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PetMD Editorial
Oct 22,2018

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Paleontologists recently discovered the Piranhamesodon pinnatomus, which is the world’s oldest known flesh-eating fish. Scientists found the fossilized remains in a limestone quarry in the Solnhofen region of Germany.

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 15,2018

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An aye-aye, one of the rarest and hardest to see animals in the world, was just born at the Denver Zoo—which now houses three of the 24 aye-ayes in captivity. According to the Denver Zoo, there are an unknown number of aye-ayes out in the wild.

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 10,2018

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On September 10, 2018, Unilever issued a press release announcing that they are supporting efforts to institute a global ban on animal testing. According to the statement, “Unilever today announced its support for a global ban on animal testing for…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 08,2018

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Ecologist Michael H. Parsons from Fordham University had planned to study rat pheromones and how they affect rat behavior. But after Michael and his team secured the location for their research, they realized there was going to be one big problem.

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 02,2018

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A veterinarian in Ontario successfully replaced a portion of a dog’s skull after discovering it had to come out in order to remove the cancerous tumor that was forming near her brain. A first for North American veterinarians, Dr. Michelle Oblak used…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 02,2018

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A UK-based study found that dogs may be become anxious or depressed when their owners use their smartphones excessively. Unsurprisingly, the study also found that dogs react similarly when their owners ignore them, according to ABC 11.

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 13,2018

Dr. Uri Burstyn is a veterinarian in Vancouver, British Columbia, who is passionate about cats. On YouTube, he is known as the Helpful Vancouver Vet, and he garnered national attention with his video on how to properly handle a cat.

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