COLORADO, Colorado Springs Top cities to own a dog ValuePenguin compiled a list of the top cities to own a dog based on factors such as the number of veterinarians, groomers and dog sitters, walkability and more. Colorado Springs, Colo., was the top-ranked city to own a dog, while Providence, R.I., came in last of 155 areas examined.

December 19, 2016

Top cities to own a dog

ValuePenguin compiled a list of the top cities to own a dog based on factors such as the number of veterinarians, groomers and dog sitters, walkability and more. Colorado Springs, Colo., was the top-ranked city to own a dog, while Providence, R.I., came in last of 155 areas examined.

Canine studies turn to crowdsourcing, data sharing for maximum benefit

December 14, 2016

Canine studies turn to crowdsourcing, data sharing for maximum benefit

Researchers from Cornell, Duke and the University of Massachusetts Medical School are asking dog owners to contribute to studies about canine genetics, personality and behaviors as they seek to unravel secrets of canine health and behavior. The studies use crowdsourcing to obtain adequate sample sizes, and researchers plan to share data with other scientists to facilitate further study of behavior and diseases that affect dogs and humans.

The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (12/13)

COLORADO Becoming an avalanche dog

December 13, 2016

COLORADO Becoming an avalanche dog

Since 1950, 275 people have died in avalanches in Colorado, and avalanche dogs and handlers practice to keep that number from increasing. Handlers train the dogs with hide-and-seek play sessions that are really teaching how to find people buried alive in snow — a situation that becomes deadly within 15 minutes.

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) (12/12)

COLORADO State U. completes renovation of oncology clinic

December 13, 2016

Colo. State U. completes renovation of oncology clinic

Colorado State University has completed renovations at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Lucy Oncology Clinic, named after a Rottweiler treated at CSU. The project, which cost $1.75 million, included consolidation of exam and treatment spaces, changes to improve efficiency and communication upgrades.

BizReport (12/7)

Diabetes on the rise in dogs, cats

December 12, 2016

Diabetes on the rise in dogs, cats

The incidence of diabetes in dogs and cats in the US has crept up in the past decade, with an 80% jump in dogs and an 18% rise in cats, according to veterinarian Katy Nelson, who says the increase is linked to pets’ expanding waistlines. Pets with diabetes drink more water and need to urinate more often, and those are commonly the first signs of diabetes, Dr. Nelson said.

WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.) (12/9)

Exercising dogs in the winter and a sensitive question from a cat owner

December 12, 2016

Exercising dogs in the winter and a sensitive question from a cat owner

Veterinarian Lee Pickett tackles a teen’s tricky question by explaining that a cat that ate a single contraceptive pill isn’t in any danger. Dr. Pickett also offers exercise solutions for dogs whose owners aren’t cold-weather enthusiasts.

BerksPets.com (Reading, Pa.) (12/9)