Nov
10
2017
When you see a cat crouched behind her litter box, it could be she’s hiding in plain sight.
Or maybe she just didn’t have a cardboard box handy....more
Nov
6
2017
Taking care of a chronically or terminally ill family member takes a terrible toll on the caregiver. Until recently, research into what’s commonly called caregiver burden was largely limited to people taking care of human family members. But a recent study shows the same kinds of stress apply to people taking care of sick family pets, too. ...more
Nov
3
2017
More than 4.5 million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year, most commonly children, and many by family pets. How can parents reduce the risk? By teaching kids not to do things that scare the dog, according to a new study on dog bite prevention. ...more
Nov
1
2017
You read a news story about a vicious attack on a helpless victim by a bat-wielding assailant. Of course, you’re horrified. But just how horrified are you? It depends on who the victim is . . .. ...more
Oct
30
2017
Do you ever have trouble sleeping after a bad day at the practice? It could be dogs have the same problem after a bad day at the dog park. A new study published online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences shows that dogs who have a stressful day sleep badly that night, just like people....more
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
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