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DNA may hold secret for feline HCM therapies

UC Davis researchers say nearly 20 percent of cats prescribed clopidogrel continue to form blood clots The effectiveness of a commonly prescribed treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats may vary depending on the animal’s genes. Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), have found a cat’s DNA alters how it responds to…

French maker of insect-based dog food to launch cat food

JAROSLAW ADAMOWSKI June 8, 2021 French pet food producer Reglo offers insect-based dog food as an alternative to meat- and fish-based products, and is readying to expand its portfolio by launching a new line of cat food products next year. “Reglo currently sells only one product: dry dog food,” said Basile Laigre, the company’s chief executive and founder. “It…

Breed-related disease: Poodle

Poodles are believed to have originated in Germany, though they have been known as French dogs for many years. Their name is derived from the German word pudel, meaning “to splash in water.” Standard poodles are considered the oldest form of this breed. Their history of use as retrievers and water dogs led to the…