Veterinarian warns of parvo risk for puppies at parks
If you're planning a trip to the dog park or a walk around a crowded park with your new puppy, you might want to wait a few weeks. A Kansas State University veterinarian says taking your puppy out before it has been fully ...
Dogs are able to follow human gaze
Dogs are known to be excellent readers of human body language in multiple situations. Surprisingly, however, scientists have so far found that dogs do not follow human gaze into distant space. Scientists ...
Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners, study finds
Dogs do not like people who are mean to their owners, Japanese researchers said Friday, and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master.
Video: Why wet dogs stink (and other canine chemistry)
They're our best four-legged friends, and they're the stars of many an Internet video. No, not cats. This week on Reactions, we're talking dogs. We investigate the chemistry behind your dog's amazing sense ...
Barking characterizes dogs as voice characterizes people
An international group of researchers has conducted a study on canine behavior showing that gender, age, context and individual recognition can be identified with a high percentage of success through statistical ...
Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives
When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures—up to 20 a day.
No trace of ancient colonizers' canines in Madagascar
Their migration spanned half the globe and their culture was spread across the Pacific and Indian Oceans; but in Madagascar, the ancient Indonesians left behind a mystery.
How the dog found a place in the family home – from the Victorian age to ours
Dogs have been companions to humans for tens of thousands of years. In a new book, Dr Philip Howell argues that it was the Victorians who 'invented' the modern dog with a place at the heart of the family. ...
Belgian shepherd dogs seem to have genetic protection against diabetes
A genetic interaction which may protect Belgian shepherd dogs from developing diabetes has been discovered in a project led by researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala ...
Prozac treatment can help anxious dogs
Dogs who suffer with separation anxiety become more optimistic when taking the animal equivalent of Prozac during behavioural treatment, according to the results of an innovative new study.
Don't let the slobber fool you, your dog could be a brainiac
When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog.
Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world
University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think.
Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers
If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.
Veterinarian offers advice for keeping your dog safe from canine flu
With the large outbreak of canine influenza in the Midwest making headlines, many pet owners are understandably worried about the disease. The virus has reportedly sickened more than 1,000 dogs and killed ...