DIABETES: Understanding Your Pet’s Diagnosis Treatment

Learning that your beloved pet has diabetes can be heartbreaking, but the diagnosis doesn’t mean your cat or dog cannot continue to live a happy, healthy life. While diabetes is a serious disease that cannot be ignored, successful management is possible. One key component in providing your diabetic pet with the best possible care is educating yourself. The more familiar …

Anti-Vaxxers Putting Pets At Risk

Story By: Steve Dale Anti–vaxxers—those opposed to most or even all vaccines—are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made–up notions regarding human vaccines—and now even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. This isn’t a small cult without impact. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are various measles outbreaks in the U.S. with …

Food Aggression: Eligible For Pet Insurance Coverage Or Not?

Dr. Lisa Haywood had been caring for Fred, the Lanes’ German shepherd, for four years. Fred received on-time preventive care, was microchipped, was covered by pet health insurance, and had loving owners. Recently the Lanes had been visited by their daughter and grandchild. When Fred was eating his dinner and the youngster approached the dog, Fred reacted. He growled at …

A Winning Idea – Protecting Pets By Changing People

First year Animal Welfare Science Centre graduate researcher Carmen Glanville was recently named the winner of the University of Melbourne’s Visualise your Thesis competition for her presentation, ‘Protecting Pets by Changing People’. Visualise your Thesis competition challenges graduate researchers to present their research in a 60-second, eye-catching digital display.  Read more