Dogs in the News

A handy collection of current stories and news items about Dogs --  from science, the newspapers, veterinary experts, and dog lovers like You!

Dogs News -- ScienceDaily

  • Making a more healthful, low-fat hot dog without giving up texture?
    published on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:55:01 EDT
    Low-fat wieners made with olive oil rather than pork fat make progress toward a healthful alternative hot dog without sacrificing satisfying flavor and texture....
  • Wolf mother deaths threaten pack survival but not population
    published on Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:31:07 EDT
    When a breeding wolf dies, its sex and the size of its pack can determine whether that pack continues, according to research. In 2012, biologists at Denali National Park and Preserve noted a drop in wolf sightings follow...
  • First cancer immunotherapy for dogs developed
    published on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:46:25 EDT
    Nearly every second dog develops cancer from the age of ten years onward. A few therapies derived from human medicine are available for dogs. A very successful form of therapy by which antibodies inhibit tumor growth has...
  • Forelimb bone data predicts predator style
    published on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:44:17 EDT
    In their quest to understand what kind of hunter the extinct marsupial Thylacine was, two paleobiologists built a dataset of forelimb bone measurements that predict the predation style of a wide variety of carnivorous ma...
  • Some dogs and cats prone to sunburn: How to protect your animal from skin damage
    published on Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:44:06 EDT
    Excessive sunbathing damages the skin. Humans are not the only ones who need to monitor their exposure to UV rays: animals are at risk too. Dogs and cats with white or thin coats are at particular risk, as are animals wi...
  • Some dogs could see a kennel stay as exciting
    published on Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:13:54 EDT
    New research suggests that dogs who spend a short time in boarding kennels may not find it unduly stressful and could in fact find the change of scenery exciting....
  • The truth behind the '5-second rule': When in doubt, throw it out, expert says
    published on Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:57:49 EDT
    The burger patty that slides off the plate, the ice cream treat that plops on the picnic table, the hot dog that rolls off the grill -- conventional wisdom has it that you have five seconds to pick it up before it is con...
  • Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate on the horizon
    published on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:20:19 EDT
    A study published in The Prostate offers hope to men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Scientists treated 20 affected dogs with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for 5 minutes, twice a day, for three weeks....
  • Picking the right virus candidate for gene therapy
    published on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:01:30 EDT
    Viruses often get bad press. Likened to Trojan horses they are often associated with disease. But, it is precisely because of their infectious nature that they can potentially be used as gene vectors - which are vehicles...
  • Saving Africa's wild dogs -- with urine
    published on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:31:29 EDT
    The endangered African wild dog is increasingly coming into conflict with humans, partly because it is difficult to fence them out. But research shows that an unusual approach to keeping them away from people and livesto...