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Drug now in clinical trials for Parkinson's strengthens heart contractions in animals
A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to results of early animal studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. (2018-07-20)
The fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders
Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? (2017-12-13)
Most dog treats exceed recommended daily energy allowance
Most commercially available dog treats contain a range of undefined ingredients, including sugars, and often exceed the recommended daily energy allowance for treats ('complementary feed'), warn researchers in the Vet Record today. (2017-12-20)
Study: Police use of force is rare, as are significant injuries to suspects
Police officers rarely use force in apprehending suspects, and when they do they seldom cause significant injuries to those arrested, according to a multi-site study published in the March issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. (2018-02-23)
Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs
A rattle will only make noise if you shake it. (2017-09-15)
Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas, warn experts
Experts are warning of a 'significant peak' in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the Christmas period as households stock up on festive treats. (2017-12-20)
Genetic cause of deadly skin condition afflicting bull terriers discovered
In a new study published March 22, 2018 in PLOS Genetics, Anina Bauer of the University of Bern and a large international research team, report the discovery of a mutation that causes lethal acrodermatitis (LAD), a deadly condition that causes skin lesions on the paws and face of affected dogs. (2018-03-22)
A dog's color could impact longevity, increase health issues
New research led by the University of Sydney has revealed the life expectancy of chocolate Labradors is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts. (2018-10-21)
People who feel threatened by vegetarianism more likely to care less about animals
New research suggests that if people perceive the rise of vegetarianism as a threat to their way of life they are more likely to care less for some animals. (2018-06-20)
Street dogs to benefit from app that keeps canine health on track
Improved care for the world's 200 million street dogs is the goal of a new smartphone app devised by an international team of animal welfare experts. (2018-04-04)
Morris Animal Foundation study shows drug comes up short in osteoarthritis pain relief
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers from the University of Georgia, have found that tramadol was ineffective in alleviating signs of pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. (2018-05-02)
Brain training for old dogs: Could touchscreen games be the Sudoku of man's best friend?
Spoiling old dogs in their twilight years by retiring them to the sofa and forgiving them their stubbornness or disobedience, doesn't do our four-legged friends any good. (2018-02-07)
How cats and dogs are consuming and processing parabens
Many households can claim at least one four-legged friend as part of the family. (2018-03-07)
Researchers discover that female cats are more likely to be right-handed
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have found that female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than males. (2018-01-22)
How tails help geckos and other vertebrates make great strides
A wagging tail is often associated with dogs' emotions, but the side-to-side motion may also help them take longer strides and move faster, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. (2017-09-07)
'Tis the season to be vigilant: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas
University of Liverpool researchers are warning of a 'significant peak' in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the Christmas period as households stock up on festive treats. (2017-12-20)
Sit, stay, heal: Study finds therapy dogs help stressed university students
Therapy dog sessions for stressed-out students are an increasingly popular offering at North American universities. (2018-03-12)
The sniff test of self-recognition confirmed: Dogs have self-awareness
A new research carried out by the Department of Psychology of the Barnard College in the USA, in publication on the journal Behavioural Processes, used a sniff-test to evaluate the ability of dogs to recognize themselves. (2017-09-05)
Does opioid use in pets create higher risk for abuse in humans?
The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. (2019-01-11)
Hunting dogs as possible vectors for the infectious disease tularaemia
The zoonosis Tularaemia is life-threatening for rodents, rabbits and hares, but which can also infect humans and dogs. (2018-01-19)
Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves 2 proof-of-concepts in veterinary medical use
Chronical allergic diseases of dogs and horses can now be treated with an innovative vaccine. (2018-04-04)
Dogs born in the summertime more likely to suffer heart disease
Dogs born June through August are at higher risk of heart disease than those born other months, rising in July to 74 percent higher risk, according to a study published this week in Scientific Reports from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2018-05-18)
A mass dog vaccination campaign stops rabies transmission in its tracks
Mass dog vaccination campaigns in an African city successfully interrupted rabies transmission for nine months during 2014, researchers report. (2017-12-20)
Canine distemper confirmed in Far Eastern leopard, world's most endangered big cat
The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV). (2018-01-17)
Mice change their appearance as a result of frequent exposure to humans
Many tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white patches in their fur or shorter snouts. (2018-03-16)
Can feces save the species?
It's a tough job, but somebody, or at least some dogs, have to do it. (2008-05-12)
Researchers identify mutation that causes bad teeth in Samoyed dogs
A mutation in a gene called SCL24A4 that causes enamel hypoplasia, or poorly formed enamel of the teeth in Samoyed dogs has been identified by researchers at the Center for Companion Animal Health, University of California, Davis. (2017-11-21)
Dogs, toddlers show similarities in social intelligence
University of Arizona researcher Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center, found that dogs and 2-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence, much more so than human children and one of their closest relatives: chimpanzees. (2017-02-27)
How tumors caused by STD quickly regress in dogs
The canine transmissible venereal tumor is a contagious cancer that has spread by mating among dogs worldwide. (2018-04-09)
Dogs' social skills linked to oxytocin sensitivity
The tendency of dogs to seek contact with their owners is associated with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden. (2017-09-18)
Dogs can detect agricultural diseases early
Laurel wilt disease has had a devastating effect on the avocado industry in South Florida in past harvest seasons. (2018-06-08)
Spay and neuter for dogs: Avoiding the health consequences
In the United States, spaying or neutering a dog has become standard practice to reduce pet overpopulation. (2018-10-30)
A chicken-flavored electrolyte drink could help sniffer dogs stay hydrated
The first comparison of plain water, electrolyte injections and a chicken-flavored electrolyte drink as techniques for keeping sniffer dogs hydrated when working in hot weather finds that while all are safe and effective, dogs drink more and are more hydrated when given a chicken-flavored electrolyte drink. (2017-11-21)
Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows
A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. (2018-07-13)
Gene therapy could save kids from a lifetime of eating cornstarch
A gene therapy treatment that restores a missing liver enzyme in test animals could provide a cure for a rare metabolic disorder in humans, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers. (2008-03-12)
Empathetic people experience dogs' expressions more strongly
A study by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University explored how empathy and other psychological factors affect people's assessments of the facial images of dogs and humans. (2017-02-03)
Cleaning procedure prevents therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to children with cancer
Therapy dogs help ease stress in young patients with cancer, but can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting vulnerable kids at risk for a serious infection. (2018-10-05)
Breathtaking gene discovery in Dalmatian dogs
University of Helsinki researchers have uncovered a novel gene associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in dogs. (2017-03-14)
Anxious personality may be linked to heightened dog bite risk
Personality type may be linked to a heightened risk of being bitten by a dog, with people of a more anxious disposition more likely to be nipped, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2018-02-01)
Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma
Two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting show there may be even more reason to love your dog as they may provide a protective effect against ezcema and asthma. (2017-10-27)
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