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7 Ways the Moon Affects Human & Animal Health

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2. Full Moon and Pet Injuries

A full moon is a time of mischief and free-spiritedness according to many urban myths. However, a study conducted by the Journal of the Veterinary Medical Center at Colorado State University and published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, found that emergency room visits for pets increased during or approaching a full moon. The study found a 23-percent rise in emergency veterinary cat visits and a 28-percent rise in emergency vet dog visits during a full moon. Unfortunately, researchers couldn’t pin down an exact cause—other than the fact that pets tend to spend longer amounts of time outside at night when there’s more light due to a full moon.

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