Pet Dogs Synchronize Walking Pace With Owners [research study]

Further progress in the study of whether and how pet dogs synchronize their walking pace with that of their owners: “Pet Dogs Synchronize Their Walking Pace With That of Their Owners In Open Outdoor Areas,” Charlotte Duranton, Thierry Bedossa, and Florence Gaunet, Animal Cognition, epub 2017. The authors, at Aix-Marseille University, AVA Association [Cuy-Saint-Fiacre], and […]

Lamb on Abdominal Ultrasonography in Dogs With Diarrhoea [research study]

Doubts about abdominal ultrasonography in dogs with diarrhoea are discussed in Lamb‘s new treatise: “How Useful is Abdominal Ultrasonography in Dogs With Diarrhoea?” Emma K. Mapletoft, Karin Allenspach, and Chris R. Lamb [pictured here], Journal of Small Animal Practice, epub November 2017. The authors, at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, report: “Abdominal ultrasonography had moderate utility […]

The special DOGS (and Cats) issue is out!

The special DOGS (and Cats) issue (vol. 21, no. 4) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out! Articles include: “Cats and Dogs Research Review“ “Ig and Beyond: Dogs on Faces, Mice on Art“ “AIR Vents (letters from our readers)“ …and more, more, more, including new helpings of “Improbable Medical Review”, “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Soft Is […]

Dog lapping in the matrix

A fluid dynamics approach to gaining understanding (adding to what’s known) of the way liquids are reliably transferred into the mouths of dogs and cats: “Dog lapping in the matrix,” presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 23, 2014 — November 25, 2014), by Sean Gart (Virginia Tech) Jake Socha […]

Hot dogs (canines) with hops

Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) should if possible avoid hops (Humulus lupulus). For dogs ingesting hops can, and often do, overheat to an alarming, sometimes life-threatening degree. *see note. The physiological pathways involved are as yet  poorly understood  unknown. See: Toxicology Brief: Hops Make Dogs Hot, Veterinary Technician, August 2013 (Vol 34, No 8). * Note: […]