The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~8 min
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From long walks to dangerous foods, you could be damaging the health of your puppy without realising.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~7 min
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Alleviating separation anxiety is about changing the owner's behavior, too.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.
May 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
April 27, 2020 • ~4 min
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Both cats and dogs can become infected with the coronavirus. The chances of them getting sick or passing it on to you or another animal are extremely low.
April 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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Just like their owners, many pet dogs are finding the current changes difficult – here's how you can help them.
April 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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Can your canine give you coronavirus?
March 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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