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 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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. Vitale, who said she has trained cats to respond to verbal commands, agreed that the new results don't mean that cats assign a sense of self to their names.
Miracle Yorkie Toby with X-ray showing three inch needle lodged in spine (Image: University of Edinburgh/Alexander Jamieson) The three-inch steel needle had left 13 year old Toby displaying the worrying signs of a deadly brain disease.
(Picture: OkStateEdu / SWNS) ‘Many people will never see a case of it in their whole career.’ Milo awoke to find himself in rigid, front body splints following the life-changing surgery on 9 January 2019.
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Pets can be a source of infection, and newborns, the elderly, children with leukemia and adults with cancer are especially vulnerable, according to a new review of data from previous research.
Buck was taken in by the charity Team Edward Labrador Rescue before his story was spotted by University of Nottingham vet and teaching associate, Emma Drinkall. (Picture: Emma Drinkall / SWNS.com)Buck weighed only 17kg (37.4lbs) when he was taken in by the charity Team Edward.
A study by the University of Sydney has found that Labradors of certain colours have shorter life expectancies, and also suffer from more health problems. Breeders targeting this colour may therefore be more likely to breed only Labradors carrying the chocolate coat gene.
In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 33 000 Labradors in the United Kingdom.
The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.