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
Apr
5
2017
Researchers presented cats with multiple stimuli in the form of social interaction, food, toys, or scent. The cats chose people more often than any of the other options. ...more
Mar
29
2017
A recent review of trichomonosis in cats investigates what has been learned about it and the complications and frustrations that still persist. Researchers from North Carolina State University, while looking at studies that have advanced our understanding of trichomonosis, also consider what questions remain and the need for new treatments for the infection. ...more
Mar
28
2017
Dogs could help detect breast cancer through smell. A French group called Kdog is pursuing the non-invasive technique, which consists of a trained dog smelling a bandage that has been held against the affected breast. ...more
Mar
23
2017
Dog walkers want their dogs to enjoy their exercise. In research conducted by Leeds Beckett University, researchers interviewed dog walkers about their relationships with their dogs on their walks. The aim was to examine how humans share space with their pets and how they negotiate the walking experience. ...more
Mar
22
2017
Dogs can use tactical deception when the results will benefit them. Especially if there are treats involved. Researchers from the University of Zurich investigated a three-way choice task to determine whether dogs could mislead a human. ...more
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