Large-Scale Study Examines Elbow Joint Disease in Dogs

The Royal Veterinary College recently completed a large study on elbow disease in UK dogs.  Researchers examined the records of over 455,000 dogs under veterinary care to determine the risk factors for elbow disease in dogs. Here are some highlights of the study, you can read the full text of the results, published in Canine … Continue reading Large-Scale Study Examines Elbow Joint Disease in Dogs

Scientists Develop New Dog Aging Calculator

Does one dog year really equal seven human years?  This long-held belief is undergoing some high-tech revision. Scientists say a more accurate way to measure an animal’s age is to use something called an epigenetic clock—the accumulation of chemical modifications in an animal’s DNA over its lifespan. One particular modification known as methylation is especially … Continue reading Scientists Develop New Dog Aging Calculator

The Pibble: How a New Name Can Help the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Many Pit Bull parents will tell you that they’ve never owned a sweeter dog, but the Pit Bull suffers from a scary reputation, due in large part to some irresponsible owners who have cultivated aggression in their dogs. The word Pibble is being used more and more to help rehabilitate the Pit Bull brand.  According … Continue reading The Pibble: How a New Name Can Help the Misunderstood Pit Bull