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Overcrowded Thai dog shelter blames coronavirus for drop in donations

Bangkok - Cramped tooth and claw in vast cages, hundreds of dogs pass the day sleeping, fighting, or waiting to be fed at a controversial Thai shelter that does not believe in adoptions and blames a drop in donations on the coronavirus.

Cyprus COVID-19 outcry as dogs, not children allowed out

Nicosia - Pet dogs have more freedom than children under strict social distancing restrictions Cyprus has enforced to stem the coronavirus pandemic, a public sector trade union said on Monday.

Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19: charity

London - A British charity has teamed up with scientists to see whether dogs could help detect COVID-19 through their keen sense of smell, they said on Friday.

Owning a dog as a child lowers the risk of schizophrenia

It seems that growing up with a dog in the household could have a benefit in later life, for early-exposure to dogs appears to lower the risk of developing schizophrenia. The same effect is, interestingly, not present with early-exposure to cats.

Dogs are found to count in a similar way to humans

It’s established that dogs can count numbers up to a given level. New research shows that dogs undertake this function in the same brain region as humans, which suggests a common neural mechanism as part of mammalian evolution.

Dozens of dogs tested in French search for woman's forest killers

Lille - French police investigating the death of a pregnant woman mauled to death by dogs while walking in the woods have carried out DNA tests on 67 dogs to try identify those that attacked her, investigators said Thursday.

Dozens of dogs tested in French search for woman's forest killers

Lille - French police investigating the death of a pregnant woman mauled to death by dogs while walking in the woods have carried out DNA tests on 67 dogs to try identify those that attacked her, investigators said Thursday.

'It's a sin': Cambodia's brutal and shadowy dog meat trade

Siem Reap - Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers and exposes them to deadly health risks like rabies.

Dog ownership is associated with longer life

A new study finds that dog ownership is associated with longer life. This finding is especially so when it applies heart attack and stroke survivors, where owning a dog was found to lower the risk of death for those who live alone.

Fast-moving and mysterious illness killing Norway's dogs

Oslo - Norwegian veterinary authorities fear a mysterious and potentially fatal dog illness is spreading quickly around the country. Several hundred dogs are believed to have been infected and even died before their owners could get them to a vet.

Dog breeds with the highest risk of biting children identified

A new study has identified the dog breeds, together with the the physical traits of the animals, that pose highest risk of biting children. The results, pulled from U.S. data, are not always so clear cut.

Doggy diplomacy: S. Korea unveils newborn Northern pups

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife have been pictured cuddling a litter of puppies whelped by one of the dogs given to them by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a symbol of the strengthening ties between the two countries.

South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

Seoul - South Korean officials on Thursday began to dismantle the country's largest canine slaughterhouse complex, as animal rights activists push to end the custom of eating dog meat.

Yes, your furry friend could help save your life

A study conducted by npower, in order to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, has revealed how our relationships with our pets has a huge part to play in discovering a leak and how our lack of understanding might be threatening our health.

Video games may help ageing pooches stay mentally nimble

Vienna - At first sight, enthusiastic Border Collies Miley and Tiara may not appear to be providing insights into the deeper workings of the canine mind.

The long and the short: Hong Kong sausage dogs go walkies

Hong Kong - In a city that likes to dress up its dogs, 50 dachshunds gathered in Hong Kong Saturday wearing everything from patterned winter jumpers to dapper tweed.It was Hong Kong's first "sausage walk", emulating popular mass dachshund get-togethers in Britain....

Canine couture cuts a dash in Italy's fashion capital

Milan - Elegant, tailored outfits are not reserved just for fashionistas in Italy -- couture for dogs is proving a hit with some Milan pet owners.

Mexico subway is dog's world, but lost pups find a home

Mexico - They found Jamai wandering on the tracks of the Mexico City subway, his ear nearly torn off and a terrified look in his eyes.The shaggy brown mutt could have been run over or electrocuted.

Scampering dogs in Chile help restore burnt forests

Talca - Forest fires in Chile ravaged vast swathes of land this year, leaving patches once thick with sturdy old trees reduced to burnt landscapes. Now, three plucky dogs are helping replant it all.

Chilling video shows man being eaten by stray dogs in Russia

Sovetsk - An intoxicated man was walking back to his home when he was attacked and killed by a pack of stray dogs. The horrible incident was captured on video.

Three-week-old baby left alone for five minutes killed by dog

Grand Rapids - A three-week-old girl is dead after she was bitten by one of her family’s three pit bulls. The baby was only left unattended for about five minutes and her death serves as a reminder not to leave babies and small children alone with dogs.

It's a dog's life: purity the key for treasured S.Korean breed

Susong - Pointy-eared and short-haired, the Jindo dog is a symbol of South Korea, where breeders and authorities keep its bloodline even purer than one of the world's least diverse societies.

It's a dog's life: purity the key for treasured S.Korean breed

Susong - Pointy-eared and short-haired, the Jindo dog is a symbol of South Korea, where breeders and authorities keep its bloodline even purer than one of the world's least diverse societies.

It's a dog's life: purity the key for treasured S.Korean breed

Susong - Pointy-eared and short-haired, the Jindo dog is a symbol of South Korea, where breeders and authorities keep its bloodline even purer than one of the world's least diverse societies.

New insight into the family tree of canines

Washington - A new insight into the family tree of dogs reveals a previously unknown dimension to the history of canines. This has come about through the largest family tree of dogs ever assembled.

Dog attacks on mail carriers increasing with online shopping boom

The surge of dog attacks on U.S. mail carriers is believed to be the result of 24-hour online shopping and the dramatic increase of package deliveries. The number of these attacks is expected to increase in the future.

Keeping pets lowers allergy risk

Toronto - Does keeping cats and dogs help to protect children from developing allergies and does it also help to reduce obesity levels? These are the indicators from a new U.S. survey on families that keep pets. The reason comes down to the human microbiome.

London greyhound racing goes to the dogs

London - Once a hugely popular working man's sport, Saturday marks the final demise of greyhound racing in London, closing a chapter of British social culture in the capital.

Hounded out: battle to save beloved British dogs

Birmingham - Eclipsed in the rush for so-called designer dogs, some famous British breeds are now threatened with extinction, the world's biggest dog show Crufts warned as it kicked off its annual showpiece event.

Many household dogs are carrying MRSA

Community transferred and acquired MRSA is a growing concern, especially for those admitted to hospital. One common reservoir for the antibiotic-resistant bacteria are domestic dogs. A new study reveals the extent of the problem.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Pancho the stray cat.
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