A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents.
Public Health February 4, 2018
A Maltese mix was badly injured from the hair coloring product her previous owner used on her fur. Here's why human hair dye should not be used on pet animals.
Feature | Health January 26, 2018
An AI algorithm can convert the vocalizations of prairie dogs into English. Now, animal behavior expert Con Slobodchikoff is working on a pet translator that can translate a dog's barks into human language. When will this device become available?
Animals January 15, 2018
Canine influenza or dog flu is a serious threat to dogs. With the confirmed outbreak of dog flu in 46 states, vets advise the vaccination of non-infected dogs to prevent infection.
Animals January 14, 2018
From South Korea to the United States and now Canada, the H3N2 traveled a long way to reach Canadian shores With two dogs already infected and several more showing signs of respiratory distress, how can pet owners prevent further transmission?
Animals January 10, 2018
A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that dogs face the highest risk of chocolate poisoning on Christmas. What are its symptoms, and what should owners do when dogs eat chocolate?
Animals December 27, 2017
Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.
Animals December 4, 2017
Processed bone treats could be deadly to your dogs, according to the FDA. At that, here are more unsafe food for dogs you shouldn't give to your pets.
Public Health November 29, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that processed dog treats may be deadly to dogs. The FDA has received 68 reports of the product causing harm to a total of 90 dogs, with 15 of them being fatal cases.
Public Health November 29, 2017
A new research finds that dogs' facial expressions are not mere involuntary reactions to stimulus. Their responses to human attention show possible deliberate attempts to communicate with humans.
Animals October 20, 2017
Contact with puppies that were sold by the national pet store chain Petland has been linked to a multistate campylobacteriosis outbreak. What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?
Public Health September 12, 2017
Pet owners are still divided on the topic of letting their dogs sleep in the bedroom. Mayo Clinic found that letting them sleep in the bedroom is actually fine, but evidently only to a certain extent.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017
Maternal style early in life influences puppies' odds for success, with puppies of doting mothers less likely to successfully complete guide dog training programs. Here's why less attentive mothers raise better guide dogs.
Animals August 8, 2017
Why are dogs friendly? Researchers look for clues in common underlying genetics between dogs and humans to potentially explain dogs’ hyper-social behavior toward people.
Animals July 20, 2017
A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.
June 28, 2017
United Pet Group has recalled five brands of rawhide dog chews that could make dogs sick because of chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Here are the affected products and brands.
Feature | Health June 12, 2017
Keeping your beloved animal companion safe from the dog flu can be an easy task for pet owners who stay on top of the H3N2 virus. Here’s how to protect your dog from canine influenza.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017
H3N2 canine influenza virus infected at least seven dogs in Florida. What are the symptoms of the dog flu, and what should pet owners do if they suspect infection?
Public Health May 30, 2017
Brachycephalic dogs such as bulldogs and pugs are the result of selective breeding processes. DNA analysis now reveals the genetic mutation responsible for the flat face of these dogs.
Animals May 30, 2017
It is a popular belief that the human olfactory sense is inferior to that of other mammals. A new research traces the history of this myth and proves this false.
Animals May 12, 2017
A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?
Public Health April 30, 2017
A pet food company recalled some of its organic dog food products after samples tested positive for the potentially lethal pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Here are the affected products.
Public Health April 27, 2017
The new family tree of dogs hinted of two living breeds that may have descended from the ancient dog that lived in the New World before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. What else does this genetic map revealed?
Animals April 26, 2017
Watch out: your dog could access chocolate and other Easter treats during the holiday. Learn how to identify the signs of chocolate poisoning in dogs, and what other Easter treats can make them sick.
Animals April 14, 2017
An eight-year-old boy who suffers from vitiligo, a rare skin condition, has met a dog who has the same disorder. Before meeting face to face, the two have known each other virtually.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017
Man's best friend can be both manipulative and wily to get hold of their favorite food. A new study reveals that dogs attempt sneaky tactics to weasel a treat out of humans.
Animals March 11, 2017
Maybe there really is merit in being told to get a dog first when you reveal you want a child. Researchers have discovered that dogs and toddlers share similarities in social intelligence.
Animals February 28, 2017
Researchers are working on improving canine flu vaccine. They are targeting the creation of the live-attenuated canine influenza vaccine, away from the killed or inactivated virus currently being used for canine shots.
Animals February 20, 2017
Bad dog? Research has shown that the dog and its owner could mirror each other's traits, which means that canine with neurotic tendencies are likely to behave according to what they see in their owners.
Animals February 15, 2017
A new study showed that canines and monkeys probably know when someone is being nice or rude. This lends further insight on the evolution of dog-human relationship as well as the furry friends' potential sense of morality.
Animals February 13, 2017
Pentobarbital, a drug used to anesthesize and euthanize pets, was found in a lot of dog food that sickened five animals. What are the affected products?
Public Health February 7, 2017
University of Cambridge researchers examine children’s relationship with their pets and find that they derived more satisfaction from animal companions and got along better with them than with their siblings. These pets may then wield a great influence on kids’ development.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017
A new study suggests that dogs, like humans, shows generosity toward its fellow species during complex situations. The study was conducted by behavioral biologists at the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna.
Animals January 28, 2017
The FDA has released a new advisory warning pet owners of reported dog deaths from the topical cancer drug fluorouracil, marketed under brand names such as Carac, Efudex, and Fluoroplex.
Medicine January 19, 2017
New research showed that, while baby dogs answer better to dog-directed speech, their mature counterparts record no difference depending on the tone of voice. The research added evidence to studies trying to explain human-dog communication.
Animals January 13, 2017
Dog owners who want to keep their pets entertained may want to get any of the gadgets in this list for Fido
Gadgets December 31, 2016
Memory retention in dogs is better than previously believed, reports a recent study. Dogs were able to recall and perform an action they saw after short- and long-time intervals, demonstrating an episodic-like memory.
Animals November 25, 2016
Montana is trying a new strategy to deal with zebra and quagga mussels. The state has trained dogs to detect the presence of these invasive species.
Animals November 13, 2016
If the cold season has got you feeling the winter blues, then watch this heartwarming video of Jolene the dog meeting her favorite toy that has come to life.
Viral October 28, 2016
Sleeping allows for rearranging information processed throughout the day in a less logical manner. Following this thinking, it is entirely possible for dogs to dream of their owners.
Animals October 22, 2016
An autistic child shared a warm bonding moment with a service dog he just met. The 5-year-old boy, who lives in Japan, flew to Ohio to meet the autism assistance dog Tornado.
Life & Style October 21, 2016
A new study found that dogs use the same part of their brains as humans to be able to understand vocabulary and tone in speech.
Neuroscience August 30, 2016
In a new experiment, researchers find that goats gaze imploringly at their human handlers when given an impossible task. Findings suggest that goats are just as smart and affectionate as dogs.
Animals July 7, 2016
Sileo drug for dogs is the first and only FDA approved medication to help furry friends deal with noise aversion, which they could suffer from during the forthcoming July Fourth fireworks.
Animals July 2, 2016
Here's another reason why dogs are wonderful: new research affirms that dogs can be trained to help detect diabetes in patients. The secret lies in their superior sense of smell.
Public Health June 27, 2016