Jun
1
2018
He’s the world’s most advanced mobile detection system to defend an area from potential attack. Capable of sniffing out someone carrying a bomb in a crowd of people ten thousand strong. In other words, he’s a Vapor Wake dog, the end result of pioneering research begun 16 years ago in the Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama....more
May
31
2018
Parking in the shade on a sunny day won’t necessarily save a pet left in the car from heatstroke, or worse. A new study of temperatures inside parked cars shows that a car parked in the sun would reach lethal temperatures faster than one parked in the shade, but even in a shaded car, heat buildup could prove deadly. ...more
May
31
2018
This week: A dog flu outbreak in New York City, the world’s longest cat-proof fence, and helpful hints on turning your pet into a money-making Instagram star. ...more
May
29
2018
If you think they’re cute now, just wait ‘til they’re weaned. A new study published this month in the journal Anthrozoos aimed to determine the peak of puppy cuteness. It found that puppies are most appealing to humans at around six to eight weeks of age. That’s around the same time puppies are weaned from their mothers, and the researchers think that’s no accident. ...more
May
24
2018
This week: A rescue joins the royal family, not everyone loves Labs, and rent-by-the-hour drug-sniffing dogs who won’t narc on your kids. ...more
May
21
2018
Stifling heat isn’t the only reason it sucks to be pregnant during the dog days of summer. Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.The researchers combed through cardiovascular data for 129,778 dogs from more than 250 breeds for the study.They found that dogs born between June and August are at a higher risk of heart disease than those born during the rest of year. ...more
May
18
2018
When Julia Beatty's cat Jasper died of heart disease, it never occurred to her that his death would lead to the breakthrough discovery of a virus previously unknown in cats. But now, samples of his tissue have helped Beatty and other Australian researchers identify a new feline disease: domestic cat hepadnavirus. ...more
May
17
2018
This week: Iowa man shot by dog in a senseless wag-by shooting, a Chinese family that wanted a dog brings home a bear by mistake, and animal researchers at UC Berkeley mess up big time—again. ...more
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