State Department marking the 10th anniversary of the International Day of  Zero Tolerance to Female Genital (more...)

Hurricane Sandy: Taking Care of Pets During a Disaster

FDA published some advises how to take care of your pet during an emergency, like Hurricane Sandy: " If you have to leave your home, take your pet with you if at all possible. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) pointed out in a brochure it issued (more...)

PA: Snowfalls, Salt Solution & Pets

Wednesday was one of the first days of warm winter 2012 in Pennsylvania. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties in Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to CBS News. "Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while (more...)


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