Get the Look: Trendy Dog Breeds Suffer for Popularity

A recently published study points to a disturbing trend in dog ownership.   Researchers analyzed Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) registration statistics from 1986 to 2013 for 181 breeds. They found that people are becoming increasingly likely to purchase smaller, brachycephalic dogs. In other words, breeds like Pugs and Bulldogs that have a short muzzle, […]

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New Drug May Mean That FIP is No Longer a Death Sentence for Cats

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a terrible diagnosis. Veterinarians don’t have much to offer cats with FIP other than symptomatic treatment that, at best, only keeps them comfortable for a relatively short period of time before death inevitably follows.   We may be on the verge of a big breakthrough in FIP treatment, however.   […]

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New Version of Canine Flu Now Infecting Cats

The “new” version of canine flu (H3N2) that began as a 2015 outbreak in the Chicago area is back in the news.   The latest surveillance data available through Cornell University shows that positive test results have been identified in dogs from 29 states. But even more interesting is the recent report from the University […]

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