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Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying.
Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using.
They found that dogs processed words with the left hemisphere, while intonation was processed with the right hemisphere – just like humans.
Outside of humans and one species of armadillo, identical twins seem to be vanishingly rare. Now for the first time a dog has given birth to a pair.
The monkey that reportedly got “loose” on a Las Vegas-bound Frontier Airlines flight from Ohio was a certified service animal, airline officials said.
Pet dogs are getting smaller because owners are living in more compact homes than ever before, new research suggests. Figures provided by The Kennel Club and analysed by The Economist magazine show that the average puppy weighs 12 per cent less than it did 10 years ago.
Sperm quality in dogs has fallen rapidly over the past three decades, a trend which could help explain the purported decline in human fertility.
The finding has highlighted a potential link between environmental contaminants and fertility – after scientists discovered chemicals which had a detrimental effect on sperm function in some commercially available pet foods. Researchers at the University of Nottingham believe that the study could help explain the reported significant decline in human semen quality.