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
May
31
2017
People have been selectively breeding dogs for thousands of years. A new find on the island of Zhokhov near Siberia suggests that timeline may stretch back further than previously thought. ...more
May
25
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: genetic studies about obesity in dogs and people influence each other, a dog food subscription service raises $8 million, and taking a different approach to common interview questions. ...more
May
24
2017
A new predictive model suggests that data can provide accurate predictions for the prevalence of Lyme disease in dogs. This information can not only help veterinarians get an idea of the risk dogs they treat are subject to, but give an idea of the risk of Lyme disease to the human population as well. ...more
May
24
2017
Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary tested whether people can identify the context of a dog’s growl. They used three different natural situations: dogs at play, dogs guarding food, and dogs faced with a stranger. ...more
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