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Do Dogs Understand Words or Emotions?
dogs, dog lifespan, longevity
November 26th, 2014
Dogs process the emotional and semantic context of words in separate parts of the brain, just like humans, suggesting they understand both words and the emotion behind them.
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That's My Owner! Dogs Get Jealous, Too
July 23rd, 2014
Man's best friend does not like anything muscling in on that friendship; — the first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed dogs when these fakes are taking away the attention of the animals' owners.
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Are Dogs Colorblind?
dog-whiskers
June 26th, 2014
Dogs do have a unique way of seeing the world. But despite what you might have heard, the canine perspective isn't black and white.
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Doggy Kisses: Oxytocin May Make Fido More Affectionate
June 18th, 2014
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
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Human 'Albino' Gene Found in Dogs
Albino Doberman Pinschers
May 16th, 2014
A new study finds that certain dogs, just like certain humans, carry a gene mutation that causes albinism — a condition that results in little or no pigment in the eyes, skin and hair.
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For a Dog, Play Means Play (Usually) (Op-Ed)
Buddy the dog playing
June 24th, 2014
Paws forward, butt up — time to play!
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