There are so many interesting news stories out there about pets and other animals, veterinary medicine or other animal related topics!  Each week we’ll be gathering some stories that might be interesting to you, so keep posted each week for new stories!

Impacts of Veterinary Medicine with Human Medicine:

“Human Studies Might Benefit Zoo Animals” – Zookeepers can incorporate information learned from human research to better care for nocturnal animals that spend time in displays that recreate night and vice versa.

“Simple Injection Could Cure Cat Allergies” – Researchers are formulating a vaccine that may help lessen cat allergy symptoms in people.  This injection could equal the effect of a year’s worth of allergy shots!

“MU Dog Study May Hold Parkinson’s Clue” – A finding of researchers from the University of Missouri, could provide insight to human hereditary Parkinson’s.

Big Blue’s Tiny Bug Zapper” – Researchers develop a nanoparticle that shows promise to work against superbugs that have become resistant to antibiotics.

“Man’s Best Friend: A Joint Tumor Marker in Man and Dog” – Austrian researchers found a common tumor marker in both species in studying breast cancer with hopes to develop therapeutic procedures.

Advances in Veterinary Medicine:

“Pet Vet: Cancer in Pets” –  The life expectancy of pet’s with cancer has increased from available treatments in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

“Surgeon Says Paw Implant Goes Well for Husky Zeus” – Read about this Husky that underwent a four-hour surgery for a new prosthetic front paw.

“Algae for Pet Health: An Integrative Approach” – Read about a veterinarian’s experience with using algae as a supplement to help with some veterinary medical conditions in pets.

“A Look at the Alternative” – Alternative and complementary medicine is becoming all the rage with many veterinarians expanding their knowledge and pet owners asking for more care options.  The AVMA has guidelines for these therapies including acupuncture, botanical medicine and massage therapy.

“English Springer Spaniel Stray Beats Cleft Palate” – An English Springer Spaniel stray beats the odds with a rare birth defect and the help of U.C. Davis.



“Mexican School Joins an Elite Group” – The National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry was granted full accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education in early March!

When Pets Outlive Owners, ‘Retirement Homes’ Offer Refuge” – As pets are living longer, some facilities and vet schools are offering care or new homes for animals left behind.

“Why Some are Devoted to Grandpuppies” – As the human-animal bond has increased in the modern age, many people consider dogs as members of the family, especially in childless households.