Preventing pupsicles: How to keep your canine cozy all winter 

As another season of cold temperatures and snow approaches, veterinarian and resident in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Lauri-Jo Gamble offers some advice on how to keep your dog cozy in the cooler temperatures as well as ways to keep your active dog in shape throughout the winter months. Gamble says: […]

3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

ITHACA, N.Y. – In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves. In the ongoing debate, one camp believes dogs were domesticated in the Paleolithic age (more than 17,000 years ago), when humans […]

Fireworks fear? Tips to protect your pets

Many people enjoy the sounds and lights of fireworks, but they can be terrifying and overwhelming for your pets. Leni Kaplan, a companion animal veterinarian at the Cornell University Hospital for animals and a lecturer on Community Practice Service at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, explains how to look for signs of distress and […]

What every dog owner needs to know about parvovirus

Outbreaks of parvovirus among dogs in Massachusetts, Indiana, Illinois, and New Jersey have animal shelters and owners scrambling to help sick dogs and prevent further spread of the virus. Colin Parrish, Professor of Virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, who was involved in the development of the […]

Cornell website helps predict dog joint health before breeding

ITHACA, N.Y. – Selective breeding may have produced a beautiful variety of dog breeds, but it has also left many varieties with a legacy of genetic disease. To combat this trend, Cornell University researchers have launched the Cornell Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) website, the country’s first breeding value database, where the public can find the propensity for […]

Cornell website predicts dog joint health before breeding

ITHACA, N.Y. – Selective breeding may have produced a beautiful variety of dog breeds, but it has also left many varieties with a legacy of genetic disease. To combat this trend, Cornell University researchers have launched the Cornell Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) website, the country’s first breeding value database, where the public can find the […]

Tick tips for pets this summer

Summer means tick season in many parts of the United States. To help protect your favorite animals, John Schaefer, interim director of parasitology, and Amy Glaser, senior research associate and director of molecular diagnostics, both of Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center, provide answers to frequently asked tick questions. What should I do if I […]