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Veterinarians Use Nanoparticles to Deliver Cancer Treatment in Dogs, Cats

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Veterinarians are testing the use of gold nanoparticles and a targeted laser treatment for solid tumors in dogs and cats.The nanoparticles circulate in the bloodstream and become temporarily captured within the incomplete blood vessel walls common in solid tumors. Then, a non-ablative laser is employed against the tumor.

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Rising Temperatures Can Be Hard on a Dog's Life

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Kansas State University veterinarian says to know the signs of heat exhaustion to make sure your pet isn't overdoing it this summer.

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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

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Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.

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Man’s Best Friend Goes Gourmet: Nine Emerging Trends in Pet Food

Four out of five pet owners now consider their pet a member of the family, and consumers are shifting their priorities when it comes to purchasing food for their pets accordingly (Mintel, Pet Food, 2013). In the July issue of Food Technology Magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about recent trends in gourmet pet food.

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Domestication Syndrome: White Patches, Baby Faces and Tameness

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More than 140 years ago, Charles Darwin noticed something peculiar about domesticated mammals. Compared to their wild ancestors, domestic species are more tame, and they also tend to display a suite of other characteristic features, including floppier ears, patches of white fur, and more juvenile faces with smaller jaws. Since Darwin’s observations, the explanation for this pattern has proved elusive, but now, in a Perspectives article published in the journal GENETICS, a new hypothesis has been proposed that could explain why breeding for tameness causes changes in such diverse traits.

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Student Entrepreneur Develops Pet Pita to Handle Pet Dogs & Cats with Ease

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A desire to help pets and pet owners has inspired a Clarkson University student to develop the Pet Pita, a safe and inexpensive way to immobilize a pet cat or dog. Made of canvas and fleece, the Pet Pita allows pet owners to comfortably medicate, treat and handle their pets at home or on the go.

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Veterinarian Says Keep Your Pets Indoors for Fourth of July

Whether your pet has a firework phobia or not, a Kansas State University veterinarian says it is best to keep your pets indoors on the holiday.

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Tick Tips for Pets This Summer

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Researchers Have Found Evidence that an Influenza A Virus Can Jump from Horses to Camels

University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next.

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Noted Veterinary Oncologist Challenges 2014 ACVIM Forum Attendees to Keep Tight Focus on Pain Symptoms with Patients

Dr. Philip Bergman discusses treatment of cancer pain for animals including evaluation and approaches.

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