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Researchers report that myxoma – a pox virus that afflicts rabbits but not humans, dogs or any other vertebrates so far studied – infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy cells. The study adds to the evidence that viruses or modified viruses will emerge as relatively benign cancer treatments to complement or replace standard cancer therapies.
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies.
“America’s Pet Advocate” is a veterinarian on a mission to keep your pets healthy and will be our guest on Paw Prints Live radio show Thursday, August 23rd.
Not surprisingly to us, a study covering nearly 400 dogs revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans and revealed some interesting things. Looks like the list of what dogs have to teach us about ourselves just keeps growing…
The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs, has revealed a blood test that will detect cancer in dogs.
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The Good News: We have found why Clyde has been pacing and so anxious.
Since Friday we’ve been telling you how Clyde, our 7 year old St. Bernard mix has been pacing in the tent at night [...]
A research team from the University of Missouri’s Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory has found a way to detect and predict arthritis before patients begin suffering from symptoms with a test developed by analyzing the joints of dogs that suffer from arthritis.
While many people like to know “What kind of dog is that?” just to satisfy their curiosity, dog breed designations have also been used in an attempt to predict future behavior, match pets to families, find lost dogs, and even to restrict the ownership of certain types of dogs. Breed lineages are frequently guessed based on their physical appearance, but it is not known how accurate these visual breed assessments are. Well, perhaps we’re about to find out…
Traditionally, it has been common for pets to be “fixed” at around 6 months old, with the exception of those under the care of shelters and rescues which commonly have the procedure done much earlier… “Common knowledge” suggests that the benefits of doing so at an early age outweigh the risks. As is often the case, tradition takes precedence in the decision-making process even after evidence to the contrary has been discovered.
Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product. Read more for details on specific products and other information about the recall.
Lone Star ticks, which are notorious carriers of many diseases including cytauxzoonosis, or “bobcat fever,” have been spreading across the nation in recent years. As a result, cats across much of the country are now exposed to the deadly disease.
The 5th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event brings together veterinary ophthalmologists and thousands of service animals for free eye exams. Registration begins April 1st for May 2012 event.
February is Pet Dental Health Month. Some of you may go out to get your dog’s teeth cleaned and/or vow to do regular cleanings at home. You may have even rushed out to get a “dental kit” of pet-appropriate dental supplies so you’d have everything you need… but now what?