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How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Friday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Dr. Yin and her Family Fido dog class instructors will present “How to Think Like a Dog”.

The Family Fido pre-class dog talk is a fast-paced, game-show workshop that is designed to prepare dog class participants for developing a great relationship with their dog.  The talk is free and open to the public.  It is the pre-class for Dr. Yin’s “Family Fido: training people and their pooches” course.  One does not have to be registered in the Family Fido class to attend the pre-class.

Elvis is looking for a good home

Elvis is looking for a good home

My name is Elvis.

 

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Author Visit January 22: Dr. Sophia Yin, Animal Behaviorist

Fearful, reactive, unruly or just too rambunctious – does this describe your dog?

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Wednesday evening, January 22, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Dr. Yin will present two back-to-back lectures: “Teaching Fido to Learn to Earn: developing leadership in humans and impulse control in dogs” and “Help! My Dog Barks and Lunges at Other Dogs!: how to handle your fearful or reactive dog”.

Animals from Around the World on January 11

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is pleased to present “Animals from Around the World!” on Saturday, January 11, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Children age five and up will take a journey from the library to the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and North America through the eyes of live animals representing these parts of the world, and will learn the special contributions they make and how we can all make a difference in maintaining a healthy planet.

“Come meet a global collection of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals representing different parts of the world, and learn about the contributions these animals make to diversify our environment,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Let the animals touch you!”

Identification of new cattle virus will help rule out mad cow disease

Identification of new cattle virus will help rule out mad cow disease

A new cow virus that causes neurologic symptoms reminiscent of mad cow disease has been identified and its genome sequenced by a team of researchers including scientists at the University of California, Davis.

While this particular new virus is unlikely to pose a threat to human health or the food supply, the new findings are critically important because they provide researchers with a relatively simple diagnostic tool that can reassure both ranchers and consumers by ruling out bovine spongiform encephalopathy — mad cow disease — as the cause of neurologic symptoms when they appear in cattle.

Results of the study appear online in the September issue of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More

Homemade dog food recipes can be risky business, study finds

Homemade dog food recipes can be risky business, study finds

When it comes to canine cuisine, home cooking may not be all it’s cracked up to be, reports a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

In what is thought to be the largest ever nutritional evaluation of recipes for home-prepared dog foods, the researchers found that very few of 200 recipes analyzed provided all of the essential nutrients in amounts adequate for meeting established canine health standards

Findings from the study appear in the June issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association... Read More