Surprising holiday stuff can threaten pet safety

The holidays are full of unexpected hazards for pets. Keep them safe by listening to this podcast episode full of expert tips.

Tracey Peake-NC State | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cats dogs holidays pets veterinary-science

Best defense against MRSA at home: Wash your hands

Drug-resistant MRSA easily spreads at home but the best protection is pretty simple: Wash your hands.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health families infections mrsa pets

Hidden traits and colors lurk in purebred dogs

Unexpected colors or even traits like missing tails don't necessarily indicate that a dog isn't purebred, research on "hidden" genetics suggests.

Abbey Nickel-Purdue | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology colors dogs genes pets

7 questions parents should ask before kids go on playdates

Just 1 in 4 parents have gotten questions about safety issues from another parent before a playdate, a new poll suggests. Here's what to ask.

U. Michigan | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Half of raw food for dogs contains drug-resistant bacteria

Raw food for dogs contain drug-resistant bacteria, research finds. And those nasty bugs can go from pup to person.

U. Zurich | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria dogs drug-resistance meat pets

Genes partially explain dog breed behaviors

It may seem obvious that genes can shape the behaviors of different dog breeds, but evidence hasn't always backed that up.

Katherine Unger Baillie-Penn | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dogs evolution genes pets veterinary-science

Dogs can get the same autoimmune encephalitis we do

Humans aren't the only ones who can get autoimmune encephalitis. Dogs are at risk, too.

NC State | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains dogs encephalitis pets veterinary-science

Do ‘cozy-candy’ treats link overweight dogs and owners?

New research on the prevalence of overweight dogs in Denmark suggests a link between overweight dog owners and the use of dog treats as "hygge-candy" or "cozy-candy."

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight dogs obesity pets veterinary-science

Can ‘trap, neuter, return’ really control cats? Maybe

Trap, neuter, return programs for free-roaming cats are controversial. New research says they can reduce populations and suffering, but only at scale.

Alisson Clark-Florida | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology birth-control cats invasive-species pets reproduction veterinary-science

How to keep your dog safe on the Fourth of July

Fireworks and other hazards can be tough for dogs on the Fourth of July. Here's how to keep them safe.

Texas A&M University | July 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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