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Can Animal Self-Medication Lead to Better Health Outcomes?

Today I’m talking with Michael Huffman, Associate Professor, Section of Social Systems Evolution, at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan. The topic is one that I’ve become absolutely fascinated with in recent years, applied zoopharmacognosy, or much more simply put, animal self-medication. Following are some highlights from our discussion, but I encourage …

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5 Natural Ways to Help Control Your Dog’s Seizures

According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), a drug that has been used for decades to manage epilepsy in dogs gained its first FDA approval earlier this year. Epilepsy is characterized by seizures. A seizure is an event during which there is unanticipated, unprovoked, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There …

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The Difference Between Marijuana and CBD Oil for Pets

As an ever-increasing number of states in the U.S. legalize marijuana for recreational use, more and more dogs are consuming products containing THC, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.1 The study is the first of its kind and while it’s based on U.S. data, Canada is experiencing similar problems. “We found …

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Study Shows Rabies Vaccine Is Effective for at Least 5 Years

Today I’m talking by Skype with Dr. Jean Dodds, who is back by popular demand to update us on the Rabies Challenge Fund, as well as potential new vaccine protocols, titer testing, and all things immunization and vaccine related. Following are some of the highlights of our conversation specific to the Rabies Challenge Fund and …

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