Parasitic worms infect dogs, humans

A human infective nematode found in remote northern areas of Australia has been identified in canine carriers for the first time. Flinders University environmental health researchers, with experts in the U.S., have found a form of the soil-borne Strongyloides worm in faeces collected from dogs. Strongyloidiasis, carried by several kinds of Strongyloides spp., is estimated to infect up to 370 […]

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Another way dogs help the military—aeromedical patient evacuations

They’re physically and emotionally wounded—most likely suffering from post-traumatic stress. Members of the United States military who serve abroad often return to the U.S. to treat their injuries and must be transported by aeromedical evacuation between medical facilities. Those who undergo these types of evacuations are in states of both chronic and acute stress. While much is known about the […]

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Andy Cohen Shares Sweet Photo of Son and Dog Wacha 'Getting Along' in Honor of Love Your Pet Day

Brotherly love! Andy Cohen‘s 2-week-old son Benjamin Allen and dog Wacha are two peas in a pod on National Love Your Pet Day, sharing a sniff in a snapshot the Watch What Happens Live host shared to Instagram Wednesday. In the photo, Benjamin is rocking a blue Grateful Dead onesie (which goes for $26 at littlehippie.com) and resting on his back atop […]

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Research shows how service dogs can help veterans with PTSD

For veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, service dogs might be able to offer both behavioral and physiological benefits to help counter some of those symptoms, according to research that is being led by the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. Maggie O’Haire, assistant professor of human-animal interaction in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is at the forefront of the research […]

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