Many dogs and humans share the same problem: They're overweight. So why not work out together? That's the strategy at the K9 Fit Club, a new business in Illinois that promises healthy rewards for dogs and their owners.
AFP (Aug. 1, 2012) A new fashion for having dogs as pets - rather than for dinner - is taking off in Vietnam. Pampered pooches can now be seen all over the country's capital, but even loving owners themselves find it ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 12, 2015) Veterinary scientists in Chile are testing a contraceptive vaccine for dogs, for use on both male and female pooches, which they say will help reduce the problem of pet over-population. Roselle Chan ... watch video
AP (Mar. 23, 2016) It's well-known that therapy animals can soothe the nerves of anxious hospital patients, but now researchers at one Chicago hospital are trying to learn if petting these pooches can lower the stress ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 27, 2014) After more than two decades, the Federal Drug Administration is moving to change nutrition labels to help fight obesity and fit modern eating habits.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 15, 2015) In a twist on the norm, invasive species in the Galapagos Islands appear to be a good thing for giant tortoises. Researchers have found that non-native fruits and grasses are keeping the endangered ... watch video
Aug. 25, 2016 Scientists have identified a new 'multicomponent' virus --one containing different segments of genetic material in separate particles -- that can infect animals. This new pathogen was isolated from ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Lobsters eat jellyfish without harm from the venomous stingers due to a series of physical adaptations. Researchers examined lobster feces to discover that lobsters surround ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of 'sick building syndrome.' But researchers report that surrounding oneself ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 In a heroic effort, researchers have now sequenced, assembled and analyzed the mutations in the genomes of 38 wild snub-nosed monkeys (from genome mapping of 42 individuals: ... read more
July 13, 2015 One in four dogs competing in the world's largest canine show (Crufts) is overweight, despite the perception that entrants are supposed to represent ideal specimens of their breed, reveals ... read more
Jan. 17, 2013 Using data collected about Labrador Retrievers, new research is beginning to quantify the health, illnesses, and veterinary care of dogs. To date the long term (longitudinal) study of canine diseases ... read more