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2FEB
Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans?

Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans?

Societies perspectives on groundhogs aren’t as pleasant as the festivities surrounding their weather-predicting prowess. Besides causing damage to our lawns and shrubbery, groundhogs can potentially spread zoonotic diseases to humans.

25JAN
Celebrity Pet Interview: Norbert the Canine Social Media Star

Celebrity Pet Interview: Norbert the Canine Social Media Star

Recently, I took patient named Norbert, a dog presence on social media is larger than I can realistically ever aspire to reach. Norbert isn’t just a social media star, he’s also the inspiration for series of award winning books.

16JAN
Donna Lawrence Helps Enact Susie’s Law to Make for Harsher Penalties for Animal Cruelty Offenses

Donna Lawrence Helps Enact Susie’s Law to Make for Harsher Penalties for Animal Cruelty Offenses

Because I am inspired by the intent of Susie’s Law to make animal cruelty offenses more punishable, I decided to personally interview Donna Lawrence, the person behind Susie's Law, for this column.

12JAN
Is a Person’s History of Animal Abuse an Indicator of Future Violence?

Is a Person’s History of Animal Abuse an Indicator of Future Violence?

Steven Avery, the subject of the Netflix hit Making a Murder, has a history of being cruel to animals, which could be considered an early indicator of his potential to inflict harm upon people.

5JAN
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump Mourns Loss of Her Dog

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump Mourns Loss of Her Dog

To close out 2015, Bravo’s Real Housewives of the Beverly Hills (RHOBH) and Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump took to Twitter to share the news that her dog Daddio passed away.

1JAN
Does Carrie Fisher’s Dog Suffer from Macroglossia?

Does Carrie Fisher’s Dog Suffer from Macroglossia?

Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary, may be joining her on The Force Awakens press tour, but what do we know about him?

22DEC
Hanging with Celebrity Dogs at the DogVacay Winter Holiday Party

Hanging with Celebrity Dogs at the DogVacay Winter Holiday Party

Recently, I was invited to attend Santa Paws, DogVacay’s winter holiday party, where Cardiff, Phil (Cardiff’s other dad) and I hung out with two dogs who are well known in the media: Manny the Frenchie and Maggie the Superhero.

9DEC
Serena Williams Makes a Quality-of-Life Decision in Putting Her Dog to Sleep

Serena Williams Makes a Quality-of-Life Decision in Putting Her Dog to Sleep

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is never an easy task, and the world's number one women's tennis player, Serena Williams, recently shared that her canine companion crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Patrick Mahaney, VMD

Patrick Mahaney, VMD

Patrick Mahaney takes a close look at celebrities, their pets, and other hot-button pet parenting topics from a veterinary perspective. His path to becoming a veterinarian was not the pursuit of a childhood dream, but was rather a serendipitous migration from his original plan, which was to pursue a career in marine biology or fine arts. To satisfy his creative urges, Dr. Mahaney writes a pet health column, guest blogs for Perez Hilton's TeddyHilton.com, and created CelebrityPetNews.com (CPN), which puts a veterinary spin on issues pertaining to celebrities, their pets, and public health.

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