Archive for the ‘Daily Dog News’ Category

Study Shows Homes With Dogs Have More Types of Bacteria

May 22, 2013: New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado shows that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria – including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs. The finding is part of a larger study to improve our understanding of the […]

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 […]

Dogs Recognize the Dog Species Among Several Other Species On a Computer Screen

Feb 2013: Dogs pick out faces of other dogs, irrespective of breeds, among human and other domestic and wild animal faces and can group them into a category of their own. They do that using visual cues alone, according to new research by Dr. Dominique Autier-Dérian from the LEEC and National Veterinary School in Lyon […]

Handmade festival promotes local entrepreneurs

Pet it Dog Apparel KITCHENER — Local businesses promoted their handmade, environmentally-conscious products at an Earth Day inspired event Saturday. The Bloomin Earth festival, set up in front of Kitchener City Hall, featured a handmade market, fashion show and entertainment giving the region’s entrepreneurs and craftspeople an opportunity to promote their work. Organizer Meg Goos […]

Pet it Chihuahuas in the news: Baby Belle spotted!

Baby Belle spotted! Here is a picture of Baby Belle (from Pet it Chihuahuas) and a Great Dane in the Brantford Expositor News Paper! Taken for the Branford SPCA wiggle wag a thon in May 2012. Note her size was only 19 oz. at the time of photo, not 26 oz as stated below!