Mar
16
2017
Researchers at Central Michigan University, following up research results that show a dog’s presence has positive effects on mood, tested whether the presence of a dog would also have positive effects on people in a work group....more
Mar
15
2017
A study by researchers at the University of Emory tested whether an fMRI could predict whether a dog would be a successful service dog. ...more
Mar
15
2017
Sound recordings of cats could indicate whether a dog will be cat friendly. ...more
Mar
8
2017
Researchers have found no correlation between growing up with a cat and developing mental illness. ...more
Mar
7
2017
In a study headed by Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona, dogs and two-year-old children showed similar patterns in social intelligence, much more than between human children and chimpanzees. ...more
Mar
1
2017
A genetic cause for myoclonic epilepsy syndrome in Rhodesian Ridgebacks could benefit both the veterinary industry and human medicine. In a collaborative study conducted by the University of Helsinki, the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and the University of Guelph, researchers studied myoclonic epilepsy syndrome in dogs and genetic analysis revealed the DIRAS1 gene as the cause. ...more
Feb
22
2017
Owners might be able to influence their dogs’ ability to adapt to stressful situations. Researchers from the University of Vienna conducted a study to see how owners and dogs might influence each other in adaptation to stressful situations. ...more
Feb
21
2017
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University aimed to characterize how human observers detect and rate affect in dog facial expressions in comparison with human expressions and to look at the effect of psychological factors on their ratings. ...more
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