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Stress? Fear? Or “Displacement Behavior”?

Have you listened to any CAABChats lately? Hosted by PhD’s Suzanne Hetts and Dan Estep, a CAABChat is “A professional discussion among Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (and occasionally invited others) about timely, useful, controversial and foundational topics in the field of pet behavior and training.” The monthly podcasts are free if watched in real time […]

Australia to Kill Goats Using Self-Destructing Dingoes

Australia's plan to kill goats using dingoes implanted with a time-activated poison challenges conservation psychology and anthrozoology as do New Zealand's "management" plans.

New Zealand to Kill Goats Using Self-Destructing Dingoes

New Zealand's plans to kill millions of animals using dingoes implanted with a time-activated poison and other methods challenges conservation psychology and anthrozoology.

Scarlet & Hal go to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

A beautiful day at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Scarlet & Hal had their own ride while the rest of had a short hike back to the presentation area. We had a very nice crowd from China and an awesome background. It was a very hot day and there were some forest fires burning about 15 miles away. Show More Summary

Planning for Your Pet’s Care, Should the Worst Happen

All NewsNationalInternational Planning for Your Pet’s Care, Should the Worst Happen By Malia Friesen July 25, 2016 at 07:00AM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD As pet owners we have all had, or currently have, that “once in a lifetime pet”; that special pet we will always remember as part of our family and as holders of our hearts. Show More Summary

American Farrier’s Association and Life Data Labs, Inc., Makers of Farriers Formula Hoof Supplement, Announce Partnership

The following information is an edited excerpt from a news release supplied by the AFA. Photos and and media added by Hoofcare Publishing: The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) and Life Data Labs, Inc. have entered into an educational...Show More Summary

What is Your Pet’s Body Condition Score?

Of the many things that influence your pet’s health, body weight and condition are at the top of the list. Just as is true for us, obesity predisposes our dogs and cats to a variety of health disorders... Read More

New Database Allows Veterinarians and Pet Parents Alike to Search Clinical Studies

All NewsNationalInternational New Database Allows Veterinarians and Pet Parents Alike to Search Clinical Studies By Aly Semigran July 22, 2016 at 09:22AM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD Whether you're a veterinarian or a pet parent (or...Show More Summary

Just Being Near You Is Rewarding for Dogs

Data shows that dogs find merely being near humans to be rewarding even without any social interactions.

Modeling and Imaging Technologies Examine Biomechanical Effects of Horseshoe

The final version of an Open Access hoof biomechanics research paper previewedin February is now available for free download by Hoof Blog readers. In A preliminary case study of the effect of shoe-wearing on the biomechanics of a horse’s...Show More Summary

Rescue Shelter Uses Pokémon GO To Promote Exercise and Adoption For Dogs

All NewsNationalInternational Rescue Shelter Uses Pokémon GO To Promote Exercise and Adoption For Dogs By Aly Semigran July 18, 2016 at 01:35PM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD In response to the gaming phenomenon known as Pokémon GO, we asked veterinarians if it was safe to play while your dog is by your side for a walk. Show More Summary

Thunder Treats. Or, The Woman Who Mistook Her Dog for a Hat

Saturday night we slept in the tent, the Border Collies on their sheepskin rugs, and Tootsie in bed with us as usual. It was a lovely night, until it wasn’t. Somewhere around dark-thirty the wind came up, lightening lit up the sky and the thunder began to roll. When Tootsie first came to us years […]

Hearing Dogs Can Benefit from Learning Sign Language Too

All NewsNationalInternational Hearing Dogs Can Benefit from Learning Sign Language Too By Bernard Lima-Chavez July 18, 2016 at 07:00AM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD There are many special things about the relationship between humans...Show More Summary

Vaccine Antibody Titers: Are They a Good Choice for Your Dog?

Perhaps you know a little bit about antibody titers (aka, vaccine titers, vaccine serology, and titer testing), but find the topic to be confusing. Rest assured, you are in good company. The topic is somewhat complicated, and recommendations... Read More

United Nations Harmony with Nature Stresses Justice for All

The U. N.'s harmony with nature initiative stresses global justice in which societies of humans are viewed as part of a wider community that incorporates animal societies.

Bird Brains: Size Doesn't Matter But Number of Neurons Does

New research shows that "large numbers of neurons concentrated in high densities in the telencephalon substantially contribute to the neural basis of avian intelligence."

Animals as Persons: Can We Scale Intelligence or Sentience?

"When is an animal a person?" Trying to decide is very difficult but many are working on achieving this goal. But, can we truly compare intelligence or sentience across species?

Pokémon GO and Your Pets: Is It Safe To Play With Your Dog?

All NewsNationalInternational Pokémon GO and Your Pets: Is It Safe To Play With Your Dog? By Aly Semigran July 15, 2016 at 12:06PM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD Unless you've been living under a rock with limited wi-fi, then you're probably fully aware that Pokémon GO is all the rage. Show More Summary

Deep Eco-Psychology, Non-Violent Activism, and Science

A new wide-ranging book titled "Codex Orféo" by author and filmmaker Michael Tobias blends science with fiction and calls for the end of violence and a renaissance of virtue.

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