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July 26, 2016

Pet dogs lower stress in families with autistic children

Veterinary professionals know the positive effects dogs have on families. A study now supports that with a unique demographic: families with autistic children. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, thanks to a grant from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), found that there was improved family functioning when families had a dog. The study was published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior Applications and Research on March 13.

August 05, 2014

Researchers examine present, future usage of electronic veterinary medical records

A study published in the Aug. 1 edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association looked at a small sampling of veterinary hospitals' use of electronic veterinary medical record (EVMR) systems. Despite the small sample size, the researchers came away with some big ideas about how the veterinary profession can better use EVMRs to improve animal health care.

July 07, 2016

Chemotherapy medication offers hope for canine outcomes

For pet owners, a cancer diagnosis can be scary. But chemotherapy medications can help alleviate some of that fear, a new study suggests. A retrospective study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Kansas State University, found that vinorelbine, a chemotherapy medication, is effective in treating several types of malignant tumors in dogs. The study was published June 1 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

June 28, 2016

Study suggests why some cats may be picky eaters

If your clients complain that their feline pets are picky eaters, there may be a good reason for their behavior. At least, that's what a new study suggests. Researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Sydney in Australia found that cats can learn about the nutrient content of their food over time and then select foods to reach a target composition, overriding flavor. The study was published June 15 in Royal Society Open Science.

December 01, 2015

Bacterial imbalance related to feline periodontal disease identified

Most dogs and cats have some periodontal disease by the time they are three years old, according to the American Veterinary Dental College. But a new study hopes to change that, especially for cats. Researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in the U.K. studied the bacterial composition associated with health, gingivitis, and mild periodontitis in cats to understand contributing factors. The results were published Nov. 25 in PLOS|ONE.

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