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16 Nov

Common Household Noises May Be Stressing Out Your Dog

Dog owners often miss subtle signs of dog anxiety and underestimate their pet's fearfulness, researchers say.

23 Jun

Anxious Humans Often Have Anxious Dogs, Study Finds

Dog owners who see themselves as anxious and easily upset have dogs that exhibit more bad behaviors, researchers say

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17 Nov
Everyday Household Noise Is Stressing Out Your Dog: Study

Everyday Household Noise Is Stressing Out Your Dog: Study

If your pooch often seems anxious, it could be due to common household noises such as from a vacuum or microwave oven, researchers say.

It's well known that a sudden loud racket such as fireworks or thunderstorms can spark anxiety in dogs, but this new study shows that e...

05 Nov
COVID Variant Tied to Heart Inflammation in Cats, Dogs

COVID Variant Tied to Heart Inflammation in Cats, Dogs

At a veterinary clinic in the United Kingdom, the staff noticed a sudden and atypical increase in cats and dogs who were experiencing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.

Was it a coincidence that these animals were showing up severely ill from a condition t...

03 Nov
Report Shows Arizona Man Infected His Dog, Cat With COVID-19

Report Shows Arizona Man Infected His Dog, Cat With COVID-19

An Arizona man infected his dog and cat with the new coronavirus, according to a new case study that researchers say is the first in the United States to use genetics to document such transmission.

The owner wasn't vaccinated, did little to protect his pets, and had hous...

01 Nov
Purrfect Pal: Robotic Cats May Help People With Dementia

Purrfect Pal: Robotic Cats May Help People With Dementia

If you have a pet, you know that the excited wag of your dog's tail or the satisfied purr of your cat curling up on your lap can be a mood booster.

But what if that pet is a robot? And what if its owner has dementia?

In a small study, researchers at Florida Atlanti...

14 Oct
Big Worry for Folks Heading to Hospital: Who'll Care for My Pet?

Big Worry for Folks Heading to Hospital: Who'll Care for My Pet?

Dr. Tiffany Braley works with patients who have experienced strokes and other serious health conditions, treating them at the Michigan hospital where she works as they begin their recovery.

Braley noticed there was a trend among patients who resisted being admitted to or...

13 Oct
Your Brainy Pet Bird Thrives on Stimulation

Your Brainy Pet Bird Thrives on Stimulation

Committing to a bird is no small decision. And it's an even bigger commitment if you choose a bird like a parrot or parakeet that's brainy by nature.

Smarter birds have more needs to stay healthy and happy in captivity, according to researchers at the University of Guelp...

28 Sep
Common Dog Parasite Now Resistant to Drug Treatments

Common Dog Parasite Now Resistant to Drug Treatments

Hookworms -- a common parasite in animals -- have become resistant to multiple deworming drugs used to kill them, a new study finds.

Veterinarians typically use three types of drugs to kill hookworms, and all three have lost their effectiveness, researchers report.

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15 Sep
Pet Store Puppies Passing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to People

Pet Store Puppies Passing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to People

It's hard to resist those big, pleading eyes in the pet store window. But buyer beware. Pet store puppies may infect people with a bacteria for which no common antibiotic treatment exists, a new study warns.

Campylobacter jejuni (C jejuni) cannot be tr...

14 Sep
Fur Find: Genes Uncovered Behind Cats' Spots & Stripes

Fur Find: Genes Uncovered Behind Cats' Spots & Stripes

Your favorite tabby cat may seem to have little similarity to her relatives in the wild, but all share a key gene that gives them their distinctive look.

Why cats' coats are decorated with stripes, spots and blotches has long been a mystery. Now, researchers have identif...

10 Sep
It's a Win-Win When a Child With Autism Gets a Shelter Cat

It's a Win-Win When a Child With Autism Gets a Shelter Cat

Parents of a child with autism might wonder if a pet cat would be a good fit for the family. Now, research suggests both children with autism and cats benefit when a feline joins the household.

Gretchen Carlisle, a research scientist at the Missouri University Research C...

08 Sep
Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures

Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures

Sit. Fetch. Stay.

Detect seizure.

Yes, you read that correctly.

While many dogs are adept at following basic instructions such as "sit" and "roll over" with some practice and the promise of a treat, new research shows dogs can detect seizures by scent up to a...

04 Sep
Hen Hazard: Salmonella a Threat From Backyard Chickens

Hen Hazard: Salmonella a Threat From Backyard Chickens

It's still not OK to kiss your chickens or your ducklings -- you could catch a salmonella infection from barnyard birds.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered that warning before, and now an agriculture expert reminds backyard farm...

26 Aug
Could Mink Ranches Launch the Next COVID-19?

Could Mink Ranches Launch the Next COVID-19?

Mink farms could be breeding grounds for future pandemics in humans, new research suggests.

That's because in mink and other carnivorous (meat-eating) animals, three key genes required to detect and respond to infection by pathogens have lost their function. If these gen...

18 Aug
Illness, Death in Hundreds of Dogs Spurs FDA Action Against Dog Food Maker

Illness, Death in Hundreds of Dogs Spurs FDA Action Against Dog Food Maker

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has sent a warning letter to a pet food company linked to contaminated food that may have caused illness or death in hundreds of dogs.

The letter was issued after inspections of Midwestern Pet Foods Inc.'s manufa...

29 Jul
Cats Might Be Purrfect Model for Human Genetics Research

Cats Might Be Purrfect Model for Human Genetics Research

Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats may hold critical keys to humans' health.

Our feline friends have the potential to become a valuable model for genetic research, because their genome is similar to that of people, according to Leslie Lyons of the Feline Genetics La...

16 Jul
FDA Approves First Lymphoma Drug for Dogs

FDA Approves First Lymphoma Drug for Dogs

The first full approval of a drug to treat lymphoma in dogs has been granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"While canine lymphoma affects fewer than 70,000 dogs in the U.S. annually, it accounts for up to 24% of all cancers in dogs, making it one of the most ...

13 Jul
Could Raw Dog Food Pose 'Superbug' Dangers?

Could Raw Dog Food Pose 'Superbug' Dangers?

People who feed their dogs raw pet food may find more on the menu than they bargained for, with a new study finding it may be a source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could ultimately threaten humans.

The European analysis looked at 55 wet, frozen, dry, semi-wet an...

13 Jul
Why Your Dog 'Knows' You Better Than a Wolf Ever Could

Why Your Dog 'Knows' You Better Than a Wolf Ever Could

If you feel like your dog understands you, you're right.

Dogs have the innate ability to grasp what humans are thinking, a skill developed in their 14,000 years of hanging out with people, researchers say. In contrast, wolf puppies do not have that ability.

In a Du...

01 Jul
Pets Often Catch COVID From Owners, Study Finds

Pets Often Catch COVID From Owners, Study Finds

Can pets get COVID-19 from their beloved owners? Yes, they can.

In fact, a pair of new studies suggest that COVID-19 is quite common among cats and dogs in households where someone has contracted the virus.

But at a virtual meeting of the European Congress of Clini...

28 Jun
'Transmitted Down the Leash:' Anxious Owners, Anxious Dogs

'Transmitted Down the Leash:' Anxious Owners, Anxious Dogs

Dog obedience trainer Cindy Leung has a very anxious client who loves a very anxious breed, the Shetland Sheepdog.

"My [human] student startles at loud noises," Leung said. "That's just part of her personality. Loud, sudden noises startle her. Something weird that shows ...

26 Jun
How to Safely Use the Right Flea and Tick Product for Your Pet

How to Safely Use the Right Flea and Tick Product for Your Pet

When choosing and using flea and tick products for your pets, there are a number of things to consider, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Work with your veterinarian to select the right product for your pet's species, life stage and weight.

These products...

04 Jun
Your Puppy Is Born Ready to Interact With You: Study

Your Puppy Is Born Ready to Interact With You: Study

If it seems like your dog knows exactly what you're saying, that's because dogs are born ready to communicate with people, according to a new study.

The research, published June 3 in the journal Current Biology, suggests that even puppies have a capacity to i...

25 May
Bedtime With a Pet Won't Harm Your Kid's Sleep - and Might Help

Bedtime With a Pet Won't Harm Your Kid's Sleep - and Might Help

Does your teen have the family cat or dog as a nighttime sleep mate? Is that even good for a child's sleep?

In a new study, sleeping with a four-footed friend appears to be fine for pre-teens and teens. For them, sleeping with a furry family member doesn't appear to nega...

19 May
Pooch Power: How Dogs Are Helping Stressed-Out College Students

Pooch Power: How Dogs Are Helping Stressed-Out College Students

A help in 'ruff' times: When it comes to coping with the stress of college life, new research shows that vulnerable students are far better served by therapy dogs than stress management courses.

In the study, more than 300 students at Washington State Univer...

17 May
Medication Errors in Pets: How to Lower the Risk

Medication Errors in Pets: How to Lower the Risk

You want to keep Fido or Fluffy safe, so when they need medication, it's important to ask questions and guard against dosing errors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

"A number of the medication errors that occur in the treatment of people are the same as those...

07 May
Why Do Dogs Bark & Bite? Fear May Be Key

Why Do Dogs Bark & Bite? Fear May Be Key

That growling dog may actually be terrified of you.

Fear and age-related pain are among the reasons why dogs are aggressive toward people, a new study suggests.

The findings could help two-legged folks better understand and prevent aggressive behavior, such as grow...

23 Apr
You Can Pass COVID to Your Cat, Study Finds

You Can Pass COVID to Your Cat, Study Finds

Not even your beloved feline is safe from COVID-19.

Using in-depth genetic analyses, a new investigation in the United Kingdom suggests that people can pass COVID-19 on to their cats.

"We identified two cats that tested positive," said study lead author Margar...

13 Apr
You're Not Imagining It: Dogs Do Get Jealous

You're Not Imagining It: Dogs Do Get Jealous

Most dog owners have seen this dynamic in action, but a new study confirms that your canine companion can become jealous when you pay attention to another dog.

Researchers put 18 dogs in situations where they could imagine their owner interacting with either a realistic-...

24 Mar
Furry Friends: 1 in 10 Older U.S. Adults Has Adopted a 'Pandemic Pet'

Furry Friends: 1 in 10 Older U.S. Adults Has Adopted a 'Pandemic Pet'

It was bound to happen: As the pandemic wore on, many older Americans couldn't resist the urge to bring home a furry friend.

According to a new poll from the University of Michigan, about 10% of all U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 80 adopted a new pet between Marc...

21 Mar
Spring Cleaning Can Sweep Away Allergens From Your Home

Spring Cleaning Can Sweep Away Allergens From Your Home

If seasonal allergies get you down, try tackling them with a good spring cleaning.

This can not only ease some of those spring symptoms, but also get rid of allergens you've been living with for a while, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology...

15 Mar
Assistance Dogs in Hospitals? New Study Gives Paws for Thought

Assistance Dogs in Hospitals? New Study Gives Paws for Thought

Could the paws of assistance dogs be cleaner than the soles of your shoes?

Yes, claims a new study that calls for allowing assistance dogs to accompany their owners in all public places.

To prove their point, Dutch researchers tested the paws of 25 assistance dogs ...

12 Mar
Backyard Chicken Coops Pose Threat of 'Viral Spillover' to People

Backyard Chicken Coops Pose Threat of 'Viral Spillover' to People

Raising chickens in your backyard -- a popular trend during the COVID-19 pandemic -- holds risks that can come home to roost in an unwelcome way.

It's already well known that poultry can spread the salmonella bacteria to human handlers. But chickens cooped up in backyard...

25 Feb
Dogs and Kids Are 'In Sync,' Study Shows

Dogs and Kids Are 'In Sync,' Study Shows

It is an image as heartwarming as any: Young children giggling as the family dog climbs all over them and licks their faces. But new research suggests the bond may be more than playful.

"The great news is that this study suggests dogs are paying a lot of attention to the...

16 Feb
New Rabies Prevention Treatment Also Works in Kids: Study

New Rabies Prevention Treatment Also Works in Kids: Study

Getting bitten by a dog or wild animal is frightening, especially for kids, but a new study may help relieve some of the worry about catching rabies.

The rabies prevention treatment KEDRAB is safe and effective for patients 17 and younger, a groundbreaking pediatric clin...

12 Feb
Two Simple Steps Can Help Keep Your Cat From Killing Wildlife

Two Simple Steps Can Help Keep Your Cat From Killing Wildlife

Lisa George's tabby cat, Minnie, has always hunted to a fault.

"Minnie loves to hunt," said George, who lives in Cornwall, England. "More often than not, she will bring her prey home and let it go in the house. We've had birds in the bedroom, rats in the wastepaper bin [...

28 Jan
Very Smart Dogs Learn Words Quickly, Study Shows

Very Smart Dogs Learn Words Quickly, Study Shows

Think your dog is smart? New research suggests one way to find out.

Most dogs can't learn words without extensive training, but a few with exceptional abilities learn words without any formal training, researchers report. They learn words simply by playing with their own...

27 Jan
First People in the Americas Probably Brought Their Dogs

First People in the Americas Probably Brought Their Dogs

The relationship between humans and man's best friend is an enduring one.

New research suggests that not only did dog domestication likely happen sometime before 23,000 years ago, but the first people to enter the Americas more than 15,000 years ago probably brought thei...

21 Jan
Another Reason Why Cats Go Wild for Catnip

Another Reason Why Cats Go Wild for Catnip

You may think that cats crave the plants catnip and silver vine because it makes them feel euphoric, and that's true.

Yet new research indicates felines also use the plants for another key reason: to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Silver vine, a catnip alternative, g...

19 Jan
The Family Cat Could Be Good Medicine for Kids With Autism

The Family Cat Could Be Good Medicine for Kids With Autism

Cats have a long history of boosting people's moods and brightening their days. And that's probably true for kids on the autism spectrum as well, new research shows.

The small study suggests that adopting a shelter cat may help reduce separation anxiety and improve ...

12 Jan
Pet Food Recall Expands After 70 Dogs Die From Mold Toxin

Pet Food Recall Expands After 70 Dogs Die From Mold Toxin

There's an expanded nationwide recall of Sportmix pet food products underway, after links were found between a mold-borne toxin in the food and the deaths of 70 dogs, with 80 other dogs being sickened, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.

The announcem...

11 Jan
Cancer Diagnosis Might Be Wrong for Many English Bulldogs

Cancer Diagnosis Might Be Wrong for Many English Bulldogs

New research on illness in English bulldogs has discovered a previously unknown genetic health condition -- and could save the lives of some beloved family pets.

Researchers were attempting to better understand B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (BCLL), a common cancer,...

31 Dec
Roll Over, Fido. You're Hogging the Bed

Roll Over, Fido. You're Hogging the Bed

Forget buying a dog bed. New research shows that nearly half of pet parents say their pooches co-sleep in their owner's bed.

More than 1,000 Australian dog owners participated in the study conducted by Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

About 49% of participants, wh...

15 Dec
Which Animals Are Also Vulnerable to COVID Infection?

Which Animals Are Also Vulnerable to COVID Infection?

Humans, ferrets, cats, civets and dogs are the animals most susceptible to infection with the new coronavirus, researchers say.

The analysis of 10 species also found that ducks, rats, mice, pigs and chickens were less or not susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

"Kn...

10 Dec
Dogs and Their Humans Share Same Diabetes Risk: Study

Dogs and Their Humans Share Same Diabetes Risk: Study

If your dog has diabetes, there's a better chance that you do, too, or that you may develop the disease.

A new study from researchers in Sweden and the United Kingdom found that owning a dog with diabetes was tied to a 38% increased risk of type 2 diabetes for the dog o...

10 Dec
Your Dog May Not Understand Every Word You Say: Study

Your Dog May Not Understand Every Word You Say: Study

Does your pooch understand you?

Dogs can learn to understand words -- and to differentiate among those that sound entirely different. But their understanding has some limitations, a new study suggests.

Those furry friends don't recognize the difference bet...

16 Oct
Your Pooch's Personality Can Change With Age

Your Pooch's Personality Can Change With Age

Just like people, dogs' personalities change as they age, a new European study suggests.

"Even though dog personality is a highly popular topic in the literature, there are still gaps about the long-term stability, as well as about the dynamics of personality develop...

13 Oct
Want Better Rapport With Your Cat? Bat Your Eyes

Want Better Rapport With Your Cat? Bat Your Eyes

When it comes to bonding with your cat, the eyes have it.

Narrowing your eyes -- the so-called "slow blink" -- may make humans more attractive to their feline friends, British researchers suggest. It also may make kitty smile back.

"As someone who has both ...

08 Oct
No, Your Dog Doesn't Really Prefer Your Face, Brain Scans Show

No, Your Dog Doesn't Really Prefer Your Face, Brain Scans Show

You may think your dog is gazing lovingly at your face, but a new study suggests that's not the case.

Hungarian researchers say dogs' brains may not process faces the same way human brains do.

Faces are such an important part of communication for humans and...

07 Oct
Dozens of Mammals May Be at Risk for Coronavirus Infection

Dozens of Mammals May Be at Risk for Coronavirus Infection

More than two dozen types of animals that are often in close contact with people may be at risk of coronavirus infection, a new study suggests.

This could threaten some endangered species and harm certain types of farms. In addition, some animals may act as reservoir...

02 Oct
Beware Pet 'Bearded Dragons': CDC Says They Could Carry Salmonella

Beware Pet 'Bearded Dragons': CDC Says They Could Carry Salmonella

What next, 2020?

In this year of surprising threats to public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating a pair of salmonella outbreaks among people who cuddled pet hedgehogs and bearded dragon lizards.

No deaths have ...

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