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roll over regular bright new treatment Metaldehyde is commonly found in snail and slug baits — and it’s extremely toxic to furry friends. There’s no known antidote for the poison, but veterinarians at the University of Munich are testing a treatment to give intoxicated dogs a tail-wagging chance at an otherwise difficult and expensive recovery. With funding from Morris Animal Foundation, researchers are using a technique called hemodialysis-hemoperfusion to address the problem, the same method used to remove kidney toxins from the blood. So far, the team has successfully treated 10 dogs, including a Jack Russell Terrier named Jimbo who was discharged within 24 hours of ingestion. kid’s best friend Move over, siblings — pets are taking over as children’s best friends. According to research from the University of Cambridge, kids have better relationships with their four-legged brothers and sisters than with their human siblings. In sniffing out how furry friends impact child development and wellbeing, the researchers found that children have lower conflict and greater satisfaction in relationships with pets (especially dogs). What’s more, children are just as likely to share their secrets with pets as they are with their siblings. These findings add to the evidence that pets have a sunny impact on human health. on the prowl Unleash your kitty’s inner prowess with the NoBowl Feeding System™. Invented by a veterinarian, this stimulating system was designed to help fight obesity and behavior problems, not to mention make mealtime fun! NoBowl uses prey-shaped pouches to portion and hide kibble, feeding your feline’s natural need to hunt and play with their food. Get ready to toss your boring bowl—we’re giving away five sets of NoBowls. To enter, visit fetch-magazine.com/nobowl and tell us what your little lion loves to stalk. Winners will be chosen on August 18 and announced in September.


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