Vets Report Cases of Ingested Face Masks in Dogs

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are advising pet owners to keep face masks out of reach of their dogs after seeing a rise in face mask ingestion cases. Dogs that swallow masks can experience life-threatening gastrointestinal obstructions. In one case, a young Labrador Retriever ingested two face masks.  X-rays … Continue reading Vets Report Cases of Ingested Face Masks in Dogs

Survey: Most Pet Owners Willing to Make Financial Sacrifices for their Pets

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, spending on our pets was expected to reach an all-time high in 2020.  Sadly, many pet owners saw their incomes go down this past year.  The website Possible Finance surveyed 3,000 US pet owners to see how they were handling pet expenses during this time. The findings show that while many … Continue reading Survey: Most Pet Owners Willing to Make Financial Sacrifices for their Pets

“Purrfect Weight” App Helps Cat Owners Track Feline Obesity

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center has developed a free iOS app called Purrfect Weight that lets cat owners track the progress of a feeding program designed to promote weight loss in overweight cats. An app for Android phones is in the works. Obesity is a common problem in many cats, … Continue reading “Purrfect Weight” App Helps Cat Owners Track Feline Obesity

Dog Develops “Sympathetic Limp” After Owner Hurts Ankle

A man in the UK named Russell Jones shared a video on the Lurcher Link Rescue Facebook public chat page that went viral...and for good reason! His sweet Lurcher (named Invoice!) mysteriously developed a limp after Russell broke his ankle and started walking with a cast.  A trip to the vet and x-rays revealed that … Continue reading Dog Develops “Sympathetic Limp” After Owner Hurts Ankle

Research Finds Urban Dogs and their Owners Share Allergies

A research project of the University of Helsinki and Finnish health and environmental organizations have made some interesting discoveries about the connection between dog and human allergies. The project, known as DogEnvi, found that dogs are more likely to have allergies when their owners have allergies.  The researchers were interested in finding out why, speculating … Continue reading Research Finds Urban Dogs and their Owners Share Allergies