Given the popularity of tramadol among opioid addicts and how often pet owners doctor shop for veterinarians willing to prescribe it, sending home oral opioids such as tramadol may not be the best option for managing canine pain at home. Especially if it doesn’t even work all that well.
A dog in a deli. A cat in a coffee shop. A bird on an airplane. Companion animals who serve double duty as emotional support animals (ESAs) are showing up more and more in places you wouldn’t normally expect them to be.
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.
This week: The FDA investigates reports of aflatoxin in pet food, dog racing to end in Florida, and the first year of pet ownership is the hardest.
According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?
We already knew that Xylitol is poisonous to dogs; researchers figured that out back in the 1960s. But it turns out there’s way more of it out there than we realized—so many that the FDA recently issued a xylitol update.
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: A new music-streaming service for pets, the most-trafficked animal in the world might be one you’ve never heard of, and why you don’t want to be alone with a cat if the end is near.
Say the US Food and Drug administration has issued another pet food recall. Some animals are dying. Are your patients at risk? Imagine being able to comb through all your patient records with a couple of keystrokes and identify how many patients in the last month came in presenting with the same set of gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists at Stanford University teamed up with veterinarians at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to develop
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.