Howl-een (and meow-ween) Safety

For owners of scaredy cats and dare-devil dogs, Halloween can be a tricky holiday. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a few tips and tricks to keep our furry friends safe on the 31st.

1. Keep pets away from candy. All types of chocolate are harmful […]

Seven dog years ≠ one human year

How old is that doggy in the window?

It’s common knowledge that dogs age faster than human beings, but according to a recently published article in Business Insider, the rule of seven dog years to one human year is far from accurate.

“If humans actually aged seven times slower than dogs, then many of us […]

Optimization & prevention for animal safety

One of the key aspects of every farmer’s job is to ensure that their animals and crops are happy and healthy. To do this, they must put preventative measures in place to optimize performance and quality down the road.

The website All About Feed recently released its list of ways to optimize performance in animals, […]

How pets can make you healthier

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Many of my toys were of the animal variety, and I’ve always cooed over every dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig or any other animal I’ve ever seen. Animals are fantastic, and I love having them around me to pick up my spirits and to make […]

7 stories you need to know this week

[ SPANISH ] With Monday comes the Monday Links—your essential breakdown of all the must-know news stories going on right now. Read on below:

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Pets on planes: Airlines to make problems plain

When travelling, sometimes it’s not only the germs hiding practically everywhere you need to worry about. Sometimes, you need to keep your pets in mind, too.

Up until recently, taking pets on an airplane was a fairly standard process, one that gave little insight as to what happened to pets before, during and after being […]

Top 10 food parasites

When many people think about properly preparing their food to help eliminate food safety risks, they are often worried about key pathogens, such as E. coli or Salmonella. These pathogens can be very dangerous—most of the illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths from food poisoning are caused by major pathogens.

But a new report from the World […]

Do dog seatbelts really work?

In 1984, New York was the first state in the United States to pass seatbelt laws, requiring all vehicle occupants to wear them or risk getting a ticket and/or fine. Maine was the last state out of the 50 to establish a law, doing so in December of 1995.

But these laws do not cover […]

Most popular pet names

[ SPANISH ] If you’re anything like my family, choosing a pet name is an event. We all pick names that we like and present it to the group and take it to a vote. When we got our cat, we were torn between Yoshi (of the Super Mario Bros games) and Kirby (of Kirby’s […]

How DON impacts pig gut functionality

Infecting numerous grains, deoxynivalenol (better known as DON) is a mycotoxin to which pigs are especially sensitive. DON can be found on wheat, corn, barley, rice and oat products, giving pigs potential access to the toxin through their feed. The consequences of ingestion of DON by pigs include nausea and vomiting, feed refusal, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, […]