Dogs Understand What’s Written All Over Your Face

Dogs Understand What’s Written All Over Your Face

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Dogs are capable of understanding the emotions behind an expression on a human face. For example, if a dog turns its head to the left, it could be picking up that someone is angry, fearful or happy. If there is . . . → Read More: Dogs Understand What’s Written All Over Your Face

Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

By Samantha Drake

Everyday sounds, like crinkling tin foil, a metal spoon hitting a ceramic bowl, rustling paper or plastic bags, or hammering a nail, can have a worrisome effect on your cat, according to a new study. Researchers say certain high-pitched sounds . . . → Read More: Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

By Monica Weymouth | Found on PetMD

To us humans, a refrigerator is simply a kitchen appliance—no more, no less. But to some cats the top of the refrigerator is the Promised Land, a must-visit destination to be reached at all costs.

What’s behind the strange choice of hang-out? . . . → Read More: Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Dogs Could be More Similar to Humans than We Thought

Dogs Could be More Similar to Humans than We Thought

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Dog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than we previously thought, according to a study published in the open access journal, Microbiome.

Dr Luis Pedro Coelho and colleagues from the European Molecular . . . → Read More: Dogs Could be More Similar to Humans than We Thought

Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Article Found on Science Daily

Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease — a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk — more frequently in dogs with short legs (dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to name . . . → Read More: Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

New Study Asks if Arthritis in Dogs Causes Mood Changes

New Study Asks if Arthritis in Dogs Causes Mood Changes

Article by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

If you live with osteoarthritis (OA), you’re probably all too familiar with the impact that joint pain can have on your mood. In fact, according to healthcommunities.com, it is known that arthritis in people . . . → Read More: New Study Asks if Arthritis in Dogs Causes Mood Changes

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You

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As much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high.

In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant . . . → Read More: Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You

The Sniff Test of Self-Recognition Confirmed: Dogs Have Self-Awareness

The Sniff Test of Self-Recognition Confirmed: Dogs Have Self-Awareness

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A new research carried out by the Department of Psychology of the Barnard College in the USA, in publication on the journal Behavioural Processesused a sniff-test to evaluate the ability of dogs to recognize themselves.

The experiment confirms the . . . → Read More: The Sniff Test of Self-Recognition Confirmed: Dogs Have Self-Awareness

Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergies and Obesity in Children

Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergies and Obesity in Children

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If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity?

A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets — . . . → Read More: Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergies and Obesity in Children

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

Article by Jill Suttie | Found on Animal Health Foundation

A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.

My dog, Casey, is one of my favorite beings on the planet. Not only is he extremely cute, his presence . . . → Read More: How Dogs Help People Get Along Better