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January 12, 2018

Is your dog’s water bowl half empty or half full?

How can you tell if a dog is a pessimist or an optimist? Check his paws. A recent study indicates that a dog’s paw preference (righty or lefty) can be a predictor of how well he responds to and deals with emotional and environmental stress.

December 15, 2017

The US marines unleash a new “robot dog” to help wounded military working dogs

Multipurpose canines (MPC) are the Navy Seals of military working dogs. Highly trained, uniquely skilled, and almost unstoppable.Strapped to their human handlers, they leap from helicopters and rappel down sheer cliffs. They sniff out explosives, track down enemy insurgents, and they’ll take a bullet to protect the men and women they serve with. Which means they get hurt.

November 20, 2017

Study: Want to live longer? Get a dog.

Having a dog is good for your heart. Especially if you’re a single male over 40. A new study by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden indicates that people who live alone

November 17, 2017

“Either the dog goes, or I do!”

If you just said that to a millennial, you’ve probably made a serious tactical error.Twelve percent of millennials have ended a romantic relationship because of a disagreement over their pet’s place in the relationship, according to a new study released this week by Trupanion, a companion animal health insurance provider.

November 10, 2017

"You can't see me."

When you see a cat crouched behind her litter box, it could be she’s hiding in plain sight. Or maybe she just didn’t have a cardboard box handy.

November 03, 2017

New study: “Stop teasing the dog.”

More than 4.5 million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year, most commonly children, and many by family pets. How can parents reduce the risk? By teaching kids not to do things that scare the dog, according to a new study on dog bite prevention.

November 01, 2017

None of them had it coming

You read a news story about a vicious attack on a helpless victim by a bat-wielding assailant. Of course, you’re horrified. But just how horrified are you? It depends on who the victim is . . ..

October 30, 2017

“I hate Mondays.”

Do you ever have trouble sleeping after a bad day at the practice? It could be dogs have the same problem after a bad day at the dog park. A new study published online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences shows that dogs who have a stressful day sleep badly that night, just like people.

October 23, 2017

Dogs know you’re watching

Dogs know you’re watching. And they’re letting you know they know. Just look at their faces. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Center have found clear evidence that dogs

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