May
1
2018
Rabies is a deadly disease that can affect domestic animals, wild animals, and humans. It is caused by a virus and is mostly transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal. The most common source of rabies in humans in under-developed nations is from exposure to unvaccinated dogs. ...more
Apr
30
2018
Dogs cannot get autism. The British Veterinary Association (BVM) took the unusual step of making that definitive announcement last week to counter the impact of the antivaccine movement led by “anti-vaxxers.” Although their views are widely refuted by the medical communities in both Great Britain and the United States, anti-vaxxers maintain that immunization can have harmful side effects that may cause autism in children.The BVM isn’t so much worried about homegrown antivaccination fears as they are imported ones. ...more
Apr
27
2018
Well, the easy answer is, because it’s poop. And for years, people have explained it away with the same possible causes: diet, digestive disorders, or the presence of parasites. But what about those times when the smell is really bad? Japanese researchers discovered the answer. ...more
Apr
26
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

There are over 94 million pet cats in the United States. Yet animal hospitals face challenges in attracting and retaining cat-owning clients. This article explores options for counteracting the trend through exceptional feline-centric client service, such as being designated a Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Experts interviewed for the article include representatives from successful CFPs; AAFP President Paula Monroe-Aldridge, DVM; CATalyst Council Executive Director Jane Brunt, DVM; and Ted Gannon, head of Pet Care Digital Marketing for Zoetis.
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Apr
26
2018
This week: A daring baboon breakout, Congress could ban Americans from eating their pets, and a cancerous mass that’s anything but. ...more
Apr
26
2018
Can animals predict natural disasters? A lot of anecdotal evidence suggests that they can. Many people claim that their dogs or cats behaved oddly just prior to an earthquake. But despite the abundance of such assertions, a recent study suggests that animals have no real predictive ability when it comes earthquakes. ...more
Apr
24
2018
Searching “dog nail trimming” on Google reveals a plethora of information. Most of it focuses on our reluctance to routinely trim nails because of unruly animals or the fear of cutting into the quick. Dr. Karen Gellman reminds us that long toenails have consequences on the pet. ...more
Apr
19
2018
This week: Dogs get banned, a rescue backfires, and your pet wants to know if there’s anything good on Netflix. ...more
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