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2011-04-20 09:22:36

Dog owners and veterinarians have long relied on a mix of limited data and anecdotal evidence to assess which breeds are at risk of dying from various conditions, but a new University of Georgia study provides a rare and comprehensive look at causes of death in more than 80 breeds. The study, published in the current edition of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, can be used to create breed-specific health maintenance programs and is a starting point for future studies that will...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Botanic Choice is launching a new line of products for dogs and cats from Dr. Goodpet. The pet health collection includes homeopathic medicine, digestive enzymes, pure shampoo, natural flea control, and more. Hobart, IN (Vocus) October 19, 2010 Botanic Choice is pleased to announce the launch of a new pet line from Dr. Goodpet. The new 16-product line for dogs and cats includes homeopathic medicine, digestive enzymes, pure shampoo, natural flea control, and more. According to Tim Cleland,...

2010-10-04 12:47:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a bag full of chocolate Halloween candy is more of a trick than a treat for the average household pet, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. K-State's Susan Nelson, assistant professor of clinical services, says chocolate consumption by many pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and rats, can be extremely hazardous. "Chocolate contains large amounts of methylxanthines," she said. "Theobromine and caffeine are...

2010-08-31 13:03:00

DENVER, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all cats (gatos)! Team captain Henry invites all cats to participate in a virtual cat walk in honor of his canine best friends. Team Henry is part of the upcoming Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in Vasona Lake Park, Los Gatos, Calif., on October 10. The walk will benefit the Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign. Join Team Henry at support.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/Henry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/LA13175LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-26 12:49:00

Data from the Field Signals More Species Facing Extinction; Congressional Action Could Ensure Animals Are Not Lost Forever WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fading Call of the Wild, a report released today by the world's leading wildlife conservation organizations, details the increasing threats and plunging populations of big cats and rare canids living in the wild. Faced with a striking loss of habitat and prey due to over-development of land and direct killing by...

2010-07-06 01:59:00

MONHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The findings of a landmark Canine Vector Borne Disease (CVBD) prevention field study, published in Veterinary Parasitology today, showed the remarkable repelling efficacy of Advantix(R) in protecting dogs from ticks and sand flies and thereby reducing the risk of transmission from the potentially deadly diseases they spread. This highly comprehensive study, conducted over two years by the team of Prof. Domenico Otranto of the...

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2010-06-09 07:30:39

Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs convene experts and advocates from around the world From April 8 to 10, 2010, 185 attendees from 25 countries convened in Dallas, Texas, to focus on advancing new tools to humanely and effectively manage populations of pet and un-owned cats and dogs. Experts in reproductive biology and other related scientific disciplines presented the newest research and discussed perspectives with industry experts in animal health drug development. Veterinary...

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2010-06-04 09:30:00

The researchers have named the pheromone 'darcin', after Jane Austen's hero in Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy. Darcin stimulates females to 'learn' an individual male's scent, reinforcing their memory of sexual attraction to that same male. Previous studies have shown that many mammals, from mice to elephants, use urine to communicate sexual attractiveness. In mice, females learn attraction to a male's scent through contact with urine and recall their attraction when the scent is detected at a...

2010-04-05 07:00:00

MUSCATINE, Iowa, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this month, more people than ever are trying to live "green." This consumer behavior is impacting many industries, including the pet industry, with pet owners extending their eco-consciousness to food, toys and other products for their pets. With 93.6 million household cats in the U.S. alone, eco-conscious cat owners are seeking earth-friendly cat litter to reduce the huge volumes of...

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2010-02-24 09:40:00

A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology traced the evolutionary history of the IGF1 gene, finding that the version of the gene that is a major determinant of small size probably originated as a result of the domestication of the Middle Eastern gray wolf. Melissa Gray and Robert Wayne, from the University of California, Los Angeles, led a team of researchers...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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