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Canine Cupids Bring Valentine Cheer to Hospitalized Patients

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A team of pettable cupids made a special delivery to hospitalized patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, on Valentine’s Day, bearing a love-and-kisses message that's sure to stay with the children and adults for a long time. Adorable dogs, dressed up in their Valentine’s Day finest, dutifully delivered handmade Valentine cards throughout the morning today to patients of all ages in their hospital rooms and pediatric playrooms. The canine cupids and their volunteer owners are members of UCLA's People–Animal Connection, an animal-assisted therapy program.

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Drug Developed at University of Minnesota Increases Survival in Dogs with Cancer

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Molecular Cancer Therapeutics reports on this treatment for hermangiosarcama

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Notes and Tails of Patient Therapy at HUP

At 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon, I headed down to 3001 Market Street to meet Katie Deschaine, a Senior Applications Manager. She plays an important role in operations of the Health System’s electronic health records, EPIC, but I was there to see the epic performance by her therapy dog Robert in brightening the days of patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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UF/IFAS Researcher: Cats, Dogs Teaming Up Is Best Way to Keep Rodents Away

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Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says.

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Dogs Prefer to Share Food with Friends

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Dogs share food also in complex situations, but more likely with dogs they know.

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Empathetic People Experience Dogs' Expressions More Strongly

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Human empathy can even extend to dogs: Empathetic people interpret dogs' facial expressions more intensely.

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Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Man's Best Friend

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Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza.

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Researchers From New Mexico and Australia Collaborate on GPS Tracking Technology to Ensure Animal Welfare

Animal welfare on huge rangelands is a challenge. Researchers in New Mexico and Australia are collaborating to find ways to help ranchers better manage livestock and improve animal welfare. Researchers in Australia are very close to having real-time or near real-time GPS tracking of livestock.

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Engineering Students Design, Build Wheelchair Device for Dog

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Three College of Engineering students at New Mexico State University designed and built a wheelchair device to assist a dog who had his right hind leg amputated due to cancer this past spring.

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When Horses Are in Trouble They Ask Humans for Help

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Research Fellow Monamie RINGHOFER and Associate Professor Shinya YAMAMOTO (Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies) have proved that when horses face unsolvable problems they use visual and tactile signals to get human attention and ask for help. The study also suggests that horses alter their communicative behavior based on humans' knowledge of the situation. These findings were published in the online version of Animal Cognition on November 24.

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Lewis University is Ranked Best for Vets by Military Times

Military Times magazine selected Lewis University as the top private college and university in Illinois that is on its 2017 national rankings list, Best for Vets.

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Learning Makes Animals Intelligent

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Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College have combined knowledge from the fields of artificial intelligence, ethology and the psychology of learning to solve several problems concerning the behaviour and intelligence of animals.

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Cat Tongues Are Even 'Handier' Than You Imagined

Have you ever taken a good look at a cat’s tongue? If so, you may have noticed the tiny, sharp “spines” on its surface.

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The Wistar Institute and Man’s Best Friend Therapeutics Announce Partnership to Advance Canine Melanoma Cancer Vaccine

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The Wistar Institute and Man’s Best Friend Therapeutics are pleased to announce a new collaboration that leverages Wistar’s groundbreaking vaccine research and development with MBFT’s expertise in developing animal health products.

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Scholar of Pet Safety Offers Air-Travel Tips

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According to Dr. Julie Bailey, holiday travelers who bring pets along run the risk of compromising their trips or endangering pets, if they don’t plan ahead. Last-minute flyers may not realize airline rules may change, sedative or other drug options for pets depend on advance planning, and pet comfort require preparation.

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Therapy Dog Helps Ease Anxiety Among Wichita State Military, Veteran Students

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For the past six months, students in Wichita State's Military and Veteran Student Center in Lindquist Hall have been falling in love with Riley, a Rhodesian Ridgeback / lab rescue dog adopted by center director Sarah Sell.

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Texas Tech Researcher Determines the Most Desirable Traits in Dogs for Potential Adopters

Alexandra Protopopova has performed extensive research trying to increase the adoption rates and decrease euthanasia rates for animal shelters throughout the country.

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Can Therapy Dogs Assist in Motivating Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Research by a Texas Tech University behavioral analyst who works with therapy dogs suggests using canines as a reward for completed tasks could be useful.

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New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. Research by Canisius College professor Joshua J. Russell, PhD, focuses on how children understand death in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses they have when their pets die.







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