Fear Free Research Projects Aim to Alleviate Stress in Pets
Fear Free, which offers certification courses to veterinary and pet professionals, issued several grants or cash awards to veterinary researchers in 2018.
Survey: What U.S. Veterinarians Know About Medical Marijuana
Most surveyed veterinarians think medical marijuana can help dogs, despite not being able to prescribe it. And a majority are not even willing to discuss it with clients.
Veterinary Schools Receive Grants to Treat Cancer in Dogs
Five veterinary schools are receiving research grants from the V Foundation for Cancer Research in an innovative grant-making program that aims to accelerate research in the field of canine comparative oncology.
Can a Labrador Retriever’s Coat Color Impact Lifespan and Increase Health Issues?
Researchers found that the life expectancy of chocolate Labrador retrievers is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts.
CDC: Veterinarians at Higher Risk for Suicide
Veterinarians are at higher risk for suicide, according to a new study by the CDC. Female veterinarians are at particularly high risk.
Researchers Pioneer Use of New Technique to Treat Life-Threatening Heart Arrhythmias in Dogs
Researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia. The technique uses radio frequencies, and is modified from a human cardiology procedure.
Opening of the 1st Entirely Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter in the U.S.
The first pet-friendly domestic violence shelter is opened in Brooklyn, N.Y. PALS Place has 30 one- and two-bedroom apartments where up to 100 survivors, individuals or families, can heal together in safety with their pets.
New Study by Veterinary Researcher Shows Promise in the Fight Against Parasitic Worms
In an exciting new development, a team of researchers has published a study that could prove promising in the fight against parasitic worms. An international team of scientists that included Tim Day, professor of biomedical studies at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, conducted genomic studies of 81 worm species, including 45 that had …
Top 10 Reasons Why Pets See a Veterinarian
Skin conditions, stomach issues, and ear infections are the top three reasons dog owners bring their pets to the vet, and stomach issues, urinary tract infections, and skin conditions top the list for cat owners, according to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance’s third annual Cost of Pet Health Care 2018 report. The annual report ranks the …