Dogs help to feel less stressed

Dogs help to feel less stressed, provide valuable social support for kids when they’re under stress, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Darlene Kertes and colleagues tested the commonly held belief that pet dogs provide social support […]

Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations

Dogs also share their food, albeit mainly with four-legged friends rather than strangers. A new study has now confirmed this prosocial behavior among canines. The more complex methodology of the study, however, showed that the experimental set-up has an impact on the dogs’ behavior and that even the mere presence of another dog makes the […]

Your dog remembers what you did

People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past. Even when those events didn’t hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 23. There is an evidence that dogs have that kind of “episodic memory” too. The study found that […]

7 things You Can Learn From Dogs

Abbi and Meg are animals, however they are now our family members. We lavish them with love as part of our family. They have taught me some secrets about living well, lessons I’ve been eager to learn and pass on. Abbi and Meg are animals, however they are now family members. From then, we welcome them into all aspects of […]

Who are your child’s best friends?

Who are your child’s best friends? According to research from the University of Cambridge, children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings. Pets may have a major influence on child development The research adds […]

How dogs see your emotions

How dogs see your emotions? A recent study from the University of Helsinki shows that the social gazing behavior of domestic dogs resembles that of humans: dogs view facial expressions systematically, preferring eyes. In addition, the facial expression alters their viewing behavior, especially in the face of threat. Recently, the science journal PLOS ONE has published this […]

Senior adults’ benefits from dog ownership

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults of all ages should engage in 150 or more minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity. The reason is because it is self-paced, low impact and does […]