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Dogs can understand different words and can learn to respond to specific ones
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Dogs can understand different words and can learn to respond to specific ones

Canines possess rudimentary executive functions which can be measured in a variety of ways

Three dogs stranded near Spain's La Palma volcano to be rescued by drones
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Three dogs stranded near Spain's La Palma volcano to be rescued by drones

The CEO of drone operator Aerocamaras, Jaime Pereira said, this operation is probably the first time where a drone will be used to rescue an animal

Fossilized jaw bone showed domesticated dogs, humans lived together in Central America 12,000 years ago
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Fossilized jaw bone showed domesticated dogs, humans lived together in Central America 12,000 years ago

The presence of humans during the Pleistocene has been attested in Mexico, Chile and Patagonia, but never in Central America, until now.

World Rabies Day 2021: From history, theme to significance, all you need to know
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World Rabies Day 2021: From history, theme to significance, all you need to know

More than 20,000 deaths in India every year occur due to rabies, as per World Health Organisation

Dozens of dogs left behind during chaotic US evacuation find new home, handlers
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Dozens of dogs left behind during chaotic US evacuation find new home, handlers

Earlier, the Pentagon had denied that US military personnel abandoned some of their dogs at the airport

Dogs migrated to America along with early human settlers 10,000 years ago
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Dogs migrated to America along with early human settlers 10,000 years ago

The femur of a dog showed that it shared a genetic lineage with American dogs that lived before the arrival of European breeds.

Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says
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Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says

Cats shed the virus and infect other cats while infected dogs in the new study didn’t produce the virus in their upper respiratory tracts and didn’t shed it at all.

German study finds dogs can sniff out COVID-19 patients with infectious microbe, claims 94% success rate
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German study finds dogs can sniff out COVID-19 patients with infectious microbe, claims 94% success rate

Dogs are also shown to be able to detect various diseases including cancer, malaria, and various kinds of bacterial and viral infections.

WHO says there is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19
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WHO says there is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19

Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist, told a Geneva news conference that felines, ferrets and "even tigers" have been infected with the disease.

In caring for stray animals during a pandemic, thoughts on the transformative relationships between humans and dogs
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In caring for stray animals during a pandemic, thoughts on the transformative relationships between humans and dogs

My growing concern about humans was also a result of my relationship with street dogs over the years. Since these are very social animals — who not only depend on people for food but also genuinely like being around us — I had access to this vantage point: how sad and empty a human-free world might look through the eyes of a creature that has evolved socially alongside us over tens of thousands of years, become one of our most steadfast companions, emotionally enriching many of us along the way. | Jai Arjun Singh writes

Cases of Coronavirus spreading from humans to pets rise; still no evidence of animal-to-human transmission
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Cases of Coronavirus spreading from humans to pets rise; still no evidence of animal-to-human transmission

While it appears that animals can get the virus from people, there is no indication that pets are transmitting it to human beings.

Coronavirus Outbreak: London institute conducts research on abilities of dogs to sniff out COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: London institute conducts research on abilities of dogs to sniff out COVID-19

'Medical detection dogs' can be utilised for screening the patients of COVID-19, said a veterinarian associated with sniffer dog department under Union Home Ministry

Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans
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Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans

Infected cats had the virus in the mouth, nose and small intestine while kittens had massive lesions in their lungs, nose and throat.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In UK, dogs to be tested to check if they can detect COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: In UK, dogs to be tested to check if they can detect COVID-19

Research has showed that dogs have the ability to detect the smell of malaria quite accurately.

Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19
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Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19

For a number of different viruses human-to-dog transmission is theoretically possible but human-to-human spread is much more efficient.

Dogs' noses have a kind of infrared sensor that can detect minute changes in temperature: Study
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Dogs' noses have a kind of infrared sensor that can detect minute changes in temperature: Study

Brain scans showed increased brain activity when dogs were shown objects that were warmer than their surroundings.

Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children
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Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children

Women placed value on how their dog reacted to a potential mate, in the same way that she would put value on how her human children would react to a potential mate, according to studies.

Like humans, grandparents play key role in child-rearing among elephants, great apes, cats
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Like humans, grandparents play key role in child-rearing among elephants, great apes, cats

Are we the only grandparents? Do any animals know their grandparents the way humans do? For most species, the answer is no.

Human tendency to choose dogs which bear physical, behavioural resemblance rooted in seeking familiarity, find studies
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Human tendency to choose dogs which bear physical, behavioural resemblance rooted in seeking familiarity, find studies

Sadahiko Nakajima is a psychologist at Japan's Kwansei Gakuin University who has researched not just the notion that humans and their pet dogs look alike, but also why that is so

Dogs evolved 'puppy eyes' to communicate with humans after their domestication
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Dogs evolved 'puppy eyes' to communicate with humans after their domestication

33,000 years of domestication have reshaped dog's eyebrows which makes it easier for people to understand them.