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PetMD Editorial
Sep 20,2018

Image via LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com A recent study from Hartpury University in the United Kingdom has identified water bowls for dogs as a haven for harmful bacteria and a contributor to disease transmission within households. Phys.org quotes the study saying, “The dog water bowl has previously been identified as the third most contaminated item within the household, which suggests that… Read More

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Sep 19,2018

I recently ran a race on the Fourth of July. It was a grueling, 6.2-mile run in the heat and humidity of a typical summer day. Needless to say, I was drenched in sweat by the time the race was over. Dogs weren’t allowed in the race, but if they had been, they wouldn’t have been sweating like their human counterparts. Why is that? Do dogs sweat? Answering the question of whether dogs sweat… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 19,2018

Image via Good Morning America/Twitter Journalist Julie Wilson from ABC local station WTVD was reporting on Hurricane Florence on Friday when she interrupted the broadcast to save a therapy dog from the flooding. Wilson was streaming over Facebook Live, reporting on how the people of New Bern, North Carolina, were affected, when she noticed a woman trying to save her Rottweiler. The woman told… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 19,2018

Image via Celiafoto/Shutterstock.com On Friday, September 14, rescue workers saved two staff members, 43 dogs and about 80 cats from the top floor of the Carteret County Humane Society, in Newport, North Carolina, which was flooded from Hurricane Florence. According to USA Today, the staff members and animals were trapped for hours before they were rescued by the Cajun Navy, a volunteer group of… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 17,2018

Image via Anatolii Brohovskyi/Shutterstock.com The House passed the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 on Wednesday, Sept. 12, making it illegal in the US to kill cats and dogs for the purpose of consumption. The passing of the bill is a win for animal rights groups, who say there is a small underground market for dog and cat meat in the US. The bill states that individuals will be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 13,2018

Image via InBetweentheBlinks/Shutterstock.com According to a study published in PLOS ONE, animal shelter staff correctly identify a dog’s primary or secondary breed 67 percent of the time. When asked to identify more than one breed, their accuracy dropped to just 10 percent. Breed identification at shelters is often made based on the dog’s visual appearance. It is not common for animal shelters… Read More