LARGEST DOG STUDY INFORMS HUMAN DISEASES

March 9, 2016 by  
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Cornell researchers have completed the largest genetic study of dogs to date, comprising the genetic analysis of 4,200 dogs. The study investigated 180,000 genetic markers, DNA sequences with a known physical location on a chromosome. Such markers can help link an inherited disease with the responsible gene. The study, published Jan 22 in the journal […]

DOGS CAN ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

January 31, 2014 by  
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Dogs could act as effective early warning system for patients with diabetes Aug 21, 2013 Dogs that are trained to respond to their owners’ hypoglycaemia could offer a very effective way to alert diabetic patients of impending lowered blood sugars. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first academic study to assess […]

DOG GENETICS CAUSE RESEARCHERS TO DISAGREE OVER CANINE DOMESTICATION

June 20, 2013 by  
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GENETICS SPUR SCIENTIFIC SPAT Researchers disagree over canine domestication The following article taken from ‘Nature'(Vol: 498, 282-283. 20.6.13) describes the controversy between researchers over when and where dogs were domesticated: “Scientists investigating the transformation of wolves into dogs are behaving a bit like the animals they study, as disputes roil among those using genetics to understand […]

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON COMPULSIVE TAIL CHASING IN DOGS

April 27, 2013 by  
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The following article was taken from Tiira K, Hakosalo O, Kareinen L, Thomas A, Hielm-Björkman A, et al. (2012). Environmental Effects on Compulsive Tail Chasing in Dogs. PLoS ONE 7(7): “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder observed both in humans and animals. Examples of Canine Compulsive Disorder (CD) include excessive tail chasing (TC), light/shadow […]

DO ANIMALS DREAM?

October 7, 2012 by  
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According to Kaitlin Miller (Australian Popular Science, 2.2.12) the answer is “Yes”. In her article, Kaitlin states that: “Many pet owners have seen their sleeping dog or cat twitch or paw the air, as if dreaming of bones to bury or mice to chase. Stanley Coren, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia […]

FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS CAN AFFECT GENES IN A POSITIVE WAY

August 30, 2012 by  
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The following research published in the Am J Clin Nutr (2009;90:415–424) shows the beneficial effects of fish oil supplementation in human gene expression but the same mechansims would also occur in animal genes: Epigenetics, Dietary Fat, and Omega-3s The ability of dietary fatty acids to improve the outcomes of many conditions has been well established. In addition […]

OCD AND VITAMINS

August 24, 2012 by  
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CANINE TAIL CHASING RESEMBLES HUMAN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE The following research was published on Phys.org (20th August, 2012):   A new research led by Professor Hannes Lohi at the University of Helsinki, Finland, revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans: Early onset, recurrent compulsive behaviors, increased risk for developing different types of compulsions, […]

BABY ON THE WAY? MAKE TIME TO PREPARE YOUR PET

July 20, 2012 by  
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If you have one or more dogs and you are expecting your first child, you may want to read the following article taken from AP News (Los Angeles, 31.1.12):      “Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too. A baby changes everything […]

CANCER TREATMENTS FOR DOGS: MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

July 14, 2012 by  
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I am often contacted by worried dog owners once their pet has been diagnosed with cancer. Many dog owners seek alternative treatments for cancer these days , especially when their vet is unable to offer any further treatment or the treatments being offered also have a high risk of side effects and/or are extremely expensive. While it […]

This is why dogs need large, raw meaty bones to chew on….it’s in their DNA!

July 11, 2012 by  
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Dogs’ evolution shows why they ‘love’ gnawing on bones   The following article was taken from BBC Nature,Ottawa,Canada (10.7.12, Victoria Gill Science reporter:    Scientists say they have discovered why dogs love to eat meat and bones. Ancient canines adopted pack-living about eight million years ago, to hunt larger prey, according to researchers. The resulting evolution […]

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