• Dog

    Who’s a clever dog? Scientists study secrets of canine cognition | Dogs

    It’s a cold winter’s day, and I’m standing in a room watching my dog stare fixedly at two flower pots. I’m about to get an answer to a burning question: is my puppy a clever girl? Dogs have been our companions for millennia, domesticated sometime between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago. And the bond endures: according to the latest figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers Association 33% of households in the UK have a dog. But as well as fulfilling roles from Covid detection to lovable family rogue, scientists investigating how dogs think, express themselves and communicate with humans say dogs can also teach us about ourselves. And so I…

  • Animal Care

    No adoption fees for dogs at Bakersfield Animal Care Center through January

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Homeless dogs need you. The Bakersfield Animal Care Center is asking the community to help big dogs that still need homes. The shelter is offering no fee adoptions for any dogs during this time. Get big dogs adopted. That is the goal and plan for staff at the Bakersfield Animal Care Center as they try to lower the number of big dogs in the shelter. Stay up to date with the latest weather and news with 17 News’ daily newsletter The shelter is promoting its larger and older dogs that have been in the shelter longer than others for adoption. The center says people can have…

  • Pet Supplement

    Zesty Paws introduces supplements for small dogs

    ORLANDO, FLA. — Zesty Paws is bringing small dogs into the fold with its latest functional supplement line, Mini Bites. The new line features three of the company’s best-selling formulations — Advanced Calming Mini Bites, Aller-Immune Mini Bites and 8-in-1 Mini Bites — each sized down to accommodate smaller breeds. The Advanced Calming Mini Bites formula includes Sensoril® ashwagandha, Suntheanine® L-theanine, chamomile, melatonin, valerian root, hemp seed powder and L-typtophan to promote calmness. The Aller-Immune Mini Bites feature colostrum, salmon oil and a gut health blend with five strains of probiotics to target overall wellness, including immune system health, gut health and relief from seasonal allergies. The 8-in-1 Mini Bites…

  • Pets News

    COVID vaccines for dogs and cats? What to know about vaccines and testing for pets

    Though dogs can get COVID-19, they’re unlikely to get severely ill or spread the disease to humans. Cavan Images/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, research has shown that pets and other animals can catch the coronavirus. According to the US Department of Agriculture, at least 15 species of animals, including domestic pets and wild animals, have contracted COVID-19. So will there be a feline or canine vaccine for COVID-19? Don’t hold your breath. Simply put, pets are unlikely to get severely sick from the coronavirus and also unlikely to pass COVID-19 to humans. According…

  • Dog

    Ranking the NHL’s best team dogs

    The 2021-22 NHL season is well underway, and the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup has players across hockey begging to see their rivals go belly up. While the action heats up in this dog-eat-dog league, it’s time for a different kind of ranking: a countdown of the best NHL team dogs. For those who might be scratching their heads (or ears): Several teams around the NHL have team dogs, many of whom are training under different organizations to become service dogs. These precocious pups are seen around team facilities, cuddling up to the players, posing for photos with fans (hopefully non-rabid ones) and being doggone cute social media darlings.…

  • Dog

    Tiffany Frangione, 48, was mauled to death by her own dogs

    A Texas woman found dead in her backyard may have been mauled by her own dogs, police said. Tiffany L. Frangione, 48, was found with fatal puncture wounds to her neck in her Houston yard last Friday morning. Police believe Tiffany Frangione attempted to intervene in a fight between her dog’s and the neighbor’s dog when they turned on her. Courtesy of @ rachiriusthebandog Frangione had let her two pups out into her backyard when they started fighting with the neighbor’s dog through the fence, according to detectives. They believe Frangione was trying to intervene when her own dogs – a 5-year-old female Alaskan husky mix and male Cane Corso mix…

  • Pets News

    Can I give you a call bark? DogPhone lets pets ring their owners | Dogs

    Whether it is a silent stare or simply a rousing bark, dogs have found myriad ways to communicate with humans. Now researchers have created a hi-tech option for canines left home alone: a ball that allows them to call their owners on the old dog and bone. The device – nicknamed the DogPhone – is a soft ball that, when moved, sends a signal to a laptop that launches a video call, and the sound of a ringing telephone. The owner can choose whether to take the call, and when to hang up, while they can also place a call to their pet – although the dog has to move…

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