The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

Canine and feline Alzheimer’s: What we can learn from each other

Canine and feline Alzheimer’s: What we can learn from each other

Did you know that your furry companions can develop a degenerative brain disease called CDS (cognitive dysfunction syndrome) that is similar to Alzheimer’s in humans? Because of similarities between these diseases, research can benefit both humans and animals. The processes aren’t that different between dogs and humans. Both experience tissue degeneration, dopamine depletion, and amyloid […]