Moose, a mixed-breed dog from the Nebraska Humane Society, trains in odor-detection work.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.
Key to the success of a long-term dog-owner relationship is building a good foundation.
From long walks to dangerous foods, you could be damaging the health of your puppy without realising.
Different animals have different ways of showing they're happy. Their behaviours aren't as straightforward as you might think.
Pets can develop separation anxiety when their people are suddenly gone.
Alleviating separation anxiety is about changing the owner's behavior, too.
It's 80 years since we were first introduced to Lassie. But the human bond with dogs goes back way further.
Dogs have been constant companions to many during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
Leishmaniosis — a parasitic infection that causes skin sores — has been found in kenneled American foxhounds.
Importing dogs into Canada has also introduced a flesh-eating parasite that is transmissible to humans. Veterinarians, researchers and public health officials should work together to curtail the disease.
We must make ensure that puppies born into the greyhound racing don't slip through the cracks.
These results finally provide scientific evidence to what was considered common knowledge about our beloved pets.
We're working with professional trainers in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to train dogs to sniff out COVID-19. They could be highly valuable in managing the spread of infection.
Moss is part of an elite squad of detection dogs that will locate threatened species in the wild and help endangered species breed in captivity.
Don’t worry that your dog’s world is visually drab.
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Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
Flat-faced breeds, like the bulldog, were at greater risk.
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Flat-faced dogs had twice the odds of suffering heatstroke compared with a labrador retriever.
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Imagine being able to detect a smell from more than a kilometre away. Dogs can sniff out things from a greater distance than that.
Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. But keeping cats inside (or contained outside) 24/7 can actually be in their best interest.
Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.
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Research shows that looking at your dog makes you feel happy.
Working from home involves new co-workers.
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Are the best co-workers really the ones with four legs and a tail? Science says it depends.
Even in quarantine, people around the world have to walk their dogs.
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
Our pets are always close at hand. Are they at risk during the pandemic?
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Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low.