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New study gives a rare glimpse into what a dog is thinking

June 15th, 2022

A new study could help us better understand how dogs think. At least, how they think about their toys. The study was published in the Journal of Animal Cognition. In it, the researchers examine how “typical family dogs” identify their toys based on senses like smell, vision, and even texture. Previous studies have taught us …

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Experts say dogs may experience time differently than we do

March 8th, 2022

It’s clear that dogs have some sense of time. After all, they remember when it’s time to be fed and what time their owners usually return home each day. However, some experts say that this doesn’t necessarily mean they know what time is, or even how quickly or slowly it passes. Instead, experts say the …

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This might be the best dog ever

January 21st, 2021

A truly heartwarming story out of northern Turkey reveals the lengths that “Man’s Best Friend” will go to in order to keep a watchful eye on his or her master. A dog named Boncuk refused to leave the hospital entrance where her owner was taken after suffering a serious illness. The dog was taken home …

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This test can detect coronavirus earlier and more accurately than a PCR test

November 6th, 2020

Researchers have found that an unusual coronavirus diagnostic tool picks up the virus days before the standard PCR tests can identify it. Dogs trained to detect the particular scent of COVID-19 patients can correctly identify infected people early, and they don’t make mistakes, according to new reports. A PCR test might return a false-negative result …

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Dogs go through a midlife crisis just like humans, study finds

October 19th, 2020

A new study focusing on personality changes in dogs finds that dogs tend to stop novelty-seeking around age three and experience personality changes up until age six. Dogs tend to become jaded about new places and experiences after they reach the age of three. The study shows that personality changes in dogs are a lot …

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Cats may be the key to a coronavirus vaccine

September 30th, 2020

Researchers have determined that while cats can become infected with coronavirus and even pass it to other cats, they build strong immunity against reinfection. The study could prove beneficial in the development of vaccines against the virus. No vaccine is currently available, but many companies are already engaged in late-stage testing. Despite some countries doing …

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Scientists found a way to detect coronavirus infections in 10 seconds

September 25th, 2020

Coronavirus testing is done using PCR tests that analyze the contents of a nasal swab, making screening campaigns cumbersome in certain situations. Researchers have found a way to improve the time it takes to detect COVID-19 patients: Dogs trained to sniff out an odor specific to the illness have been deployed at the Helsinki airport …