Oct
18
2017
Some people love their dogs. The Nepalese worship theirs. At least, they do during Diwali. Diwali, known as Tihar in Nepal, is the Hindu festival of lights. ...more
Oct
17
2017
Everybody knows that. Or do they? Since the 1980s, research into the link between healthy children and having a pet has supported the common wisdom that pets are good for kids, both emotionally and physically. For instance a 1995 study published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology indicates that living with pets can... ...more
Oct
17
2017
A visit to the veterinarian is often traumatic for a cat, which can make cat owners reluctant to bring them in. Partners for Healthy Pets has the tools and resources to help your practice maintain or develop a strong emphasis on felines and reduce the stress of veterinary visits. ...more
Oct
16
2017
The 2018 ICCVM call for abstracts is open. The 2018 International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine takes place March 22 – 25, 2018, at the Hockley Valley Resort in Ontario, Canada. This unique, interactive conference . . . ...more
Oct
13
2017
When did Man’s best friend become man’s best friend? It’s an old question, and opinion is divided. Some scientists believe dogs were first domesticated more than 17,000 years ago, in the paleolithic age, when human beings were hunter-gatherers. Others believe domestication occurred closer to 7,000 years ago, during the Neolithic age, when humans first began farming and living in permanent settlements. Mandibles may tell the story. Or not, according to a new study.

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Oct
10
2017
Dani McVety, DVM, writes that humans can rationalize pain and the anxiety of negative emotions that accompany the anticipation of it. Animals cannot rationalize, she says....more
Oct
9
2017
Puppies sold at Petland, a national chain of about eighty pet stores, have been linked to an outbreak of a disease that has hospitalized 13 people since mid-September, and sickened 55, according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...more
Oct
7
2017
“There aren’t many true emergency diseases in veterinary medicine, but GDV is one of them,” said researcher and veterinarian Dan O’Neill, a veterinary epidemiologist at the Royal Veterinary College. GDV (gastric dilation and volvulus), better known as canine bloat, is one of the top killers of dogs. And it can come on fast. ...more
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