Health & Science

PetMD Editorial
Dec 17,2018

Image via Facebook/Florida Wildlife Corridorvia Pierson Hill A salamander found in northern Florida and southern Alabama, known scientifically as the Siren reticulata, has been identified as a new species. Named the reticulated siren, this two-foot-long vertebrate is one of the largest to be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 14,2018

Image via iStock.com/abadonian The aftermath of the most recent California wildfires has been difficult for humans and animals alike. Many of the animals injured by the wildfires are dealing with second- and third-degree burns on their paws, legs and stomachs. Dr. Jamie Peyton, DVM, DACVECC, chief… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 10,2018

Image via iStock.com/Stefan Rotter A new book examining the evolutionary biology of city-dwelling animals has come to an interesting conclusion. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Menno Schilthuizen argues in his book, “Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution,” that in city and urban… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 07,2018

Image via Facebook/National Ovarian Cancer Coalition via Stephanie Herfel Wisconsin woman Stephanie Herfel sought out a diagnosis for her pain after her Siberian Husky, Sierra, began displaying strange behaviors, including sniffing her lower belly, then running and hiding. “She put her nose on my… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 05,2018

Image via iStock.com/hidako The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that its Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Pexion, a Boehringer Ingelheim prescription pet medication that can be used to treat noise aversion in dogs. This anxiety medication for dogs is intended for dogs who… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 28,2018

Image via iStock.com/chendongshan At the National Pet Show in Birmingham, England in November, there was a showcase of the latest in vegan pet food and non-meat alternatives. In response to this showcase, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) spoke out about vegan cat… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 23,2018

Image via iStock.com/MrRuj In a recent research paper published in the journal Science, scientists examined the records on megaherbivore—animals weighing more than 2,000 pounds—communities in eastern Africa. Their study found that environmental factors may be more to blame than human hunting when… Read More