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Animals 2018, 8(11), 197; https://doi.org/10. more
Watching your dog having a seizure is a scary thing. I remember how helpless I felt when Roxy had her first seizure, She had a full-blown one; she was unresponsive, laying on her side, her whole body was convulsing and foam was coming out of her mout more
Don't mention the V-E-T.
When you say "squirrel" to your canine companion, are they really picturing a bushy-tailed animal, or are they responding to the call based on cues like the tone of voice or the gestures you're using?
We'd be pretty more
Dogs were part of a key moment in human history - when our ancestors began trying their hand at farming.
As the first farmers moved out of the Middle East, herding animals such as sheep and goats, dogs tagged along too, say scientists. more
How will dogs reshape and redecorate nature in a world without humans?
In a previous essay called "As Dogs Go Wild in a World Without Us, How Might They Cope?" I wrote about how dogs might adapt to a world in which we no longer control their lives. more
It doesn’t hurt that humans seem to be especially vulnerable to cute things. Research dating back to the 1940s shows that virtually any creature with babylike features—large eyes, a bulging forehead, short limbs—is capable of drawing our affection, f more
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Date: Source: PLOS Summary: DNA testing of more than 6,000 dogs has revealed that a duplication on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian Huskies.
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Most companies wouldn't hesitate to give workers time off to mourn a family member. But what if that loved one is a pet?
Katie Adkins’ five-year-old corgi, Goliath, had a name that didn’t really fit. more
Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced.
The training devices deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity or spray noxious chemicals to control animals' behaviour. more
When adopting a new canine family member at a shelter, many people choose a dog based on the breed or breeds labelled on its cage. But new research using genetic testing shows that shelters don’t always correctly label dogs, meaning the pointer you j more