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 […]

What you need to know this week

After a long holiday weekend in the United States celebrating the Fourth of July, we’ve come back on a Monday and there is plenty to talk about in the food and animal safety industries. Don’t have time to scour the internet for the best news stories? Don’t worry: we have you covered.

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of pet safety

Every Fourth of July, my family and I drag seats into our backyard on Lake Huron of the Great Lakes, open several bags of popcorn and enjoy the show. In any direction you look, colorful fireworks shoot up into the air, lanterns float in the sky and neighbors are enjoying a bonfire. It’s a beautiful […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Each week, we like to bring you the Monday Links — your go-to source for everything in the food and animal industry and beyond. At Neogen, we work to bring you the biggest and breaking news stories from around the world. What’s happening this week? Read on to find out.

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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 […]

Home improvement (with your pet) 101

Fourteen. That is precisely the number of how many paint chips and “inspirational” booklets of complementary paint colors that I have taped to my wall at this very moment in hopes that I’ll be able to settle on one (or more) to decorate my place.

My ever-uneasy dog sits beside me, keeping me constantly aware […]

Pets in gardens: just say no

[ SPANISH ] There is a lot to learn about how to keep your pet happy and healthy during the spring months. Not only is there a rise in seasonal allergies from pollens, insects and more for your animals, even if they are indoor pets, but there are also many potential hazards to be aware […]

Guess what? Pets have seasonal allergies, too

After the long winter, I know I can’t wait to open all of the windows in my house, go for a walk with my dog and start to garden again. The sun in the sky, the birds chirping around me make me energized for the first time in months to finally kick-start the year after […]

Keep your holidays merry and bright with these animal safety tips

It’s a busy time of year. People are coming and going, houses are dripping with sparkly decorations and cookies are everywhere. But, in order for the holiday season to go smoothly for everyone it’s important to be mindful of pets so holiday celebrations don’t end at the vet’s office (unless you’re bringing the vet a […]