Aptos training center teaches dogs, humans the art of Disc Dog – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos training center teaches dogs, humans the art of Disc Dog – Santa Cruz Sentinel Aptos training center teaches dogs, humans the art of Disc DogSanta Cruz Sentinel”You have do to something, otherwise you're going to regret it,” said Dan Weissman, who brought his Australian shepherd to the event Sunday. “(The energy) is going to […]

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Meet 5 canines with a career of caring for humans

Meet 5 canines with a career of caring for humans Therapy volunteer: Chivas, Toy Shetland sheepdog; age 5 Four years ago, Tina Currie had hoped her new sheltie, Chivas, could become a volunteer therapy pet like her older dog, but the puppy seemed too high-spirited for the job. But after her older dog died … […]

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Can humans get norovirus from their dogs?

Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research published online April 1 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, said first author Sarah Caddy, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, a veterinarian and PhD student at the University of Cambridge, and Imperial […]

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New tech aims to improve communication between dogs, humans

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets. “We’ve developed a platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that opens the door to new […]

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Mutation associated with cleft palate in humans, dogs identified

Scientists studying birth defects in humans and purebred dogs have identified an association between cleft lip and cleft palate — conditions that occur when the lip and mouth fail to form properly during pregnancy — and a mutation in the ADAMTS20 gene. Their findings were presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014 […]

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Injected bacteria shrink tumors in rats, dogs and humans

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers. In its natural form, C. novyi is found in the soil and, in certain cases, can cause tissue-damaging […]

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Humans share fairness concerns with other species

Humans aren’t the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people’s desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. Psychologists will talk about how studies of other species help explain how […]

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Domestication of dogs may explain mammoth kill sites and success of early modern humans

A new analysis of European archaeological sites containing large numbers of dead mammoths and dwellings built with mammoth bones has led Penn State Professor Emerita Pat Shipman to formulate a new interpretation of how these sites were formed. She suggests that their abrupt appearance may have been due to early modern humans working with the […]

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Do all boxer dog”hump” humans?

Question by Beth: Do all boxer dog”hump” humans? So in getting a boxer soon and one of my friend who has a boxer tells me her dog is constantly humping her legs or arms that’s just gross.. And plus I have little sisters and don’t want that to happen to them. So how can dog […]

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Osteosarcoma immunotherapy study has potential to benefit both dogs, humans

Osteosarcoma is a highly aggressive bone tumor that affects at least 10,000 dogs annually in the United States. It is most commonly seen in the adult large and giant breeds such as Rottweilers, Labrador retrievers, greyhounds, Newfoundlands, Irish wolfhounds, Great Danes and Scottish deerhounds. It is estimated that 90-95 percent of canine osteosarcoma subjects have […]

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