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Medical News Today: Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in... more
World's fastest ant hits recording breaking speed of 855mm/s  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
According to Noël Coward, mad dogs and Englishmen are the only creatures that go out in the midday sun, but Harald Wolf from the University of Ulm, Germany, would add... more
Fido's raw meat pet food may be loaded with harmful bacteria: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Increasingly popular raw meat meals for dogs and cats may be full of multi-drug resistant bacteria, posing a serious risk to animals and humans,... more
Medical News Today: Having a dog may boost survival after a heart attack or stroke  MNT · 1 week
Two new studies show that owning a dog significantly reduces people's risk of death following a heart attack... more
Dog owners live longer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Taking care of pets has been shown to provide a plethora of health benefits. Now, dog lovers may have a new reason to love their pets more as two new studies found that owning a dog is tied to a... more
Genes play a role in dog breed differences in behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Border collies are highly trainable, greyhounds love to chase, and German shepherds make good guard dogs. While the environment plays a role, traits like these are highly heritable,... more
Dog ownership associated with longer life, especially among heart attack and stroke survivors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Dog ownership was associated with a 33% lower risk of early death for heart attack survivors living alone and 27% reduced risk... more
Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research finds dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain. more
Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A cup might seem like the most obvious way to measure out dry dog food, but new University of Guelph research finds that when it comes to getting portions right,... more
Britain is a nation of pet lovers—and it has the Victorians to thank  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Britain was the first country in the world to start a welfare charity for animals, as early as 1824. Now, almost 20m... more
Identifying a gene for canine night blindness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. Strategies to treat this condition, which affects a layer of neurons just below the primary photoreceptor cells, could also... more
US sizzles in rare autumn heat wave  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A freakish heat wave is making early autumn feel like the dog days of summer in much of the southern and eastern US, with forecasters predicting Wednesday that temperatures could get close to triple... more
Researchers find some of the genes responsible for differences in behavior between dog breeds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found some of the genes that are responsible... more
The Four Fundamental Forces of Nature  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
From walking the dog, to swimming in a river or landing on the moon, the forces and interactions we see and experience seem infinite. But they all stem from just four fundamental forces of nature, and... more
Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: It's raining cats and dogs  MNT · 3 weeks
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman talks about a fantastic new type of content that landed on Medical News Today this September. more
Cats bond with caregivers just as much as babies and dogs  MNT · 3 weeks
A study finds that felines bond with their caregivers just as much as babies and dogs, in spite of their reputation for being aloof. more
Medical News Today: Cats bond with caregivers just as much as babies and dogs  MNT · 3 weeks
A study finds that felines bond with their caregivers just as much as babies and dogs, in spite of their... more
Dog rabies vaccination programs affect human exposure, prophylaxis use  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The World Health Organization has made it a goal to eliminate human rabies deaths due to dog bites by the year 2030. An increase in dog rabies vaccination rates decreases... more
The problem with promoting 'responsible dog ownership'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Dog welfare campaigns that tell people to be 'responsible owners' don't help to promote behaviour change, a new report suggests. Dog owners interviewed for a study all considered themselves to be responsible owners, despite... more
Pet Cats Really Bond with Their Owners, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) form attachments with their owners that are similar to the bonds... more
Virus may jump species through 'rock-and-roll' motion with receptors  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Like a janitor thumbing through a keychain to find just the right key to open a lock, the "rock-and-roll" motion of the canine parvovirus during the binding process may help... more
Why there's no such thing as a 'responsible dog owner'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dog welfare campaigns that tell people to be "responsible owners" don't help to promote behavior change, a new University of Liverpool report suggests. more
Antibody testing reveals dogs can suffer from same autoimmune encephalitis as humans  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that dogs can suffer from the same type of autoimmune encephalitis that people do. The finding... more
Antibody testing reveals dogs can suffer from same autoimmune encephalitis as humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that dogs can suffer from the same type of autoimmune encephalitis that people do. The finding could lead to better screening... more
More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43... more
Cats are securely bonded to their people, too  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a study of the way domestic cats respond to their caregivers suggests that their socio-cognitive abilities and the depth of their human... more
Cats, like children and dogs, develop attachments to their caregivers, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new Oregon State University study finds that pet cats form attachments with their human owners that are similar to the bonds formed by... more
More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Norwegian authorities have recorded 6 new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of... more
Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs according to new research  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
A new study from the University of Copenhagen reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than... more
Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
A new study reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners. Part of the explanation lies in whether treats are... more
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