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Something Disturbing Is Happening in the Veterinary World

Pet owners should be concerned about merger of top vet chains

(Newser) - Under a pending merger, VCA Animal Hospitals will come under the ownership of Mars, Inc. Not only is it a bit strange for a chain of veterinary care facilities to be owned by a candy and packaged foods company—it's more than a bit concerning for pet owners, the... More »

Mischievous Dog Eats $23K Rings

Sierra the Lab recovering after surgery

(Newser) - A dog is recovering in Tulsa, Okla., after chowing down on her owner's wedding rings. Stephanie Lamb says she left her engagement and wedding rings, worth $23,000, on a coffee table and forget about them. The next day, "I saw my dogs near the coffee table,"... More »

Vet Bills Force Families to Euthanize Pets

Tough times make care harder to justify; few have animal insurance

(Newser) - The recession is having some tragic consequences for family pets. Experts say owners are delaying care, opting out of pricey treatments, and putting down pets they’d otherwise save, MSNBC reports. One shelter has seen a 20% jump in admittances. “They come straight from the vet and say, ‘... More »

Hard Times Bite Dogs, Cats

Out of work owners leave pets at shelters

(Newser) - As man's bills pile up, man's best friend is all too often getting the heave-ho, reports the AP in a look at the economic impact on animal shelters across a recession-battered America. As dogs and cats of broke owners stretch shelters to their limits, the sinking economy also cuts into... More »

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