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The Daily Dog News Canada Dogs Recognize Familiar Faces from Images

Dogs Recognize Familiar Faces from Images

December 18, 2013 Dogs Recognize Familiar Faces assumed to be a quality that only humans and possibly primates possess. Main focus on spontaneous behavior of dogs Typically animals’ ability to discriminate different individuals has been studied by training the animals to discriminate photographs of familiar and strange individuals. The researchers, led by Professor Outi Vainio […]

How Household Dogs Protect Against Asthma and Infection

How Household Dogs Protect Against Asthma and Infection

December 16, 2013 Children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog Exposure of mice to dust from houses where canine pets are permitted both indoors and outdoors can reshape the community of microbes that live in the mouse gut — collectively known as the […]

Spanish Stray Dogs is a non-profit organization

Spanish Stray Dogs

December 5 2013 Non-profit holds crowd funder to feed Spain’s abandoned dogs Spanish Stray Dogs has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money to feed over 300 abandoned and neglected dogs at a Spanish council dog pound. The non-profit hopes to raise £11,000 through its Indiegogo campaign, the cost of feeding the dogs for […]

Multi-Dog Study Points to Canine Brain's Reward Center pet it dogs news health

Dog Study Points to Canine Brain’s Reward Center

December 4, 2013 Emory University researchers captured the first canine brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year. The research, published by the Public Library of Science One (PLOS One), showed that most of the dogs had a positive response in the caudate region of the brain when given a hand signal indicating they […]