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Australia orders urgent review after spate of dingo attacks  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Australia on Sunday ordered a urgent review into the management of dingoes on a popular tourist island after a spate of attacks by the wild dogs this year. more
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three... more
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of... more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull... more
Here's What Scotland's Dogs Looked Like 4,500 Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur. more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear,... more
Study Examined Germ Levels In Men's Beards Versus Dogs  NPR · 4 days
Researchers wanted to know whether they could use the same MRI scanners for dogs and people. They swabbed the machines used by 18 bearded men and 30 dogs. The beards... more
Linguists found the weirdest languages – and English is one of them  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Is English "weird"? Many of us might feel this is true when we're trying to explain the complex spelling rules of the language, or... more
Study shows dogs can accurately sniff out cancer in blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Dogs have smell receptors 10,000 times more accurate than humans', making them highly sensitive to odors we can't perceive. A new study has shown that dogs can use... more
Cats Might Not Act Like It, But They Know Their Names As Well As Dogs, Study Says  NPR · 2 weeks
In the study by Japanese researchers, cats reacted to their own name. Researchers say... more
First reported UK case of likely dog-to-dog transmission of leishmaniosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Veterinary professionals have sounded the alarm in this week's Vet Record after treating the first UK case of a dog with the potentially fatal infection, leishmaniosis, that is... more
Cats Don't Fetch, But Know Their Names As Well As Dogs, Researchers Say  NPR · 2 weeks
In the study by Japanese researchers, cats reacted to their own name. Researchers say it's the first evidence showing cats can understand... more
First reported UK case of likely dog-to-dog transmission of leishmaniosis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Veterinary professionals have sounded the alarm in this week's Vet Record after treating the first UK case of a dog with the potentially fatal infection, leishmaniosis, that is... more
A woman's best friend – dogs and domestic violence  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new book, Companion Animals and Domestic Violence: Rescuing You, Rescuing Me, explores the role that dogs and other companion animals play in women's recovery from abuse, and the impacts... more
Medical News Today: Dogs may be able to sniff out seizures  MNT · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers demonstrate that dogs can distinguish a distinct odor that the body produces during an epileptic seizure. more
Dogs with hypothyroidism or that take omega-3 fatty acid may have lower risk of T-zone lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dogs that receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements or have hypothyroidism may be less likely to develop... more
Bid to beat rabies could benefit from oral dog vaccine, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Vaccines hidden in dog food could help curb the spread of rabies in countries with large populations of stray dogs, research suggests. more
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, hypothyroidism could lower risk of T-zone lymphoma in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dogs that receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements or have hypothyroidism may be less likely to develop T-zone lymphoma (TZL). Those are two... more
Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Of the estimated more than 4 million dogs that end up in animal shelters each year, about half a million are euthanized. To increase the number of shelter dogs that are adopted, Arizona State... more
Study finds gene variant which causes hairlessness in dogs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hairlessness in dogs can be the result of deliberate breeding or, in certain breeds, a defect. A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki describes a gene variant in... more
Sleepovers reduce stress in shelter dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Foster care provides valuable information about dog behavior that can help homeless dogs living in shelters find forever homes. Researchers found short-term fostering benefited shelter dogs in Arizona, Utah, Texas, Montana and Georgia. Stress hormone levels... more
Sleepovers reduce stress in shelter dogs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Of the estimated more than 4 million dogs that end up in animal shelters each year, about half a million are euthanized. To increase the number of shelter dogs that are adopted, Arizona State University's Canine... more
A bald gene find­ing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Hairlessness in dogs can be the result of deliberate breeding or, in certain breeds, a defect. A recent study describes a gene variant in the SGK3 gene, which causes hairlessness in Scottish deerhounds. The gene defect results in puppies born... more
Spring Skywatching: Who Let The Dogs Out?  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
This week, we discuss the celestial dogs romping around our early evening springtime sky. more
Two new genes discovered in the developmental defects of canine enamel  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In addition to humans, hereditary disorders of enamel development occur in dogs, greatly impacting their dental health and wellbeing. A recent study reveals canine enamel disorders... more
Study finds two new genes in the developmental defects of canine enamel  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In addition to humans, hereditary disorders of enamel development occur in dogs, greatly impacting their dental health and wellbeing. A recent study reveals canine... more
Dogs’ sense of smell could help to predict epileptic seizures  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have shown for the first time that dogs can recognize the scent given off when a person is having an epileptic seizure. more
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated from the Nordic region or... more
Doggy diagnosis can sniff out seizures: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dogs can use their remarkable sense of smell to recognise the specific scent of seizures, researchers said Thursday, raising hope that canine carers could one day protect sufferers before a fit takes hold. more
Dogs could be source of novel human influenza strains, 10-year study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Results from a 10-year study suggest two strains of influenza that could mix and form a dangerous new strain of influenza spread by dogs. more
Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself, giving the beleaguered canine a scientific and political boost as its... more
Could dogs be the source of a new flu?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Results from a 10-year study suggest two strains of influenza that could mix and form a dangerous new strain of influenza spread by dogs. more
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