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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.

July 13, 2018

FDA warning: Don’t eat those peas!

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of pet food containing peas, among other vegetables. Martine Hartogensis, DVM, deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, called the reports “highly unusual” because they’re occurring in breeds with no genetic predisposition to DCM.

March 29, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 3/23–3/29

This week: A family buries the wrong cat, Smuckers recalls more dog treats, and guinea pigs pose a potential threat.

May 21, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 5/15 to 5/21

This week: More dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, new veterinary schools are determined to open despite the pandemic, and driving with a dog in the car could reduce road rage.

February 28, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 2/23–3/1

This week, dog food recalls redux, celebrity pet cloning, and Black Panther not lucky for black cats

July 12, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 7/6–7/12

This week: It’s high noon in Texas for two rival veterinary schools; if you bought your pet on a payment plan, you better check the fine print; and the world’s smallest living dog gets cloned—a lot!

May 31, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/25–5/31

This week: A dog flu outbreak in New York City, the world’s longest cat-proof fence, and helpful hints on turning your pet into a money-making Instagram star.

May 16, 2018

Does a bear poop in the woods? Yes, but your dog shouldn’t

Even responsible pet owners do it all the time.They’ll take their dog for a walk in the woods and won’t bother picking up his feces, an oversight they’d never consider on a walk around the neighborhood. Maybe they think, “Hey, it’s the woods, nobody’s going to step in it.” Or, “Hey, it’ll decompose and help fertilize the ground.” Or, “Hey, bears go in the woods and nobody picks up their poop. What’s the difference?”

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.

May 17, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/11–5/17

This week: Iowa man shot by dog in a senseless wag-by shooting, a Chinese family that wanted a dog brings home a bear by mistake, and animal researchers at UC Berkeley mess up big time—again.

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