Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the number-one cause of death in cats older than five, and it’s estimated that it affects around 30% of cats over 12. Now imagine being able to predict feline CKD in a client’s cat two years before it happens. And doing it by doing what you’re already doing.
When researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital (Penn Vet) shipped off a set of animal isolates to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing at the end of 2018, it was business as usual. The results they got back were anything but.
This week: An inspirational league of veterinary superheroes, a cloned horse could save a species, and the ratio of labra to doodle in labradoodles.
This week: The Tasmanian devils’ triumphant return, blinking slowly can help you communicate with cats, and dogs may like each other’s faces more than they like yours.
This week: A bigger, better dog genome, a Boston hospital uses buttons to help a cat heal, and dogs know when you’re watching them play.
This week: Dogs teach machines to scent disease, unlicensed pet surgery caught on tape, and the fight to save the elusive fishing cat.
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: Many people with dog allergies only allergic to males, wildlife thrives in a nuclear wasteland, and checking out dog photos online could you make you more productive.
This week: Pet insurance payouts hit new highs, heat-seeking dog noses, and UC Davis named top veterinary school (again).