Over the past decade, science has shown that dogs and cats tend to relax when listening to certain music. Classical music, especially Mozart compositions, has been the primary focus of these ...
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Would you know what to do if your dog had a seizure? For pet owners, seizures caused by epilepsy or other medical conditions can be a frightening problem. Demystifying seizures can not only hel...
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Got a pup with an itch that can't be scratched? Great news: a novel, non-pharmaceutical pruritus treatment has been approved in the U.S., promising to relieve itching in millions of dogs. ...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Veterinarians and human health officials got a scare late in 2016 when a new disease showed up in cats (and people!). In New York City shelters, cats started becoming sick with H7N2, a strain of influen...
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If you think you’re the only one who goes a little stir crazy during the winter, think again! It can also be tough on your dog. But never fear; you can beat the winter blues together. Here’s...
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Dogs may remember more than we thought, at least according to a recent Hungarian study. Comparative psychologist Claudia Fugazza used an umbrella and a crowd of canines to determine if dogs could &ldquo...
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“You care more about my money than my pet!” “I wish you could be my doctor.”   In my 25 years of veterinary practice, I’ve heard those words on countless occasions,...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) is a synthetic compound used to make some plastics, and it gets a bad rap because it’s disruptive to our endocrine system. When BPA-containing plastic touches food,...
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Anxious dogs may suffer premature graying, much like American Presidents and stressed-out fathers of teenage daughters. Okay, maybe I made that last example up, but there’s no denying my beard is ...
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    Staff Veterinarian and Pet Health Writer of Petplan
The old adage about laying down with dogs has a negative connotation. But today, so many pets are considered to be true members of the family that it would seem strange NOT to cuddle up with them. But e...
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