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- A puppy’s diet seems to be a significant factor in the development of allergy and atopy related skin symptoms in adult dogson November 19, 2021 at 1:37 am
Puppyhood dietary factors may affect the onset of canine allergy and atopy related skin symptoms in adulthood, according to a new study.
- Common household noises may be stressing your dogon November 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm
Researchers have found that common household noises may be making dogs anxious. Owners may be underestimating their dog's stress.
- SARS-CoV-2 variant detected in dogs and cats with suspected myocarditison November 5, 2021 at 12:41 pm
A new study reveals that pets can be infected with the alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in southeast England and is commonly known as the UK variant or B.1.1.7.
- Many new college students report pet separation anxietyon October 26, 2021 at 12:54 pm
A survey of a sample of new first-year college students leaving pets at home and found that 75% experienced some level of pet separation anxiety -- with one in four reporting moderate to severe symptoms. The students who had higher anxiety tended to be those who treated their pets more like people, identifying them as friends, sleeping in the same room and generally spending a lot of time with them. Students who had dogs at home also tended to report more attachment to their pets -- and more separation anxiety -- than those with cats and other types of pets.
- Cat bacteria treats mouse skin infection, may help you and your pets as wellon October 19, 2021 at 4:35 pm
Researchers identify a strain of bacteria on healthy cats that produces antibiotics against severe skin infections. The findings may soon lead to new bacteriotherapies for humans and their pets, wherein cat bacteria is applied via topical cream or spray.
- Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogson October 15, 2021 at 10:42 pm
A study involving some 11,000 dogs demonstrated that the gender, age and breed of the dog, as well as any behavioral problems and certain environmental factors, are connected to hyperactive and impulsive behavior and inattention (ADHD).
- Gorillas can tell human voices aparton October 12, 2021 at 3:22 pm
A new study is the first to show that gorillas are able to recognize familiar human voices based on their relationship with the speaker.
- ‘Pet prep’ could be key to disaster survivalon October 12, 2021 at 1:50 pm
Researchers have discovered most pet owners have inadequate plans for their pets if a natural disaster strikes -- but disaster response planners may be able to turn this into a positive.
- Man's best friend could be a jaguar's next meal: A case study from the Mexican Caribbeanon October 11, 2021 at 1:13 pm
Events of jaguars predating on and attacking dogs are poorly documented throughout the Americas. Researchers from Mexico and Germany report in detail jaguar attacks on 20 dogs at a tourist site in the Mexican Caribbean. In addition, they describe an initiative proposed by locals as well as national and international NGOs to prevent human-jaguar conflicts due to pet predation.
- Dog parasite is developing resistance to treatmentson September 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Right now, U.S. veterinarians rely on three types of drugs to kill the hookworms, but the parasites appear to becoming resistant to all of them. Dog hookworms can also infect humans.
- Early long-distance trade links shaped Siberian dogson September 20, 2021 at 7:19 pm
Analysis of ancient canine DNAs reveals that the inhabitants of Arctic Siberia began importing dogs from Eurasia some 2000 years ago.
- Cartilage resurfacing implant reduces pain, restores hip joint function in dogson September 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm
A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms of moderate osteoarthritis.
- When wolves are at the door – what communities need to get on with new neighborson September 10, 2021 at 4:16 pm
Large carnivore populations are expanding across Europe and experts are calling for increased support for communities to encourage harmonious relationships with their new neighbors.
- Seven personality and behavior traits identified in catson September 7, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Researchers have developed a new comprehensive questionnaire for surveying feline personality and behavior. A dataset of more than 4,300 cats representing 26 breed groups revealed seven personality and behavior traits, with significant differences observed between breeds.
- Cavalier King Charles spaniels carry more harmful genetic variants than other breeds, study findson September 2, 2021 at 9:46 pm
Recent dog breeding practices have loaded up cavalier King Charles spaniels with disease-causing mutations, including variants linked to the common heart condition, myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), according to new findings.
- Indian wolf among world’s most endangered and distinct wolveson September 2, 2021 at 9:46 pm
The Indian wolf could be far more endangered than previously recognized, say first scientists to sequence its genome. Indian wolves could also represent the most ancient surviving lineage of wolves.
- Dogs tell the difference between intentional and unintentional actionon September 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm
A study compared dogs' spontaneous reactions to intentional and unintentional human behavior and found that dogs reacted differently depending on the condition.
- Farmed carnivores may become 'disease reservoirs' posing human health riskon August 24, 2021 at 4:10 pm
Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected 'disease reservoirs', in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.
- Varying immune cell levels in canine brain tumors could provide therapeutic targetson August 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm
A new study reveals that high-grade gliomas, or brain tumors, in dogs contained more immune cells associated with suppressing immune response than low-grade gliomas.
- Raccoon dogs pose a particular threat to ground-nesting birds in Northern Europeon August 13, 2021 at 7:20 pm
Artificial nest experiments demonstrated that the raccoon dog, an alien species abundant in Finland, is a more common duck nest predator than any indigenous mammalian species. The species depredated nests on shorelines as well as in forests, rural landscapes and urban areas.