This week: Former musher hopes sled dogs can help slow aging in humans, a canine lieutenant commander in the Navy, and the Dallas Cowboys add a cat to the roster.
If you’re running thin on surgical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) due to coronavirus-related shortages, you’re not alone. The FDA doesn’t have any extra masks to loan you, but they do have tips to help you cope.
The warning letter is only the latest step in a story that’s been unfolding since late last year when the company issued a voluntary pet food recall due to reports of possible aflatoxin contamination.
What does the human health crisis around xylazine mean for the future availability of this drug for veterinary use? Emily Singler, VMD, offers a snapshot of where we are currently in the race to regulate xylazine—and the potential impacts on vet med.
In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome.
Who knew eating peas could be trendy? Last July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food.That announcement set off a firestorm of confusion and (often) misinformed debate among those who advocate for unconventional diets such as grain free, raw, home prepared, vegetarian, and boutique commercial pet foods.
In the dog-eat-dog world of Washington politics, it sometimes seems as though the right paw doesn’t know what the left paw is doing.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that it’s launching a new study to help establish a non-animal-based model for scientific research—a model that could one day eliminate the use of live animals in potentially lethal research experiments.
This week: World’s first cloned cat still going strong, beware CBD products that leave out the CBD, and a cat thief thoughtfully leaves owner a note from the cat’s perspective.
This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish.