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James Watts

BSc Bioveterinary Science. Editor of PetSci. When I'm not writing, learning, discussing, or reading about animals, you know it's the weekend! Currently developing PetSci HealthTrak, the fast and easy way to monitor your pet's weight and calorie intake. HealthTrak offers a simple way to track your pet's progress, helping them achieve a healthy weight and a long, happy life.

Researchers Use YouTube to Investigate Tail Chasing Behaviour

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Recent scientific research has used the highly popular video-sharing site, YouTube, to conduct a study on tail chasing (sometimes known as spinning) in dogs. Whilst most of us deem tail chasing as a relatively normal yet humorous behaviour, there are suggestions that there could be a relationship between tail chasing and neurological disorders.

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Researchers Suggest Canine ‘Electric Nose’ for Disease Diagnosis

Canine Electric Nose Suggested by Researchers

A dog’s sense of smell is undoubtedly his most powerful sense. Just look at the applications of dogs in everyday use – from sniffing out drugs and bombs to survivors of natural disasters, all rely heavily on the powerful ability of dogs to detection of scents. With that in mind, it may come as no surprise that this canine ability …

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