May
18
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a case study shows dogs could help children with physical disabilities, veterinarians at CSU develop an at-home parvo treatment, and two dogs in Colorado tested positive for rabies. ...more
May
17
2017
Studies of genomic sequencing and genetic disorders in dogs and cats could soon lead to simplified diagnostics and improved treatment methods. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have published three studies in the past several months focusing on whole genome sequencing (WGS) of cats and identifying biomarkers in dogs. ...more
May
10
2017
The largest study of dog DNA to date tracks how dog breeds changed due to time and human migration. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health published the results of their genetic study on April 25 in Cell Reports. ...more
May
9
2017
Researchers at Canisius College conducted a study on whether the relationship between two dogs living in the household could influence their behavior. They found that dogs who showed little aggression toward each other were more likely to follow each other’s decisions than dogs with higher levels of rivalry. ...more
Apr
26
2017
Assessments for potential guide dogs often look at temperament, ability to focus, and the dog’s responses to environmental stimuli. One factor not usually taken into account is how the owner feels about their guide dog....more
Apr
20
2017
What is homeopathy’s place in veterinary medicine? This question remains a source of contention. A recent article in JAVMAnews looks at the history of homeopathy and different viewpoints concerning whether it should be used in veterinary medicine. ...more
Apr
13
2017
Exposure to household pets from birth could reduce a child’s risk for allergies and obesity. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta looked at infant gut microbiota to see whether pre- or postnatal pet exposure would have a significant effect....more
Apr
12
2017
In a study conducted at The Clever Dog Lab Vienna by researchers from the Messerli Research Institute, the Guesser–Knower task setup was put to the test. The aim of the study was to replicate the results of a study from 2014 and to test whether dogs could infer two informants’ knowledge from observing their gazes alone. ...more
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