Veterinary Medicine

Is Declawing Your Cat a Crime? Some States Think it Should Be

As pet guardians, we want what’s best for our furry companions. We buy them good food, take them to the veterinarian when they’re sick, and spoil …

Veganism

People are breeding bunnies with flat faces — and possibly terrible health

Among the most popular dog breeds in the United States are bulldogs and French bulldogs. In 2016, the American Kennel Club announced this week, bulldogs were the fourth most registered breed, and Frenchies came in sixth. (Labrador retrievers, as usual, topped the list.)<p>Bulldogs’ big eyes and large …

Dogs

Trim Your Veterinarian Bills With These Tips From An Expert

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “A Veterinarian’s Tips for Saving Money on Pet Medical Bills.”</i><p>Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, there’s almost no limit to what you can do for your pet. Does your Burmese need a kidney transplant? No problem—if you have a spare $12,000 to …

Health Care

Americans are now using more medical marijuana — for their pets

As the debate over medical marijuana rages on across the country, another side of the conversation is emerging: medical marijuana products for pets.<p>Canna Companion, a company based out of Washington state, manufactures a pill for pets that contains hemp extracts that produce some of the medical …

Conservative POV

Bowsers on Botox: Dogs Get Eye Lifts, Tummy Tucks, and More

An essay by Naia Carlos called "Even Dogs Have Gotten Into the Plastic Surgery Craze With Botox, Nose Jobs and More" caught my eye," and a few people …

Dogs

Veterinary College's new tests detect tick-borne diseases

A new process developed by Laura Goodman uses nanoscale technology that can detect multiple pathogens in ticks at once.

Microbiology

Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

Q. If my horse is colicking, what should I do until the vet gets here? I’ve heard I should walk my horse or put him in the trailer to encourage him …

Horses

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1 in Big Ten, No. 5 in nation

Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its No. 1 ranking among Big Ten schools for the second year in a row and now …

College & University

Trouble's Afoot: Signs Your Horse Has a Hoof Problem Brewing

Your veterinarian can use hoof testers (pictured), wedge tests, nerve blocks, and imaging to determine why your horse is shifting his weight …

Horses

Why Is the Suicide Rate Among Veterinarians So High? - Vice

<i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In 1979 and 1980, and again from 1982 to 1983, the occupation in the UK with the highest rate of suicide was that of the veterinarian. This was true for both men and women. In a more recent study, conducted from 2001 to 2005, this had changed: Vet dropped …

Suicide

A politician proposed a seatbelt law for dogs. You could hear the howls.

<i>By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post</i>A Maine lawmaker recently proposed a bill that would require dogs to be harnessed or tethered in moving …

Denver

These Gadgets Could Help Keep Your Pets Healthy and Safe

<i>This article originally appeared on Fortune.com</i><p>While not everyone will shell out $169 for a gadget that lets you take candid photos of your …

Dogs

Watch Gruesome Moment Vet Pulls Two HUGE Parasites From Kitten’s Ear and Neck

A vet was filmed removing two giant cuterebra larvae from a kitten’s ear and neck in this extremely gruesome footage.<p>The kitten screams in pain as …

Wildlife

What To Do About the Itchy Horse

There is no one answer to solving the problem of the itchy horse. Multiple strategies are necessary, including decreasing exposure to triggers, and …

Horses

7 signs you should definitely take your pet to the vet

We love our pets. But sometimes it’s difficult to know when they’re sick and need to go to the vet. They’re a part of our family, but they can’t tell …

Pets

What It's Like to Put Down Your Pet at Home

I recently had to go through the heartbreaking process of saying goodbye to a pet. My cat, Rudy, was old and in pain. It was the hardest decision …

Lifestyle

Do humans and pets really benefit from their special bond?

<i>Today’s guest blogger is Carlo Siracusa, DVM, PhD, MS, director of the Animal Behavior Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.</i><p>About 36.5 percent of U.S. …

Dogs

A Vibrant Look at ‘Off to the Vet’, The Very First Episode of Simon’s Cat in Color

In 2014, we wrote about Simon Toland and his fundraising efforts to make an 12-minute color animation entitled “Off to the Vet“, which comically …

Pets

If Dogs Could Talk... 6 Myths They'd Debunk

Thinkstock<p>If you think your dog's mouth is cleaner than yours, answer this one question: Do you eat out of the garbage can?<p>Myths about dogs have been …

Dogs

This Dinosaur Looked Like A Chicken And May Have Been Able To Fly, New Discovery Reveals

A new laser-based technique has found that the Anchiornis might have soared through the Jurassic skies.<p>Laser imaging of an <i>Anchiornis</i> wing.<p>Researchers …

Paleontology

Calgary study shows infant pain leads to later problems

On the heels of a debunked myth that preemies aren't developed enough to feel pain, local scientists are now studying the long-term impact of infant …

Chronic Pain

How Tennessee Criminalized Compassion for Animals

Giving physical therapy to animals usually isn’t too controversial, but apparently in Tennessee, it is.<p>A Tennessee licensing board has threatened to …

Conservative POV

Veterinarian hears owner’s plea for his very sick dog

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Meet 8-year-old Chili Rivera. She's a miniature pinscher with a serious problem: a rapidly growing tumor.<p>It's so large that it …

Dogs

Tired or in Trouble?

Is it cause for concern if a horse lies down frequently?

Horses

Long-term genetic selection reduced prevalence of hip and elbow dysplasia in 60 dog breeds

1. Hou Y, Wang Y, Lu X, Zhang X, Zhao Q, Todhunter RJ, et al. Monitoring hip and elbow dysplasia achieved modest genetic improvement of 74 dog breeds …

Dogs

What You Can Do to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

Following the suicide of my friend Dr. Sophia Yin (in 2014), and several higher profile veterinarians – the profession, in unison, said we need to do …

Dog Training

'I have to help them:' Tennessee woman won't stop massaging horses despite risk of jail time

Every time Laurie Wheeler massages a horse, she risks six months in jail or a $500 fine.<p>"When I get a call from a friend whose horse is in the …

Physiotherapy

The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

Stretching exercises before riding can help horses with joint and/or muscle stiffness.<p>Seasoned sport horses are invaluable, but they often need a …

Horses

Dog DNA Tests: What You Should Know

Credit: Pam Becker<p>A DNA test revealed that Pam Becker's dog Roxy is a mix of Cocker Spaniel, Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu.<p>"What kind of dog is that?"<p>If …

DNA

Perth's Behaviour Veterinarian

When treating dogs with behavioural issues it is important for caregivers to understand the importance of developing positive communication. …

Dogs