Most Clicked Animal Health SmartBrief Stories

1. Texas fat cat shrinks down from 41 pounds

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

A 41-pound cat found as a stray in 2012 has reached 19 pounds under the care of veterinarian Brittney Barton at HEAL Veterinary Hospital in Texas. Skinny the cat has been on a diet and exercise routine, and Dr. Barton says that although he's still a large cat, he's no longer obese. York Daily Record (Pa.) (07/27)

2. 7 S.D. residents diagnosed with tularemia

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Since June, seven people in South Dakota have contracted tularemia, and at least one of those people had contact with a cat that also had tularemia. In North Dakota, two zoo primates were diagnosed with the bacterial infection. (07/28)

3. Man convicted of stabbings at animal hospitals sentenced to 3 years

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

The Bellingham Herald (Wash.) (07/23)

4. Kitten bears signature of a special mouse

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (tiered subscription model) (07/28)

5. Man jumps barrier, pets Ohio zoo's cougars

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (07/27)

6. Adorable Earl gives Grumpy Cat some canine competition

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

In the tradition of Grumpy Cat, Earl the puggle puppy looks permanently peeved, but owner Derek Bloomfield says Earl has a sweet disposition. Earl's appearance is attributed to his underbite, but his veterinarian says the dog is perfectly healthy. Earl already has millions of fans online. Yahoo (07/28)

7. Officials can't find 2 Texas boys exposed to rabid bat

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

San Antonio Express-News (07/23)

8. AVMA's statement regarding the death of Cecil the lion

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015

All over the world, people are expressing their shock and horror over the killing of Cecil, a famous lion that lived in a protected reserve in Zimbabwe. Here at the AVMA, we were profoundly saddened by Cecil's death under these circumstances as well. According to the reports we've read, it appears that Cecil suffered an inhumane death caused by actions that were illegal. In response, the AVMA has posted a statement on Cecil's death at the AVMA@Work blog. Blank (07/30)

9. Top 20 finalists for "America's Favorite Veterinarian" revealed; public can vote online

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation has announced the 20 finalists for this year's "America's Favorite Veterinarian" contest. You can learn more about these wonderful veterinarians and vote for your favorite at Congrats and good luck to all nominees! Blank (07/14)

10. House has staircase just for dogs

Animal Health SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015

FastCoDesign (07/27)

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