The United States Secret Service Thursday tweeted out photos of the two dogs that sustained minor injuries from Wednesday’s White House fence jumper.
You might know that golf, Scotch and haggis come from Scotland, but did you know the blockbuster video game “Grand Theft Auto” does as well? As Scots go to the polls today to vote on whether to stick with the United Kingdom or splash out on their own, politicians from both sides have used a long list of Scottish inventions to inspire the electorate. Here are just 10 Scottish exports to the world.
At the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, service dogs go through a rigorous training course, including search and rescue, obedience and agility drills in order to eventually fill a variety of jobs helping people. Continue reading
For the past few decades, researchers have been exploring the possibility that cancer, possibly created by the growth of tumors, actually has a particular odor — and dogs can pick up on that smell. Some doctors believe this area of research may lead to more efficient screening methods and cancer treatment procedures. Special correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports. Continue reading
Making the decision to put down your pet is never easy, but a Kansas bioscience firm is offering dog and cat owners a little comfort — in the form of an organ donation. Now, tissue taken from a euthanized animal can be used in research focused on advancing the treatment of canine and feline diabetes. The practice also helps to preserve the lives of research animals. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Planning a visit to the White House? Bring your kids and camera. But please, don’t feed the animals.
Dogs had a bone to pick with Houston postal workers in 2013.
On Wednesday, the United States Postal Service released its annual list of top cities where dogs frequently attack postal workers. Houston topped the list with a total of 63 attacks on its employees. Los Angeles came in second and Cleveland third with 61 and 58 attacks respectively. Continue reading
For 82nd Airborne psychiatrist Maj. Christine Rumayor, Lexy — a 5-year-old German shepherd — is a partner, a conversation starter and a living, breathing medical tool that can calm a patient and make a therapy appointment a little more enjoyable.
A new study concludes that dogs’ brains contain a vocal region that functions similarly to the region located in the temporal lobe of human brains. In addition, the researchers found that vocal emotional cues activated a similarly located non-primary auditory region of the brain in both humans and canines. Continue reading