diets

Vegan diets for dogs may be linked with better health, and could be less hazardous, than meat-based diets

A survey study of the guardians of more than 2,500 dogs explored links between dog diet and health outcomes, suggesting that nutritionally sound vegan diets …

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dogs

Core strength could help dogs avoid knee injuries

Agility dogs lacking core strength from routine physical exercise and those participating in activities like flyball may be more susceptible to one of the most …

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dogs

Gene mutation that makes dogs small existed in ancient wolves

Popular belief has been that small dogs, such as Pomeranians and Chihuahuas, exist because once dogs were domesticated, humans wanted small, cute companions. But in …

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Diet

Overweight dogs respond well to high-protein, high-fiber diet, study finds

A study of overweight dogs fed a reduced calorie, high-protein, high-fiber diet for 24 weeks found that the dogs’ body composition and inflammatory markers changed …

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cats

Researchers find newer variants of SARS-CoV-2 can infect mice, unlike the original version of the virus

A team of biology researchers at Georgia State University has found that some of the newer variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect …

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dogs

Debilitating human parasite transmitted via dogs eating fish

Efforts to eradicate a human parasitic disease are being hampered by dogs eating infected fish, new research shows. Guinea worm disease is usually caught by …

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cats

A Vegan Diet for Dogs and Cats May Improve Health Outcomes and Longevity

In the past decade, men and women around the globe have transitioned to a vegan diet in record numbers, propelled largely by a growing body …

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animal health

Common household noises may be stressing your dog

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that people may not recognize that their dog is stressed when exposed to common household noises. …

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antimicrobial

Cat bacteria treats mouse skin infection, may help you and your pets as well

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used bacteria found on healthy cats to successfully treat a skin infection on mice. These …

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ADHD

Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs

“Our findings can help to better identify, understand and treat canine hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Moreover, they indicated similarity with human ADHD, consolidating the role …

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