Day: November 26, 2013

Colonel Meow Goes Home!

EDITOR’s HAPPY UPDATE, Tuesday 12.15 p.m.: Colonel Meow is home! He just posted this picture on Facebook with the caption “Guess who got to come home today?????? #MiracleMeow #HesBack #DammitBootsYourAMess.” Happy news alert: Colonel Meow appears to be on the mend! Having undergone surgery and a blood transfusion, the grandiosely haired Persian–Himalayan mix’s human posted …

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Ask a Vet: Should Medical Schools Be Using Cats for Training?

A while back I read JaneA Kelley’s article on the use of cats for breathing tube training at Washington University in St. Louis. I have been mulling it ever since. Here are the basics of the story: According to JaneA, Washington University’s medical school, despite protests from animal rights groups and doctors’ groups, maintains a …

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