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 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
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
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...
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
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
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
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.
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Stanley Coren claims his data proves that hugging your dog raises its stress and anxiety levels.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 […]
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
George Wilkinson, Jr. is facing a misdemeanor after posting an ad seeking copulation with canines and their owners, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
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
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.