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April 18, 2019

Men’s beards obscure true purpose of dog study

It’s hard to say which one’s hairier: the man or the dog. But we do know which one’s got more germs in his fur. That’s thanks to a recent study by European researchers that only distantly had anything to do with beards and everything to do with dogs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

December 08, 2017

How much would you pay to save your pet’s life?

Talk about a loaded question. But that’s exactly what Lendedu, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing, decided to ask pet owners in a recent survey.They ran two separate polls. First, they asked people who only owned a dog this question: How much would you be willing to spend to save your dog from a life-threatening illness or disease?

October 18, 2017

Dog spelled backwards is…

Some people love their dogs. The Nepalese worship theirs. At least, they do during Diwali. Diwali, known as Tihar in Nepal, is the Hindu festival of lights.

October 10, 2017

Fear is worse than pain for animals

Dani McVety, DVM, writes that humans can rationalize pain and the anxiety of negative emotions that accompany the anticipation of it. Animals cannot rationalize, she says.

June 28, 2017

Dog and cat film festivals tell stories, give back

Who says all great films need to speak to the human condition? This year, the first annual New York Cat Film Festival will debut on November 5. Right alongside it will be the NY Dog Film Festival, celebrating its third year.

June 27, 2017

Hill’s Pet Nutrition names assistance dog of 2017

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has named its Assistance Dog of the Year for 2017. Scout, a five-year-old golden retriever from Texas, acts a companion dog for Duncan, a 17-year-old boy with cerebral palsy.

June 07, 2017

Cat footprint found on 2,000-year-old roof

Cats were leaving their mark in the ancient world. Researchers from Network Archaeology recently found a 2,000-year-old roof tile with a cat print preserved on it.

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