Endangered Species of the Week: Albacore Tuna

  Albacore is one of the smaller tuna species, reaching sizes between skipjack and yellowfin. They are bullet-shaped with a dark blue back and lighter blue-gray sides and belly. Albacore tuna also have very long pectoral fins and live for around 12 years. They tend to travel in single species schools, without the level of … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Albacore Tuna

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Oral Flea and Tick- Is it Safe?

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurological adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. What does that mean for pet owners? For pet owners, if your dog has a history of seizures … Continue reading Oral Flea and Tick- Is it Safe?

Endangered Species of the Week: Darwin’s Fox

Darwin’s fox is found in only two places in Chile: the Nahuelbuta National Park and on the Island of Chiloè. These carnivores feed on mammals, reptiles, beetles and other invertebrates. Named after scientist Charles Darwin, who discovered the species in 1834, Darwin’s foxes are critically endangered. It is an “umbrella species,” so by protecting the … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Darwin’s Fox

Endangered Species of the Week: Black-Footed Ferret

"Once thought to be globally extinct, black-footed ferrets are making a comeback. For the last thirty years, concerted efforts from many state and federal agencies, zoos, Native American tribes, conservation organizations and private landowners have given black-footed ferrets a second chance for survival. Today, recovery efforts have helped restore the black-footed ferret population to nearly … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Black-Footed Ferret

Endangered Species of the Week: Giant Otter

"This South American otter is the world's largest, at some 6 feet long. It lives only in the rivers and creeks of the Amazon, Orinoco, and La Plata river systems. These huge members of the weasel family swim by propelling themselves with their powerful tails and flexing their long bodies. They also have webbed feet, water-repellent … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Giant Otter

Vaccine Highlight: Lepto & Lyme

"Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people. Infection in people can cause flu-like symptoms and can … Continue reading Vaccine Highlight: Lepto & Lyme