A new study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group. The study revealed that dogs that participated in search-and-rescue efforts following 9/11 lived a similar length of time, on average, compared to a control group of search-and-rescue dogs and outlived their breed-average life spans. There was also no discernible difference in the dogs’ cause of death.
Will dogs be the ultimate test to determine if humans have contracted the Corona Virus (Covid-19)? A new trial at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is trying to determine that right now.
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.
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.
From strays to dogs with a purpose…Ingenuous new technology may soon be helping turn abandoned, homeless dogs into working community … More
Working dogs are working dogs, right? Well, maybe not, say researchers who are using brain scans (functional MRIs) to determine … More