This week: A malingering dog proves faking pain pays, restaurant customers don’t care about animal welfare, and pig ears continue to cause problems
As Hurricane Dorian churns relentlessly up the eastern seaboard, veterinary hospitals in the storm’s path are putting their emergency plans into place. If Dorian made landfall near your practice, would you be ready?
This week: The world’s oldest living pet celebrates another birthday, Japanese scientists get the green light to grow human organs in animals, and you might want to rethink posting pet photos online.
This week: Scientists figure out what puts the stink in skunk, Hawaii Five-0 meets Hawaii K-9, and silicone pet tags link flame retardant to feline hyperthyroidism.
This week: World’s smartest dog (depending on your definition of smart) passes away, a woman is jailed for feeding stray cats, and a man tries to find out if his cat is trying to kill him.
How many times do we have to say it? Possibly every time the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update their investigation into an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across multiple states.
This week: Another downside to legalized pot and a pit bull gets some good press. Plus: can dogs help your headaches go away?
And if you’ve been gnawing on them (they’re a human delicacy in some countries), you might want to spit ‘em out. The FDA and the CDC are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across 13 states—an outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.
An uncontrolled outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) has reached epidemic proportions in one northern Mexico town and started spreading to the United States last year, according to a 2018 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“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.