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Dogs mirror owner's stress: Study

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have examined how stress levels in dogs are influenced by lifestyle factors and by the people that the dogs live with. They determined stress levels over several months by measuring the concentration of a stress hormone, cortisol, in a few centimetres of hair from the dog and from its owner.

Jun 13, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

Activists slam double standards at Shanghai Dog Show while China slaughters for meat

A country where millions of dogs are reportedly killed for human consumption each year, activists say a dog show celebrating the animal is a massive irony.

Apr 30, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

Watch: Possession of dogs at a government hospital in Bihar

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Jan 16, 2019, 14:36 PM IST

US House bans eating of dogs and cats

In a non-controversial voice vote, the US House also passed a bill to ban American people from slaughtering dogs and cats for human consumption.

Sep 13, 2018, 15:14 PM IST

Therapy dogs may help treat ADHD symptoms: Study

A therapy dog is trained to provide affection, comfort and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, and schools.

Jul 19, 2018, 16:14 PM IST

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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