Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Most men feel ’emotionally closer’ to their dog than any other human being

Research by US psychologist Dr Chris Blazina suggests that many men find their relationship and attachment to their dog to be more secure than their closest human relationships.In one nationwide study in the US, men were asked to compare their closest human and animal companion on how secure their bond felt.

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Jimmy the dog sniffed out a cancerous tumour in owner's breast

Amanda with bruising on her breast (Picture: PA Real Life)Doctors also removed 29 lymph nodes and sent them away to be biopsied, to find out if the cancer had spread any further.

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

Dog ownership is linked to better heart health, says science

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.

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

But a new study finds that goats recognize slight emotional changes in other goats’ calls and respond both behaviorally and physiologically, which indicates the listener’s feelings shift, too. Researchers think that by understanding how goats responding to other goats' calls they can uncover the social lives of the creatures.

Man who cloned girlfriend’s dog now wants to make a copy of his own

Man who cloned girlfriend’s dog now wants to make a copy of his own

Richard Remde and Laura Jacques are cloning a second dog (Picture: SWNS)Cloned puppies are made through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer, using surrogates mums rescued from centres across South Korea.

Dogs ‘sad eyes’ have evolved to appeal to humans more

Dogs ‘sad eyes’ have evolved to appeal to humans more

‘Dogs have a small muscle, which allows them to intensely raise their inner eyebrow, which wolves do not’ (Picture: PA)Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ facial expression in order to help them get on better with humans, according to new research.

How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes

How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes

The sad, imploring expression held such power over humans during 33,000 years of canine domestication that the preference for dogs that could pull off the look steered the evolution of their facial muscles, researchers have said.

Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find

Dogs mirror stress levels of owners, researchers find

“This is the first time we’ve seen a long-term synchronisation in stress levels between members of two different species,” said Lina Roth, an ethologist who led the work at Linköping University in Sweden.

The Science behind Loving Cute Cat Videos

The Science behind Loving Cute Cat Videos

Some cats have even become famous like Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub. Aside from being one of the internet’s most well known pastimes, the new research shows that watching cute and funny cat videos not only boosts your energy and positive emotions, it also decreases your negative emotions.

The BEST city for dogs to live in England - Study REVEALS

The BEST city for dogs to live in England - Study REVEALS

Research has found the best place for dogs to live in England (Image: EXPRESS)The inaugural BARK (Best Places of Residence for K9s) study created by pet wellbeing experts ranked the nations 25 largest cities based on environmental and social factors that affect a dog’s life.

Researchers find breathing problems in dogs is linked to DNA mutation

Researchers find breathing problems in dogs is linked to DNA mutation

Pugs can suffer from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) (Nic Serpell-Rand/SWNS.COM)The team led by The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, studied DNA from more than 400 Norwich terriers, while vets carried out clinical examinations.

Having a dog helps you make friends, study finds

Having a dog helps you make friends, study finds

Almost half of dog owners have made friends while on their walks with their pups, suggests a new study. The average dog is considered to have three friends, with more than one quarter even having a ‘walking buddy’, often going out with the same canine and owner.

Prehistoric monster that makes today’s lions look like moggies found in museum drawer

Prehistoric monster that makes today’s lions look like moggies found in museum drawer

Its existence only came to light when Ohio University researchers, Dr Nancy Stevens and Dr Matthew Borths, studied specimens that had been placed in a drawer at the National Museums of Kenya several decades ago.

Are dog people really happier than cat people?

Are dog people really happier than cat people?

The survey’s findings also revealed that dog owners are more likely to be married and own homes than cat owners – both of which are factors that typically improve life satisfaction.

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.

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

Fostering reduces stress levels in dogs: Study

The findings, published in the journal PeerJ , indicate that short-term fostering temporarily reduces cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increases rest in shelter dogs. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch). Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch).

Alabama Rot CRISIS: Tenth dog dies this year - warning issued to pet-owners

Alabama Rot CRISIS: Tenth dog dies this year - warning issued to pet-owners

Dogs showing tell-tale skin sore signs of Alabama Rot (Image: Solent)Specialist vets confirmed the death was the 185th fatality since the disease was first record in the UK seven years ago.

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

‘There are many reasons dogs come into the care of our rehoming centres but often it’s because they are purchased without owners doing the proper research to make sure their pet can feasibly fit into their life.

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.

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Bibliophiles may be acquainted with Roald Dahl’s short story Edward the Conqueror, in which a pet cat with a silver coat, listens to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets with rapt attention. This is because every dog breed likes a different kind of music.