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New Pet Therapy Guidelines: No Cats in Hospitals
A man wearing a gas mask holds a cat at an arm's length
March 3rd, 2015
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
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What Beagles Reveal about Alzheimer's in Humans
dogs, alzheimer's, brain activity, aging
January 11th, 2015
Dogs may be very well suited to help us understand how these lifestyle factors help our brains as we get older.
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Dogs Can Tell Happy or Angry Human Faces
A woman nuzzles her dog.
February 12th, 2015
Can your dog tell whether you are content or annoyed? Yes, according to new research.
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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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Dogs Arrived Late to the Americas
A dog
January 12th, 2015
Dogs may have arrived in the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after humans first did, researchers say.
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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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