Are we being too good to our furry pals?
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation
Written by Kelly J. Diehl DVM MS Dipl. ACVIM
Insulin: A century of treating diabetes
Almost 100 years ago, a team of Canadian medical doctors made an astonishing finding; a new hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation. Before the discovery of insulin, diabetes (a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood) was a feared and fatal illness. The discovery of insulin revolutionized the treatment of diabetes mellitus in people, and within two years of its discovery insulin was available worldwide.
People weren’t the only ones benefitting from the discovery of insulin. References to treating diabetes in dogs go back to the 1940s and treatment options for dogs have advanced significantly in the last two decades. Insulin has been, and remains, a cornerstone of diabetes therapy….
Last week, Casting for Recovery (CfR) announced the official launch of its Metastatic Retreat Program. The launch follows a recent pilot retreat, held in Central Texas in October, which . . .
Comet: A Retired Athlete
Photo by Cache Humane Society
Take a look at that picture! Is that a gorgeous dog or what?! Her name is Comet, and in her youth, she was a champion Iditarod racer. She was born and raised in France, where her owner bought her and brought her back to the United States to breed her. What self-respecting male dog could pass up a face like that?! …
Sheriff, a guy just looking for a friend
Photo by Faithful Friends Animal Society
Sometimes all you need is someone you can count on.
Sheriff is an American Shelter Dog who was rescued from a neglectful situation by the good folks at Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington, DE. That kind of a start in life can leave you pretty rattled! The staff at Faithful Friends decided it would be a good idea to let Sheriff get a little R&R for a while in a foster home with a quiet environment.
Hope for America’s Everglades
Photo by Orvis stock
Orvis strongly supports the outstanding work of the Everglades Foundation to restore, protect and preserve the Everglades. Today we celebrate the bipartisan passage of the Water Resources Development Act by the House of Representatives, following its approval in the Senate on September 15th. If you’re interested in protecting the flow of clean, fresh waters to the Everglades, Florida Bay and the Florida Keys, join us in signing the #NoworNeverglades Declaration.
A family portrait
Photo by Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue
Things are not always what they seem. Take Darcie, above left, for example. She was a stray who was busted for raiding local farms and eating their chickens. Sure sounds like a canine criminal! She was picked up and turned into Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue, where it was discovered that she was actually starving and pregnant! How’s that for a good reason to eat a chicken?!
Darcie was placed in the Pawsitive Beginnings Puppy Rehabilitation program, which rescues abandoned puppies and homeless mothers with litters, often moments from euthanasia….
Zeus, decked out like Uncle Sam
Photo by Homeward Animal Shelter
In June, Homeward Animal Shelter in Fargo, ND, threw itself a pittie party! It wasn’t the kind you throw yourself after a break-up or a tough week at the office, but an event to introduce a . . .
Highly Adoptable Hank
Photo by Petfinder
Sometimes all a guy needs to make himself appealing is a little polish! Such was the case with Hank, who arrived at the Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue with some behavior issues. Hank is a sweet-tempered two-year-old who came to the Rescue from a shelter in West Virginia. His previous owners had gotten him as a very young puppy, and were unprepared for the energetic demands of a full-grown dog….
Congratulations to the 2016 Graduating Class of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy
Photo by BBFFGA
Is there anything quite as inspiring as the pride and enthusiasm of a group of fresh-faced young men and women celebrating a landmark achievement? Instead of sporting cap and gown, however, this bunch is looking pretty great in waders and ball caps!
Meet the 2016 graduating class of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy! Located in Bristol Bay, AK, the Academy merges salmon and river education with recreation and conservation principles to educate, engage and inspire Bristol Bay young adults to become local leaders…
How much do you know about oysters?!
Photo by CBF
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Restoration project has been one of Orvis’ Customer Matching Grants for the past two years. Oysters are pretty remarkable little rascals who have more talents than most of us realize!