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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.

February 13, 2011

Invention keeps pets on the right diet

It’s a time honored truth that a dog or cat who has special dietary needs might be more interested in eating the other dog’s (or cat’s) meal. For decades, pet owners have tried creative solutions to fight this dilemma. Houston veterinarian Rachel Addleman DVM, DABVP, CVA not only believes she has the solution, she has the registered patent to prove it. Her invention is a magnetic pendant which attaches to the animal’s collar. When the animal is near the food container they’re allowed to eat from, they have the access they need. However, if they move toward the bowl that isn’t theirs, their access is cut off. The key is the food will still remain available to other animals who don’t have any restriction. Dr. Addleman’s thought process was geared toward cats with particular dietary restrictions, such as her own. Describing the issue to be solved was her first step to creating a solution.

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 31, 2018

Cracking the window won’t help

Parking in the shade on a sunny day won’t necessarily save a pet left in the car from heatstroke, or worse. A new study of temperatures inside parked cars shows that a car parked in the sun would reach lethal temperatures faster than one parked in the shade, but even in a shaded car, heat buildup could prove deadly.

July 25, 2018

New study: Cats and dogs don’t actually fight like cats and dogs

We’re going to have to find a new cliché to describe people who don’t get along. A new study from the University of Lincoln in Lincoln, the United Kingdom, explores the relationships between cats and dogs who live together in the same home. And in most cases, cats and dogs living under the same roof got along just fine . . . as long as nobody ticked off the cat.

August 11, 2016

Goats’ gazes may be pleas for help

If you’ve ever been around goats—as a kid in the local 4-H Club or via clients who own pet goats as companion animals—did it ever seem like they were asking for help? That may be exactly what they are doing. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences in the United Kingdom found that goats respond to people by gazing at them when facing a problem they cannot solve alone. The study was published in Biology Letters on July 5.

April 13, 2018

Let sleeping dogs lie . . . but maybe not on your bed

According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, nearly half of all dogs sleep on their owners’ beds. And according to a recent study at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, people who sleep with their dog on the bed sacrifice sleep. But maybe not enough to matter.

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