This is about dogs showing signs of poor mental health, including anxiety.“It’s an outdated viewpoint to think that dogs just need a walk or two a day to be content,” said Guide Dogs’ chief scientific officer Dr Helen Vaterlaws-Whiteside.Vaterlaws-Whiteside recommends a lot of mental stimulation, problem-solving puzzles .
GPS pet trackers are small devices that attach to your dog’s collar, allowing you to monitor their location via an app on your phone.Most GPS pet trackers require an additional paid-for subscription as they rely on inbuilt SIM cards, which use available phone networks, so bear this in mind when calculating cost.
Kun-kun is one of 17 dogs which took part in a brain imaging study, which suggests the animals show different activity patterns to a familiar and an unfamiliar language.A brain imaging study suggests the animals show different activity patterns to a familiar and an unfamiliar language.
It comes from a three-year study conducted by Mars Petcare veterinarians, researchers and scientists, who studied more than 5,000 videos from 2,500 dogs submitted by owners (more than 11 million days of pets playing), to understand what various behaviour changes – and eventual vet appointments – added up to.
“Given the previous research on the shared risk of [being overweight] between dog owners and their animals, we believe that shared dietary habits and also physical activity levels might be involved,” said Kennedy.
Researchers measuring brain activity with non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) on awake dogs to find out how they learn words.(Credits: Vivien Reicher / SWNS)A dog’s brain cannot tell the difference between similar sounding words such as dog and dig, according to a new study.
Butternut Box’s plans are calculated to a dog’s individual requirements including their age, weight and activity levels, and take into account any health conditions.Photograph: Furbo The Furbo Dog Camera lets you check up on your pet while he or she is home alone.
Masks made with common household fabrics help prevent the spread of viruses like Covid-19 as researchers have found that they are considerably effective at blocking droplets similar to those that may be released by speaking, coughing and sneezing, even as a single layer.
New research into the potential health benefits of pets has revealed that adult animal-owners are typically up to 50 per cent healthier than their non-pet counterparts, with a number of specific health benefits associated with domestic animals also reported.
Paramita Das, canine trainer and behaviourist, says, "Combine the find and fetch games or play hide-and-seek involving family members.For those with puppies, Paramita suggests, "Have fancy dress days, where owners or family members can dress up in funky clothes, walk and act funny in front of pets.
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Pet owners, and specifically dog owners, were more likely to report physical activity, diet, and blood glucose at ideal level, and smoking at poor level.Compared with owners of other pets, dog owners were more likely to report physical activity and diet at ideal level.
Feltman reports that the study showed “a common network of brain regions involved in emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing and social cognition” when mothers viewed images of their own children and dogs. "Patterns of Brain Activation When Mothers View Their Own Child and Dog: An FMRI Study."
There’s rarely cause to give them dairy, and beef is at the pricier end of protein anyway, so if you’re worried about allergies, just don’t give them pasta or bread and use buckwheat rather than regular flour, which most dog-food recipes stipulate anyway.
Once the dog bowl is on the ground, say “take it” and let your dog enjoy his food. Once your dog has released the toy, hold it at your chest level and ask the dog to sit.
The survey looked at how cute participants found the photographs, and the level of cute aggression they experienced in response. (Picture: Getty)Stavropoulos said: ‘There was an especially strong correlation between ratings of cute aggression experienced toward cute animals and the reward response in the brain toward cute animals.