What Age Should Dogs Be Spayed/Neutered to Avoid Increased Health Risks?

New research adds more dog breeds to the list of those for which there are guidelines on when to spay or neuter them based on the health risks. Photo: Victoria Rak/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. […]

Avian Influenza Alert: Understanding the Risks and Taking Action

Recent reports have highlighted the concerning spread of avian influenza, particularly the H5N1 strain, which has been a persistent threat in the United States since 2022. This highly virulent strain has led to significant mortality rates across various species, requiring increased awareness and precautionary measures. The Impact Instances of avian influenza have been devastating, with […]

Swapping Animal Products for Plant-Based Alternatives Slashes Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks, Review Finds

There are many benefits to replacing animal products with plant-based alternatives. Plant-based diets are more climate-friendly, have fewer ethical quandaries, and can help maintain health. A recent review published in BMC Medicine once again underscores the various ways that plant-based alternatives can help reduce adverse health outcomes. Researchers found that replacing meat and dairy products […]

U.S. Animal Industries Pose Disease Risks to People, Report Says

The authors analyzed 36 animal markets in the United States, including dog breeding, hunting and trapping, livestock auctions, backyard chicken farming and petting zoos. To assess how much risk each industry posed, they conducted interviews with experts and reviewed scientific papers, publicly available data, government regulations and more. For each industry, they considered 10 factors, […]

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