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The study is one of the first of its kind to examine what risk COVID-19 in humans poses to their pets and why some animals become infected while others do not.
University of Guelph researchers studying Coronavirus infection in pets
1 May 2020
Pets can mean a lot to us, especially in these difficult times.
COVID-19: Seek 'support' from your animal but respect their welfare needs
6 April 2020
Finnish study finds three-quarters of dogs exhibit highly problematic behaviour.
Dog breeders urged to act over high levels of anxiety in pets
9 March 2020
Just like humans, cats have different personalities. Researchers have now found that this also means that they respond differently to stress in unfamiliar environments.
Cats’ personalities reflected in their coping styles
17 February 2020
Up to half of dogs are afraid of fireworks, but a survey of 1225 dog owners shows there is hope, both in terms of preventing such fears in the first place and helping dogs who are already afflicted.
Study claims that preventive exercises and training can help dogs’ fear of fireworks
30 October 2019
Research on dogs has exploded in recent decades. Universities have opened canine cognition labs, and scientists have probed dogs' intelligence, behavior, biology and skills.
What makes dogs so special and successful? Love!
2 October 2019
A study evaluating the public's ability to identify banned dog types in the U.K. finds that they have difficulty accurately identifying breeds, particularly Pit Bull Terrier types.
Can the general public spot a ‘dangerous dog’?
27 September 2019
Many think of dogs as loyal, love-filled companions, and cats as cute beasts that tolerate us - but we might have to rethink that a little.
Cats bond strongly with their humans, perhaps even more than dogs do
23 September 2019
As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.
The pet effect: Researchers find pets ease depression and loneliness after spousal loss
2 September 2019
The RVC has published the results of a new study which shows that the owners of short-muzzled or brachycephalic dogs are either unaware of the suffering of these breeds, or deluding themselves.
Owners of short-muzzled dogs “unaware or deluding themselves” about suffering
19 July 2019
The major factors attributing to the growth of the animal wound care market are increasing initiatives by the governments and animal welfare associations and an increase in animal adoption and animal healthcare expenditure.
Report shows how and why the animal wound care market is growing
11 July 2019
Scientists find higher cortisol levels in owners matched by raised levels in canine companions
Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find
6 June 2019
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