More than 500 dog owners have contributed to a study on dog cognition and problem-solving skills that suggests dogs can be conditioned toward psychological dependence.
As a result of domestication, some animals have evolved differently. Scientists believe this is related to their reduced fear of humans and adapting to a tamer lifestyle.
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Dogs been known for quite some time as "man's best friend" - a fairly accurate label when you consider the number of hardships we have shared with canines.
If you've ever owned a cat, you know that they can be pretty picky and about what they eat. This has often been associated with the "stuck up" nature of cats, but as most cat-lovers will tell you, the animals are not nearly as self-centered as their aloof natures would imply. So why so picky? A new study has determined that it may be all about how cats perceive bitter flavors.
Dogs have long been known as man's best friend, and now new research shows that their special bond with humans may go back earlier than thought.
Animal shelters are no-doubt good things, especially since they give stray and starving animals a temporary home. However, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 2.7 million animals are still euthanized at US shelters each year. Now a team of student programmers hope to change all that with a new app.
You've probably seen a dog prance around on two legs before. It's a common sight at the circus and a trick dog trainers typically like to teach little poodles in tutus. But what about a dog who was born that way? The Aloha Vet, our friend Dr Scott Sims, had the pleasure of meeting one such dog earlier this year. He helped outfit her with a little extra support as old age creeps in.
I'll admit it. I'm no dog lover, but even I've felt that pang in my chest when a goofy canine gazes at me with those 'puppy dog eyes.' We have long called these incredibly trusting animals "man's best friend," but new research has revealed that there's more to it than just trust and a mutual love for bacon. Dogs, it seems, can actually hijack the chemistry for human bonding.
It no secret that some pet food can achieve higher quality standards than some fast food or processed deli meats. However, that's only true if you believe what's put on the label. A new study has proven that many European pet food companies 'lie,' and they do it more than you'd think.
There are two new vampire crabs being added to the roster, and yes, there is really a roster of vampire crabs. What's unusual about these new discoveries, however, is that while they are new to science, they have been residents of some home aquariums for a pretty long time.
It's no secret that cats are picky pets. They can be perfectly content with you stroking their soft fur and then suddenly WHAMMO! you get a paw full of claws to the hand. Of course, the temperament of your furry friend influences if and when this happens, but researchers at the University of Lincoln decided to investigate if there is a surefire way to "properly" pet your cat.
Have you ever caught yourself praising your dog in an overly sweet voice, just to realize that he is blankly staring at you? Then, you reach out to pet him and suddenly you're the greatest thing on God's green Earth. New research has revealed that dogs really do prefer petting over praise, and experts explain why this is.
If you're a pet lover with a tender heart you may want to look away. An escaped exotic African cat was unfortunately struck by a vehicle last Sunday night near Otter Point, Canada. The animal had been keeping locals on edge after it was spotted in the Sook area earlier this weekend, as it was far larger than your average house cat.