• Dog brains do not prefer faces Even though dogs gaze into man's eyes, dog brains may not process faces as human brains do. A new study suggests that the canine visual system is organized differently: the face network found in primates may not extend to all mammals. Published: October 5, 2020
  • First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work Researchers monitored the success of rehoming 16 laboratory beagles in 2015-2018. The study revealed that the development of house training skills could be supported by care arrangements at the laboratory animal facilities. Published: October 5, 2020
  • Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Published: September 26, 2020
  • Feeding indoor cats just once a day could improve health New research has found that feeding cats one large meal a day may help control hunger better than feeding them several times a day. Published: September 23, 2020
  • Tracking the working dogs of 9/11 A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group. Published: September 21, 2020
  • Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent study found. Published: September 14, 2020
  • Making dog food more delectable by analyzing aromas Dogs aren't known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best possible culinary experience, especially for those rare finicky canines. Now, resear...  more Published: September 9, 2020
  • Treatment for canine ocular condition using turmeric Researchers have produced a therapeutic derived from turmeric, a spice long-praised for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, that shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs suffering from uveitis, an inflammation of the eye that leads to...  more Published: September 3, 2020
  • Daylight study reveals how animals adapt between seasons Scientists have discovered how a biological switch helps animals make the seasonal changes crucial for survival, such as growing a warm winter coat and adjusting body temperatures. Published: August 27, 2020
  • Why flat-faced dogs remain popular despite health problems Owners of bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs are highly likely to want to own their breed again in the future, and to recommend their breed to other owners, according to a new study. The development of breed loyalty toward these so-called brachycephalic (...  more Published: August 26, 2020