Jun
21
2017
Researchers have developed a questionnaire that could help evaluate whether puppies will be a good match for guide dog programs. Finding out whether dogs will be a good fit in service programs is a priority for organizations that train and place dogs because the cost in training them is so high. ...more
Jun
15
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: canine influenza continues to spread, rawhides recalled by the United Pet Group, a study shows dog owners have increased physical activity, and a veterinary college conducts a feline obesity study. ...more
Jun
14
2017
Researchers already use canine mammary tumors to help study breast cancer in humans. But a new study aimed to determine how comparable the tumors are in a specific type of cancer. ...more
Jun
14
2017
Dogs have a concept of fairness, but they probably didn’t get it from people. Having a concept of fairness and equity is thought of as a human trait, but it might not be as exclusive to humans as previously thought. ...more
Jun
8
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a salmonella outbreak caused by backyard birds, researchers pinpoint a gene that causes skin disorder, manufacturers increase supply of dog flu vaccine, a survey shows the benefit of pet-friendly policies, and Colorado passes a bill for rural veterinarians. ...more
Jun
8
2017
Reading aloud with your children is important, but having them read to the family dog might just make them happier to finish their homework. ...more
Jun
7
2017
Feline hyperthyroidism has become a growing cause for concern and research in the veterinary field. A study published in the February 2017 issue of Environmental Science and Technology found that use of chemical retardants in household objects showed up in dust around the home, meaning cats face a significant exposure to the chemicals. ...more
Jun
1
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Texas allocates money for new veterinary school, researchers focus on FIP, a genetic study on Tibetan mastiffs, and the dog who also serves as peer reviewer. ...more
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