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October 17, 2017

Pets in the house mean happier, healthier kids . . . right?

Everybody knows that. Or do they? Since the 1980s, research into the link between healthy children and having a pet has supported the common wisdom that pets are good for kids, both emotionally and physically. For instance a 1995 study published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology indicates that living with pets can...

July 03, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 6/28 to 7/3

This week: A service dog summits Mount Rainier, a cat door that prevents cats from bringing home dead things, and a cure for HIV—in mice.

April 04, 2019

Overweight dogs live shorter lives

A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition showed that the lifespans of overweight dogs were up to two-and-a-half years shorter than those of ideal-weight dogs.

October 03, 2018

Survey respondents needed for chronic heart failure study

We’re hoping you can help. Researchers at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for pet owners who have cared for a dog or cat with chronic heart failure (CHF) sometime during the past 10 years, and who would be willing to participate in a new survey of owner experiences caring for dogs and cats with CHF.

June 29, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 6/22 – 6/29

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: researchers try to improve police dogs' accuracy, the UK Kennel Club present best dog photography from 2016, a Neapolitan Mastiff wins the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, a dog's leg is saved by bone-growing technology, and a team uses dogs to try to find Amelia Earhart.

July 27, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 7/21 – 7/27

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Researchers find biomarkers for heart disease, pet startups grow in popularity, dogs boost owners' physical activity, and a CIA operation to create cat spies.

July 06, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 6/29 – 7/6

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: people considered marijuana-derived treatments to soothe pets' nerves, the research that has been done on the benefits of therapy animals, and how a cat helped discover a new plastic.

December 01, 2023

Dogs collecting data: Behind the scenes with K9 Conservationists

In honor of World Wildlife Conservation Day (Dec. 4), Co-founder Kayla Fratt of K9 Conservationists shares how conservation detection dogs sniff out the scat of everything from Alaskan wolves to Guatemalan ocelots to help further research of their ecosystems and reveal who’s eating whom in the wild.

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