We know humans can give SARS-CoV-2 to animals. But can animals give it to humans? According to Dutch researchers, the answer is . . . yes.
This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish.
The numbers are grim. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population. And while female veterinarians account for two-thirds of US veterinarians, their suicide rate is more than twice that for male veterinarians.
Who knew eating peas could be trendy? Last July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food.That announcement set off a firestorm of confusion and (often) misinformed debate among those who advocate for unconventional diets such as grain free, raw, home prepared, vegetarian, and boutique commercial pet foods.
This week: The lab animals most likely to lead to a coronavirus vaccine, and why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about stray dogs and coronavirus. Plus, is pet grooming an “essential” service?
In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out.
This week: Arizona greenlit for new veterinary college and testing on early detection of canine cancer. Plus, 1 woman, 1 van, and . . . 300 rats.
Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. The most important thing to know about cannabis in veterinary medicine is that things continue to change. By waiting for a definitive decree from national or state organizations or accepting prior statements as final, veterinarians may find themselves far behind in their knowledge of how cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) affect patients’ lives. Saying nothing may no longer be viable.
This week: Inaugural class at new veterinary school could get sent home come September, tracking baby turtles from the International Space Station, and would you like a lost-pet flyer with that pizza?