Study: French Bulldogs More Likely to Suffer from Difficult Births
French bulldogs are 15.9 times more likely to suffer from difficult births or dystocia than crossbred female dogs; among the dogs that had problems giving birth, French bulldogs were 2.4 times more likely to undergo invasive caesarean sections than crossbred dogs.
Veterinarians Remove Chew Toy Lodged in Dog’s Lower Jaw
Veterinarians had to sedate a seven-month-old-black Labrador retriever named Daisy after a chew toy became lodged onto her lower jaw.
Puppy With Upside-Down Paws Goes Home After Successful Surgery
Milo, a puppy born with upside-down paws, was released from OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences after successful surgery. He is now receiving outpatient rehabilitative care.
New Procedure Fights Cancer in Dogs
Veterinary oncologists at the University of Missouri have developed a vaccine treatment for osteosarcoma — a common type of bone cancer in dogs — which allows oncologists to avoid chemotherapy.
Study: Grain-Free Diet for Dogs Leads to Canine Heart Disease
Researchers found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy.
Veterinarians Fix Puppy’s Paws Pointing Up Instead of Down
A 10-week-old puppy born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk is recovering after surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Osteoarthritis Staging Tool for Dogs Now Available
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in dogs. The COAST staging tool is expected to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of dogs with OA.
Service Dogs Help War Veterans with PTSD Symptoms
Overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are lower among war veterans with service dogs, a preliminary study led by Purdue researchers has found.
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.