Treat Kitty to a new box or pet-safe treat, but not scraps from holiday meals.
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Keeping human foods away from pets is one way to avoid emergency veterinary hospital runs during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year’s.
Addressing the health needs of cats and dogs can translate into care for humans.
Treating companion animals like cats and dogs for cancer can bring us closer to a cure for humans.
Physical therapy – which can include small jumps, stretches, massage, heat therapy and even water exercises – can help manage arthritis in dogs.
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Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
If you’re interested in the history, traits and skills of these amazing dogs – and perhaps have wondered about owning one yourself – here’s what you need to know.
Skedaddle rests on a hot day.
Dogs can only sweat on their paw pads, which is not a lot of use when it comes to shedding body heat.
Goat sellers in the Birnin Kudu market, Jigawa State, Nigeria
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The presence of multi drug-resistant bacteria in goats and sheep in southwest Nigeria may be due to regular use of antibiotics and unhygienic practices by farmers.
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are an endangered species that live and nest in the Gulf of Mexico.
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For the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, every individual matters. A team of veterinarians and biologists has formed a network along the Gulf Coast to save injured sea turtles and the species.
Herdsmen with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Veterinary services are in short supply across the country.
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Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors to improve agricultural production, disease prevention, wildlife conservation and the health of animals in the security sector
Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse’s Birthday, we explain why.
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.
The spread of diseases is akin to a maze of toppling dominoes.
Epidemiologists focus on diseases among groups of people. They also study the spread of disease among animals.
A sedated coyote about to be released with a tracking collar in greater Los Angeles.
Biologists capture and collar coyotes in urban Los Angeles in order to study the effectiveness of ‘hazing’ as a wildlife management tool.
Scratching is a natural behavior for cats.
Have a cat who just loves to scratch? Declawing is a major surgery that comes with serious long-term side effects – and it might not solve the problem anyway.
It’s true they do have an amazing ability to be able to sleep standing up. But they do also sleep lying down. If you’re a horse, you need to be able to do both.
Horses can stand on three legs and rest the other leg. They can change the leg they rest so that all of their legs get a chance to have a break.
Pounds and shelters are not happy places for dogs to stay in for a long time, though. So everyone tries to find an unwanted dog a new home as quickly as possible.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
Veterinarians face a moral dilemma when asked to euthanise healthy pets.
Vets can often grapple with ‘convenience euthanasia’, where a client brings in a pet because it may, for instance, interfere with their lifestyle.
The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet.
Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.
What’s the best way to remember a beloved pet?
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
This pug is suffering from extreme summer heat at 37C.
If dogs are bred with known health disorders, what role should vets play in discouraging potential owners from animals that could cost them both financially and emotionally?
Some dogs may associate car travel with trips to the beach or park – while others only remember trips to the vet.
Travel can come with danger, so dogs have mostly evolved to avoid being over-adventurous. That said, dogs may see some kinds of travel as a chance to find things they want – like food or a mate.