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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Intelligence

Dawn Watson/CNBnews Contributor Some dogs have higher intelligence than others. Throughout my career I have noticed a huge difference in dogs’ capacity to learn and remember. I’ve had occasion to work with both extremes. A dog that I adopted many years ago is on the lower end of cognitive reasoning.... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week:

Unnecessary Surgeries

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Many people that purchase puppies or kittens are asked if they want surgical procedures done on their pets shortly after birth and before they leave for their new homes. While some of these procedures are common, all are unnecessary body modifications. A cat’s only means of self-defense... Read more →

PA man sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment for child exploitation offense

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, April 3, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced a Stowe, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment followed by 15 years of supervised release for child exploitation offenses, following a investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week

Dawn Watson/CNBnews Contributor Some dogs seem not to need much water to live comfortably, while others seem to drink to excess. How can you tell when a dog is ingesting enough (or too much) water? If a dog suddenly starts drinking more than he ever drank before it’s time to... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Wolf: Brother of the Dog

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Dogs possess the inherent qualities of pack animals. That is, if it’s true that they are descended from wolves, and wolves travel in packs then dogs too, are pack animals. It is upon this basis that Brother of the Wolf, LLC was founded. According to DNA research... Read more →

Animal Sanctuary Owner, Lisa Miskella is Quietly Saving Lives….. One At A Time 

Meet Goldie by Lauren Hathaway Goldie is a beautiful and mild mannered goat that was rescued from a slaughter auction. Lisa Miskella remembers the day at this particular auction quite well. “There were hundreds of goats and sheep packed into a corral with no place to move around. I knew... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Know Your Breed

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor If you are thinking about adopting or purchasing a dog, there is a lot you should know. For example, some breeds (or mixes of breeds) need lots of room to run around and exercise. These are the herding and/or working breeds. A Border collie, German Shepherd, Australian... Read more →

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of the Voorhees Animal Orphanage

CNBNewsnet | March 21, 2019 Grant of $20,000 will expand efforts to save more animal lives in southern New Jersey Voorhees, NJ (March 19, 2019) – The Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) of Voorhees, NJ announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help VAO support... Read more →

Making headway against a killer virus

gloucestercitynews.net | March 11, 2019 In an experiment by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ronald Harty and Bruce Freedman, virus-like particles of Ebola (in green and yellow), which mimic the process by which the authentic Ebola virus spreads, exit a cell along filaments of actin (in red), a structural protein.... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter celebrates successful World Spay and Neuter day event

gloucestercitynews.net | March 10, 2019 Clayton, NJ) In honor of World Spay and Neuter day, on Feb. 26, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) waived adoption fees on all cats and dogs, that included the cost of spaying and neutering services. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "World Spay and... Read more →

Learn About Cutting-Edge Cancer Care for Cats and Dogs

gloucestercitynews.net | March 10, 2019 By Hannah Kleckner Hall Panel Discussion to Feature Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Cancer in Pets [March 6, 2019; Kennett Square, PA] – The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will present a free panel discussion for pet lovers on caring... Read more →

CNB Pet News: Pediatric Puppy Leads Her Litter

gloucestercitynews.net | March 9, 2019 | source PennVet Clinic Limb issues are common in English and French bulldog puppies. Stock photo courtesy of Rawpixel. English Bulldog Missy recently gave birth to her first litter. All puppies were healthy except one, who had a potentially mobility-limiting limb deformation. In just a... Read more →

Setting up Foals for Success: Ten Things to Do

CNBNewsnet | March 8, 2019 From December to August, breeding and foaling season, Dr. Michelle Abraham has her hands full with pregnant mares and foals. By: Dr. Michelle Abraham And Sacha Adorno Published: Mar 5, 2019 | Penn Vet “During this time, my obstetric and neonatal cases fall under a... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Finding Fido

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor If your beloved pet is missing, here are some simple ways to (hopefully) ensure his return: Social media is one of the best ways to advertise a lost pet. Include your name, phone, a picture, and offer a small reward. Ask friends to share your post. Print... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Claiming Ownership

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor You come home from work and take your dog for a walk. Afterwards, you seek out your favorite chair, only to find that Fido has claimed it. When you instruct him to get down, he growls at you. What now? The reason Fido growled was because you... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': My Secret Hobby

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor I’m thinking about taking up a really dangerous hobby. I haven’t chosen it yet but there are lots of really cool ones out there. If I discuss it with my kids they won’t let me so I’m keeping it a secret. I saw a little kid on... Read more →


1 Check for breathing and a heartbeat… Check to see if the pet is breathing and check for a heartbeat. If you do not see your pet’s chest moving and cannot find a heartbeat, begin CPR with chest compressions. 2 Give chest compressions… Place your hands on your pet as... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Importance of "Sit"

Dawn Watson | CNBNews Contributor A dog must be taught, gently and respectfully, that you, the owner, is in charge. One way to accomplish this is to have Fido sit for all favors. For example, giving him the sit command (one word) before meals, treats, petting, and going outdoors will... Read more →

What's Age Got to Do with It? Caring for Geriatric Horses

View Penn Vet Extra - February 2019 By: Sacha AdornoPublished: Feb 4, 2019 Horses, like humans, are individuals. They show signs of aging at different rates. PHILADELPHIA, PA--The idea that age is but a number is as true for animals as it is for humans. Horses, especially ponies, are routinely... Read more →

Joey the Senior Cat Triumphs Over Illness with Help from Friends

View Penn Vet Extra - February 2019 By: Sacha AdornoPublished: Feb 4, 2019 Considered a “senior cat,” Joey is at a time in his life when clinicians recommend wellness visits twice a year. For most of his life, Joey was a happy, healthy cat—never sick and always in charge. With... Read more →

Shelter medicine is on a roll

A new mobile unit for Penn Vet's Shelter Medicine program is getting rolling this spring, bringing state-of-the-art veterinary care into animal shelters and underserved communities. Veterinarians Brittany Watson and Chelsea Reinhard led the program’s efforts. PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 2019)--(CNBNewsnet)--According to the Humane Society of the United States, nationally an estimated... Read more →