HHHS to host free seminar on senior pets and health

Helping Hands Humane Society will host the third installment in their Paws for a Cause Seminar Series on Monday September 30, 2013. The topic will be “Discussion About Senior Pets & Health.” Dr. Kate KuKanich, DVM, PhD, DACVIN (SAIM) will be the guest expert speaker. Dr. KuKanich will present on the topic of geriatric and senior pets and their health. A question and answer period will follow. HHHS staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the shelter.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to register using Eventbrite at http://www.HHHSTopeka.eventbrite.com. To register, you may also contact HHHS Special Events Coordinator Justin Brokar at (785) 233-7325.

Dr. KuKanich’s research interests include bacterial sharing between companion animals and their owners, the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, hospital acquired infections, and hand washing. Dr. KuKanich is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical interests are infectious disease, respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, and managing urinary tract infections. She is also interested in zoonotic diseases and public health.

The Paws for a Cause Seminar Series was launched by Helping Hands Humane Society earlier this year in May as a way to provide free educational seminars to the public. The seminars compliment a part of the HHHS mission statement which states, “Serving the community through education and addressing animal welfare issues.” Helping Hands Humane Society brings in national and regionally recognized experts to be guest presenters.

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