May
25
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: genetic studies about obesity in dogs and people influence each other, a dog food subscription service raises $8 million, and taking a different approach to common interview questions. ...more
May
24
2017
A new predictive model suggests that data can provide accurate predictions for the prevalence of Lyme disease in dogs. This information can not only help veterinarians get an idea of the risk dogs they treat are subject to, but give an idea of the risk of Lyme disease to the human population as well. ...more
May
24
2017
Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary tested whether people can identify the context of a dog’s growl. They used three different natural situations: dogs at play, dogs guarding food, and dogs faced with a stranger. ...more
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
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