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Needham Animal Control Officer Receives New Microchip Scanner

In this article, Becca Manning discusses the donation of a microchip scanner to the Needham Animal Control unit by the Massachusett's Animal Coalition and Hopkinton Drug, Inc. This technology will be used to help reunite lost pets with their families. EXCERPT: "Starting in November, ACOs in Massachusetts will be required to scan stray animals for a microchip as part of a new law updating animal control statutes." To view the complete article, please click on the related link below.

FDA: Teething Pain Remedies Dangerous

In this article, Peggy Peck discusses the potential dangers of using medications containing benzocaine for teething and toothaches. EXCERPT: "Rubbing topical anesthetics such as Anbesol or Orajel on the throbbing gums of a teething baby can lead to methemoglobinemia, a serious condition that leads to oxygen deprivation and -- in extreme cases -- death, the FDA warned today." To view the complete article, please click on the related link below.

New microchip scanner will help find lost pets

This article discusses the use of microchip scanners to aid in re-uniting lost pets with their families. EXCERPT: "Owners register their pets on a central database and, if the animal is lost, a veterinarian, shelter or animal control department representative can scan the animal." To view the complete article, please click on the related link below.

VIP Long Term Trial Published by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker

Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) corrects chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) acquired following exposure to water-damaged buildings


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