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Natura Pet Foods Expands Salmonella Recall

Natura Pet Products, which issued a recall of select lots of four brands of pet food last month, has expanded its recall to include all of the company’s dry pet food and treat products with expiration dates through March 24, 2014. The recall was initiated after the Michigan Department of Agriculture discovered Salmonella in a […]

Dogs with cancer: How to tell if they’re in pain

Owners may think they know their pets — but can they really tell when they’re in pain? A veterinarian-developed questionnaire has helped dog owners who are coping with chemotherapy for their pet to analyze and understand the animal’s quality of life, a new study has found. Dr. Maria Iliopoulou of Michigan State University, created a […]

Walk the dog, pet the cat — it’s good for your heart

Pet owners may enjoy health benefits such as lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels from walking a dog or stroking a cat, cardiologists say. The American Heart Association has reviewed medical studies and concluded that pet owners may have a reduced risk of heart disease. “There was enough data to make us believe that there […]

Dogs Help Improve Moods Among Teens in Treatment

June 10, 2013: Lindsay Ellsworth is prescribing a new, mood-boosting therapy for teenagers in drug and alcohol treatment: shelter dogs. On Friday afternoons, about four dogs from the Spokane Humane Society take a field trip to Excelsior Youth Center as a group of teenage boys eagerly await their arrival. Ellsworth, a doctoral candidate in animal […]

Human and Canine Lymphomas Share Molecular Similarities

June 19, 2013: Humans and their pet dogs are close, so close that they both develop a type of cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In humans it’s the most common lymphoma subtype while in dogs, it’s one of the most common cancers in veterinary oncology. A team of scientists from the University of North […]

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It’s a Dog’s Life: Doggy Database Aims to Define Pet Health

May 2013: Using data collected about Labrador Retrievers, research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Veterinary Research is beginning to quantify the health, illnesses, and veterinary care of dogs. The UK is a nation of pet lovers — but what do we know about the health of our pets? To date the long […]

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Owning a Dog Is Linked to Reduced Heart Risk

May 9, 2013: The nation’s largest cardiovascular health organization has a new message for Americans: Owning a dog may protect you from heart disease. The unusual message was contained in a scientific statement published on Thursday by the American Heart Association, which convened a panel of experts to review years of data on the cardiovascular […]

Study Shows Homes With Dogs Have More Types of Bacteria

May 22, 2013: New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado shows that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria – including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs. The finding is part of a larger study to improve our understanding of the […]

Obese Dogs at Risk of Health Condition Experienced by Humans

Veterinary scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that, like humans, obese dogs can experience metabolic syndrome, a condition that describes multiple health issues that occur in the body at the same time. The condition occurs when a number of health problems, such as increased blood glucose and increased cholesterol levels, develop together, with […]