Tag: Pets

Cats vs Dogs: Which One Is Smarter? New Study Sheds Light On Debate

Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.

Animals December 4, 2017

Puppy Saved After Accidental Opioid Overdose: What To Do If It Happens To Your Pet

A puppy was saved by veterinarians from accidental opioid overdose with the help of an overdose reversal drug. What are the symptoms of opioid poisoning in pets?

Public Health October 29, 2017

Puppies From Pet Store Linked To Bacterial Outbreak That Sickened Dozens In 7 US States

Contact with puppies that were sold by the national pet store chain Petland has been linked to a multistate campylobacteriosis outbreak. What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?

Public Health September 12, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 Will Have Effect On Your Pets

Don't be surprised if your pets and other animals suddenly behave strangely during the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21. Some may hide, suddenly disappear, or even fall out of trees.

Animals August 11, 2017

Feeding Your Pet Dog And Cat Has Hidden Environmental Costs

Our dogs and cats' consumption of meat evidently related to a whole lot of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. Adjustments in the way we feed our pets could lessen their environmental footprint.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2017

Pet Owners At Greater Risk Of Finding Tick On Household Members

Researchers surveyed mor than 2,000 households in Lyme disease-endemic states to study the differences in tick encounters among the household members. Do ticks crawl on pet owners more?

Public Health July 8, 2017

New Cases Of Human Plague Confirmed In New Mexico: How To Identify The Symptoms And Protect Yourself

Three cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico. What are the symptoms of this serious illness, how can it be treated, and what are the ways to avoid contracting it?

Public Health June 28, 2017

From Ancient Egypt To Your Bedroom, New Research Sheds Light On The Domestic Cat

Cats now occupy nearly every corner of the globe, but where did they come from? A new study lends insight into the origins of the domestic cat.

Animals June 19, 2017

Dog Owners, Beware: 5 Brands Of Rawhide Dog Chews Recalled As They Could Make Dogs Sick

United Pet Group has recalled five brands of rawhide dog chews that could make dogs sick because of chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Here are the affected products and brands.

Feature | Health June 12, 2017

Marijuana-Laced Edible Sickens Dog: Signs Of Marijuana Poisoning In Animals Pet Owners Should Watch Out For

A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?

Public Health April 30, 2017

Organic Dog Food Recalled After Testing Positive For Euthanasia Drug

A pet food company recalled some of its organic dog food products after samples tested positive for the potentially lethal pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Here are the affected products.

Public Health April 27, 2017

Cats Love Human Company More Than Food: Here Are Signs Your Feline Pet Likes You

Cats may not be that antisocial at all. A study found that these felines prefer to be with humans than chowing down on food, but how do you know your pet kitten loves you?

Animals March 29, 2017

Not That Grumpy After All: Cats Love Your Company More Than You Know, Study Finds

A new study that tested cats’ sociability showed they prefer human social interactions even more than food. The research revealed our furry companions are seriously misunderstood and are in fact fonder of people than previously imagined.

Animals March 28, 2017

BEWARE: Pet Medicines Pose Serious Harm To Children

Pet medicines must be kept out of reach of children. In Central Ohio, 88 percent of accidental poising cases among children involved medicine for dogs.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Euthanasia Drug In Dog Food Prompts Illinois Pet Food Company To Issue Voluntary Recall

Pentobarbital, a drug used to anesthesize and euthanize pets, was found in a lot of dog food that sickened five animals. What are the affected products?

Public Health February 7, 2017

Kids Are Closer To Pets Than Their Own Siblings: Study

University of Cambridge researchers examine children’s relationship with their pets and find that they derived more satisfaction from animal companions and got along better with them than with their siblings. These pets may then wield a great influence on kids’ development.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

Daily Dog Diet Significantly Influences Canine Gut Microbiome, Report Says

A new research has revealed that obese dogs have a serious gut microbe deficiency problem compared to lean and healthier ones. This can be managed by the balancing proteins and carbohydrates in their diet.

Animals January 27, 2017

BEWARE: Your Cat May Be Susceptible To Bird Flu - And You Can Catch It Too

An outbreak of the bird flu among cats was recorded in a New York City animal shelter. Pet owners are reminded to take extra caution since they can catch the bird flu from house cats.

Public Health January 22, 2017

Dogs Going Digital: The Best Gadgets For Your Pets

Dog owners who want to keep their pets entertained may want to get any of the gadgets in this list for Fido

Gadgets December 31, 2016

Can Pets Benefit From Medical Marijuana?

The use of medical marijuana may still be a controversial topic for most people. But how will the conversation change when it comes to treating our beloved pets who are in pain?

Medicine December 17, 2016

This Woman Spent A Lot Of Money To Save Her $9 Pet Goldfish After It Choked On A Pebble

An Australian pet owner spends more than $300 to save her $9 goldfish who was choking on a pebble.

Animals September 13, 2016

Don't Dump Goldfish Into Lake, Your Pet Fish May Turn Into An Enormous Pest

The seemingly harmless pet goldfish thrown into wild bodies of water like lakes can turn into enourmous pests. They become invasive species that can pose a threat to the ecosystem.

Animals August 18, 2016

Piranha Relative Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found In Michigan Lakes

The South American pacu fish, a vegetarian relative of the piranha, is not native to Michigan lakes. How did it get to the state's bodies of water?

Animals August 13, 2016

Dogs Can Now Sip On Their Own Wine - Without Getting Buzzed

The Colorado-based company that sells wine for cats is expanding to now include nonalcoholic CharDOGnay and ZinfanTail wine options for dogs.

Life & Style August 10, 2016

Artificial Sweetener Xylitol Can Be Fatal To Dogs: Other Food That May Poison Your Pet

The FDA warned about the dangers of giving dogs food that contains the artificial sweetener Xylitol. Here are other food products that may be safely consumed by humans but can be fatal to pet animals.

Animals May 15, 2016

Artificial Sweetener Used In Chewing Gums Can Kill Dogs

Artificial sweetener found in sugarless gum may kill dogs, the U.S. FDA warns. A substance called xylitol may cause blood sugar to drop tremendously, eventually leading to death if left uncontrolled.

Animals May 13, 2016

Canadian North, West Jet Bend Rules For Pets Escaping Fort McMurray Fire

It’s typical for pets to travel in kennels and carriers in flights, but Canadian North and West Jet made exceptions for evacuees with pets fleeing Fort McMurray last week.

Life & Style May 11, 2016

Your Canine Pal's Heart Rate Is In Sync With Yours: Study

The love between a dog and the owner can now be scientifically supported: research has shown that your canine pal's heart rate can somehow become in sync with your own.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016

Scaredy Cat Postman: UK Couple May Get Mail Delivery Privilege Cut Because Of Their Cat

It is a game of cat-and-postman in one home in England. The Royal Mail sent a notice to a couple because of the presumed danger that their cat poses to the postman.

Life & Style April 29, 2016

This Is Why Your Dog Dislikes Hugging And What You Can Do About It

You hug your dogs to show your affection, but have you noticed how they react? A canine expert has confirmed that our dogs dislike getting hugged, and that they interpret it differently.

Animals April 27, 2016

Owning A Dog Shown To Be Particularly Beneficial For Senior Adults

Having a furry friend, it turns out, not only can make you happy but healthy as well! Researchers have discovered that dog ownership brings particular benefits to adults, particularly in seniors.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 22, 2016

Lost Family Dog Returns Home After Three Years

Gucci, an American pit bull terrier, disappeared before his owners moved from San Antonio, Texas to Norfolk Virginia in 2013. In early March, the microchipped dog was reunited to his family.

Society March 27, 2016

Some Pet Food Brands In Supermarkets May Cause Severe Illness To Adult Cats

Some pet food may cause illness or injury to adults cats, a new study has found. Vets and pet food makers called the researchers to name the brands, but the team says it is inappropriate to do so at this time.

March 22, 2016

Aspca Releases List Of Top Toxins Commonly Ingested By Pets In 2015

Over-the-counter medications and supplements had overtaken prescription drugs in the top 10 pet toxins list in 2015. Last year, over 28,500 cases of pet toxicity from this group were reported.

LIFE March 22, 2016

Bond Between Humans And Dogs Dates Back To Ancient Times

The dog has been man’s best friend since the ancient times. Dogs were found to have been buried alongside humans in an ancient burial site in Siberia.

Society March 9, 2016

Sleeping With Your Pet Can Be Good For Your Health: Safety Tips When Sharing Bed With Your Dogs, Cats

Experts said sleeping with pets may be good for health. Here are some helpful tips to ensure sharing bed with dogs or cats become a beneficial and safe experience.

LIFE February 15, 2016

Experts Warn US Dog Owners As Dog Flu Spreads: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment Of Canine Influenza H3N2

Veterinarians in the United States warn pet owners to take good care of their dogs as a highly-contagious strain of dog flu is spreading across the country. One new case of canine influenza H3N2 has been confirmed in Texas.

LIFE January 25, 2016

Playing Fetch Not Good For Dogs: Throwing Sticks May Cause Life-Threatening Injuries, Vets Warn

Dogs face potentially life-threatening injuries when playing fetch. Lead veterinarians warn dog owners about the dangers of the game as an increasing number of dog injuries were reported.

LIFE January 21, 2016

Passive Smoking Can Kill Your Cat: Secondhand Smoke Poses More Risks To Pets Than To Humans

Secondhand smoke is known for its bad effects on human health. In a new study, however, researchers have found that passive smoking can also cause serious health problems in pets, especially cats.

LIFE December 30, 2015

Best Holiday Tech Gifts For Your Cats And Dogs

'Tis the season to be jolly, and the same goes for your pets. Here are some of the best holiday tech gifts you can give your furry friends.

Gadgets December 26, 2015

Not Mutants, Not Ninjas But Your Pet Turtles Can Carry Salmonella

Experts warns the public against having tiny turtles as family pets. What seem to be harmless animals naturally carry salmonella in its gut, possibly contaminating its young owners.

LIFE December 25, 2015

These Dogs Have A Good Sense Of Humor, According To Research

At times, it may seem as if your pet dog is smiling or laughing. Psychology Professor Stanley Coren says dogs may actually have a sense of humor.

Society December 18, 2015

Dogs And Other Animals May Also Have Conscience

Your furry friend is known as 'man's best friend' for a reason: a new study revealed that dogs and other animals actually possess self-consciousness. Through a sniff test, an expert in Russia tested how self-aware dogs really are.

Animals December 10, 2015

Vault Dwellers In 'Fallout Shelter' Can Now Have Pets, Including Dogmeat

Bethesda just added a new pets option to gameplay for its mobile game, 'Fallout Shelter.' Now, vault dwellers can choose to own a variety of pets, including the much-loved Dogmeat.

Geek December 10, 2015

Woman Behind Viral Photo Of Duct-Taped Dog Charged With Animal Cruelty: Why Some People Abuse Animals

Believe it or not, the case of the woman who post a Facebook photo of her duct-taped dog is not a rare one. Animal rights groups say the reasons why people perform acts of cruelty on animals vary significantly.

Society December 5, 2015

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