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New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

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NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.

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Strong Bonds with Pets May Help Foster Resiliency in Military-Connected Children

Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced with significant challenges such as parental deployment and frequent moves. New Tufts University research published online in Applied Developmental Science supports the idea that, along with other key resources, strong attachments to animals may help military-connected children develop resiliency and other positive developmental traits.

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Veterinarian Cautions Against Using Unnecessary Over-the-Counter Drugs

A Kansas State University veterinarian cautions pet owners against using over-the-counter antibiotics to treat tear stains, which are often only a cosmetic issue.

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Animal Therapy Reduces Anxiety, Loneliness Symptoms in College Students

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Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design.

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What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About Parvovirus

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Dog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways

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Americans love their dogs, but they don't always love to pick up after them. And that's a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people sick. Now scientists have developed a new genetic test to figure out how much dogs are contributing to this health concern, according to a report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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New Cancer Drug for Dogs Benefits Human Research, Drug Development

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A new cancer drug for ‘man’s best friend’ is helping advance cancer therapies for humans, too.

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Cats Lend a Helping Paw in the Search for Anti-HIV Drugs

Researchers at the Technion say a protein found in both the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) - which causes AIDS in cats - and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) might inspire new anti-HIV drugs.

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Pig Pheromone Proves Useful in Curtailing Bad Behavior in Dogs

A professor at Texas Tech discovers Androstenone can stop dogs from barking, jumping.

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Veterinarians Use Nanoparticles to Deliver Cancer Treatment in Dogs, Cats

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Veterinarians are testing the use of gold nanoparticles and a targeted laser treatment for solid tumors in dogs and cats.The nanoparticles circulate in the bloodstream and become temporarily captured within the incomplete blood vessel walls common in solid tumors. Then, a non-ablative laser is employed against the tumor.

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