UK Study Examines Risks of Anesthesia for Dogs

Many pet owners are reluctant to have their animals receive anesthesia for veterinary care, including routine spay/neuter and dental procedures. Do you have reason to worry about the effects of anesthesia on your pet? Are some pets at higher risk for negative consequences than others? Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College and the University of … Continue reading UK Study Examines Risks of Anesthesia for Dogs

Study Shows How the Current Economy is Affecting Pet Owners

The American Pet Products Association’s ongoing Pulse pet ownership study has shifted its focus from how Covid impacts pet owners to how the current economic conditions are affecting pet owners. Many of the pet owners surveyed for the study are reporting concerns about the economy. These financial concerns can impact how we care for our … Continue reading Study Shows How the Current Economy is Affecting Pet Owners

Genetic Test Developed for Canine Cruciate Ligament Disease

The Comparative Genetics and Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine had developed a genetic test to determine if a dog is at risk for cruciate ligament ruptures. Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the more common causes of lameness, pain, and arthritis in a dog’s hind legs. The cranial … Continue reading Genetic Test Developed for Canine Cruciate Ligament Disease