Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Crafty Crows: How Much Truth Did Aesop Know?

Aesop tells a tale of a crow who couldn’t reach the water in a pitcher. According to the New York Times, researchers at New Zealand’s Auckland University have recently proved Aesop was onto something.

Dog with needle lodged in spine DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to brain SAVED after emergency operation

Dog with needle lodged in spine DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to brain SAVED after emergency operation

Miracle Yorkie Toby with X-ray showing three inch needle lodged in spine (Image: University of Edinburgh/Alexander Jamieson) The three-inch steel needle had left 13 year old Toby displaying the worrying signs of a deadly brain disease.

The Snub Effect: New Study Shows Dogs Might be More Loyal than We Ever Knew

The Snub Effect: New Study Shows Dogs Might be More Loyal than We Ever Knew

Reported by Alan Boyle of NBC News , the researchers looked at three groups of 18 dogs and their guardians. In the first group, when the guardian asked for help, the stranger refused.

Puppy born with upside-down front paws given surgery to finally help him walk

Puppy born with upside-down front paws given surgery to finally help him walk

(Picture: OkStateEdu / SWNS) ‘Many people will never see a case of it in their whole career.’ Milo awoke to find himself in rigid, front body splints following the life-changing surgery on 9 January 2019.

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research.

Dog with rare medical condition has his very own high chair to help him eat

Dog with rare medical condition has his very own high chair to help him eat

Buck was taken in by the charity Team Edward Labrador Rescue before his story was spotted by University of Nottingham vet and teaching associate, Emma Drinkall. (Picture: Emma Drinkall / SWNS.com)Buck weighed only 17kg (37.4lbs) when he was taken in by the charity Team Edward.

The colour of your dog could determine how long it’ll live

The colour of your dog could determine how long it’ll live

A study by the University of Sydney has found that Labradors of certain colours have shorter life expectancies, and also suffer from more health problems. Breeders targeting this colour may therefore be more likely to breed only Labradors carrying the chocolate coat gene.

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 33 000 Labradors in the United Kingdom.

Does your dog really understand you?

Does your dog really understand you?

The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

The purrfect diet for your fat cat

The purrfect diet for your fat cat

The big question was how much it takes to make cats lose weight, especially lazy neutered males?" asked Kelly Swanson, a professor in the department of animal sciences."It turns out you have to keep reducing their food intake because they're not very active.

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

There were also various other tasks looked at in the journal of Learning & Behaviour, such as releasing food with a string and being able to recognise human faces.

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study DEADLY bugs have been found lurking in dog drinking bowls.

Service dog receives her very own graduation cap and photoshoot

Service dog receives her very own graduation cap and photoshoot

(Picture: CASEY BRUNO/CATERS NEWS )Paisley the dalmatian got an honorary mortar board and diploma for helping her owner graduate from university. (Picture: CASEY BRUNO/CATERS NEWS)Despite her ongoing battle with mental health issues, Casey graduated from the University of Central Florida in August with a degree in veterinary medicine.

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

As such, researchers said that the bacteria and parasitic pathogens found in the foods may be a possible source of infection in pets and, if transmitted, pose a risk for human beings too.

Who’s a good boy?

Who’s a good boy?

A study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior says that it’s not just dogs which imitate human behaviour – cats do the same.

Dog Saves Owner from Charging Moose

Dog Saves Owner from Charging Moose

According to Will Wadley of NBC Montana, McNeill explains she was hiking with her dogs when she saw a moose appear from the woods and was running full speed towards her.

How did dogs evolve to become a man's best friend?

Through the power of genomics, scientists at the University of Michigan compared the DNA of a dog and wolf to identify the genes involved in domestication. The researchers used statistical methods to tease out genetic changes of ancient dogs and wolves, found at burial sites from around 5,000 years ago.

Howl of outrage as Curtin University makes George the therapy dog redundant

George the therapy dog has been made redundant at Curtin University. I get nothing from this apart from the joy of making students happy.”Originally published as Uni sacks therapy dog during exams

Dogs vs cats: the smarter pet revealed by scientists

Dogs vs cats: the smarter pet revealed by scientists

Picture: ThinkstockSource:ThinkStock“I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience,” neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel from Vanderbilt University says.Dogs had the most neurons of any carnivore — even though they didn’t have the biggest brains.

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

Your Furry Family Members Can Be A Source Of Serious Infection For At-Risk People

(Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research.