Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

The boy was attacked in a family home before being rushed to Tallaght University Hospital (Picture: PA)An eight-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs at a house in Dublin.

The dog that knows the names and categories of its 100 toys

The dog that knows the names and categories of its 100 toys

But there’s a dog in Norway who knows not only the names of her toys but also the names of different categories of toys, and she learnt all this just by hanging out with her owners and playing her favourite game.

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

The research team from Sweden’s Lund University and the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary studied three dogs – Kevin, Delfi and Charlie – who were trained to identify which of two identical four-inch wide objects had been heated to around 12 degrees warmer than room temperature.

His dog was saved from a deadly cancer. He bought a $6M Super Bowl ad to thank the vet

His dog was saved from a deadly cancer. He bought a $6M Super Bowl ad to thank the vet

David MacNeil's 7-year-old golden retriever, Scout, collapsed in summer 2019, and a veterinarian told him the dog had cancer and one month to live, according to NBC Madison, Wisconsin affiliate WMTV.

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

Chris Dickman, a professor of ecology at the University of Sydney, revised his estimate of 480 million animals affected by the fires, saying on Wednesday that more than 800 million animals have likely been killed in the Australian state of New South Wales alone.

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

• Re purchases outlasting purchasers (Letters , 8 January), when the charge for shopping bags was introduced, a young lady at the checkout in a well known store asked me if I wanted a 5p bag or a “bag for life”.

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.

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.

Should I get a dog? Dog owners live longer after a heart attack or stroke.

Should I get a dog? Dog owners live longer after a heart attack or stroke.

After accounting for factors such as age, other health issues, marital status, the presence of children in the home and income, the researchers found that heart attack survivors who lived alone had a 33 percent lower risk of death in the year after their heart attack if they had a dog, compared with non-dog owners.

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

Cats bond with their people too, study finds

However, Prof Daniel Mills, an expert in veterinary behavioural medicine from the University of Lincoln who has previously studied human-cat relationships, said the research has flaws, including that the team did not explore other possible types of bonds and did not repeat their experiments with strangers.

'Your cat is watching you!' The fearless felines hidden by their author

'Your cat is watching you!' The fearless felines hidden by their author

William Baldwin concealed his 16th-century book Beware the Cat because of its satirical swipes at the Catholic church. Philosophically, Baldwin was asking the kind of questions with which 20th-century philosophers have since grappled, says Bob McKay, a senior lecturer in English Literature at Sheffield whose research has focused on animals living beside humans in literature.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

In Washington DC, students and alumni of Howard University are objecting to residents who walk their dogs on the campus, feeling these actions infringe on the campus and its history.

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.

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

“Some owners insist their cats can recognise their own names and words related to food.”. The team therefore proposed that cats may be able to discriminate between different words, particularly their own names.

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.