DVMF bares activities for Rabies Awareness Month

Vhenna Marie Mantilla 03/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuano pet owners are encouraged to step up their involvement in preventing animal bite incidents. The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) celebrates the month of March as Rabies Awareness Month. DVMF…

Pet care basics to show your love for your pets

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 05/11/2020

Our pets need all the love and care we can provide. Dogs, cats, and other animals rely on their owners for their needs. Aside from being our best friends, they are part of our daily life and…

Dogs, cats can’t pass on coronavirus, but can test positive

03/05/2020

HONG KONG — Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. That’s the conclusion of…

For the love of strays!

Immae Lachica 02/14/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines— Valentine’s is for everyone—including our fur friends. February is the month of love and CDN Digital got hold of some of the best people around Cebu who have been very loving to…

What about cats, dogs left behind in Wuhan?

Agence France Presse 02/05/2020

  BEIJING — China’s unprecedented quarantining of virus-hit Wuhan has separated millions from their families—and many from their pets, prompting worried owners and kind strangers to take to social media to ensure left-behind animals are looked after.…

Public reminded: Firecrackers bad for pets

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net 12/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines – An animal welfare group and an environmental advocacy organization have warned the public against the use of firecrackers, as it poses several dangers for pets because they have a heightened sense of hearing. According…

Group of friends extend Christmas love to stray dogs, cats

Immae Lachica 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Christmas is for everyone to enjoy. Including our fur friends. Yes. Even our dogs and cats should get the best treats this Christmas season, especially those stray dogs and cats who are struggling to…

Woman, 79, sentenced to jail for feeding stray cats

07/31/2019

A 79-year-old woman in Ohio, USA, has been receiving citations since 2017 for illegally caring for stray cats. Her latest citation led to a sentence of 10 days in jail. Nancy Segula received her sentence after appearing…

Cebu City residents urged: Avail of free anti-rabies shots for your pets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents are encouraged to avail of the free rabies vaccination offered by the Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fishery (DVMF). Dr. Alice Utlang, DVMF and the City Pound head,…

The science of how cats’ tongues keep them clean

AFP 11/20/2018

Washington (AFP) – US researchers, armed with high-speed video cameras, have revealed the secret to cat grooming. It’s all in the tongue. Just not the way they thought. A cat’s tongue contains 300 little scoop-shaped spines called…

Cats in the office

Morexette Marie Erram 11/12/2018

There are over 40 workers at the office of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) located inside the now-defunct Cebu City Slaughterhouse at the North Reclamation Area (NRA) in Mandaue City. But six of them…

IRO: Cats most neglected animal

USJ-R Intern 08/24/2018

Island Rescue group launches cat microchipping system Cats are the most neglected and injured pet of all the animals, according to Island Rescue Organization president Dr. Annalyn Aizpuru. Dr. Aizpuru said that most of the cats, especially…

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