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Retrospective Study On Hypersensitivity-Hyperactivity Syndrome In Dogs: Long-Term Outcome Of High Dose Fluoxetine Treatment And Proposal Of A Clinical Score

– Posted in: Article, Dogs and Science, Fear and Anxiety, Newsletters, Relationships, Trainers and Training, Unruly

I suspect that the number of spelling and grammatical errors found in the paper below is indicative of its legitimacy. However, it’s an opportunity for me to express my opinion regarding my suspicions regarding any diagnosis that suggests a dog suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I cannot say that it is never the case, [...]

No Evidence For Detrimental Effect Of Chemical Castration On Working Ability In Swiss Military Dogs

– Posted in: Article, Dogs and Science, Newsletters, Scent Detection, Service Dogs, Working Dogs

Type: Paper Personal Comment: This is the first study of castration effects on the working ability of dogs. ABSTRACT Hormones influence the social behaviour of dogs. Castration of male dogs induces a reduction of testosterone and has been shown to affect social behaviours associated with aggression and reproduction. Changes in social behaviour could be critical [...]

The Physiological Function Of Oxytocin In Humans And Its Acute Response To Human-Dog Interactions: A Review Of The Literature

– Posted in: Dogs and Science, Literature Review, Relationships

Type: Literature Review Personal Comment: Ever wonder why you love dogs so much? Journal Name Journal of Veterinary Behavior Paper Title The physiological function of oxytocin in humans and its acute response to human-dog interactions: a review of the literature ABSTRACT Oxytocin is increasingly recognized to have a role in human-dog bonding and interactions, and [...]

Dogs detect malaria by sniffing socks worn by African children

– Posted in: Article, Dogs and Science, Scent Detection

Freya Malaria Sniffing Dog Type: Article Personal Comment: For those interested in scent detection dogs. Dogs Detect Malaria By Sniffing Socks Worn By African Children As the global battle against malaria stalls, scientists may be adding a novel tool to the fight: sniffer dogs. In recent tests trained sniffer dogs successfully diagnosed malaria infections simply [...]