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Scientists develop touchscreen games for older dogs to slow down mental deterioration

Scientists develop touchscreen games for older dogs to slow down mental deterioration

In the training lab, old dogs responded positively to cognitive training using educational touchscreen games.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
West Bengal minister to build hospital for dogs in memory of wife in Kolkata

West Bengal minister to build hospital for dogs in memory of wife in Kolkata

West Bengal Education Minister Parth Chatterjee says there is no better way for him to pay tributes to his wife, who used to love dogs.

Jan 23, 2018, 11:19 AM IST
Dogs may become 'doggos' soon: Merriam-Webster

Dogs may become 'doggos' soon: Merriam-Webster

The term "doggos" - internetspeak for "dogs" - has spread across social media in such proportion that the dictionary deciders at Merriam-Webster have taken note of the nonword and deemed it a word they will be watching in 2018.

Dec 30, 2017, 11:44 AM IST
Dog meat business dying a slow death in South Korea as growling protests make effect

Dog meat business dying a slow death in South Korea as growling protests make effect

South Koreans are believed to consume about one million dogs a year as a summertime delicacy. Now, protesting animal rights activists have begun making an impact to save the canines.

Dec 27, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in

Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in

The risk is because chocolate contains a toxic ingredient called theobromine.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Sniffer dogs join forces to curb wildlife crime in India

Sniffer dogs join forces to curb wildlife crime in India

The nine female German Shepherds and four male Belgian Malinios dogs between the age group of 6-9 months, along with their handlers, began their nine month long training in April, 2017. 
 

Dec 19, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
UAE to get first outdoor dog park in February 2018

UAE to get first outdoor dog park in February 2018

The park will also have a cafe area where dog owners can socialise while their pets play as well as an area for pet-related activities like pet birthday parties, pet shows and training among others.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Having a pet may reduce risk of childhood eczema, asthma

Having a pet may reduce risk of childhood eczema, asthma

Although eczema is commonly found in infants, many people don't know there is a progression from eczema to food allergies to nasal allergies and asthma

Oct 27, 2017, 18:51 PM IST
Diwali 2017: Why should your pets suffer while you celebrate?

Diwali 2017: Why should your pets suffer while you celebrate?

With the onset of the Diwali season every year, vets report increase in anxiety disorders, such as stress colitis.

Oct 18, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
This hormone could be making your dog aggressive

This hormone could be making your dog aggressive

Better understanding the biology behind canine aggression could help with the development of interventions, the researchers said.

Oct 01, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Australian military vets take help from dogs to overcome PTSD

Australian military vets take help from dogs to overcome PTSD

Highly-trained dogs in Australia are helping ex-armymen overcome the mental scars of war and fight PTSD easily.

Sep 30, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Obesity harmful for dogs? Here's a weight loss program to boost your pets health

Obesity harmful for dogs? Here's a weight loss program to boost your pets health

A new study shows that dogs are at equal threat of being harmed by obesity and its consequences. 

Sep 22, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
No harm in exposing your toddlers to pets, germs – Know why

No harm in exposing your toddlers to pets, germs – Know why

 Exposure to certain bacteria around the house – mainly those found in house dust – during infancy, was also associated with a reduced risk.

Sep 22, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Southwest Airlines flies more than 60 animals to shelters after Hurricane Harvey

Southwest Airlines flies more than 60 animals to shelters after Hurricane Harvey

As per reports, 64 displaced cats and dogs were relocated to California from Texas, only to be placed in new and safe shelters.

Sep 09, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Rise in cancer cases among domestic animals prompts Kerala Animal Husbandry Department to open  oncology centre

Rise in cancer cases among domestic animals prompts Kerala Animal Husbandry Department to open oncology centre

The research from the unique centre, functioning at the state-run Chief Disease Investigation Office (CDIO) in Palode near here for the past one year, has revealed that the deadly disease prevails among a majority of pet animals, including cattle, dogs and cats.

Sep 08, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Pampered puppies less likely to become good guide dogs: Study

Pampered puppies less likely to become good guide dogs: Study

When researchers tracked the puppies a couple of years down the line, they found that those with mothers that were more attentive were less likely to graduate from the training programme to become guide dogs.

Aug 09, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

Pet cafe trend cat-ching on in Yangon

The trend, already popular in Asian capitals like Tokyo and Bangkok, is the latest international fad to sail into Myanmar since the end of junta rule in 2011 heralded a new era of freedom.

Jul 28, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
Kerala mother dies after saving her child from dog attack - How dangerous is rabies?

Kerala mother dies after saving her child from dog attack - How dangerous is rabies?

Rabies is a a vaccine-preventable viral disease often transmitted through bites or scratches, usually via saliva, of an animal.

Jun 12, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
Owning a dog may keep oldies active, says research

Owning a dog may keep oldies active, says research

Health professionals could encourage dog ownership or shared care of a dog to motivate older adults to be more physically active.

Jun 09, 2017, 18:02 PM IST
Brave young Hyderabad boy stands up to four stray dogs - This viral video has over 1 lakh views

Brave young Hyderabad boy stands up to four stray dogs - This viral video has over 1 lakh views

The girl managed to escape but the boy was surrounded by the aggressive canines. 

Jun 01, 2017, 19:15 PM IST