New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an animal welfare legislative package into law recently. The first law is S.4254/A.4075, which prohibits insurance companies from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain homeowners’ insurance policies based solely on the breed of dog owned by customers. The second is … Continue reading New York Passes Two New Animal Welfare Laws

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: Small Dogs Can Have Big Dental Problems

A new large-scale study of canine veterinary health records in the US reveals what many dog owners might be aware of already…very small dogs can have very big dental health issues. The study, published in The Veterinary Journal, looked at 3 million canine veterinary health records across 60 dog breeds and found that extra-small dogs … Continue reading Study: Small Dogs Can Have Big Dental Problems

Study Shows Dog Coat Patterns Evolved Long Before Domestication

Dog breeding has led to a wide variation in the sizes and shapes of the many dog breeds we see today, from the tiniest Chihuahua to the biggest Great Dane, but what about your dog’s coat? A new study of canine genetics reveals that nature, not human intervention, created the main dog coat colors and … Continue reading Study Shows Dog Coat Patterns Evolved Long Before Domestication