Current Pet News

August 1, 2017 - Issue 1693


This Trendy Diagnosis Only Half the Vets Believe In

cat whisker fatigue

August 1, 2017

It's all the rage. Even sounds plausible, and might have a grain of truth to it. But when Boston Magazine checked with Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, no one had ever heard of it. While it's worth checking into the root cause, don't assume your cat will ever fall victim.

Robotic Spy Pup Films Dynamics of Wild Dog Community

Robotic Spy Pup Films Dynamics of Wild Dog Community

August 1, 2017

A spy camera in its eye, a mechanical dog tries to blend into a wild dog colony.

How Opossums May Silently Help Prevent the Spread of Lyme Disease

opossum

August 1, 2017

Opossums' reputation as a 'pest' deserves to change, as research shows they make many valuable contributions to the environment. One of the most impressive is their voracious 'appetite' for ticks - and the ability to wipe out thousands of the disease-carrying arachnids every season.