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Dogs found in ‘filthy cages’ as breeding property raided

Breeding property raided More than 100 animals, mostly dogs, were taken from a property that animal welfare campaigners described as having filthy conditions. RSPCA chief executive Tim Vasudeva said the animals from the property near Strathalbyn were being kept at the Lonsdale shelter. “A significant number of pregnant dogs and also mums with young puppies […]

Dogs, Like Humans, Show a Gradual Development of Contagious Yawning

Contagious yawning is not just a sign of sleepiness or boredom. Previous research has shown contagious yawning in humans, adult chimpanzees, baboons and dogs, and suggests that it can be used as a measure of empathy. Empathy, mimicking the emotional responses of others, is difficult to measure directly, but contagious yawning allows assessment of a […]

Obese Dogs at Risk of Health Condition Experienced by Humans

Veterinary scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that, like humans, obese dogs can experience metabolic syndrome, a condition that describes multiple health issues that occur in the body at the same time. The condition occurs when a number of health problems, such as increased blood glucose and increased cholesterol levels, develop together, with […]