Ticks can transmit a number of diseases to both pets and people through their saliva, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia canis , and tick paralysis.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the number-one cause of death in cats older than five, and it’s estimated that it affects around 30% of cats over 12. Now imagine being able to predict feline CKD in a client’s cat two years before it happens. And doing it by doing what you’re already doing.
Maybe a lot. A new study out of Australia found that up to 40% of dog owners report their dogs are scared while being examined by a veterinarian.
This week: The world’s oldest living pet celebrates another birthday, Japanese scientists get the green light to grow human organs in animals, and you might want to rethink posting pet photos online.
Feline hyperthyroidism was first diagnosed in cats in 1979. One year later, in 1980, 1 in 200 cats were diagnosed with feline hyperthyroidism. Today, an estimated 1 in 10 cats are affected.
Embark Veterinary, makers of the Embark Dog DNA test and a research partner of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is launching a new study on canine Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD) with the goal of developing DNA-based test for the disorder.
Researchers are testing a new cancer vaccine on dogs in the largest clinical trial ever conducted for canine cancer. It could potentially lead to a vaccine to prevent cancer in humans.
This week: Another downside to legalized pot and a pit bull gets some good press. Plus: can dogs help your headaches go away?
Imagine telling a dog to sit, lie down, or roll over without words or hand signals. Researchers have developed a special dog vest that makes it possible.
It turns out that adopting a dog is a lot like dating, only without the “getting-to-know-you” cup of coffee. Those are the findings of a study that published last spring in the journal Behavior Research Methods .