Jul
26
2017
Many studies have studied the behavior of dogs and their connections to people but not all attempt to explain the genetic basis for this behavior. A new study published on July 19 in the online journal Science Advances suggests that it has located one genetic marker that reveals hypersociability in dogs. ...more
Jul
26
2017
In 2016, a study added to the search for the origins of dog domestication but suggesting that dogs could have been domesticated independently in both Europe and Asia. A new study published on July 18 in Nature Communications pushes back against this idea, suggesting domestication happened before dogs split into two populations. ...more
Jul
20
2017
In theory, the bigger an animal is, the faster it should be able to travel. However, observations of different animals have shown this not the case. Researchers have been trying to provide answers as to why and a new study suggests it has to do with muscle fibers and energy. ...more
Jul
19
2017
Do certain types microbiota show up on the skin of allergic cats that aren’t on the skin of healthy cats? Researchers from Texas A&M University set out to test bacterial microbiota on different skin surfaces of healthy cats and cats with allergic skin disease....more
Jul
19
2017
Pet owners are more likely to know their neighbors and benefit from everyday social interactions. Researchers from the University of Western Australia had conducted a study in 2005 that indicated pet ownership led to increased social capital and wanted to test whether that held true....more
Jul
13
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: federal loan rate increases affect veterinary students, the United Pet Group food recall expands, owners report greater satisfaction to classical music, Penn's veterinary school could retain its budget, and pet owners have a greater exposure to ticks. ...more
Jul
12
2017
Wolves may develop a closer attachment to the people who raise them than initially thought. Researchers from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, in an effort to explore human-wolf relationships, wanted to see if wolves could form an attachment to their caregiver. ...more
Jul
12
2017
A recent survey suggests healthcare facilities should standardize their guidelines for safety when it comes to therapy animals. Researchers from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University surveyed eldercare facilities, hospitals, and therapy animal organizations on their existing policies related to animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs. ...more
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