06 May '11, 9pm

Even pets suffer recession as health declines

Even pets suffer recession as health declines

The most common disease in both dogs and cats was dental disease, which includes inflammation, tartar and gingivitis. Small breeds seem more prone to dental disease, the researchers found, which may have broad implications since the report also found a trend toward smaller breeds of dogs in the United States. Meanwhile, big dogs such as German shepherds decreased in popularity by about 40 percent over the last decade; Chihuahuas rose in popularity by about 116 percent in that period, the researchers reported, and Banfield Hospitals also served about 87 percent more shih tzus.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/even-pets-suffer-r...

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