Jul
13
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: federal loan rate increases affect veterinary students, the United Pet Group food recall expands, owners report greater satisfaction to classical music, Penn's veterinary school could retain its budget, and pet owners have a greater exposure to ticks. ...more
Jul
12
2017
Wolves may develop a closer attachment to the people who raise them than initially thought. Researchers from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, in an effort to explore human-wolf relationships, wanted to see if wolves could form an attachment to their caregiver. ...more
Jul
12
2017
A recent survey suggests healthcare facilities should standardize their guidelines for safety when it comes to therapy animals. Researchers from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University surveyed eldercare facilities, hospitals, and therapy animal organizations on their existing policies related to animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs. ...more
Jul
11
2017
AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day is less than one month away! Every year, July 22 serves as the day AAHA designated to educate pet owners about what accreditation means for their pets and to thank accredited hospitals for holding themselves to a higher standard. ...more
Jul
6
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: people considered marijuana-derived treatments to soothe pets' nerves, the research that has been done on the benefits of therapy animals, and how a cat helped discover a new plastic. ...more
Jul
6
2017
Looking at pictures of puppies and bunnies could give you a more positive impression of your spouse. ...more
Jul
5
2017
A cat who looks particularly grumpy or sweet doesn’t seem to be more likely to get adopted. But a cat who rubs up against toys or furniture is more likely to get a home. ...more
Jul
5
2017
Banfield released its 2017 State of Pet Health Report on June 27 and the numbers showed that pets’ waistlines are continuing to grow. The report analyzed the health records of the 2.5 million dogs and 500,000 cats that visited Banfield facilities across the United States in 2016. ...more
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