pets http://kvpr.org en New Bill Would Make Dining With Dogs Legal In California http://kvpr.org/post/new-bill-would-make-dining-dogs-legal-california <p>It’s becomes common to see dogs sitting next to their owners on restaurant patios. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, dining with a dog that is not a service animal is actually against California law.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:39:41 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 32780 at http://kvpr.org New Bill Would Make Dining With Dogs Legal In California Valley fever takes an animal toll, and pets rely on the same treatments as people http://kvpr.org/post/valley-fever-takes-animal-toll-and-pets-rely-same-treatments-people <p>The first valley fever victim that Dr. Demosthenes Pappagianis remembers was Mbongo — a gorilla at the San Diego Zoo</p><p>“I was a kid in San Diego at the time and saw the article in the newspaper,” recalled the veteran researcher on the animal’s 1942 death from the disease, also known as coccidiomycosis. “I didn’t know what cocci were at that time, but I knew that a gorilla at the zoo had died.”</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:33:00 +0000 RACHEL COOK Reporting on Health Collaborative 6937 at http://kvpr.org Valley fever takes an animal toll, and pets rely on the same treatments as people Valley Fever Research For Pets May Yield Benefits For Humans http://kvpr.org/post/valley-fever-research-pets-may-yield-benefits-humans <p></p><p>Dogs, not people, may hold the key to improved treatments, even a possible cure, for valley fever.</p><p>One way researchers have lured private money is by proposing research projects involving pets, the theory being that companies and donors would see more of a market potential in dogs and cats suffering and dying from the disease.</p><p>Dogs and humans get hit with valley fever in a very similar way. They inhale spores from a fungus common in the soil in the Southwest. The spores take root in the lungs and can spread to other organs and parts of the body.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 YESENIA AMARO Reporting on Health Collaborative 6936 at http://kvpr.org Valley Fever Research For Pets May Yield Benefits For Humans