Category Archives: Medical News

The Dog Delusion, Part 2. The Alfa Dog Myth

Continuing in this series of debunking common myths about dogs, we arrive at a misconception so common, it is ubiquitous: The Alpha Dog The dog pack is all about hierarchy. There is the number one dog, number two dog and

The Dog Delusion, Part 2. The Alfa Dog Myth

Continuing in this series of debunking common myths about dogs, we arrive at a misconception so common, it is ubiquitous: The Alpha Dog The dog pack is all about hierarchy. There is the number one dog, number two dog and

Is Your Vet Googling You? Probably Not

A (not very intelligent) GP in the US admitted in an article to Googling his patients’ details: “Doctors do “Google” their patients”, writes Dr Warraich. “In fact, the vast majority of physicians I know have done so. To my generation,

Is Your Vet Googling You? Probably Not

A (not very intelligent) GP in the US admitted in an article to Googling his patients’ details: “Doctors do “Google” their patients”, writes Dr Warraich. “In fact, the vast majority of physicians I know have done so. To my generation,

The Dog Delusion, Part 1. The Intelligence Myth

There are facts about dogs we assume to be true. Now with the help of the folks at the Duke Canine Cognition Centre we are discovering how many of our basic assumption about dogs are wrong. In this series of articles

The Dog Delusion, Part 1. The Intelligence Myth

There are facts about dogs we assume to be true. Now with the help of the folks at the Duke Canine Cognition Centre we are discovering how many of our basic assumption about dogs are wrong. In this series of articles

Dogs Evolved To Suit Humans? Or Is It The Other Way Around?

New research to Britain suggests that dogs evolved ‘child-like’ appearance to look more appealing to Humans: “In conjunction with the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, researchers used a newly developed tool called DogFACS to analyse dogs’ facial expressions. They studied

Dogs Evolved To Suit Humans? Or Is It The Other Way Around?

New research to Britain suggests that dogs evolved ‘child-like’ appearance to look more appealing to Humans: “In conjunction with the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, researchers used a newly developed tool called DogFACS to analyse dogs’ facial expressions. They studied

Surprise! Dogs Like Toys They Can Break

I am sure it will come as a great surprise to all of you dog owners (NOT) that dogs prefer the toys they can break to pieces. You see, it’s evolutionary development. Dogs want toys which resemble real prey animals,

Surprise! Dogs Like Toys They Can Break

I am sure it will come as a great surprise to all of you dog owners (NOT) that dogs prefer the toys they can break to pieces. You see, it’s evolutionary development. Dogs want toys which resemble real prey animals,

This Survey Had A Lot To Tell… About Deceptive Statistics

This survey has frightening findings, until you read the fine print and realize that all the questions are meaningless. “More than half of dog owners said they knew someone who had been bitten or attacked by a dog while a

This Survey Had A Lot To Tell… About Deceptive Statistics

This survey has frightening findings, until you read the fine print and realize that all the questions are meaningless. “More than half of dog owners said they knew someone who had been bitten or attacked by a dog while a

Could Cats Hold The Key To Alzheimers Cure?

Scientists have discovered Alsheimers-like disease in big cats, which could hold the secret to finding the cure in humans: “In the study, published in the science journal Plos One, researchers examined the carcasses of 14 Tsushima Leopard cats, endangered species

Could Cats Hold The Key To Alzheimers Cure?

Scientists have discovered Alsheimers-like disease in big cats, which could hold the secret to finding the cure in humans: “In the study, published in the science journal Plos One, researchers examined the carcasses of 14 Tsushima Leopard cats, endangered species

US Meningitis Outbreak – How It Affects You!

Meningitis is a rare, life threatening disease. Mortality is high but normally the infection rates are low. So to see a spike of infections in one geographic area is very frightening: “Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee, where a

US Meningitis Outbreak – How It Affects You!

Meningitis is a rare, life threatening disease. Mortality is high but normally the infection rates are low. So to see a spike of infections in one geographic area is very frightening: “Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee, where a

Think Dogs On Marihuana Are Funny? It’s Doing The Same To You!

Since medical marihuana became legalized, the the incidence of marihuana poisoning in dogs has increased four times. The ‘stoned dogs’ YouTube videos are a comedy hit. The sad fact is, many of the poisoned dogs die. But here is the

Think Dogs On Marihuana Are Funny? It’s Doing The Same To You!

Since medical marihuana became legalized, the the incidence of marihuana poisoning in dogs has increased four times. The ‘stoned dogs’ YouTube videos are a comedy hit. The sad fact is, many of the poisoned dogs die. But here is the

Arthritis In Dogs – The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

New “breakthroughs” in the treatment of arthritis in dogs are… (stay well back) – cold packs and checking if the dog is lame! Wow. That’s not a lot of breakthroughs, you might say. And you would be right. Arthritis in

Arthritis In Dogs – The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

New “breakthroughs” in the treatment of arthritis in dogs are… (stay well back) – cold packs and checking if the dog is lame! Wow. That’s not a lot of breakthroughs, you might say. And you would be right. Arthritis in