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 newly approved medication could prolong the lives of cats diagnosed with chronic kidney disease by helping them maintain a healthy weight.
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.
According to Banfield Pet Hospital, pet obesity is an epidemic. But if it’s an epidemic, does that mean it’s a disease?
This week: Canine blood banks face increased regulation in California, Western has a new name, and what happened to the happiest animal in the world?
This week: Denver’s mayor votes thumbs down on pit bulls, the coronavirus slows down science, and canines could hold the key to brain cancer.
As 2019 draws to a close and we look back over the year that was, NEWStat put together a list of the most popular news stories we published over the last 12 months.
This week: checking for microchips becomes law in New York, why more dogs aren't sniffing out cancer, and nipping compassion fatigue in the bud
This week: A frostbitten cat gets 3D-printed paws, a con man peddling canine-cancer cures gets caught, and a veterinary school that admits rejected candidates . . . for a price.