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PetMD Editorial
Nov 19,2018

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A new study suggests that cat owners are more likely to adopt cats who have similar personalities to their own.

The participants consisted of 11 men and 115 women who completed a series of questionnaires that assessed their own personality, their…

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PetMD Editorial
Nov 16,2018

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Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden recently discovered a positive correlation between growing up with female dogs and a lower risk of asthma, but found no link between “hypoallergenic” dogs and a…

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PetMD Editorial
Nov 13,2018

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A bird watcher in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania discovered a bird that scientists say is a never-before-recorded three-species hybrid bird—a finding that has been recently published in the journal Biology Letters.

Bird watcher and contributor to…

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PetMD Editorial
Nov 07,2018

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A new study found that the smallest flightless bird in the world—exclusively found on an island called “Inaccessible Island” in the middle of the Atlantic—once had wings, flew to the island 1.5 million years ago, and lost its ability to fly through…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 31,2018

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) just released their Living Planet Report for 2018, and it documents the sobering decrease of wild animal populations across the globe.

According to Forbes, the report shows that “populations of vertebrates—animals…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 30,2018

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A new study by UK scientists suggests that dogs can be used as tools for diagnosing malaria in people.

Researchers from Durham University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, aided by the British organization Medical Detection Dogs…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 25,2018

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A three-year-old Springer Spaniel named Kurt was scheduled to have a pacemaker installed at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, but his heart stopped beating the morning of surgery. Kurt, who was diagnosed with toxoplasma…

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