Health & Science

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Noise Aversion in Dogs

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Noise Aversion in Dogs

Samantha Schwab
Dec 05, 2018

Image via iStock.com/hidako The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that its Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Pexion, a Boehringer Ingelheim prescription pet medication that can be used to treat noise aversion...
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RSPCA in the UK Says Vegan Cat Food Is Cruelty Under the Animal Welfare Act

RSPCA in the UK Says Vegan Cat Food Is Cruelty Under the Animal Welfare Act

Kendall Curley
Nov 28, 2018

Image via iStock.com/chendongshan At the National Pet Show in Birmingham, England in November, there was a showcase of the latest in vegan pet food and non-meat alternatives. In response to this showcase, the Royal Society for the Prevention...
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Scientists Say Humans May Not Have Caused Mass Extinction of Animals in Africa

Scientists Say Humans May Not Have Caused Mass Extinction of Animals in Africa

Kendall Curley
Nov 23, 2018

Image via iStock.com/MrRuj In a recent research paper published in the journal Science, scientists examined the records on megaherbivore—animals weighing more than 2,000 pounds—communities in eastern Africa. Their study found...
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Cat People Choose Cats Who Have Personalities That Are Similar to Theirs, Study Says

Cat People Choose Cats Who Have Personalities That Are Similar to Theirs, Study Says

Samantha Schwab
Nov 19, 2018

Image via iStock.com/Linda Raymond A new study suggests that cat owners are more likely to adopt cats who have similar personalities to their own. The participants consisted of 11 men and 115 women who completed a series of...
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Growing Up With Female Dogs Linked to Lower Risk of Asthma

Growing Up With Female Dogs Linked to Lower Risk of Asthma

Samantha Schwab
Nov 16, 2018

Image via iStock.com/Daniela Jovanovska-Hristovska Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden recently discovered a positive correlation between growing up with female dogs and a lower risk of asthma,...
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Scientists Discover Bird That’s Three Species in One

Scientists Discover Bird That’s Three Species in One

Samantha Schwab
Nov 13, 2018

Image via Facebook/BirdGuides.com A bird watcher in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania discovered a bird that scientists say is a never-before-recorded three-species hybrid bird—a finding that has been recently published in the journal...
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