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
26
2018
Despite some media reports to the contrary, dog flu isn’t sweeping the nation. It’s flu season, sure, but reports of nationwide infections in dogs have been misinterpreted. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a highly contagious viral infection that not only affects dogs, but cats as well ...more
Jan
25
2018
This week: Man bites dog, cat wins lawsuit, and monkeys get cloned ...more
Jan
24
2018
Low-income Americans are having a hard enough time feeding themselves. Feeding their pets is an even bigger challenge. Some 42 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) last year. ...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
18
2018
This week: Fear the Walking Deer, canines hit the catwalk, and cat owners are more creative (but dog owners earn more money) ...more
Jan
12
2018
How can you tell if a dog is a pessimist or an optimist? Check his paws. A recent study indicates that a dog’s paw preference (righty or lefty) can be a predictor of how well he responds to and deals with emotional and environmental stress. ...more
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