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

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

Inside the Mind of a Cat Documentary Explains What Makes Cats Tick

Inside the Mind of a Cat is a new documentary now streaming on Netflix that explores the science of the sometimes-mysterious cat. Veterinarian Dr. Bruce Kornreich, director of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center, is featured in the film. He describes its purpose: “It’s about what makes cats special – what’s … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Cat Documentary Explains What Makes Cats Tick

Dog Socialization Safety Tips from the AVMA

Bringing your dog to the park, beach, and other public places is a great way to provide your dog with opportunities to interact with other dogs and their people. But before you bring your dog to social gatherings, it’s good to keep some health and safety tips in mind. The American Veterinary Medical Association has … Continue reading Dog Socialization Safety Tips from the AVMA