Smoke inhalation, burns may lead to heart problems in cats
February 27, 2020Suffering moderate burns and smoke inhalation might have a detrimental effect on the cardiovascular health of animals, according to a new study out of the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (UC Davis VMTH).
ASU begins clinical study for cancer-preventing vaccine
May 10, 2019An Arizona State University (ASU) professor has begun a five-year clinical study examining the effectiveness of a cancer-preventing vaccine for dogs. Stephen Johnston, PhD, a scientist, professor at the School of Life Sciences, and director of the Biodesign Center for Innovations in Medicine, developed the vaccine over a span of 12 years. He says his goal is to change the way veterinarians treat cancer by preventing it before it can start. Over the course …
Homemade cat food diets low on nutrients
May 8, 2019Most homemade cat food recipes are unlikely to provide essential nutrients and some may even contain potentially toxic ingredients. Those are the results of a study by researchers at the University of California (UC), Davis who looked at 114 recipes from online sources and books written by non-veterinarians and veterinarians. While recipes authored by veterinarians had fewer deficiencies, the study found they were still lacking nutrients. Of the all the recipes studied, 40 percent …