Leishmaniosis — a parasitic infection that causes skin sores — has been found in kenneled American foxhounds.
Importing dogs into Canada has also introduced a flesh-eating parasite that is transmissible to humans. Veterinarians, researchers and public health officials should work together to curtail the disease.
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Since women see men who own pets more favorably, you'd think online daters with cats in their profile pics would get more matches...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on veterinarians due in part to a run on puppies, but financial uncertainties have also added further strain on an already stressed-out profession.
Veterinarians are already at risk of emotional distress and burnout. The experiences of an Alberta veterinary practice shows COVID-19 is having a further impact.
Don’t worry that your dog’s world is visually drab.
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Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
Flat-faced breeds, like the bulldog, were at greater risk.
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Flat-faced dogs had twice the odds of suffering heatstroke compared with a labrador retriever.
Women may delay leaving an abusive partner if they co-own a pet.
Canada must consider funding programs that allow abuse victims and survivors to bring their pets with them when they leave their partners.
Research consistently shows the benefits of pet ownership during stressful times.
Pets can relieve anxiety during the pandemic and reduce the effects of social isolation. However, there have been waves of pet adoptions and abandonment related to the pandemic.
Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. Most of the animals are native to Australia.
Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.
A cat basks in the New Jersey sunshine amid coronavirus lockdown.
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Ownerless cats may find it harder to find food scraps with restaurants closed during the coronavirus crisis. Given social distancing rules, is it okay to go outside to feed them?
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Research shows that looking at your dog makes you feel happy.
Working from home involves new co-workers.
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Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Even in quarantine, people around the world have to walk their dogs.
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
Our pets are always close at hand. Are they at risk during the pandemic?
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Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low.
It's heartening to see pet adoption rates surging during the pandemic, but opportunistic adoption can come with dangers of abandonment.
For puppies, looking at objects is the next best thing to touching them, and they can learn about their environment through short excursions to see traffic, pedestrians and other dogs.
There is no need to quarantine your cat.
To demonstrate infectivity, many more tests are needed.
For dogs, grooming can mean dousing in water, restraint, manipulation of the body, and touching of taboo areas by unfamiliar people.
Can your canine give you coronavirus?
The U.S. currently has no system to differentiate real service dogs from pets.
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.