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Mass Dog Vaccination to Eradicate Rabies

September 20, 2013 Some rabies infections may not be lethal, but be especially wary of dog bites. Last year a team of researchers from Peru and the U.S. made a discovery that challenged one of the most widely held assumptions about rabies—that the virus is nearly always fatal unless doctors administer a vaccine before it […]

A Novel Locus Identified for Glaucoma in Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed

Glaucoma in Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed

August 30, 2013: Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed Professor Hannes Lohi’s research group at the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland, has identified a novel locus for glaucoma in Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The locus on canine chromosome 8 includes a 9.5 Mb region that is associated with glaucoma. The canine locus shares synteny […]

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Dogs ‘warn diabetics’ after smelling low blood sugar

August 21, 2013: Dogs and Diabetes “Dogs could be trained to warn diabetic patients when their blood sugar levels are about to become low,” The Daily Telegraph reports. The story comes from a study of 17 people with diabetes who had been given a dog trained to sniff out and alert them when their blood […]

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Spayed or Neutered Dogs Live Longer

August 9, 2013: Many dog owners have their pets spayed or neutered to help control the pet population, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the procedure could add to the length of their lives and alter the risk of specific causes of death. Looking at a sample of 40,139 death records from […]

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Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

August 9, 2013: The ovarian cancer detection study Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease, […]

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Injured dog gets last chance from hydrotherapy VIDEO:

August 2, 2013: Rescue dog swimming at new facility as last ditch effort to save its leg A rescue dog who survived being run over by a car is getting a new shot at walking again thanks to a new hydrotherapy clinic for pooches. Wonka, a beagle-mix, was hit by a car on a remote […]

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Make Health, Not Show, the Breed Standard

July 2013: Alexandra Horowitz is a professor of psychology at Barnard College and a researcher of dog behavior and cognition and. She is the author of “Inside of a Dog: .” It is now well known both within and outside scientific communities that elements of many breed standards are linked to inherited disorders, sometimes quite […]

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Treats can reassure your scared dog

July 26, 2013: Treats can be a useful tool for dog owners. Giving Rover a well-timed treat may help him overcome his fears. Q: Our dog is afraid of the vacuum. He will run and hide when we bring it out. Someone suggested that we give him treats, but we don’t want to reward his […]

Gene Mutation in Dogs Offers Clues for Neural Tube Defects in Humans

Gene Mutation in Dogs Offers Clues for Neural Tube Defects in Humans

July 22, 2013: A gene related to neural tube defects in dogs has for the first time been identified by researchers. The researchers also found evidence that the gene may be an important risk factor for human neural tube defects, which affect more than 300,000 babies born each year around the world, according to the […]

Dog training could be life-saving

July 21, 2013: ‘Untapped potential’ MAKAWAO – It’s no news that dogs have a keen sense of smell, but researchers on Maui are engaged in a cutting-edge medical scent detection study that involves training dogs to detect life-threatening infections. Assistance Dogs of Hawaii in Makawao has partnered with a number of other organizations in Hawaii […]