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Study Reveals Possible Biological Trigger for Canine Bone Cancer

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have identified the biological mechanism that may give some cancer cells the ability to form tumors in dogs. The recent study uncovered an association between the increased expression of a particular gene in tumor cells and more aggressive behavior in a form of canine bone cancer. It may also have implications for human cancers by detailing a new pathway for tumor formation.

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Winter Salt Risks

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Every winter the snow and ice cover our sidewalks and we scatter salt to make the walkways safer. However, there are risks to the health or our ids and pets if they accidentally ingest the salt.

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Study Finds Rabies Booster Defends Pets with Out-of-Date Vaccination Against the Disease

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A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus.

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The Business-Minded Veterinarian

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The interaction between animals and humans secures the continuous demand for practicing veterinarians, and the fewer veterinarians we have, the larger potential for catastrophic disease. But, newly practicing veterinarians are facing financial struggles today, due to high student loan debt and low starting salaries. Additionally, experts say some rural areas are in need of veterinarians but do not have enough animals to financially support a full-veterinarian for that particular area.

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Cancer Prevalent in Pets but Treatable, Says Veterinarian

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Common cancers in humans are also common cancers in pets. A Kansas State University veterinarian lays out the warning signs that could indicate your dog or cat has cancer.

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When Dogs Drink Water

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If you've ever watched a dog drink water, you know that it can be a sloshy, spilly, splashy affair -- in other words, adorable. Behind all of the happy, wet messes, however, lies the mechanical logic of carnivorous compensation -- dogs splash when they drink because they have the cheeks of a predatory quadruped. By studying the drinking habits of various dog breeds and sizes, researchers have recently identified and modeled the fluid dynamics at play when dogs drink water.

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Duquesne Biology Professor Volunteers Her Skills and “Cattitude,” One Feral Colony at a Time

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Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences at Duquesne University, a licensed veterinarian and a scholar who gets her hands dirty helping communities from Clarion to the West Virginia border control feral cat colonies.

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Cats and Athletes Teach Robots to Fall

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Georgia Tech studies mid-air orientation and impact behavior in both cats and humans as it applies to reduced impact in falling robots, especially those that one day may be used for search-and-rescue missions in hazardous conditions.

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The Cat’s Meow: Genome Reveals Clues to Domestication​​

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Cats and humans have shared the same households for at least 9,000 years, but we still know very little about how our feline friends became domesticated. An analysis of the cat genome led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals some surprising clues. The research appears Nov. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition.

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New Natural Supplement Relieves Canine Arthritis

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Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements that was developed at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.