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dog age study

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 …

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Dogs possess an ability that humans can only dream of

July 18th, 2020

A new study reveals that dogs are incredibly good at forging shortcuts in areas that are unfamiliar to them. The impressive ability appears to be connected to the dogs being able to tap into their own internal compass, governed by the Earth’s magnetic field. The dogs proved to be excellent at coming up with their …

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Doctors are raising money to train dogs to detect coronavirus

April 18th, 2020

Doctors from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are raising funds to train dogs to detect coronavirus patients by smell. Dogs can already be taught to identify various diseases, including malaria and Parkinson’s. If successful, dogs able to sniff out COVID-19 patients could be deployed in crowded places in the future for screening …

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A cat just tested positive for coronavirus

March 30th, 2020

A cat in Belgium was confirmed COVID-19 positive after showing several symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and trouble breathing. The cat probably contracted the infection from her owner, who had recently returned from a trip to Northern Italy, one of Europe’s most significant coronavirus hot zones. Scientists evaluating the case say that human-to-pet transmission isn’t a …

Coronavirus Testing

Very good boys are being trained to sniff out coronavirus cases

March 29th, 2020

Coronavirus testing might look a lot different in crowded areas if this trial project is successful: Scientists from the UK are looking to see if dogs can recognize patients by a particular smell. Dogs have already been trained to sniff out other medical conditions, including cancer, malaria, and Parkinson’s. Dogs able to recognize a particular …