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Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated by investigators

The global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas, say investigators.

Labradors' genes are to blame for their chubbiness

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Labradors have a reputation for being obsessed with food, and in turn, they have a tendency to become obese more than a lot of other canines. Well, new research suggests that the trait is actually the result of a genetic variation that's...Show More Summary

Dachshunds can’t race in Idaho

Laws ban things, that’s what they do: Idaho law makes the sport of dog racing a felony, and as a result it’s illegal to race dachshunds, even if it’s all in fun, no money is bet, and the diminutive canines are asked to run only a short distance. Show More Summary

Why Your Labrador Retriever Loses Its Mind Around Food

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As a breed, labrador retrievers often have serious food-related issues—a behavioral quirk that often leads to over-eating and canine obesity. Researchers have finally figured out why, and the answer could influence the way we treat human obesity. Read more...

Daily 2 Cents: Tall Ram-Horned Humanoid -- Close Encounter...Large Triangular Craft -- PA Upright Canine Witness Report Map

Tall Ram-Horned HumanoidDakota in Ventura, California called in to tell of a bizarre creature she observed with her brother:“I want to tell you about the time I saw a shadow figure and it was really scary. It was probably about about...Show More Summary

Glamorous Pup Won't Let A Manicure Happen Without Her

Some pets make it doggone near impossible to get near their nails. But then there’s Honey. The canine companion of Vine star Amymarie Gaertner appears to ask, no, demand that someone attend to her precious nails. Honey's becoming a little diva. Show More Summary

Crafty Bird Steals Sleeping Dog's Fur To Make A Nest

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do. And when this little bird needed to make a nest, it turned to the nearest resource -- a snoozing dog. Video shows the crafty creature plucking chunks of fur from the sleepy canine, whoShow More Summary

Let’s Ditch the ‘Big, Bad Wolf’ Cliché

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Wolves and their canine descendants are among our oldest animal partners, and yet we continue to hunt and kill them out of irrational fears that blind us to their many benefits.

Dogs Hate Hugs, Says Canine Psychologist

Stanley Coren claims his data proves that hugging your dog raises its stress and anxiety levels.

Analysis of dog genome will provide insight into human disease

An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies -- according to a new study led by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). New research...Show More Summary

Ad shows why our relationship with dogs is more special than you think

It's hardly a surprise that dogs can help humans feel happier. But could your heart be in sync with your canine companion? Perhaps so, if this touching advertisement by dog food manufacturer Pedigree is to be believed. The company monitored...Show More Summary

How not to get away with robbery: Hop the White House fence

Doug Buchanan, a spokesman for the fire department in Washington, said emergency workers responded to help transport the man to a local hospital under police supervision to treat injuries to his hand. At the White House, canine teams and armed Secret Service agents gathered on the North Lawn of the White House as the area around the complex was cleared.

Changes in 'microbiome' during canine atopic dermatitis could lead to antibiotic-free therapies for human, canine disease

How atopic dermatitis (AD) arises isn't yet fully understood, but a new study has uncovered important insights about the association of AD in dogs compared to humans.

Corgi Puppy Is Charmed And Bewitched By Furball In The Mirror

If you’re a corgi puppy, it goes without saying that there’s no cuter playmate than, well … a puppy just like you. That’s clearly the dilemma faced by this pup, who seems to want nothing more than the companionship of the canine in the...Show More Summary

Rescued Cat Who Was Once Fostered By Dogs Does the Very Same For Tiny Kittens Who Need Love

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In April 2015, a tiny kitten named Rosie arrived at the loving home of Lilo the Husky who, with her canine brothers, helped Rosie become the picture of perfect health. Now a year older, it’s Rosie’s turn to take what she learned from Lilo and pay it forward to a litter of kittens who need […]

Changes in 'microbiome' during canine atopic dermatitis could lead to antibiotic-free therapies for human and canine disease

PHILADELPHIA - Atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic inflammatory skin condition and the most common form of eczema, is estimated to afflict as much as 10 percent of the U.S. population, and is much more common now than it was 50 years ago. Veterinary clinical estimates also show that approximately 10 percent of dogs have atopic dermatitis. read more

Florida man arrested for soliciting sex with dogs

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

George Wilkinson, Jr. is facing a misdemeanor after posting an ad seeking copulation with canines and their owners, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

Talk About Compassion | Office Hours

A common punch line in the librarian oeuvre pertains to the number of cats a particular librarian may own. We all know that librarians are dog people, too, as evidenced by the multiple Facebook photos I see of various canine biblio-companions. Show More Summary

How many dog years is that? Appreciating the life of a 30-year-old canine.

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

While Maggie, an Australian dog who died at what her owner says was 30 years old, was rounding up cows, the Berlin Wall fell and hammer pants were cool.

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