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Animal Hospice and Caring for Aging Pets September 16 & 22

Animal Hospice and Caring for Aging Pets September 16 & 22

There are two opportunities in September to learn about animal hospice and how to care for an aging pet with Dr. Lynn Hendrix.  Join the Yolo County Library for one of these informational talks and learn about animal hospice, palliative medicine and how to keep a pet comfortable at the end of life.

  • September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis
  • September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters

Dr. Lynn Hendrix has become a leader in the field of Animal Hospice.  She is a member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and was a member and author of the task force to write the most comprehensive guidelines on animal hospice in the country.  Dr. Hendrix graduated from UC Davis in 2002 with a doctor of veterinary medicine.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts Annual Dental Clinic for Horses

PENRYN, Calif.  – The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is preparing to host one of its largest medical events of the year as it expects to be the dentist for more than 1,500 horses this December. Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is bringing back one of its most popular patient service deals by offering half price dental service to horses.

Last year Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center welcomed 1,488 horses in December, examining and balancing their mouths to increase their comfort level and ability to chew their food.. Just like humans have their teeth filed down, cleaned or get fillings, horses need help keeping their mouths healthy too. A horses teeth keep growing throughout their lives, so by floating/filing down the sharp points and waves they develop over the course of their lives, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is able to keep the horses teeth balanced and not sharp, which can be painful for them.

Learn How to Think Like a Dog on August 20 at the Davis Branch Library

Learn How to Think Like a Dog on August 20 at the Davis Branch Library

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, again welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Dr. Yin’s will present “The Difference a Measure Makes: How Science and Practical Solutions Can Take Your Dog Training to a New Level”.

Dr. Sophia Yin is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist and the author of many books about pet behavior modification.  Dr. Yin currently runs a behavior house-calls practice in California and lectures and teaches workshops internationally on behavior modification and low stress handling.  Previously, she was the award-winning pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Fearful, reactive, unruly or just too rambunctious – does this describe your dog?

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Wednesday evening, January 22, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Dr. Yin will present two back-to-back lectures: “Teaching Fido to Learn to Earn: developing leadership in humans and impulse control in dogs” and “Help! My Dog Barks and Lunges at Other Dogs!: how to handle your fearful or reactive dog”.

Woodland cats poisoned

Woodland cats poisoned

On the 28th of June 2013 at approximatley 5:30pm, a Woodland Police Department officer was dispatched to the Lincoln Manor Apartments at 154 Lincoln Ave for a possible animal cruelty incident.  Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a resident who had a cat that appeared to poisoned.  The resident, who cares for the cat, stated that at least 5 cats in the complex suffered similar symptoms in the last week.  Additionally, the resident said that no fewer than 5 other tenants in the complex have reported their cats missing in the last month.

Staying safe in a heat wave

Staying safe in a heat wave

Five days of 100 degree+ heat are in the forecast through the weekend and until the 4th of July. That's dangerous heat for both people and pets, warns the Yolo County Health Department.

Health officials and animal welfare experts are reminding residents in West Sacramento and throughout the county to protect themselves and their pets, says county spokeswoman Beth Gabor in a press release.

Especially vulnerable, say experts, are:

New book guides pet lovers in selecting and welcoming "Your Ideal Cat"

New book guides pet lovers in selecting and welcoming "Your Ideal Cat"

 

Cats may have nine lives but humans have only one. Before you decide to share yours with a cat, you might want to check out which breed- and gender-related behaviors are most likely to accompany your feline housemate, suggest two University of California, Davis, animal behaviorists in their new book “Your Ideal Cat.”

“The kitten you choose today will grow into the cat that could be your companion for the next 15 to 20 years,” said veterinarian Benjamin Hart, the book’s co-author and distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He noted that, all too often, kittens or adult cats are chosen because of appearance or happenstance, rather than according to the most compatible behavior traits.