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Dog Days of summer & rising temperatures

The “dog days of summer” are here, but don’t let the phrase fool you. This hot time of year can be dangerous for your pup, says a Kansas State University veterinarian. July 25, 2014 “As it starts to get hot, the risk of heat exhaustion or death from heat stroke increases,” said Susan Nelson, clinical […]

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Dogs Get Jealous, Too

July 23, 2014 Dog owners were right all along. Our pups really do get jealous when we direct our affection elsewhere—especially when it’s toward another “dog.” Once thought to be too complex an emotion for nonhumans, or perhaps just a social construct, jealousy in canines—and the “pay attention to me” behaviors that arise from it—probably […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Deadly Virus Killing Dogs Circo-Virus

November 13, 2013 Circo-Virus spreading in the U.S. A new virus is hitting dogs throughout the country, and if not treated, it can kill an infected animal in just days. There’s no vaccine, it’s highly infectious, and scientists still can’t say with certainty how it’s transmitted. What is certain is this disease is deadly, especially […]

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New Test Can Diagnose Strains of Canine Parvovirus

November 11, 2013 A new test developed at the Kansas State University  is leading to earlier detection of Canine Parvovirus Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious worldwide disease that involves both domestic and wild canines. It can be fatal in immunocompromised dogs or puppies that have not yet been vaccinated, said Richard Oberst, professor of […]

600 Dog Deaths After Consuming Treats From China

600 Dog Deaths After Consuming Jerky Treats From China

October 27, 2013 Reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the United States The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats made in China. The F.D.A. said it had received reports of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the United States […]

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Dog Behaviour Offers Insight Into Owner’s Health

October 9, 2013 Monitoring dog behaviour could be used as an early warning sign that an older owner is struggling to cope or their health is deteriorating. Experts at Newcastle University, UK, are using movement sensors to track normal dog behaviour while the animals are both home alone and out-and-about. Providing a unique insight into […]

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Toronto Veterinarians Give Murphy A Second Chance

September 20, 2013 Facial tumour removed from Murphy, a seven year old collie-cross Murphy was brought to Dundas West Animal Hospital in Toronto on September 4, 2013. She had been abandoned by her previous owner who had left her in the care of a friend but never returned. Already having her hands full with a […]