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Things college students should consider before getting a pet
August 30, 2017

By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is recommending that college students consider all aspects of pet ownership before taking the plunge.

Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards
August 4, 2017

wildfire smoke in skylineBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners be aware that wildfire smoke advisories, issued by county and municipal health districts for people, apply to animals, too.

Protect pets from July 4 revelry
June 26, 2017

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – More pets go missing around the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. than at any other time of year.

Owners reminded to protect animals from wildfire smoke
August 26, 2015

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dog-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine advises animal owners that wildfire smoke warnings apply to animals, too.

April 30: Students ‘pet stress away’ before finals
April 23, 2014

Pet-your-Stress-Away-120PULLMAN, Wash. – With finals week looming for Washington State University students, many will receive comfort from animals to help cope with stress. Dogs from the Whitman County Humane Society will visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the CUB Butch’s Den.

Pets, livestock require special care in cold weather
December 4, 2013

pet-health-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Unseasonably cold weather is forecast for eastern Washington into next week, with highs below freezing and lows in the single digits. Keep pets and outdoor animals safe with these tips from the veterinary college at Washington State University:

Longevity of dogs shorter than owners would like
September 24, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s just a fact: most of us outlive our dogs. Indeed, for people who are dog owners throughout their lives, a lot of grieving is guaranteed. Fido #1 dies, is replaced by Fido #2 who also dies, and so on down the long line of dogs in our households.

Pets on campus on tighter leash
March 2, 2009

A new state code for animal control comes as a relief to WSU grounds maintenance and custodial staff.

 

Washington State Administrative Code (WAC) 504-36-020, labeled Control of Animals, took effect Dec. 25 for WSU. It spells out guidelines for having animals on campus. These guidelines prohibit animals in university buildings, require animals to be under immediate control (physical restraint), and require the owners/handlers to pick up fecal matter.

 

According to Kappy Brun, Facilities Operations grounds supervisor, the biggest problem at WSU Pullman has been large deposits of feces on the grounds.

 

“It’s extremely unpleasant,” she said. “We have to work around it … » More …