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Dec 2018

  1. You spy with your little eye, dogs can adopt the perspective of humans

    In a study published in Animal Cognition, cognitive biologists from the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna show that they could use a new test procedure to show that dogs can interpret human cues to find food. This ability to see that perspective is an...

  2. Therapy pets comfort Newark Airport travelers this holiday season

    Creature Comfort Pet Therapy is now in its fourth year of the United Paws program. The program has dog and handler teams assigned to United Airlines terminals at the Newark Airport, ready to provide their service to both travelers and staff.

  3. Griffin pet therapy team gets award

    Nancy Schneider and Star, her greyhound, received the Planetree Animal Therapy Team Award last month. The duo provides service with the Griffin Hospital. 

  4. No link between 'hypoallergenic' dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma

    A new study published in Scientific Reports from Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden shows that while growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, there was no relation between hypoallergenic breeds and a lower risk of asthma.

  5. Therapy Dog Kevin The Greyt Proves Everyone Should Adopt A Retired Greyhound

    The University of Central Oklahoma has its first on-campus therapy dog, Kevin the Greyt. A greyhound, Kevin retired from racing at five years old, and was adopted in November 2016 by Alex Russell, Assistant Director of Health Promotion at the university's Center for Counseling and Wellbeing....

  6. 'These kids need to be needed and farming gives them that'

    A family in Dorset is running a farm with livestock used for animal-assisted therapy. The team there are qualified in teaching, special educational needs, and occupational therapy, and they work with about 20 schools through Dorset and Somerset.

  7. Therapy dog teams set to respond to emergencies

    Paws from the Heart, with 15 teams of dogs and handlers trained and ready to respond to crises and emergencies, celebrated its first anniversary in November.

  8. Pets Forever volunteers help seniors keep their pets

    Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences community service program Pets Forever helps elderly and disabled residents of Larimer County to keep their pets. Volunteers with the program help pet owners provide basic care like dog walking and litter-box...