Dog Saves Owner from Mountain Lion Attack

A 2 ½-year-old Belgian Malinois named Eva heroically came to her owner’s rescue after she was ambushed by a mountain lion. Erin Wilson was hiking with Eva on a northern California trail when a mountain lion appeared and swiped at her. Eva rushed to defend her owner, but the big cat soon had its jaws … Continue reading Dog Saves Owner from Mountain Lion Attack

Study Finds that Cats Link Names and Faces of Their Human and Feline Friends

A study conducted by Japanese researchers shows that cats can link images of their human and feline companions with their names. The researchers studied face-name recognition in cats with a simple but effective test. Pet cats were shown images of familiar humans and cats and then names were said aloud. Some of the names matched … Continue reading Study Finds that Cats Link Names and Faces of Their Human and Feline Friends

Website Provides Pet Disease Alerts to Pet Owners

Fleas, ticks, and other parasites can be a source of serious health problems for our pets. Parasite-borne illnesses become a special concern at this time of year when the weather turns warmer. The Pet Disease Alerts website lets US pet owners know about the current threat of the most prevalent vector-borne pet diseases in their … Continue reading Website Provides Pet Disease Alerts to Pet Owners

Study Shows that Breed is a Poor Predictor of an Individual Dog’s Behavior

The citizen science organization Darwin’s Ark sequenced the DNA of over 2,000 purebred and mixed breed dogs to study how genetics intersect with breed characteristics. The findings show that while genes are closely associated with physical traits, genetics is not a reliable predictor of any given dog’s personality. The Darwin’s Ark study surveyed over 18,000 … Continue reading Study Shows that Breed is a Poor Predictor of an Individual Dog’s Behavior