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When dogs play with a toy, even just briefly, they pay attention to its different features and register the information using multiple senses, finds a new study.
In the first-of-its-kind Phase 1 clinical trial, 21 pet dogs of various breeds that had metastatic lung disease resulting from osteosarcoma or melanoma were treated with protein interleukin-15 (IL-15).
A recent study by the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital confirmed that scent detection dogs can be taught to identify individuals with a coronavirus infection from skin swabs. In the experimental set-up the accuracy of the dogs in identifying the samples was 92 percent.
In the June edition of NZ Dog World, I speak to the new owners of NZ dog bed company Life of Riley. I highly recommend these wool dog beds because they are supportive of the joints and naturally deter dust mites.
The quote of the month is from Dr Sophia Yin, a pioneer in low stress handling.
In my column in NZ Dog World, I discuss the history of the Mack truck logo and profile the logo of local business, On Point Plumbing & Gas
A recent study suggests that having a pet dog or a larger family in early life may protect against Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers observed that individuals who owned a dog as a child were less likely in later life to have increased gut permeability, which is an early indicator of Crohn’s disease.
Researchers have found that a suite of complementary tests can quantify changes in dogs suspected of suffering from cognitive decline. The approach could not only aid owners in managing their elderly canine’s care, but could also serve as a model for evaluating cognitive decline progression in – and treatments for – humans with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sox has his very own ID tag now, which features a greyhound. I chose the wording on it carefully to ensure that if he is lost, people will know his name and how to reach me.
This month's quote is about love, from author Gabrielle Zevin.
I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month