6 Reasons dogs chase their tails

[ SPANISH ] It usually happens out of the blue: you’re reclining in your living room and suddenly your dog stands up and starts running in circles, chasing its tail. Apart from it being kind of hilarious, there may be some very legitimate reasons that your dog decides to start attacking a part of its […]

FYI: Poisonous medications for your pets

Once upon a time, my cat, Yoshi, was put on antidepressants. He was given fluoxetine (Prozac®) to calm his rampant nerves from a neighborhood cat that liked to lurk at our front door. I can still remember holding him in my arms as we pried open his mouth and squirted the liquid medication into his […]

Wake up with the Monday links

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Food safety

Study on the geographic origins of foods – Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The United Kingdom’s FSA is undertaking a study that will focus on if foods that are […]

A midsummer’s Monday links

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Investigation of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

So far, 321 cases of Cyclospora infection have been […]

The first Monday links of July

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Scientists’ secret ingredient for a better burger – USDA

We’ll give you a hint – it’s not added for flavor. It’s added to knock down E. coli and […]

Hero dog from the Philippines expected to return home soon

Image courtesy of www.careforkabang.com.

It’s been a long road for Kabang.

The dog, who lost her upper snout and jaw after she threw herself into a motorcycle to save two young girls, underwent her first facial reconstructive surgery earlier this month. If her recovery goes well, she is slated to return home to the […]

A tale of two statistics: Pet ownership by single people up, vet visits down

While the number of single people who own pets continues to climb, the number of pets being taken to the vet at least once a year is falling.

Although the former is great news, the latter is less so, say officials from the American Veterinary Medical Association, publishers of the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics […]

New week, new stories: The Monday links

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ANSR™ for Salmonella receives added AOAC matrix approvals – Neogen

The extension expanded the matrices ANSR for Salmonella was approved for to include soy flour, cocoa powder, peanut butter, […]

“One is too many” campaign marks more than a decade since establishment

This month, a campaign to prevent broken needles in pork and pork products turns 12 years old.

“One is too many” was created by the National Pork Producers Council to raise awareness of preventing broken veterinary needles in pork products, according to National Hog Farmer. Needles may become broken during the administration of routine vaccinations […]

It’s Monday! Time to celebrate with the links

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Thousands of schools going without required number of inspections – Food Safety News

There were an estimated 73,000 missed inspections from 2008-2011.

Record high Atlantic cod quota set – […]