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.

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

"People who owned a pet were likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal levels.The researchers compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners to those who did not own pets.

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.

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

The findings, published by the Mayo Clinic journal, are based on a first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study which followed 1,769 people in the Czech Republic with no history of heart disease over five years.

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.

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.

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July: Dogs are likely to be scared by Independence Day fireworks (Image: GETTY) 4th of July 2019: Americans celebrate Independence Day with a pomp (Image: GETTY)The study reads: “Owners most commonly reported fearful responses to fireworks in their dogs.

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Choosing the perfect pet dog is as tricky as finding a perfect date!

Using the results of this study and by focusing on a subset of desired traits, researchers believe that they could make animal adoption more efficient and successful. They surveyed the preferences of 1,229 people who visited dogs at an animal shelter, including 145 who decided to make an adoption.

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

It's proved! Dogs use ‘puppy eyes’ to manipulate us

Well, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that a canine's eyes have evolved over the years to manipulate humans. The researchers also suggest this movement by dogs increases the human desire to look after them.

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.

New Study Supports a Special Bond between Dogs and Mothers

New Study Supports a Special Bond between Dogs and Mothers

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."

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum $10,000 fine or 12 months in jail.

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.

Science Confirms That Dogs And Cats Can Recognize a Bad Person And Help People To Know

Science Confirms That Dogs And Cats Can Recognize a Bad Person And Help People To Know

A recent study shows that dogs can analyze how reliable a person is and we want to share this information with our readers! The scientist and his colleagues wanted to know if a dog would trust a person who lied to it.

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.

Beards can be dirtier than dog fur – here’s how to keep yours clean

Beards can be dirtier than dog fur – here’s how to keep yours clean

A survey claims bearded men carry more germs in their facial hair than dogs carry in their fur. Now, a report says men with beards carry more germs in their facial hair than dogs carry in their fur.

‘Protect your pets’: cats make up one-fifth of coyotes’ diet in Los Angeles

‘Protect your pets’: cats make up one-fifth of coyotes’ diet in Los Angeles

It’s a common story in southern California, and one now backed up by research: a new study by the National Parks Service has found that 20% of urban coyotes’ diets is made up of cats.

Pets help boost health of older people: Study

Pets help boost health of older people: Study

Helping older people find low-cost ways to support pet ownership, while not sacrificing other important relationships and priorities is an investment in overall mental and physical health," said Cathleen Connell, Professor at the varsity.