Category: pet health

From Workhorses To Chihuahuas, Veterinary Medical Board Celebrates 125 Years Of Protecting Consumers And Animals

May marked the 125th anniversary of the Veterinary Medical Board. The board was created in 1893 at the request of veterinary professionals who saw the need for more training and higher standards in the care of animals. That first year, the board licensed 69 veterinarians. Back in those days, horses were the main means of…

Hot Weather Can Harm Pets

For our four-legged friends, warm summer days can spell trouble in the form of heat stroke and heat-related injury. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly. She advises that even after pets are removed from the heat,…