Fur Find: Genes Uncovered Behind Cats’ Spots & Stripes | Health News

By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your favorite tabby cat may seem to have little similarity to her relatives in the wild, but all share a key gene that gives them their distinctive look. Why cats’ coats are decorated with stripes, spots and blotches has long been a … Read more

Dental health test kit aids in preventing common disease in cats

The Basepaws Dental CatKit includes testing supplies and a detailed report of the pet’s oral biome analysis. Home-based, health-focused, genetic testing is important now more than ever. DNA information opens up a new world of knowledge, health, and personality, as well as additional bonding for you and your patients. Testing is simply a must for … Read more

Purrfect Pal: Robotic Cats May Help People With Dementia | Health News

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you have a pet, you know that the excited wag of your dog’s tail or the satisfied purr of your cat curling up on your lap can be a mood booster. But what if that pet is a robot? And what … Read more

COVID Variant Tied to Heart Inflammation in Cats, Dogs | Health News

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) FRIDAY, Nov. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — At a veterinary clinic in the United Kingdom, the staff noticed a sudden and atypical increase in cats and dogs who were experiencing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. Was it a coincidence that these animals were showing up severely ill … Read more

Why Shanghai health workers are going after dogs

A recent video showed a health worker in the COVID-hit city bludgeoning a corgi dog to death A Shanghai resident walks his dogs in an underground garage of a residential building. AFP As China faces an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, a number of videos have emerged from its capital city, Shanghai, showing healthcare workers … Read more

Sleep with your pet? How that may affect you (and your pet)

“I love that we’re reversing the question,” said Dr. Dana Varble, the chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community. “In general, it is a very good thing for animals to sleep with their people.” Pets who share their human’s bed tend to have a “higher trust level and a tighter bond with the … Read more