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February 08, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 2/2 – 2/8/18

This week: dogs on Tap in Portland, viral cat videos put a damper on productivity, and social media leads to teen’s arrest for animal cruelty

March 05, 2020

Coronavirus update: Pets are safe . . . but wash your hands

That seems to be the general consensus when it comes to companion animals and COVID-19. Reports that a dog in Hong Kong repeatedly tested “weak positive” for the COVID-19 virus fueled worldwide concern that pets could indeed get the new superbug. While that concern appears to be groundless (at least so far), it does raise a question.

May 28, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 5/22 to 5/28

This week: Treating COVID-19 in people with a drug developed for cats, seizure-prone dogs may have tells, and London cat’s evening stroll ends with armed police and helicopter.

March 19, 2018

Working together to cure cancer across species

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research are collaborating to fund cancer research for dogs—research that shows a very real possibility of helping humans, too. It’s the very definition of comparative oncology.

November 16, 2017

Cannabis and companion animals

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out.

August 30, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 8/24–8/30

This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish.

January 29, 2018

FDA ends nicotine study on primates after 4 monkeys die

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

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