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Released: 1-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Urban dogs are more fearful than their cousins from the country
University of Helsinki

Fearfulness is one of the most common behavioural disorders in dogs.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs
University of Lincoln

Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment, new research by animal behaviour specialists suggests.

Newswise: Pets can protect against suicide in older people
Released: 16-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Pets can protect against suicide in older people
University of South Australia

It’s a sad fact that suicide rates among people over 60 are the highest of any age group in Australia, but a new study published today from the University of South Australia has found an unexpected saviour – pets.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 10-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview experts in these tips or others at Johns Hopkins, contact JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

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Released: 7-Mar-2020 9:15 AM EST
Unwanted behavior in dogs is common, with great variance between breeds
University of Helsinki

All dog breeds have unwanted behaviour, such as noise sensitivity, aggressiveness and separation anxiety, but differences in frequency between breeds are great.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
Fur-friendly 'wearable for pets' developed at Imperial
Imperial College London

Imperial College London researchers have invented a new health tracking sensor for pets and people that monitors vital signs through fur or clothing.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST
Animal abuse as a pretext for interpersonal violence
Case Western Reserve University

A new study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University examines how lawmakers could improve guidelines and policies to keep animal abusers from slipping through the cracks. Researchers also zeroed in on the well-established link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.

31-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST
Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers report in Environmental Science & Technology Letters that cats and dogs excrete some PFAS in their feces at levels that suggest exposures above the minimum risk level, which could have implications for pet owners.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST
Heart Health Month Special Edition of BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Welcome to the Heart Health Month Special Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest. February is Heart Health Month. This special edition includes consumer-friendly news and research briefs specifically tailored to Heart Health Month:

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