Therapy dogs ‘overwhelmingly’ help children in hospital beat anxiety

Therapy dogs ‘overwhelmingly’ help children in hospital beat anxiety

These very good boys and girls have helped put children in hospital at ease (Picture: PA)Therapy dogs have helped patients at a children’s hospital so much staff are calling for them to be used in wards across the country.

Adaptil advert for plug in that 'calms stressed dogs' banned over lack of evidence

Adaptil advert for plug in that 'calms stressed dogs' banned over lack of evidence

Despite this, the ASA ruled that the advert led consumers to believe that the diffuser could treat anxiety and behavioural issues in dogs caused by separation from their owners, and that, once the device was plugged in, owners would begin to see results with no further training or instruction necessary.

Cats can recognise their own names, say scientists

Cats can recognise their own names, say scientists

Dr Atsuko Saito, first author of the research from Sophia University in Japan, said: “There are so many studies about dog ability to communicate with humans.

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. Vitale, who said she has trained cats to respond to verbal commands, agreed that the new results don't mean that cats assign a sense of self to their names.

Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

"In addition, the fact that parents of the children who were in the CAI group reported significantly fewer problem behaviours over time than those treated without therapy dogs is further evidence of the importance of this research," Schuck added.