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Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Underwater Treadmill Aids Recovering Canine Patients

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine has an underwater treadmill for dogs.

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New Study Finds No Evidence For “Black Dog Syndrome”

A recently published study by Canisius College Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, suggests that Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) does not exist in animal shelters.

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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

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The effect of aging on cognitive processes such as learning, memory and logical reasoning have so far been studied almost exclusively in people. Using a series of touchscreen tests, Lisa Wallis and Friederike Range of the Messerli Research Institute at Vetmeduni Vienna have now studied these domains in pet dogs of varying ages.

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Feral Cats: Computational Study Looks at How Best to Fix the Nuisance

Working with faculty members in mathematics and biology, a Duquesne University undergraduate has created the first computational model to track the size, location and nuisance of feral cat colonies. This issue concerns communities nationwide that hold some 70 to 100 million unhoused cats and kittens.

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Safe to Cuddle with Pets While Home with a Cold or Flu, Vanderbilt Infectious Disease Expert Says

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A Vanderbilt infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead. Pets won’t catch or spread human viruses.

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Project Removes Pets from Abusive Environment

Some domestic and sexual abuse survivors delay or refuse safe shelter because they can't take their companion animals with them. A collaborative project offers foster care for pets so survivors will be more likely to seek their own protection.

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Professor Offers Unsettling Look at Humanity with Study of People and Their Dogs

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A Vanderbilt University professor has researched true stories of people and their dogs—some tender and some disturbing—to make a compelling case for re-thinking our treatment of both.

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Kansas State University Veterinarian Offers Tips to Keep Holidays Safe and Accident-Free for Pets

Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center, offers tips for your pets that could help you prevent some holiday-related accidents.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Can Your Pet Boost Your Sex Appeal?

Dogs and Cats are increasingly seen as being a crucial member of a traditional family, but aside from the companionship and love you receive from your pet… can they also make you appear sexier?

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Dogs May Be Sloppy Drinkers, but They Get the Job Done

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Using photography and laboratory simulations, researchers studied how dogs raise fluids into their mouths to drink. They discovered that sloppy-looking actions at the dog bowl are in fact high-speed, precisely timed movements that optimize a dogs’ ability to acquire fluids.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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Kansas State University Veterinarian Says Winter Preparation Important for Pets, Too

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor pet, a Kansas State University veterinarian says it's important to remember these tips to keep them safe during the winter months.

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Doggone Appreciated

Therapy dogs interact with patients, staff and visitors at hospitals to help brighten their day.

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For a Happier Holiday, Keep the Kids, Pets Safe From Certain Plants

Those plants you bought to beautify your home during the holidays may look lovely, but they can pose dangers to your pets and children, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences expert says.

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Can Your Childhood Pet Make You Depressed?

Having a pet offers companionship, comfort and emotional security to millions; many love and cherish them like family members. This can in turn have positive effects on mental health.

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Cat That Received Prosthetic Legs at ISU Veterinary Hospital Making Strides in Recovery

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Vincent, a 3-year-old domestic short-haired cat that received prosthetic legs at Iowa State, is making a strong recovery. In fact, his doctor thinks he might start jumping soon.

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Rabies Test Developed at Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Receives National Support

In a collaborative effort to bring awareness to improve current rabies vaccination practices, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association became the first national veterinary organization to support modified rabies testing at Kansas State University.

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Pets Will Thank You for Pumpkin Treats this Holiday Season

Your dog will "gobble" up these easy-to-make pumpkin snacks. Recipe approved by Colorado State University veterinarians and Porter, the dog.

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Swine Researchers Say Feeding Amino Acids Cuts Costs, Benefits Environment

Kansas State University researchers are discovering more about how adding amino acids to swine feed helps the animal grow safely while reducing producer's costs and a farm's environmental impact.