Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and in Washington, DC. Legal for people, that is, not pets. As far as the medicinal benefits of marijuana for pets go, the jury is still out.
Do you have epilepsy? Do you have a dog? If you have both, you may be able to help researchers at Ghent University in Belgium to find out why some dogs react to epileptic seizures and others don't.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Texas allocates money for new veterinary school, researchers focus on FIP, a genetic study on Tibetan mastiffs, and the dog who also serves as peer reviewer.
Open-heart mitral valve repair on dogs is a tricky procedure at best, and the usual success rate is 60% to 75%, depending on the dog’s size, age, heart status, and overall health at the time of surgery. Japanese cardiologist Masami Uechi, DVM, can boast a success rate of 90%. Soon, he'll be teaching US veterinarians how he does it.
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats.