Impact of size, head shape and sex of purebred dogs on lifespan

Pekingese dog walking

Conclusion: regular-headed, female, small dog breeds live the longest! πŸΆπŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί. The study cited below tells us that for purebred dogs the average lifespan depends on the shape of the head and its size. Gender also has an impact. Head shaped is defined below: Comment: regular-headed dogs live the longest. Long-faced dogs live longer than …

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EU advises a period of darkness every day for breeding cats and dogs

Breeding male cat in darkness as recommended by the EFSA to ensure that they maintain their circadian rhythm

The Commission of the European Union commissioned one of their agencies, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to produce a scientific report on the welfare of cats and dogs in commercial breeding premises destined for sport, hunting and as companion animals. They addressed several issues including the housing of the cats and dogs and …

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World leaders must know that climate change is scaring the shit out of people (infographic)

Most Americans say climate change will destroy Earth in their lifetime

It seems to me that the people who have the power to do something about curbing climate change are not taking it seriously enough judging by the fact that they’ve been talking about it for almost 30 years and yet climate change is still getting worse as I type this. Thirty years to do …

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Non-insured cats live longer than insured cats (study)

Young cat at vet clinic. Older cats are less likely to be covered by pet health insurance policies as they are cancelled.

The researchers of a study on the longevity and mortality of domestic cats published in 2014 were somewhat puzzled it seems about the finding that non-insured cats had lifespans that were 1.1 years longer than insured cats. The result is counterintuitive. Most people would think that pet health insurance increases lifespan as the veterinary …

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10 potential reasons for FLUTD in an infographic

10 potential reasons for FLUTD in an infographic

RELATED: Cat Urinary Infection Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment I am going to add some words to fill out this very sparse Infographic. It is deliberately minimalistic in order to get the message across quickly. As mentioned, the information comes from a study from Thailand. I found the study very useful. Link: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56968-w The scientists …

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Slightly overweight domestic cats live longer than ideal weight cats

Lifespan of cats is longer when they are slightly overweight as per a study which is counterintuitive

Study scientists investigating domestic cats sometimes use the body condition score (BCS). It is a metric which numerically measures a domestic cat’s appearance caused by the status of their weight. The method is explained below. Note: please read the entire article and not just the title as to do so will probably mislead you …

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