Oct
24
2017
We hear a lot about zoonotic risks where disease in animals can infect animal owners. George E. Moore, DVM, and Michael R. Lappin, DVM, have written clear instructions for animal owners and team members to help prevent zoonotic infection from Leptospirosis sp. ...more
Oct
23
2017
Dogs know you’re watching. And they’re letting you know they know. Just look at their faces.
Scientists at the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Center have found clear evidence that dogs...more
Oct
23
2017
If you’re scared of spiders and snakes, you’re not a wimp. It could be you were born that way, according to a new study. Researchers at the Max Plank Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany found that a fear of spiders and snakes may be innate in humans, ...more
Oct
20
2017
California became the first state to ban the sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on October 13. With any luck, the new law will help put puppy mills out of business nationwide. A.B. 485, also known as the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires pet store owners who sell dogs for retail...more
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
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