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  • Smart vaccine scheme quick to curb rabies threat in African cities
    on January 18, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    More people could be protected from life-threatening rabies thanks to an agile approach to dog vaccination using smart phone technology to spot areas of low vaccination coverage in real time. The work could help save the lives of children worldwide.

  • Living environment affects the microbiota and health of both dogs and their owners
    on December 18, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    In urban environments, allergic diseases are more common among dogs and their owners compared to those living in rural areas. Simultaneous allergic traits appear to be associated with the microbes found in the environment, but microbes relevant to health differ between dogs and humans.

  • Robots could replace real therapy dogs
    on December 10, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Robotic animals could be the 'pawfect' replacement for our real-life furry friends, a new study has found.

  • Understanding COVID-19 infection and possible mutations
    on December 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    The binding of a SARS-CoV-2 virus surface protein spike -- a projection from the spherical virus particle -- to the human cell surface protein ACE2 is the first step to infection that may lead to COVID-19 disease. Researchers computationally assessed how changes to the virus spike makeup can affect binding with ACE2 and compared results to those of the original SARS-CoV virus (SARS).

  • Pets, touch and COVID-19: Why our furry friends are lifesavers
    on December 1, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    A new study points to the lifesaving role that pets have played in 2020 and why governments need to sit up and take notice.

  • Studies focus on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in domestic cats, pigs
    on November 18, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Two recently published studies include important findings related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the COVID-19 pandemic: Domestic cats can be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but pigs are unlikely to be significant carriers of the virus.

  • Pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating English rivers
    on November 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Researchers have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.

  • Dog brains do not prefer faces
    on October 5, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Even though dogs gaze into man's eyes, dog brains may not process faces as human brains do. A new study suggests that the canine visual system is organized differently: the face network found in primates may not extend to all mammals.

  • First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work
    on October 5, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Researchers monitored the success of rehoming 16 laboratory beagles in 2015-2018. The study revealed that the development of house training skills could be supported by care arrangements at the laboratory animal facilities.

  • Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows
    on September 26, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.

  • Feeding indoor cats just once a day could improve health
    on September 23, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    New research has found that feeding cats one large meal a day may help control hunger better than feeding them several times a day.

  • Tracking the working dogs of 9/11
    on September 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group.

  • Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention
    on September 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent study found.

  • Making dog food more delectable by analyzing aromas
    on September 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Dogs aren't known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best possible culinary experience, especially for those rare finicky canines. Now, researchers have identified key aroma compounds in dog food that seem to be the most appealing to canines.

  • Treatment for canine ocular condition using turmeric
    on September 3, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Researchers have produced a therapeutic derived from turmeric, a spice long-praised for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, that shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs suffering from uveitis, an inflammation of the eye that leads to pain and reduced vision.

  • Daylight study reveals how animals adapt between seasons
    on August 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Scientists have discovered how a biological switch helps animals make the seasonal changes crucial for survival, such as growing a warm winter coat and adjusting body temperatures.

  • Why flat-faced dogs remain popular despite health problems
    on August 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Owners of bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs are highly likely to want to own their breed again in the future, and to recommend their breed to other owners, according to a new study. The development of breed loyalty toward these so-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) dogs may lead to their continued proliferation and popularity, despite their substantial health risks.

  • Reducing transmission risk of livestock disease
    on August 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    The risk of transmitting the livestock virus PPRV, which threatens 80% of the world's sheep and goats, increases with certain husbandry practices, including attendance at seasonal grazing camps and the introduction of livestock to the herd.

  • An active lifestyle reduces fearfulness in dogs - differences between breeds are great
    on August 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The more dogs are engaged in activities and the more diverse experiences and canine friends they have, the less fearful they are in new situations and environments. Genes also play an important part.

  • Big dogs face more joint problems if neutered early
    on August 13, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Heavier mixed-breed dogs have higher health risks if neutered or spayed early, according to a new study.

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