Jenina Pellegren

Articles

What Professionals Want You to Know Before Adopting a Pet

Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide. Veterinary and animal shelter professionals want potential owners to be prepared when considering adoption.

Untrained "Service Dogs" Can Put Public at Risk

Fraudulent Service Animal claims put the public and well-trained service dogs at risk. Distracting a service dog could result in injury to individuals, the service dog, and their disabled handler.

The Reality of Owner-Requested or Convenience Euthanasia

The British Veterinary Association recently published results of a survey which revealed 98% of veterinarians are asked to euthanize a healthy pet.

Multicomponent Virus Discovered to Infect Animals

Recently, scientists with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have identified a new virus that contains different segments of genetic material in separate particles, otherwise known as a “multicomponent” virus.