Researchers have identified the dog breeds that pose the highest risk of biting children. They also found that large dogs with wide and short head tend to bite children.
Animals May 25, 2019
Improper use of dog leads and collars may lead to serious hand injuries, which may require long and even costly treatments. How should pet owners handle their dogs to avoid injury?
Public Health May 25, 2019
Researchers from Sweden and Britain found that a person's genetic makeup can highly influence whether they want a dog or not. The findings of the study can support why some people are more drawn to dogs than other pet companions.
Animals May 19, 2019
Several cases of canine Brucellosis have been reported at a commercial breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa. While the disease primarily affects dogs, it can also be transmitted to humans.
Public Health May 13, 2019
A woman from Norway visited the Philippines and took a stray puppy to her resort to wash and play with it. Upon getting back home, she fell ill and died of rabies.
Animals May 11, 2019
Researchers who looked at bacterial samples from bearded men and dogs found that all 18 men had high microbial counts. Only 23 of the 30 dogs had high bacterial counts. Seven of the men also had so much bacteria in the beard they were likely to get sick.
Public Health April 17, 2019
Anti-vaxx sentiments have spread even to pet owners. Veterinarians have recorded declining pet immunization — a situation that could be dangerous to animals and even humans.
Public Health April 14, 2019
Pet owners, beware: a new study revealed that companion animals such as dogs and ferrets may be carriers of a new strain of influenza virus. The virus may potentially spread quickly if not prevented.
Public Health March 31, 2019
In a new report, the White Coat Waste Project said hundreds of dogs and cats were euthanized to become lab food. Organs of the animals from other countries were reportedly fed to cats in the USDA lab.
Animals March 20, 2019
Dog walking is often a recommended physical activity for older adults, but experts warned that it might cause serious injuries. In a study, they found that the number of accidents related to the activity more than doubled in 2017.
Public Health March 7, 2019
52-year-old Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke was wrestling with her dogs when they became aggressive and started to bite her arms. She died from too much blood loss from the dog bites.
Animals February 24, 2019
Hill's Pet Nutrition confirmed that its canned dog foods have elevated levels of vitamin D, which might seriously affect the health of pets, hence the voluntary recall of these products. The company said it was due to a supplier error.
Public Health February 4, 2019
Stephanie Herfel said that her Siberian husky named Sierra detected she had ovarian cancer three times. Do dogs have the ability to smell the unique odors of cancer?
Public Health December 4, 2018
Scientists were able to make improvements to four dogs that were suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Scientists used CRISPR gene-editing to restore dystrophin into the muscle and heart cells.
Medicine September 3, 2018
In January, for the first time in years, the AKC added two new breeds of dog to its registry. For National Dog Day 2018, find out how dogs are bred from wolves to man's best friend.
Animals August 29, 2018
A man from Wisconsin lost all four limbs to amputation after contracting an infection from bacteria known as capnocytophaga. The man's body reacted aggressively with a rapid drop in blood pressure, causing circulation in his limbs to quickly decline.
Public Health August 1, 2018
The FDA warned pet owners about certain types of dog food that could make dogs at risk of a heart disease. The cases were particularly worrisome because they involved dog breeds that are not genetically prone to develop the disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2018
A study found that the very first American dogs were mostly wiped out by the European breeds brought by the colonizers. What was left of these ancient American dogs was a gene that survived as a cancer tumor among dogs.
Animals July 6, 2018
Scientists have identified 47 potential gestures through which dogs communicate with humans, and have translated 19 of them. Here are the gestures, and what dog are trying to say when they do them.
Animals June 19, 2018
Hungarian scientists suggested that overweight dogs are similar to people who are overweight or obese. The scientists suggest that dogs could be used as a model to help find the cause of obesity in people.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018
Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine wrote a study showcasing the dangerous potential that the dog flu could be the next health epidemic. They found several different influenza strands in domestic dogs in China.
Animals June 5, 2018
Researchers used YouTube videos to study dog bites. They were able to identify the breeds of dogs that commonly bite, as well as behaviors leading to bites.
Animals May 13, 2018
United Airlines announced more than 40 breeds of dogs and certain breeds of cats that would be banned from its flights starting in June. The company previously received backlash over the death of a French bulldog puppy aboard the carrier.
May 3, 2018
Can dogs really develop autism symptoms because of vaccines? A British morning talk show received backlash over allegedly pushing anti-vaxx and canine autism conversation.
Public Health April 28, 2018
A St. Bernard in the UK was diagnosed with what doctors thought was cancer, but she wasn't sick. It turns out that the cancer was actually four teddy bears swallowed by the dog.
Animals April 20, 2018
A homeopath tested a dog saliva concoction on a 4-year-old boy whom she described was in a 'rabid-dog state.' Health experts questioned her technique, saying it might have done more harm than good.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018
A new archaeological research found that dogs were a fundamental part of the Mayan civilization, a symbol of power, and an instrument during tribal ceremonies. These findings showed significant differences on how animals were used in other ancient societies.
Ancient March 25, 2018
A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents.
Public Health February 4, 2018
A Maltese mix was badly injured from the hair coloring product her previous owner used on her fur. Here's why human hair dye should not be used on pet animals.
Feature | Health January 26, 2018
An AI algorithm can convert the vocalizations of prairie dogs into English. Now, animal behavior expert Con Slobodchikoff is working on a pet translator that can translate a dog's barks into human language. When will this device become available?
Animals January 15, 2018
Canine influenza or dog flu is a serious threat to dogs. With the confirmed outbreak of dog flu in 46 states, vets advise the vaccination of non-infected dogs to prevent infection.
Animals January 14, 2018
From South Korea to the United States and now Canada, the H3N2 traveled a long way to reach Canadian shores With two dogs already infected and several more showing signs of respiratory distress, how can pet owners prevent further transmission?
Animals January 10, 2018
A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that dogs face the highest risk of chocolate poisoning on Christmas. What are its symptoms, and what should owners do when dogs eat chocolate?
Animals December 27, 2017
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
Processed bone treats could be deadly to your dogs, according to the FDA. At that, here are more unsafe food for dogs you shouldn't give to your pets.
Public Health November 29, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that processed dog treats may be deadly to dogs. The FDA has received 68 reports of the product causing harm to a total of 90 dogs, with 15 of them being fatal cases.
Public Health November 29, 2017
A new research finds that dogs' facial expressions are not mere involuntary reactions to stimulus. Their responses to human attention show possible deliberate attempts to communicate with humans.
Animals October 20, 2017
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
Pet owners are still divided on the topic of letting their dogs sleep in the bedroom. Mayo Clinic found that letting them sleep in the bedroom is actually fine, but evidently only to a certain extent.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017
Maternal style early in life influences puppies' odds for success, with puppies of doting mothers less likely to successfully complete guide dog training programs. Here's why less attentive mothers raise better guide dogs.
Animals August 8, 2017
Why are dogs friendly? Researchers look for clues in common underlying genetics between dogs and humans to potentially explain dogs’ hyper-social behavior toward people.
Animals July 20, 2017
A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.
June 28, 2017
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
Keeping your beloved animal companion safe from the dog flu can be an easy task for pet owners who stay on top of the H3N2 virus. Here’s how to protect your dog from canine influenza.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017
H3N2 canine influenza virus infected at least seven dogs in Florida. What are the symptoms of the dog flu, and what should pet owners do if they suspect infection?
Public Health May 30, 2017