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Is Your Child Stressed? Get Them A Dog

We tend to associate stress with adult responsibilities, such as work deadlines or raising a family. However, children can feel stressed too, and long-term stress can have negative effects on their health just as it does on that of adults. New research investigates the effect of having a pet on how children experience stress. New research suggests that pet dogs

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Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick? The transmission of diseases from humans to animals is a growing area of concern. Swine and bird flu are two of the most recent and

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Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Man’s Best Friend

It’s that dreaded time of year – flu season. And we humans aren’t the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. This research is not only important for improving the health of our

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Anxiety {Dogs}

Is there any difference in the homeopathic remedies we give anxious ­animals versus anxious people? No, it’s just a little harder to deduce the right remedy for an animal—not unlike choosing a remedy for an infant or young toddler. You can help animals suffering from mild or short-term, acute anxiety by using one of the homeopathic remedies described below. For

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Could Your Dog Give You Norovirus?

Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the US. You can also catch it from infected people and contaminated surfaces. Now, new research raises the question of whether humans can catch it from dogs. The study raises enough evidence for a further investigation into whether dogs can pass norovirus onto humans. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology,

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Smoking Is Damaging Your Pet’s Health, Researchers Warn

If you made a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking and are already struggling to stick to it, a new study may offer a further incentive: quitting the habit can benefit your pet’s health as well as your own. Pets in smoking households are at greater risk for weight gain, cell damage, and some cancers, according to researchers. Smoking is

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Bach Flower Remedies For Dogs

Becoming aware of our emotions and seeking to balance them has a fundamental and positive impact on our relationships with our four-legged friends.Essences of flowers are most appropriate to deal with issues related to any animal’s emotions as well as behavior. In fact, the most important aspect of their effective usage involves understanding your dog well. You will comprehend specific

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Contagious Canine Cancer: How It Evolved Over 2,000 Years

The canine transmissible venereal tumor is a contagious form of cancer that is common in dog populations across the globe. In a new study, researchers have uncovered surprising information on how this cancer has evolved, and the findings could shed light on the evolution of cancer in humans. CTVT is primarily spread in dogs through mating, though it can also

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Dog Sledding Offers A Healthy Dose Of Adventure For Children With Cancer

A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you’re picturing – they’re young girls and boys with cancer. A young cancer patient bonds with a sled dog as part of an expedition organized by Sourire à

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