According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?
The CDC and the USDA announced last week the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats in New York State. In the wake of that announcement, the CDC now recommends that pet owners follow the same social distancing guidelines with their pets as with human family members.
This week: A cat in the UK tests positive for COVID, a vet loses his license to practice medicine, and the pandemic inspires more people to adopt pet chickens.
This week: The man who created the Labradoodle rues the day, new dog treats made from swamp rodents, and the FDA warns of raw pet food that tested positive for Salmonella.
We already knew that Xylitol is poisonous to dogs; researchers figured that out back in the 1960s. But it turns out there’s way more of it out there than we realized—so many that the FDA recently issued a xylitol update.
This week: One man’s clever scheme to sneak an overweight cat on a plane, freeze-dried versus stuffed, and cat food samples test positive for Salmonella in Minnesota.
This week: A new music-streaming service for pets, the most-trafficked animal in the world might be one you’ve never heard of, and why you don’t want to be alone with a cat if the end is near.
The age at which large-breed dogs are spayed or neutered has become a hot topic with regard to obesity and nontraumatic orthopedic injuries, and a new study published July 17 in the journal PLOS ONE and based on data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study provides more information for veterinarians.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a New York bill proposes banning declawing, the FDA sends warning letters about unproven cancer treatment claims, the University of Arizona faces new hurdle in creating veterinary school, and the world welcomes a litter of endangered red wolf pups.
When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for