Pets and Moving…and Relocation Stress video
Explores the unique problems–and solutions–of the effects of relocation stress and moving with pets (including problems securing pet-friendly housing). A “must see” for anyone who is planning to move and has companion animal family members.
New genetic research on twins suggest the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual’s genetic make-up.
A team of biologists has compiled and standardized data on 790+ animal social networks.
According to the research, here are eight ways your companion animal improves your mental and physical health…
A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds most are unlikely to provide cats all their essential nutrients. Some recipes could also contain ingredients potentially toxic to cats.
The news is grave coming out of the recent United Nations report: A million animals on our planet are at risk of extinction due to human behavior. The only good news to come out of the report is that there has been worldwide media coverage on the findings–hopefully inspiring the general public and especially political leaders to pass legislation to stop the human behaviors that have put so many creatures in harms way. Some solutions offered here.
A new study has discovered that like humans, worms are capable of forming associative memories–that is, memories that associate a certain sound or smell or tone of voice with a particular outcome. Unfortunately, not all memories are positive and researchers discovered that like their human counterparts, worms too can develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from traumatic events.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to deploy 60 beagles to international airports, ports and border crossings to sniff out travelers coming into the country with hidden pork products from regions experiencing African swine fever outbreaks.
In a new scientific study wolves behaved more prosocially toward their fellow pack members than did pack dogs.
The results of a new study have demonstrated that animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy.
A new study has demonstrated that dogs can accurately sniff out cancer in blood. This canine cancer detection could lead to new noninvasive, inexpensive ways to detect cancer.
Humans who live with cats and regularly call them by their names have always known that cats, like their canine…