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U.S. transport regulators reject ’emotional support animal’ status

Service dog status still protected; 'support' goats, turkeys, others up to airlines

Washington | Reuters — Only trained dogs qualify as service animals on U.S. airlines, as regulators rejected requests to extend legal protections to miniature horses, pigs, turkeys and other species, under final U.S. Transportation Department rules issued Wednesday. Airlines can still choose which other species to allow on board, but the rules issued on Wednesday […] Read more

Help needed for vet feline research

Reading Time: < 1 minute Researchers at the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are evaluating tissues from cats to help understand two common conditions: feline obesity and diabetes. The loss of a pet is an extremely difficult time for pet owners. Tissue and organ donation is a commonly accepted […] Read more