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
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
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
The start of a new year is the time when many us of make resolutions to take better care of our health. But what about our pets? Do your wellness plans for your best friend include getting pet health insurance? Many dog and cat owners consider pet insurance, and some employers even offer it as … Continue reading Is Pet Insurance the Right Choice for You?
The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in the United States for many years. We love this kind, gentle, and loving dog…but like any purebred dog, the Lab does have some inherited health issues that all owners should know about. A recent study of Labs in the UK took a look at … Continue reading New Study Examines the Health of Labrador Retrievers