Dogs are a huge part of our family and have a huge impact on the lives of our pets, according to a new study.
The research, conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne and published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, found that, for some pets, taking medication is the most common cause of their death.
“The most common causes of death among dogs were cardiac arrest, renal failure, respiratory failure, and respiratory infections,” lead researcher Dr David J. Wieden said.
“We have a very wide range of causes of dog death and the findings show that for some dogs, medication may be the most important cause of death.”
The researchers used data from more than 8,000 dog deaths across the world over a five-year period.
The majority of deaths occurred in Europe and the US, but they also found deaths occurring in India, Australia, and South America.
In each country, dog owners had significantly higher rates of asthma and other respiratory disorders, heart disease, kidney disease, and neurological problems.
In the US and Europe, the study found that people were almost three times more likely to die from respiratory disease than from asthma.
The study also found that more than two-thirds of deaths in the US involved dogs, while dogs accounted for the majority of dog deaths in Europe.
The authors also found a link between medication use and a greater risk of kidney disease.
“Dogs and humans share a lot of common genetic traits that can cause kidney disease and other kidney diseases,” Dr Wiedens said.
The findings are based on data from the World Health Organisation’s Global Health Database for Chronic Kidney Disease, which includes data from all of the countries in the world.
“Our results suggest that people who are in a high-risk group for kidney disease are more likely than the general population to be taking medication,” Dr J. J. P. Wiesen said in a press release.
“It seems to be a common phenomenon for many people in high-need groups.”
The authors said that the findings could help us understand why some people are more susceptible to kidney disease than others.
“More studies are needed to investigate this link more deeply,” Dr. Wieren said, adding that the study also looked at whether people were more likely or less likely to be affected by certain medical conditions.
“This may be due to differences in the genes and their function in the body,” Dr James F. Fenton, professor of medicine and of human physiology at the Australian National University, said in the release.