Scientists have suggested the virus may be spread through the faeces of pets (Picture: Getty Images)Those who walk pet dogs may have an increased chance of catching coronavirus by 78%, according to a study.
The team found that while DNA from modern European dogs has contributed to breeds around the world, traces of the other ice age groups remain – including in chihuahuas, a breed with roots in Mexico .
Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.
According to a poll of over 10,000 households, conducted by the charity Cats Protection , the majority of cat owners see their pets as “great companions".The first annual Cats and their Stats (CATS) report, described by the charity as “the first comprehensive picture of owned cats in the UK”, delved into a range of aspects of cat ownership, from the benefits to owners, to the health of cats and popular names.
Both dogs and humans, however, do have a brain region that sparks when a member of the same species comes into view.“Faces are central to human visual communication … and human brains are also specialized for faces,” study co-author Attila Andics, an animal behavior researcher at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, said in an email.
Vet experts have warned pet owners with symptoms to stay away from their animals in case they infect them too (Picture: Reuters)‘While eligible participant number was limited by relatively low human transmission rates in the study area, these preliminary results suggest that a substantial proportion of pets in households of persons with Covid-19 end up developing antibodies,’ added Professor Bienzle.
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.
While the weather is hot, make sure to look out for symptoms of heatstroke in your pets (Image: GETTY) If your cat has symptoms of heatstroke, it's important you contact your vet immediately.
Cat people, however, would likely tell you that the reason they love their feline friends is that they’re affectionate only when they want to be, and aren’t as needy or naive as dogs.
But a new study of 2,000 people has revealed that half of UK adults are worried about leaving their furry friends when they return to the office.As for concerns around leaving pets behind, young people in particular were worried the impact returning to work would have on their furry friends.
According to a study, researchers found out that memories play at the same speed during sleep for dogs as when they are awake.The study believes that dogs sleep and images of past events replay in their minds in a much similar way as it does in human minds while dreaming.
Getty ImagesResearchers have created a better way of determining how to compare the ages of people and their four-legged friends .Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.“Since the two species don’t age at the same rate over their lifespans, it turns out it’s not a perfectly linear comparison, as the 1:7 years rule-of-thumb would suggest,” reads a press release on the study.
Instead, dogs show far more rapid accumulation of methyl groups in their genome than humans within their first year or so, suggesting they age at a much faster rate.The team adds that the study suggests humans and dogs accumulate methyl groups on some of the same genes as they age.