Vaccine Highlight: DHPP

"The DHPP is a combination vaccine that prevents four different viruses: canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. It’s actually a series of vaccines that your puppy will receive 3 times between six and sixteen weeks old. They’ll be given a combination vaccine booster one year after the series is completed and then additional boosters … Continue reading Vaccine Highlight: DHPP

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Endangered Species of the Week: Ili Pika

  "For more than 20 years, the Ili PIka, a type of tiny, mountain-dwelling mammal with a teddy bear face, had eluded scientists in the Tianshan Mountains of northwestern China. People have seen the furry critter only a handful of times since it was discovered by accident in 1983. In fact, people have spotted only … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Ili Pika

Endangered Species of the Week: South China Tiger

The South China tiger population was estimated to number 4,000 individuals in the early 1950s. In the next few decades, thousands were killed as the subspecies was hunted as a pest. The Chinese government banned hunting in 1979. By 1996 the population was estimated to be just 30-80 individuals. Today the South China tiger is … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: South China Tiger

Endangered Species of the Week: Saola

Often called the Asian unicorn, little is known about the enigmatic saola in the two decades since its discovery. None exist in captivity and this rarely-seen mammal is already critically endangered. Scientists have categorically documented saola in the wild on only four occasions to date. The saola was discovered in May 1992 during a joint … Continue reading Endangered Species of the Week: Saola