Vets want people to stop buying ‘unhealthy’ English bulldogs

Vets want people to stop buying 'unhealthy' English bulldogs

The breed, also known as the British bulldog, is “compromised” by a “high rate of health issues related to extreme body shape” that has been bred into them, according to the UK’s Royal Veterinary College (RVC). A new study by the college calls for “urgent action” to reduce the many serious health problems that, it … Read more

Refresh your summer routines with iced tea

The health benefits of tea

“It’s a wonderful pick-me-up, but not so much of a boost that you won’t be able to sleep that night,” said Annelies Zijderveld, author of “Steeped: Recipes Infused With Tea.” As the heat and humidity rise, iced tea seems like the perfect antidote for sticky weather. First, a quick tea primer: “Tea in general comes … Read more

The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs

The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs

Many pandemic winners are seeing their sales go to the dogs. Not the pet category. Americans are swiftly reversing newly acquired buying habits. Not all consumers who purchased a Peloton are still paying their $44-a-month fee, if they are keeping the bike at all. Others are canceling one or two of the streaming services they … Read more

How ‘lab-grown’ meat could help the planet and our health

Cooking (and eating) lab-grown chicken

“Cultivated meat is real meat grown directly from animal cells,” Uma Valeti, founder and CEO of Upside Foods, said via email. “These products are not vegan, vegetarian or plant-based — they are real meat, made without the animal.” “The process of making cultivated meat is similar to brewing beer, but instead of growing yeast or … Read more

UC Davis creates AI model to predict leptospirosis in dogs

The University of California, Davis has developed a model using artificial intelligence for early detection of leptospirosis, a potentially fatal disease, in dogs. Kerry Maloney Idaho Statesman photo file Veterinarians and researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new way to detect leptospirosis, a life-threatening bacterial disease, in dogs using artificial intelligence. … Read more

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. We discovered they used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Can we sue?

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school.  We discovered they used electric-shock collars.  Should we ask for a refund?  Can we sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

UKHSA investigating unusually high hepatitis cases in children say a possible link with dog ownership is being explored

UKHSA investigating unusually high hepatitis cases in children say a possible link with dog ownership is being explored

Health experts are probing whether the family dog ​​could have anything to do with the unusually high numbers of children being infected with hepatitis. More than 160 children have been diagnosed with the inflammatory liver disease in recent months – with 11 of those needing a liver transplant. Cases of hepatitis among children being urgently … Read more

Popular NEPA pierogies recalled because an allergen is not listed on the label | State

Popular NEPA pierogies recalled because an allergen is not listed on the label |  State

Dymski Pierogies, which does business as Grandma’s Cuisine, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, has recalled multiple varieties of frozen cheese-filled pierogies because they may contain milk, which is not listed as an ingredient. × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser … Read more

Why do sleeping dogs look like they’re running?

"In general, it is a very good thing for animals to sleep with their people," said Dr. Dana Varble, the chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community.<br /><br />"Do you really think there's enough room for you?" -- Delilah, a 10-year-old Siberian husky.<br />

“When she’s sleeping sometimes her paws are going aggressively — like, frantically — like she’s running on an invisible treadmill,” said owner Wudan Yan, who lives in Seattle. “She’s dreaming, right?” Yan said. “She’s dreaming about chasing squirrels and bunnies.” The kinds of behaviors Yan has observed are common, said neuroscientist Marcos Frank, a professor … Read more

Strawberries: It’s time to enjoy spring’s sweetest treat

Strawberries: It's time to enjoy spring's sweetest treat

If you think all strawberries are the same, you might be surprised to learn there are hundreds of varieties ranging in color, size, sweetness and growing season. Growers choose their preferred variety “either for the quality of the berry or the quantity of the berry,” said Tannwen Mount, co-owner of Terhune Orchards in Princeton, New … Read more