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June 26, 2022

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A Large Predator from the Pyrenees

A fossilized lower jaw has led an international team of palaeontologists to discover a new species of predator that once lived in Europe. These large predators belong to a group of carnivores ...

'Good' Bacteria to Tackle Depression

Intestinal flora plays an important role in health -- including mental health. Researchers have shown that probiotics can support the effect of antidepressants and help to alleviate ...

Scent Dogs Detect Coronavirus Reliably from Skin Swabs

A recent study confirmed that scent detection dogs can be taught to identify individuals with a coronavirus infection from skin swabs. In the experimental set-up at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa ...

Dog Coronavirus Jumps to Humans, With a Protein Shift

Researchers have identified a shift that occurs in canine coronavirus that may provide clues as to how it transmits from animals to ...
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Dog-Assisted Interventions Lead to Lower Stress Levels in Children

Dog-assisted interventions can lead to significantly lower stress in children both with and without special needs, according to a new study using salivary cortisol ...

Dogs Inhale Immunotherapy to Test Lung Cancer Treatment

An inhaled immunotherapy successfully treated cancer in some companion dogs as part of a clinical trial conducted by oncology and veterinary researchers. Results show potential for fighting cancer in ...

Quantifying Cognitive Decline in Dogs Could Help Humans With Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have found that a suite of complimentary tests can quantify changes in dogs suspected of suffering from cognitive decline. The approach could not only aid owners in managing their elderly ...

Cannabis Poisoning Cases in Pets Have Increased Significantly, Study Finds

A survey of veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada highlights mounting cases of cannabis poisoning among pets and sheds new light on symptoms, treatments, and ...

Vegan Diets for Dogs May Be Linked With Better Health, and Could Be Less Hazardous, Than Meat-Based Diets

A survey study of the guardians of more than 2,500 dogs explored links between dog diet and health outcomes, suggesting that nutritionally sound vegan diets may be healthier and less hazardous than ...

Most U.S. Dog Owners Don't Follow FDA Pet Food Handling Guidelines, Study Finds

A new analysis suggests that most U.S. dog owners are unaware of -- and do not follow -- guidelines on safe pet food and dish handling from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but that better ...

Dried Avocado Meal, a Novel Fiber Source to Be Added to Commercial Dog Food

Thanks to avocados' rise to superfood stardom, there are now more avocado-derived products in the supply chain than ever. In a unique study, researchers looked at the possibility of using ...

COVID in a Cat

A study has confirmed what is believed to be the first published account of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in a house cat. The viral sequence was a close match to strains circulating in the ...

Older Japanese Dog Owners May Face Lower Risk of Disability Than Non-Dog Owners, Study Finds

An analysis of data from more than 11,000 older Japanese adults suggests that seniors who own a dog may be at lower risk of disability than those who have never been dog ...

Core Strength Could Help Dogs Avoid Knee Injuries

Agility dogs lacking core strength from routine physical exercise may be more susceptible to one of the most common canine knee injuries, a cranial cruciate ligament rupture, which is similar to an ...

Decline of Vultures and Rise of Dogs Carries Disease Risks

This is a story about vultures, feral dogs, rabies -- and piles of rotting animal carcasses. Buckle up. But in the end, it's about the power of conservation to keep ecosystems, even urban ...

Genomic Effects of Inbreeding on Scandinavian Wolves

Researchers have been exploring the genetic origins of the Scandinavian grey wolf population, which was founded by only three immigrating wolves. The scientists show that, after five generations of ...

Dog Feces and Urine Could Be Harming Nature Reserves, According to New Study

New research finds that dogs being walked in nature reserves contribute a significant amount of nutrients to the environment through their feces and urine, which researchers warn could negatively ...

Advanced Prostate Cancer Antibody Drug Shows Success in Pet Dogs

Mice are typically used as models in advanced prostate cancer research, but the profound differences between them and humans has long bedeviled the translation of findings from the animal to success ...

What Is Your Dog’s Lifespan? You Might Be Surprised

The Dog Aging Project, founded in 2018, is by far the most ambitious project tackling the question of canine longevity, enrolling and studying tens of thousands of dogs of all sizes, breeds and ...

Gene Mutation That Makes Dogs Small Existed in Ancient Wolves

Popular belief has been that small dogs, such as Pomeranians and Chihuahuas, exist because once dogs were domesticated, humans wanted small, cute companions. But researchers now identify a genetic ...

Overweight Dogs Respond Well to High-Protein, High-Fiber Diet, Study Finds

A study of overweight dogs fed a reduced calorie, high-protein, high-fiber diet for 24 weeks found that the dogs' body composition and inflammatory markers changed over time in ways that ...

Researchers Find Newer Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Mice, Unlike the Original Version of the Virus

A team of biology researchers has found that some of the newer variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect the respiratory tract of wild mice, unlike the original strain that emerged from ...

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Potential Dog-Allergy Vaccine

Scientists have identified a series of molecular candidates for those parts of dog allergens that cause immune reactions in people--the first step in developing a vaccine against most causes of dog ...

Exploring Genetics of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Viruses in Animals Around the World

A genetic and geographic analysis of variants of SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes COVID-19 -- and related viruses in humans and animals may provide evidence of interspecies transmission ...

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