Overweight and obese pets will be the focus of the sixth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey scheduled for Oct. 10, 2012.
The need for better education about the importance of pet dental care extends up to our neighbors in the North, according to a study that tested Canadian pet owners on their knowledge of pain associated with periodontal disease.
Looking for ways to reduce the anxiety level of your dog patients and increase the satisfaction rating of pet owners? Consider placing the pet and its owner into an exam room immediately after they arrive at the clinic to ease pet anxiety during the veterinary visit, say researchers Whitney J. Engler, DVM, and Melissa Bain, DVM, at the University of California Davis.
If you have conducted research into behavior issues of homeless animals, the National Council on Pet Population wants to hear from you. The National Council on Pet Population and the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators have issued a call for abstracts for the National Council’s second annual research symposium.
June is National Pet Adoption Month. And while a new home can be traumatic for a pet, compared with ancient Egypt, well, we’ve come a long way, baby. A new study published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on March 24 revealed the physical violence inflicted on wild animals captured by the elite and used as pets.
Roughly one-third of dog owners visit the drive-through or take out window with their dog(s), and four-fifths of them order something specifically for the dog. That translates to over one billion fast food trips annually when something is being ordered for the dog. So states a study published April 8 by Relevation Research, a market research firm.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) has concluded that dogs obtained from pet stores as puppies are more likely to develop undesirable behavioral characteristics than puppies obtained from non-commercial breeders.
When you prescribe a medication for a patient, do you advise the client on the proper disposal of those meds? Most veterinarians don’t.A 2018 study by researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) found that 60%
Organic fare, specialty diets, and eating raw are some of the top pet food trends, according to The Bark. And while it’s difficult to argue with organic food, or putting Fido on a diet, what about feeding him raw food? Is it safe? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to answer that question via two new studies.
A new study has revealed that pet owners who feed their dogs bully sticks may unknowingly be adding high calories and potentially harmful bacteria to the animal’s diet.