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April 17, 2014

Banfield's State of Pet Health 2014 Report highlights prevalence of infectious diseases

The recently released Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health 2014 Report offers a comprehensive analysis of the prevalence of various infectious diseases that affect the nation's cats and dogs. The report analyzed data collected from almost 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats that were treated in Banfield's nationwide network of animal hospitals in 2013.

February 06, 2017

Kids prefer pets to siblings

Anyone with siblings may not be surprised to be find that kids have less conflict with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. While many families have pets, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on the importance of child-pet relationships.

January 15, 2018

New study: don't feed pets raw meat

It’s like the paleo diet, only for pets. Grain-free, all-meat, and raw-food diets are hugely popular with pet owners who like the idea of feeding their cats and dogs a diet that’s closer to what their ancestor ate in the wilds. The problem is, there’s no hard, scientific evidence that raw meat–based diets (RMBDs) are any healthier than traditional dry or canned pet foods.

September 02, 2015

Exotic pets in school teach important values

Whether you’re in grade school or veterinary school, September means heading off to class and often leaving beloved pets at home. But a new study shows that having pets—even a fish—in the classroom teaches values that aren’t found in any textbook. The study, published July 22, was sponsored by the American Humane Society in collaboration with the Pet Care Trust and based on nearly 1,200 surveys and interviews with U.S. and Canadian teachers who had a pet in the classroom for at least three months.

July 27, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 7/21 – 7/27

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Researchers find biomarkers for heart disease, pet startups grow in popularity, dogs boost owners' physical activity, and a CIA operation to create cat spies.

April 13, 2017

Children with pets could be at less risk of allergies and obesity

Exposure to household pets from birth could reduce a child’s risk for allergies and obesity. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta looked at infant gut microbiota to see whether pre- or postnatal pet exposure would have a significant effect.

June 17, 2013

MSU helping pet owners better assess animals' quality of life

Michigan State University researchers are determined to remove some of the doubt and second-guessing that many people experience when their pets' health declines considerably. Their quest has led to the development of a new survey to help pet owners more accurately observe changes in their dogs' quality of life while the pets are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

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