UK Study Examines Risks of Anesthesia for Dogs

Many pet owners are reluctant to have their animals receive anesthesia for veterinary care, including routine spay/neuter and dental procedures. Do you have reason to worry about the effects of anesthesia on your pet? Are some pets at higher risk for negative consequences than others? Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College and the University of … Continue reading UK Study Examines Risks of Anesthesia for Dogs

Dog Socialization Safety Tips from the AVMA

Bringing your dog to the park, beach, and other public places is a great way to provide your dog with opportunities to interact with other dogs and their people. But before you bring your dog to social gatherings, it’s good to keep some health and safety tips in mind. The American Veterinary Medical Association has … Continue reading Dog Socialization Safety Tips from the AVMA

Thousands of Rescued Lab Beagles Seek New Homes

4,000 Beagles destined for research laboratories were recently rescued from a mass breeding facility in Virginia. The Humane Society of the United States has been working with rescue and shelter partners around the country to help find these dogs new homes. According to HSUS’s latest update, 2,000 dogs have already been placed with shelters and … Continue reading Thousands of Rescued Lab Beagles Seek New Homes

Video: Study Shows How Dogs Recognize Their Toys

Our dogs love their toys, and many of them have favorite toys. Many dogs are also able to retrieve a particular toy when their owners name it, i.e., “Bring me Bear.” Researchers at the Family Dog Project, a Hungarian academic research institute that studies the behavioral and cognitive aspects of the dog-human relationship, recently examined … Continue reading Video: Study Shows How Dogs Recognize Their Toys