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June 29, 2023

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A Dog's Breed Can Affect Pain Sensitivity, but Not Necessarily the Way Your Vet May Think

Dog breeds differ in pain sensitivity, but these differences don't always match up with the beliefs people -- including veterinarians -- hold about breed-specific pain ...

Dogs and Humans Process Body Postures Similarly in Their Brains

A new study shows that information from body postures plays a similarly important role for dogs as it does for humans. The results offer new insights into how dogs and humans perceive each other and their environment. They confirm that the temporal lobe plays a central role in social communication ...

Slow Walking Could Be Sign of Dementia in Older Dogs

Dogs who slow down physically also slow down mentally, according to a new study. Measuring gait speed in senior dogs could be a simple way to monitor their health and to document decline in their neurological function as they ...

Combination Therapy Effective Against Canine Melanoma

A combination of radiotherapy followed by immunotherapy is a promising strategy for the treatment of oral malignant melanomas in ...

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What 'Chornobyl Dogs' Can Tell Us About Survival in Contaminated Environments

In the first step toward understanding how dogs -- and perhaps humans -- might adapt to intense environmental pressures such as exposure to radiation, heavy metals, or toxic chemicals, researchers ...

Bronze Age Well Contents Reveal the History of Animal Resources in Mycenae, Greece

A large Bronze Age debris deposit in Mycenae, Greece provides important data for understanding the history of animal resources at the site, according to a new ...

Lending a Paw for Defense Veterans: 'Clear Evidence' That Assistance Dogs Help Improve Mental Health

A new study focused on defense veterans' mental health has found strong evidence that assistance dogs used in conjunction with traditional therapies provide the most effective treatment ...

Are Our Pets Leaking Information About Us?

Pet and animal-related apps are creating cybersecurity risks to their owners, new research has ...

Canine Distemper Now Threatens Big Cats in Nepal

Researchers have confirmed the first cases of canine distemper virus (CDV), which can cause fatal neurological disease, in tigers and leopards in ...

Roads, Pet Dogs and More May Pose Hidden Threat to Africa's Primates

Simple solutions, such as not leaving out food at night, could help to protect non-human primates in Sub-Saharan Africa -- some of which are already struggling because of threats like climate change ...

Trained Dogs Can Sniff out a Deadly Deer Disease

一项研究表明,宠物狗could be trained to sniff out chronic wasting disease, a deadly ailment that affects deer. The proof-of-concept investigation suggests detection dogs could be ...

Dogs' Average Age at Cancer Diagnosis Is Associated With Size, Sex, Breed

A new analysis has determined median ages of cancer diagnosis for dogs with different characteristics, providing support for the establishment of cancer screening guidelines that vary according to ...

Vikings Crossing the North Sea to Britain Brought Their Horses, Dogs and Other Animals

An analysis of cremated bone fragments from burial mounds in Derbyshire, UK, provides the first solid evidence that Vikings crossed the North Sea with horses, dogs and other animals as early as the ...

The Quail Could Be the Unknown Reservoir of Tuscany and Sicilian Viruses

The quail could be the unknown reservoir of the Toscana virus (TOSV) and the Sandfly Fever Sicilian virus (SFSV), mosquito-borne pathogens that can infect domestic animals and also cause disease in ...

Novel Cancer Therapy Extends Lives of Terminally Ill Dogs

Stem cells have been modified to carry a therapy to treat companion animal patients with late-stage cancer, preserving good quality of life and extending their lives, potentially leading to better ...


New Mosquito Repellents That Work Better Than DEET

In the age-old battle against mosquitoes, DEET has proven effective at keeping this nemesis at bay, but the repellent is smelly and its protection is short-lived. Now, researchers report that they ...

Humans Impact Wolf Packs in National Parks

Studying wolves at the pack level is important because most previous research has focused on population numbers. This study assessed the effects of human-caused mortality on wolf pack social ...

Study Details Impact of Prairie Dog Plague Die-Off on Other Species

This study, conducted from 2015-19 in the Thunder Basin National Grassland, may be the first to specifically examine the multispecies impacts of a wide-scale plague outbreak, which reduced the area ...

Effects of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on Canids Investigated

Researchers have revealed the effects of high pathogenicity avian influenza virus infection on an Ezo red fox and a Japanese raccoon dog, linking their infection to a recorded die-off of ...

Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs Linked to Certain Parts of the Genome

Using new gene mapping methods, researchers have found connections between atopic dermatitis (eczema) in dogs and several regions of the genome. Some of the genes identified coincide with genes ...

Your Dog's Behavior Is a Product of Their Genes

From the excitable sheep dog to the aloof Shiba Inu, and all breeds in between, dogs have unique and diverse behavioral traits. By analyzing DNA samples from over 200 dog breeds along with nearly ...

Reading the Room: Humans Struggle to Identify Aggression in Dogs, Other Humans

Researchers showed participants videos of human, dog, and macaque pairs to determine how well humans assess social ...

Parasite May Create Risk-Taking Wolves in Yellowstone

New research suggests that a common parasite associated with cats turns Yellowstone National Park wolves into risk takers, who when infected are much more likely to disperse across the landscape and ...

One of Europe's Most Ancient Domestic Dogs Lived in the Basque Country

Wolf domestication occurred earlier than proposed until now, at least in western Europe. That possibility is raised by the results of the study of the humerus found in the Erralla cave (Gipuzkoa, ...

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