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May 09, 2019

On moving day, remember: Pets are family, not furniture

We’ve entered the peak moving season in the US. On average, more than 40 million people move each year in the United States, with an estimated 80% of those moves occurring between April and September. And, according to an oft-quoted study on pet relinquishment at US animal shelters, the number one reason pet owners give for relinquishing pets is moving (7%). Does that mean we’ve also entered the peak season for pet relinquishment?

March 11, 2019

Study: Plastic balloons are killing seabirds

If we want to save seabirds, banning plastic straws alone won’t cut it. We need to ban plastic balloons. A recent study of more than 1,700 dead seabirds showed that the deaths of more than 25% were linked to eating plastic.

February 27, 2019

Staff at AAHA-accredited hospital finds cure for potentially fatal canine heart ailment

Usually, scientists discover cures for human health conditions by testing them on animals. This time, it’s the other way around. In a refreshing change of pace, a veterinary cardiologist and her colleagues have discovered a way to cure a rare but life-threatening heart arrhythmia in dogs by adapting a treatment pioneered in humans.

January 03, 2019

Are you genetically programmed to work with animals?

If you’re a veterinary professional, empathy for animals could be hardwired into your DNA, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). And not just veterinary professionals—the study, published in the journal Animals,showed that people who display a greater-than-average compassion for animals are genetically different.

September 26, 2018

3D printing saves dog’s skull

Researchers at a Canadian university used 3D printing technology to replace the majority of a dog’s cancer-ridden skull. The patient, a nine-year-old dachshund named Patches, had a tumor that had grown so large it was weighing down her head, growing into her skull, and pushing dangerously close to her brain and eye socket. The procedure is thought to be the first of its kind in North America.

July 18, 2018

Who let the ticks in?

There’s a new tick in town, and nobody’s sure how it got here. A team of researchers at Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has confirmed the existence of an exotic species of tick in the United States. The particular tick they examined was found on a dog in Arkansas.

April 12, 2018

Medication study: don’t flush that toilet!

Fifteen percent of unused human medication gets flushed down the toilet. But only about 8% of pet medications get flushed. So, are veterinarians doing a better job of educating their clients on how to properly dispose of unused medication than physicians? Maybe, but it’s still not good enough.

January 02, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 12/26 to 1/2

This week: The mental health benefits of childhood dog ownership, animal-testing-free cosmetics sales now the law in California, and the American Kennel Club recognizes two new breeds.

January 16, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 1/10 to 1/16

This week: Many people with dog allergies only allergic to males, wildlife thrives in a nuclear wasteland, and checking out dog photos online could you make you more productive.

September 18, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 9/13 to 9/19

This week: A new veterinary school will break ground in Texas despite controversy, a mysterious Leptospirosis outbreak in Utah, and 23 funny tweets about the differences between cat owners and dog owners. 

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