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June 13, 2018

"Um . . . you got anything besides meat?"

Raw food diets are rooted in the notion that dogs and cats are carnivores who crave protein and evolved to eat meat. But is meat what they really want to eat? Maybe only if it tastes good. A new study shows that when food is altered to remove the appetizing taste, dogs and cats will pass up protein in favor of other macronutrients. Specifically, dogs prefer fat, and cats like carbs.

August 05, 2020

The reason cats get COVID and dogs don’t

A couple of Canadian researchers may have figured out why cats get COVID and dogs don’t: a mutation in the gene that provides a vector for the novel coronavirus.

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.

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.

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. 

May 14, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 5/8 to 5/14

This week: Adolescent dogs and adolescent teens have similar problems, the fate of pets left behind when COVID-19 takes their owners, and cat videos needed for the Quarantine Cat Film Festival 

June 18, 2020

Cats can be coronavirus carriers—for other cats

Cats with SARS-CoV-2 can give it to other cats. That’s according to researchers who infected cats  with SARS-CoV-2  to see what would happen when those cats were exposed to other, uninfected cats.

October 30, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 10/25 to 10/31

This week: Alumni give back in the Badger State, the most popular dog names for 2020, and are you taking enough photos of your cat?

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