Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 12, 2014
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in adult dogs, and if left untreated could cause extreme gum damage, tooth loss and pain. By three years of age, most dogs have some evidence of periodontal disease and associated discomfort. In an effort to speed progress in prevention and effective treatment of canine periodontal disease, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded two research grants to improve the oral health of dogs.
Paola Massari, PhD, of Boston Medical Center aims to develop an effective canine periodontal disease vaccine. She believes most effective targeted interventions against periodontal pathogens will be through effective immunization, directing a dog?s own immune system to combat the bacteria responsible for disease.
Dr. Django Martel, DVM, and his colleagues at the Animal Medical Center will establish whether the use of antibiotic gel therapy reduces periodontal disease and provide veterinarians with the evidence needed for effective periodontal disease management.
According to Dr. Shila Nordone, CHF?s Chief Scientific Officer, ?Just like periodontal disease in humans, periodontal disease in dogs is a painful condition that profoundly affects quality of life and can lead to a multitude of health problems. We have strategically funded research that will have immediate impact by supporting the evidence-based use of antibiotic gels to treat progressive disease, while also funding research that will provide a long term solution by developing an effective vaccine to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place.?
In conjunction with the announcement of this research funding, CHF is also releasing a free podcast entitled, ?Periodontal Disease and Dental Health in Dogs? with Dr. Jan Bellows, DVM, a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.
To support these grants and to learn how a donation to CHF will help redefine the practice of veterinary medicine, visit http://www.akcchf.org.
CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. For more information about the Foundation. Like CHF on Facebook, follow CHF on Twitter @CanineHealthFnd, or connect with CHF on LinkedIn.
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHF?s mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound, scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestl
After a crazy holiday season, I took a little break from designing new pieces for the Bubby & Bean Art shop in order to give full attention to work for the blog and freelance gigs. Truthfully, I was also feeling a little burned out, and just couldn’t find that spark of motivation to fit it into the small amount of free time I had. Then earlier this month, out of nowhere, I got a sudden burst of inspiration and spent several work days doing nothing but creating new card designs. I had so much fun, and it fueled my desire to devote more time to the shop in the coming months. So in celebration of this new collection of cards (we’ll just call it the ‘summer collection’ since any excuse to celebrate summer is a good one in my eyes), I’m giving away $ 50 to spend on cards, or card sets, or art prints, or whatever you choose!
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Austin?s Wells Branch and South Branch Pet and Bird Clinics Offering 20% Discount on Pet Dental Cleanings During February
Austin, Tx (PRWEB) January 30, 2015
Both Wells Branch and South Branch Pet and Bird Clinics are using the symbolism of National Children?s Dental Health Month to remind pet owners that their dogs and cats need dental care too. Annually, the clinics have used the occasion to educate pet owners about the necessity of pet oral health and provide a 20% discount on pet teeth cleanings to encourage owners to bring their pets in for care.
Dental health is important for the millions of dogs and cats across the country. Just like in children and adults, gum disease and other oral problems are an indicator of possible future health problems. During a pet dental cleaning, the plaque and tartar on both the surface of the teeth and below the gum line are scaled and removed. The teeth will then be clean and the mouth free of infection, improving the quality of life for the pet.
Owners should regularly inspect their pet?s teeth to ensure none of the following conditions exist:
misaligned or missing teeth
discolored, broken or crooked teeth
yellowish-brown tartar crust along the gum line
red, swollen or bleeding gums
growths inside the mouth
If any of these conditions are found, owners should take their pet immediately to their veterinarian.
For more information or questions on pet dental health, contact the Pet and Bird Clinics of Austin.
Wells Branch Pet & Bird Clinic
12202 Mo-Pac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
South Branch Pet & Bird Clinic
403 E. Ben White Ste. F
Austin, TX 78704
May 9 is ?Military Spouse Appreciation Day? Animal Behavior College Honors Military Spouse Graduates; Spotlights Military Spouse Unemployment
Santa Clarita, Calif. (PRWEB) May 07, 2015
They parent alone when their spouses are deployed. They move hundreds or thousands of miles away to unfamiliar locations. They postpone or give up their careers. May 8, 2015 is ?Military Spouse Appreciation Day.? In observance of this special day, Animal Behavior College (ABC) is celebrating all military spouses, including the school?s 2,550 military spouse graduates.
?Animal Behavior College appreciates military spouses for their sacrifices and dedication to freedoms we often take for granted,? said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. ?Military spouses face tremendous challenges such as maintaining steady employment despite frequent relocations. Animal Behavior College?s core programs are portable and ideal for spouses interested in pursuing a career in the lucrative and viable pet industry.?
In a study by the Department of Defense Office of Community Outreach, 26 percent of military spouses are unemployed.
To some, the idea of pursuing a career in the pet services industry seems implausible. However, pet ownership in the U.S. continues to increase. In fact, 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes, according to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey. Pets today are living longer, eating healthier and receiving more services from groomers, veterinarians, pet-sitters and trainers. The APPA estimates Americans will spend $ 60.59 billion in 2015 on pet purchases, including food, veterinary care, supplies, over-the-counter medicine, pet grooming and boarding combined.
For military spouses who are passionate about animals, the pet industry offers an array of career choices that are portable and sustainable doing what they truly love:
?Being married to the military [Army] makes your life jump around,? said Jessica Lynn Allen, a 2014 graduate of Animal Behavior College?s Grooming Instruction Program. ?I didn?t have skills that were portable or that allowed me to find a job wherever we moved. Now that I?m a certified ABC pet groomer, I can take more courses to enhance my skills doing what I truly love.?
Jessica recently relocated to Spartanburg, South Carolina from Washington State. She is re-building her once flourishing pet grooming business for dogs with special needs.
There is an estimated 80,000 to 120,000 pet groomers in the U.S., which also includes bathers and assistants, according to PetGroomer.com. On any given day, there are approximately 2,500 job openings for grooming professionals in the U.S. Jessica and military spouses like her have numerous opportunities to find employment and apply their newly honed vocational skills to meet their family?s financial obligations.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 18, 2015
The Northwest?s world-famous Alaskan Copper River Salmon season has returned, and Pure Food Fish Market is now taking orders for King and Sockeye Salmon straight from the pristine waters of the Copper River. Pure Food Fish Market is a fourth generation specialty fresh seafood shop in Seattle?s Pike Place Market. The company services the entire country online at FreshSeafood.com offering hand-cut and packaged orders from the market via FedEx overnight delivery. Order now online at FreshSeafood.com or by phone at (800) 392-FISH (3474). Fresh Copper River Salmon will be available at Pure Food Fish Market and FreshSeafood.com while supplies last.
These famous salmon come from the mighty Copper River, a very rugged 300-mile stretch of river in Alaska. In order for the salmon to survive their epic trek through the Copper River, they store extra fat and oils that help them to manage the journey. It is because of this added fat and oil content that the Copper River Salmon are recognized as the best-tasting salmon in the world.
In addition to their incredibly delicious flavor, these fish are loaded with nutritional benefits, making it a smart choice for healthy eating habits. An excellent source of protein and loaded with Omega-3 oils, which are recommended by the American Heart Association, not only does the heart benefit from salmon consumption, but studies have shown that fish oil can also help to combat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer and migraines.
?Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people and those at high risk of ? or who have ? cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden cardiac death. Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglyceride levels, slow the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lower blood pressure (slightly)? ? provided by the American Heart Association online here.
Fresh, Wild Copper River King and Sockeye Salmon products include: