This week: A protein that protects against Lyme disease, a clue to the cause of canine lung disease, and the pandemic leads to pet theft in the UK.
If you’re a veterinary professional, empathy for animals could be hardwired into your DNA.
Danger lurks in the arid southwestern US: Valley fever is potentially deadly to both animals and humans—and its impact is spreading. Now, pioneering researchers are developing the first antifungal vaccine against this disease.
Researchers are testing a new cancer vaccine on dogs in the largest clinical trial ever conducted for canine cancer. It could potentially lead to a vaccine to prevent cancer in humans.
It’s a disease that was first diagnosed in a dog in the UK in 1983. The second case popped up in the state of Wyoming in 1991. And how it got from the UK to the US? Nobody knows. In fact, no one knows a whole lot about canine dysautonomia.
A new hepatitis B–like virus called domestic cat hepadnavirus (DCH) was discovered last year by Australian researchers and is now believed to be a significant factor in the development of liver cancer in cats, according to a new study.
Dogs like A, E, I, O, and U. They also like Y, but we don’t know for sure how often. Here’s the science behind dogs’ affinity for vowels.
Cats and their owners have identifiable relationship models—and stressful relationships can affect cats’ health, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Lincoln in the UK.
A cranial cruciate ligament rupture—the canine equivalent of the dreaded ACL tear in human athletes—is one of the most common injuries in dogs. A new study of agility dogs—who are nothing if not athletes—indicates that increased core strength could help all dogs avoid them.
Most cat memes are predicated on the idea that cats are aloof, impersonal, and--frequently--just plain jerks.