coronavirus

Dog coronavirus jumps to humans, with a protein shift

Cornell researchers have identified a shift that occurs in canine coronavirus that points to a possible pattern of change found in other coronaviruses and which …

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Cortisol

Cortisol in shelter dog hair shows signs of stress

Despite the good care, a shelter can be a stressful environment for dogs. Researchers at Utrecht University investigated if the amount of the hormone cortisol …

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age

What is your dog’s lifespan? You might be surprised

How old is your dog in human years? And what factors contribute to a long and healthy life for a dog? For years, it’s been …

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Companion Animals

Most dog breeds highly inbred

Dog breeds are often recognized for distinctive traits – the short legs of a dachshund, wrinkled face of a pug, spotted coat of a Dalmatian. …

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dog

Calculation of a Physical Activity Index for Dogs Using Smart Collars

Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and has multiple health benefits. Asaf Dagan at PetPace LTD and Prof. Mickey Scheinowitz at …

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animals

Dog parasite is developing resistance to treatments

Hookworms are one of the most common parasites plaguing the companion animal world. They use their hooklike mouths to latch onto an animal’s intestines, where …

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BSL

Dog rescuer shares harrowing experiences of BSL

Two rescue dogs seized by police due to their appearance  Animal rescuer Emma Semple has spoken out against breed specific legislation (BSL), after her own …

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backed

Finn’s Law backed by government

New bill to toughen up on those who attack police animals Service animals including police dogs and horses will be offered greater protection, under a …

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dog

Dog flu strains a ‘potential risk’ to humans

Study identifies influenza viruses jumping from pigs to dogs A study by US scientists has revealed that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in dogs and …

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dog

Lintbells receives a visit from Fabulous Finn

Hitchin-based premium natural supplements company Lintbells received a visit this morning from ‘Fabulous Finn’. Now retired, police dog Finn rose to fame when he saved …

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