Feb
5
2018
He’d be all over Don Knotts. A new study by researchers at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom indicates that anxious people are more likely to be bitten by dogs than relaxed people. ...more
Feb
2
2018
If you’d rather just hang out at home with your pets after a long day at the hospital, you’re not alone. According to a new study, more than half of American dog owners admit they turn down social invites to stay home with their pets. ...more
Jan
31
2018
Seventy percent of cats show a paw preference when taking that first step down a flight of stairs. And if they use their right paw, odds are she’s a female.That’s the conclusion drawn by researchers from Queens University Belfast in a new study on limb preference in cats. ...more
Jan
29
2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that they were ending a controversial experiment on nicotine addiction. The experiment involved having adolescent squirrel monkeys self-administer doses of nicotine until they were addicted so scientists could study the effects. The study began in 2014. By the summer of 2017, four of the test monkeys had died ...more
Jan
25
2018
This week: Man bites dog, cat wins lawsuit, and monkeys get cloned ...more
Jan
23
2018
CPV emerged in the 1970s and is still a menace to unvaccinated dogs.The virus itself is small and nonenveloped, making it one of the most robust viruses affecting animals. Because of its environmental persistence, both indirect and direct contact can efficiently spread the virus. ...more
Jan
19
2018
Why do dogs eat poop? Theories abound: They’re bored; they have enzyme deficiencies; it’s a problem with the pancreas; they do it for attention (if so, it’s working, but maybe not the way they were hoping); they like the taste (ugh); and, most annoying of all ...more
Jan
15
2018
It’s like the paleo diet, only for pets. Grain-free, all-meat, and raw-food diets are hugely popular with pet owners who like the idea of feeding their cats and dogs a diet that’s closer to what their ancestor ate in the wilds. The problem is, there’s no hard, scientific evidence that raw meat–based diets (RMBDs) are any healthier than traditional dry or canned pet foods. ...more
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