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How to clean and disinfect pet foster homes

Your foster caregivers provide a warm and safe place for their foster pets, but do they know how to properly clean and disinfect their homes? This is especially important when there is a sick foster in the house. Everything from how to clean, why, when and supplies needed are discussed in this 17-minute Flash Class,… Learn More

One of the survivors of the outbreak

Foster care saves lives when strep zoo hits animal shelter

Streptococcus zooepidemicus, known more commonly as strep zoo, is one of the most fearful respiratory diseases that can strike a shelter dog. How did the dogs at the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, AZ, escape it? Thanks to the swift response of the shelter medicine team and loving foster homes! “This is a truly… Learn More

It must be magic: Minimizing disease outbreaks in animal shelters

It’s Dungeons and Dragons meets Harry Potter Chess in an engaging and hands-on session on how to prepare and what to do when the unexpected breaks out in your animal shelter! It’s happening at the Humane Society Animal Care Expo in May, when we present “Become a Wizard of Wellness, Find the Magic to Minimizing… Learn More

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Study: How shelters can save more senior cats and dogs

Do you want to get more senior dogs and cats adopted? A new study reports that, to accomplish that goal, animal shelters and rescue organizations need to provide health care to pets already in the shelter, as well as veterinary support to help keep older pets in the homes they already have — whether it’s permanently,… Learn More

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DNA test for ringworm can clear cats for adoption more quickly

A rapid DNA test lets animal shelters know with certainty that a cat or kitten is negative for ringworm, allowing those kitties to head straight out to the adoption floor or into foster care without concern that they might be contagious. The test considered the “gold standard” for diagnosing ringworm (Microsporum canis dermatophytosis) in cats is… Learn More

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New canine vaccination guidelines for pets, shelter dogs

When should you vaccinate your dog, and for what? How can shelters use vaccines to protect against outbreaks? And what about titer testing? The latest recommendations from a panel of veterinary experts, including a number of shelter medicine leaders, has the answers! The newest guidelines for canine vaccination have been published by the American Animal… Learn More

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