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Stray cat in Britain found to have microchip from 1991. Is Banjo the country’s oldest cat?

An abandoned cat, Banjo, is believed to be Britain's oldest feline.
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Today is World Rabies Day. Did you know that AVMA LIFE's basic health insurance packages for both veterinarians and students include coverage to assist with the cost of pre-exposure rabies vaccination? 
Rabies exposure is an occupational hazard for veterinarians. Pre-exposure rabies vaccines provide additional protection but don't replace preventive measures.
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Did you know the Army is the only branch of the U.S. military with an active duty veterinary corps? The U.S. Army's Veterinary Corps recently visited Haiti with World Vets to vaccinate, spay/neuter, and deworm as many cats and dogs as possible.
Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our August-September issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. As dusk approached, the smell of dust and burning trash filled the air while we drove …
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September is CATalyst Council's Happy Cat Month, and this week is Happy Valued Cat Week. Take a step back and truly appreciate all of the wonderful privileges and purrks that come along with having a cat companion, as well as to make sure you are properly expressing this appreciation to your cat.

For more info: https://catalystcouncil.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/happy-valued-cat
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September is CATalyst Council's Happy Cat Month, and this week is Happy Valued Cat Week. Take a step back and truly appreciate all of the wonderful privileges and purrks that come along with having a cat companion, as well as to make sure you are properly expressing this appreciation to your cat.

For more info: https://catalystcouncil.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/happy-valued-cat/
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Remember that boy who was caught on camera sneaking into the neighbors' garage to love on their dog? Well, he finally has his own pet to love on!
A Lousiana boy who made headlines for being caught on camera cuddling a neighbor’s dog recently welcomed his own furry friend to the family.
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This Pyrenees mix was found in Massachusetts—a long way away from his Florida family! If he didn't have a microchip, or the chip contained outdated information, it's unlikely he ever would have gotten home.

Learn more about microchipping here: http://bit.ly/1UX1hWE
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Today, September 28, is World Rabies Day. This awareness event was launched in 2007 to educate people about the public health impact of human and animal #rabies. Rabies is the most fatal zoonotic disease worldwide, and it's entirely preventable. Take this opportunity to learn more about World Rabies Day and the impact rabies has in the United States and beyond. http://bit.ly/2d9ISob

#WorldRabiesDay #EndRabiesNow
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Residents in towns like Kenai are citing "fecal surprises," bird killings, and public health issues as good reasons to enact leash laws for cats. However, even if a leash law were in effect, it might be difficult and/or costly to enforce, and many communities have given up on feline leash laws because of this.

What do you think: should cats be subject to the same leash requirements as dogs?
Kenai, Alaska, isn't the first place to want to apply dog rules to cats, too.
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I think it is a pretty good idea actually. I've known several leash trained cats and they enjoyed getting outside, but were still safe. It would cut down on some of the bird killing and using gardens as litter boxes as well. Although I do agree it probably won't be easy to enforce. Maybe there should be license requirements for cats like there are for dogs? 
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Wednesday is #WorldRabiesDay. We've got #rabies resources for animal owners and veterinarians (including new handouts/flyers for vets to use) on our site at http://bit.ly/2dgVcoN
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Rodents pose health risks to animals and people and can damage property. However, rodent control methods come with their own risks. Be very careful if you choose to use poisons, because they don't just target rodents.
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RECALL: Wells Pharamacy Network has recalled all sterile human and veterinary products prepared between February 22, 2016 and September 14, 2016 due to concern over a lack of sterility assurance.
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