Rise in Pet Heart Inflammation Cases Linked to Covid Infection

Veterinarians have been noticing an uptick in the number of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) cases in pet dogs and cats, which has been making news recently. Investigation into these cases has shown that in many instances, this heart condition in pets developed after contact with owners who tested positive for Covid infection. A … Continue reading Rise in Pet Heart Inflammation Cases Linked to Covid Infection

External Extraction Technique (XXT) Helps Choking Dogs

An emergency veterinary clinic on Long Island made the news recently when two dogs were brought in within an hour of each other, both in life-threatening choking situations from swallowed toys. One of the dogs had swallowed a tennis ball and the other one swallowed a rubber ball while playing. The staff performed a procedure … Continue reading External Extraction Technique (XXT) Helps Choking Dogs

Video: Matching Seniors with Adoptable Senior Cats

Many senior cats end up in animal shelters when their senior owners pass away or are unable to care for them any longer. Often, these senior cats are calm and affectionate companions, but they can get overlooked at shelters because many adopters are interested in kittens. Animal rescue organizations have started special programs to match … Continue reading Video: Matching Seniors with Adoptable Senior Cats

Dogs and ADHD: Researchers Identify Dogs Most Prone to ADHD Behaviors

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition most closely associated with humans, but some dogs can show similar types of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention seen in humans with ADHD. A study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry found that dogs can have ADHD-like behaviors. What dogs are most at risk? The researchers found that a … Continue reading Dogs and ADHD: Researchers Identify Dogs Most Prone to ADHD Behaviors

Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity

A recent study on captive parrots found that they suffer from a lack of mental stimulation more than other captive birds. Their high intelligence and natural food gathering behavior require a lot of human intervention to ensure that they do well as pets and in other captive environments like zoos. The researchers found parrots that … Continue reading Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity