This week: BluePearl expands end-of-life services, climate change has Arctic animals on the move, and a spike in pandemic-related dog bites.
This week: COVID PPE is killing wildlife, the science behind French rabbits’ unique gait, and another recall from Midwestern Pet Foods (but not for aflatoxin).
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: canine influenza continues to spread, rawhides recalled by the United Pet Group, a study shows dog owners have increased physical activity, and a veterinary college conducts a feline obesity study.
Feline hyperthyroidism has become a growing cause for concern and research in the veterinary field. A study published in the February 2017 issue of Environmental Science and Technology found that use of chemical retardants in household objects showed up in dust around the home, meaning cats face a significant exposure to the chemicals.
This week: One man’s clever scheme to sneak an overweight cat on a plane, freeze-dried versus stuffed, and cat food samples test positive for Salmonella in Minnesota.
This week: Researchers investigate why pets catch coronavirus, feeding cats less frequently may be better for them, and a poll on pet owners’ attitudes toward CBD.
When bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them, we’re all in trouble. The mitigation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms is one of the most important global challenges facing both human and animal healthcare. Researchers at Colorado State University and the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence have partnered in a study of small animal veterinary antibiotic prescription practices with the aim of finding ways that the veterinary profession can meet that challenge.They need your help.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a salmonella outbreak caused by backyard birds, researchers pinpoint a gene that causes skin disorder, manufacturers increase supply of dog flu vaccine, a survey shows the benefit of pet-friendly policies, and Colorado passes a bill for rural veterinarians.
This week, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) published the results of the 2019 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey and unveiled a new heartworm incidence map. Both are drawn from data submitted by nearly 6,000 US veterinary practices and shelters.
According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?