At least 2 billion people worldwide eat insects regularly as part of their diet. There’s no telling how many cats and dogs do. But one thing is certain: More and more pet owners are feeding their pets insects.
This week: A malingering dog proves faking pain pays, restaurant customers don’t care about animal welfare, and pig ears continue to cause problems
As Hurricane Dorian churns relentlessly up the eastern seaboard, veterinary hospitals in the storm’s path are putting their emergency plans into place. If Dorian made landfall near your practice, would you be ready?
Cases of osteoarthritis (OA) in pets have increased at an alarming rate in the past decade, and that increase corresponds with rising rates of obesity in companion animals.That’s the conclusion reached in Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2019 State of Pet Health Report.
Which one do you want to cuddle? If you picked the one on the right, there’s a reason. In the first detailed study comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves, researchers at the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Center in the UK examined the heads of six dogs and two wolves.
It turns out the shape of the skull may not be the only reason some short-snouted dog breeds have trouble breathing. The culprit could be a genetic mutation. Certain breeds of dogs and cats are prone to difficult, obstructive breathing—a condition called brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) because of the shape of their head, muzzle, and throat.
“You’re allergic? Whoops.” Cat dander, which holds the allergens that set off the sneezing, the itching, and the runny eyes and nose, is also the smallest dander. About one-tenth the size of a dust allergen, it’s smaller than pollen, smaller than mold, smaller than dust mites, or any other animal dander. But new research says we can curb those allergies
Nearly five million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year. The most common victims are children, most of whom are bitten by family pets. But which breed bites the most? That’s hard to say, because according to a new study, “unknown” tops the list.
An uncontrolled outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) has reached epidemic proportions in one northern Mexico town and started spreading to the United States last year, according to a 2018 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Veterinarians have been using PARR assays to diagnose certain kinds of canine lymphoma for years. But no one knew how accurate those assays really were—until now.