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June 24, 2019

Study: Dogs evolved to make us go all mushy inside

Which one do you want to cuddle? If you picked the one on the right, there’s a reason. In the first detailed study comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves, researchers at the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Center in the UK examined the heads of six dogs and two wolves.

June 17, 2019

Study shows a change in feline diet could curb cat allergies in people

“You’re allergic? Whoops.” Cat dander, which holds the allergens that set off the sneezing, the itching, and the runny eyes and nose, is also the smallest dander. About one-tenth the size of a dust allergen, it’s smaller than pollen, smaller than mold, smaller than dust mites, or any other animal dander. But new research says we can curb those allergies

June 06, 2019

New study identifies most damaging dog bites by breed

Nearly five million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year. The most common victims are children, most of whom are bitten by family pets. But which breed bites the most? That’s hard to say, because according to a new study, “unknown” tops the list.

May 30, 2019

New study: CBD shows promise for treating canine epilepsy

“I see a lot of epileptic patients,” says Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS. “It’s a very heart-wrenching disease.” Canine idiopathic epilepsy affects up to 5.7% of the pet dog population worldwide. McGrath, a neurologist and researcher at Colorado State University’s (CSU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital who says she’s frustrated at the lack of good options for treating it, thinks cannabidiols (CBD) might be one answer.

May 23, 2019

Treating feline diabetes mellitus just got easier

Cases of feline diabetes mellitus (DM) are cropping up at an alarming rate: As many as 1 in 100 cats in the US are now believed to have feline DM. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating it just got easier.

May 08, 2019

Online cat food recipes can be hazardous to cats’ health

Advice to clients who are thinking about feeding their cats a homemade diet: think twice before downloading that cat food recipe—even if a veterinarian wrote it. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), found that most cat food recipes found online are unlikely to provide cats all their essential nutrients. Some even call for ingredients potentially toxic to cats.

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