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How humans have shaped dogs’ brains

How humans have shaped dogs’ brains
  • 4 September 2019
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Findings suggest that selective breeding has altered brain anatomy in dogs Summary:Dog brain structure varies across breeds and is correlated with specific behaviors, according to new research. These findings show how, by selectively breeding for certain behaviors, humans have shaped the brains of their best friends.   Dog brain structure varies across breeds and is … Continue Reading...

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests
  • 29 August 2019
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 By: Sirena Bergman  / @SirenaBergman Owning a pet could be good for your heart – especially if it’s a dog – according to a new study. Research found that pet owners are likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level, compared to those with no pets at all. However, … Continue Reading...

Researchers track how cats’ weights change over time

Researchers track how cats’ weights change over time
  • 29 August 2019
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Source: University of Guelph Summary: Researchers have accessed data on more than 19 million cats and have learned that most cats continue to put on weight as they age.   Are cats getting fatter? Until now, pet owners and veterinarians didn’t know for sure. Now University of Guelph researchers have become the first to access … Continue Reading...