This week: The mental health benefits of childhood dog ownership, animal-testing-free cosmetics sales now the law in California, and the American Kennel Club recognizes two new breeds.
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.
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 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.
This week: Arizona greenlit for new veterinary college and testing on early detection of canine cancer. Plus, 1 woman, 1 van, and . . . 300 rats.
This week: Inaugural class at new veterinary school could get sent home come September, tracking baby turtles from the International Space Station, and would you like a lost-pet flyer with that pizza?
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.
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.
Surgery to treat herniated discs in dogs can cost up to $12,000 and result in weeks of painful recovery for the patient . A clinical trial at Texas A&M is testing a nonsurgical outpatient treatment that is far less expensive and less invasive.
As we kick off a new year, let’s take a look back at our top stories from 2021.