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January 2015

Rabies Booster Study may save hundreds of lives

This story was released from PHYS.org and I received it from my professional association PSI. It is very exciting.

"A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus."

What this means is that potentially hundreds of dogs lives can be saved. 

In the past, if a dog was exposed to the rabies virus and its rabies shot was found to be out-of-date, there were 2 options: The first was a 6 month quarantine at a potential cost to the owner of between $5000-$7000.

DNA Poop Testing Holds Negligent Dog Owners Responsible

We all know that cleaning up your dog's poop after he defecates is  the responsible thing to do. Unfortunately, many pet parents fail to do so.

 Today, in an article from PSI's Weekly News Brief written by Emily Mieure of WDRB.com,, I read how one apartment complex in Louisville Kentucky has figured out how to hold negligent dog owners responsible.

Here's how it works. All of the tenants who move into this particular complex who own dogs, must agree to a cheek swab of their dog for DNA testing.
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