Grace, a cat in Wisconsin, saved her human family by pawing at them when they were feeling sleepy and got them out of the house. testing by first responders revealed that the house had a dangerous level of carbon monoxide poisoning. ... See MoreSee Less
Kevin and Annette Shanahan are lucky to be alive. One night last month Annette, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, woke up in tremendous pain. “I had gotten up because I thought I was having a heart attack," ...
A global research effort is providing an ever-increasing number of DNA tests for known canine inherited disorders, enabling (in many cases) elimination of the disorder. VetCompass Australia, brings together all seven Australian veterinary schools and collects clinical records from hundreds of vets across the country for researchers to interrogate. Analysis of these records will reveal trends in the prevalence of inherited and acquired diseases, identify effective treatments, and help vets and breeders improve dogs’ quality of life. ... See MoreSee Less
Guide dogs for the visually impaired were once the most common type of assistance animal. Now animals are being used to help people with a range of physical and mental impairments including Autism, PTSD and epilepsy. But with increasing use has come the need for changes to laws and regulation. ... See MoreSee Less
Guide dogs for the visually impaired were once the most common type of assistance animal. Now animals are being used to help people with a range of physical and mental impairments including Autism, PT...
Behavioral ecologists at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom placed small cameras on 16 cats and followed them for up to 4 years as they prowled their neighborhoods offering new insights into a cat's time budget.
They found cats scanned their surroundings, sometimes for a half-hour or more on end. And even though cats are highly territorial, they didn’t always fight with other cats they encountered. Often, they just sat a couple of meters away from each other for up to a half an hour, possibly sizing each other up. Sometimes they would engage in a greeting, briefly touching noses. When they were in their homes, the cats spent a lot of time following their humans around and liked to be in the same room. ... See MoreSee Less