Dogs talk to owners with their eyes, study reveals

Dogs talk to owners with their eyes, study reveals

Pet Munchies and K9 magazine found that 58% of dogs use a look to express their needs (Picture: Getty Images)Nearly two thirds of dogs use their eyes to communicate with their owners, according to a new study.

Vets alarmed by rise of dog heart problems linked to grain-free food

Vets alarmed by rise of dog heart problems linked to grain-free food

Turner is one of a growing list of pet owners whose healthy-sounding dog food may have somehow led to a serious heart problem in their pets called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) .The Food and Drug Administration last year announced a possible link between the condition, which can cause heart failure, and grain-free pet foods, which replace grains with ingredients like peas, lentils or potatoes.

Your dog can figure out if you’re lying about how many treats you have

Your dog can figure out if you’re lying about how many treats you have

Gregory Berns, professor of psychology at Emory University in America, and senior author of the study, said: ‘Our work not only shows that dogs use a similar part of their brain to process numbers of objects as humans do – it shows that they don’t need to be trained to do it.’.

Study says raising a dog together makes couples ‘happier and stronger’

Study says raising a dog together makes couples ‘happier and stronger’

The survey, carried out by , found that 60% of couple owners said that bringing up a dog together made their relationship stronger.Those in relationships were not the only ones who said that dogs are important for an individual’s love life.

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Five hundred dogs will test a pill that could slow the aging process.“What we learn will potentially be good for dogs and has great potential to translate to human health,” said project co-director Daniel Promislow of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dogs in smoking households passively puff more than 3,000 cigarettes a year

Dogs in smoking households passively puff more than 3,000 cigarettes a year

Dogs who live with smokers are 60% more likely to get lung cancer and cats are twice as likely to develop malignant lymphoma (Pictures: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Pets living in smoking households passively smoke more than 3,000 cigarettes a year, a new study has claimed.

Cats are just as loyal to their owners as dogs, study finds

Cats are just as loyal to their owners as dogs, study finds

Researchers from Oregon State University say they have found that, just like children and dogs, cats form emotional attachments to their caregivers including something known as “secure attachment” – when the presence of a caregiver helps them to feel secure and calm.

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."