Young male cats are more at risk of road traffic accidents

Young male cats are more at risk of road traffic accidents – A study

Young male cats are more at risk of road traffic accidents. A recent study carried out in the United Kingdom, conducted on more than 1400 cats showed that male cats, young cats, and cross-breed cats have bigger chances to be hit by a car in their life. The study analysis was conducted of 1407 cats involved in a road traffic …

The stray dogs in Skopje, Macedonia

The stray dogs in Skopje, Macedonia

The situation with the stray dogs in Skopje, Macedonia is becoming more and more alarming. Skopje is the capital city of a small country, the Republic of Macedonia, located in the Balkan region in Europe. It seems like forever, the city of Skopje, and now more other cities in the country, are having trouble with controlling the number of stray dogs …

Bird Health Awareness Week

Bird Health Awareness Week – 4-10 November

This week we celebrate bird health awareness week. This celebratory week was brought by the USDA as a campaign for biosecurity for birds. Their intention is to raise awareness for all diseases that affect birds and all the various ways to protect them and prevent the spreading of the infections. The latest trend in the United States is to raise …

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National Animal Shelter Week

National Animal Shelter Week – 5-11 November

This week we celebrate National Animal Shelter Week and we hope that more amazing dogs will get adopted and find forever loving homes. This celebratory week was brought by The Humane Society of the United States and it’s celebrated annually the first full week of November. This is a way to honor all animal shelters and the people who tirelessly …

California law for pet custody

A brand new law was passed in California that will allow judges to decide who will get custody of the pet or pets in a divorce. The California law for pet custody was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. This new law will consider pets as family members, just like children. Until now, pets were considered property, in the same rank …

Genetic editing in pigs for prevention of infections

A recent research, conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, the Kansas State University, and Genus plc (a biotechnology company), has successfully produced a healthy litter of pigs that were made genetically resistant to one of the most deadly viruses for pigs through genetic editing in pigs. The targeted virus is a coronavirus, more specifically the …

Ethical Dilemmas in Veterinary Medicine

Ethical Dilemmas in Veterinary Medicine – Study

A recent research study investigated the ethical dilemmas in veterinary medicine that the veterinarians from North America experience during their everyday work. The study was published in this month ’s issue of the “Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine”. According to the authors of the study, veterinary medicine has a very complex ethical structure and in this complex structure, veterinarians have …

Is the color of the coat relevant for a dog’s life expectancy?

A new research study, led by the University of Sidney, researched the differences in life expectancy in Labrador Retrievers. They concluded that there is a significant difference between the lifespan of chocolate Labradors and yellow and black ones depending on the color of the coat and how is it relevant for a dog’s life expectancy. The research study was conducted with …

Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Increase in Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

A recent research study, conducted by Benfield Pet Hospital for their State of Pet Health Report for 2018, had its focus on skin allergies in domestic animals. Their highlights show a significant increase in FAD ( flea allergy dermatitis ) in the past 10 years, more precisely 67% increase in cats and 13% increase in dogs. The experts say that …