Women bond with dogs like their kids, study shows

by Vivien Richardson on October 8, 2014

Research carried out in the U.S. has indicated that most women’s minds respond to their dogs the same way they do their children.

During the study, which was conducted by (more…)

Research shows dogs display positive and negative traits

by Leanne Thompson on September 24, 2014

A study conducted at the University of Sydney shows that some dogs are natural optimists whilst others are more pessimistic.

During the study, the canines had to (more…)

Dogs prefer petting to talking

by Mark James on September 11, 2014

The University of Florida has carried out a study that found that pooches prefer a pat on the head rather than verbal praise.

For some time it has been known that (more…)

Breast cancer detection by dogs trialled

by Vivien Richardson on August 21, 2014

A UK charity is funding a scheme to work out whether it is practical to use canines to detect a serious form of cancer.

The Buckinghamshire-based charity, Medical Detection Dogs, was set up to (more…)

BVA reminds owners to keep pets cool

by Mark James on July 30, 2014

As temperatures continue to rise, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has once again reminded dog owners of the dangers of heatstroke.

Every time that the weather gets hot, vets witness (more…)

New website to help dog owners combat dysplasia

by Leanne Thompson on July 2, 2014

The launch of the Cornell Estimated Breeding website is predicted to help dog owners and breeders to better understand the issues surrounding hip and elbow health in some purebred dogs.

On the site, the public and stud dog breeders can (more…)

Tumour detecting dogs sniff out new cancer diagnosis

by Mark James on May 23, 2014

Dogs can be trained to spot prostate cancer, a medical research hospital has discovered through the course of a study.

The researchers say that (more…)

Dogs really do love their owners

by Vivien Richardson on May 9, 2014

Research has suggested that dogs really are a man’s best friend, after scientists found they release the same chemical solution as humans to show love.

According to a study by boffins at (more…)

Experiments show that your dog really understands you

by Leanne Thompson on February 26, 2014

For many years, scientists and animal lovers have wondered just how intelligent man’s best friend actually is. Following recent research conducted in Hungary, it has been proven that dogs can actually understand their owners.

An MRI scanning study saw a group of canines put through their paces (more…)

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