Pets And Health News

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6/14/2017
It's a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs

Humans can't catch it, but new canine virus can make your pet 'sick as a dog'

6/12/2017
Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

6/9/2017
Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend

Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

5/23/2017
5/16/2017
Fido or Fluffy Can Bring You a Big Health Boost

And here are tips to help choose the right pet for you

4/24/2017
Health Tip: Caring for Pets

Are you ready for an emergency?

4/4/2017
Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

3/16/2017
America's Porky Pets Face Health Woes, Too, FDA Says

More than half of dogs, cats in the Land of Plenty weigh too much

2/28/2017
Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

2/22/2017
No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health

Study designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders

2/7/2017
New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab

Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

2/6/2017
Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study finds

1/22/2017
Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets

Dogs, cats and more suffer from secondhand smoke, FDA warns

1/20/2017
8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

1/19/2017
Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA

Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

12/23/2016
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

12/23/2016
Canned Food May Boost BPA Levels in Dogs: Study

They are good indicator of how exposure to the widespread industrial chemical may affect people, researchers say

12/9/2016
For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable

6 out of 10 patients put furry or feathered friends at the top of their support list, study finds

11/11/2016
Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

10/14/2016
Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice

'They draw the line at copying irrelevant actions,' researcher reports

10/4/2016
'Paws' for Pet Safety This Fall

Be wary of potential threats to your furry friends

9/21/2016
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

9/19/2016
For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness

Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

9/17/2016
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

9/2/2016
Hungry Wolves Take More Risks Than Dogs

Experiments suggest Fido prefers a reliable source of food

8/28/2016
'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick

Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

8/26/2016
New Take on Man's Friendship With Fido

Surprising findings emerge about domestication

8/10/2016
Dogs Having Tough Time Maintaining Fertility

Veterinarians think chemical pollutants may be to blame; finding might have implications for human males

8/1/2016
Some Foods 'Pawsitively' Off Limits for Pooches

Grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, onions and garlic are some of the most dangerous, FDA says

8/1/2016
Fido a Friend to Parents of Kids With Autism

Study suggests family dog may help ease parental stress

7/29/2016
The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs

Aggressive breeding to change appearance dampened the pooches' immune systems, study says

7/10/2016
Water Therapy May Ease Labs' Lameness

Dogs with elbow dysplasia benefited in small study

6/15/2016
Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

5/27/2016
Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Dogs also helped reduce depression and loneliness, researchers found

5/22/2016
7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

5/13/2016
Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs

Keep all products containing the sweetener xylitol out of your pooch's reach, FDA warns

5/12/2016
Could Canine Research Offer Clues to Human Brain Cancer?

Scientists identify three genes thought to raise risk for glioma tumors

5/6/2016
Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health

Host of benefits unleashed for older folks, researchers find

5/3/2016
Why Labradors Often Get Fat

One copy of a gene variant led to an additional 4 pounds, on average, study found

3/27/2016
Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds

They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

3/23/2016
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?

Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

2/10/2016
Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

2/10/2016
Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests

Looking at photos of human faces, the equines seemed especially attuned to negative emotions like anger

1/30/2016
Dogs Read Faces Much Like Humans Do, Study Finds

But they react differently to threatening expressions, depending on whether it's a human or another dog

1/28/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Pets During a Snowstorm

Bring them indoors, or build a safe outdoor shelter, for starters

1/17/2016
Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows Promise

People can suffer from the same condition, dilated cardiomyopathy

1/16/2016
It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says

Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

1/5/2016
Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Here are possible warning signs

12/25/2015
Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, Pets

Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettias should be placed out of reach, expert advises

12/25/2015
Holiday Safety for Your Furry Friends

Vet says keep an eye on what dogs and cats eat during festive season