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MIAMI — Tesla the electric eel needed to see the doctor. The 17-year-old eel at ZooMiami had several growths develop over the past few weeks, so zoo staff decided to bring Tesla in for a procedure to remove them — a tricky proposition, given the eel’s ability to generate up to 800 volts of electricity. Earlier this month, staffers used special rubber insulated gloves and nets to move Tesla, ...

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WESTMONT, Ill., Aug. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet King Brands. Inc., the maker of ZYMOX® Dermatology and Oratene® Brushless Oral Care for small and large animals recently announced their plans to exhibit in-person at four upcoming veterinary medical conferences during 2021. These live events include the Fetch DVM360 conference in Kansas City on August 27 – 30; the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV September 6 – 9; the Southwest Veterinary Symposium in San Antonio, TX September 23 – 26; and the Muller-Irke Veterinary Dermatology Seminar to be held in Waikoloa, HI October 23 – 27, 2021.

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Pneumonia is like a thief in the night. It’s difficult to detect, but it steals from one’s bottom line and losses can be devastating. Once animals reach 6 months to 8 months of age, they’re typically thought to be at much less risk of contracting pneumonia. But it can still be a serious health concern for adult animals.

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- It's state fair season across the country. In addition to the food and games local fairs have to offer, livestock shows and petting zoos are always popular attractions. According to veterinarians, it's important for people to know that some animal-borne diseases can be transmitted from farm animals to people and pets. Those attending state fairs and petting zoos should be aware of the health risks, and preventive measures you can take to be safe when petting and feeding animals at these and other fun venues.

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Pets bring a lot of joy and happiness to family homes, something which many Americans have needed more than ever over the last year. So it may come as no surprise that pet adoptions soared during the pandemic. According to PetPoint, a site that collects data on shelter animals, the rate at which companion animals were rescued from shelters in 2020 increased by 12 percent.

Though there are many physical and mental benefits of bringing a new pet into your home, there are also many costs that come with taking care of a dog or cat. Beyond food and toys, vet care can be a challenge for those who are unprepared. Last year, total spending on vet care reached $31.4 billion as reported by the The Costs of Pet Care

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