Conducted by researchers with Tufts University, the study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, compared the compounds in dog foods the Food and Drug Administration has flagged as being linked to canine dilated cardiomyopathy with those from standard dog foods.
Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle that results in the heart muscle growing larger while its contractions, or heart beats, grow weaker, which can cause heart failure or even death.
Among the compounds examined by the researchers and identified as possible links causing the ailment are compounds found in peas and potatoes.
Tao is looking on the bright side thanks to his sunny pal.
According to Daily Mail, the 11-year-old golden retriever lost his eyesight last year to glaucoma, and eventually had both of his eyes removed because of the condition. Tao impressed everyone by quickly adjusting to life as a blind dog, learning his way around the house in just a few days, but his owner found that Tao was missing some of the playful energy he had prior to losing his eyesight.
In an effort to give Tao the best quality of life, the dog's owner, Melanie Jackson of Somerset, England, got Tao a puppy friend in hopes the little dog would help her senior pooch feel better and have more fun.
Earlier this week, TikTok user Saxby2.0 uploaded a bizarre clip to the social media platform in which he spotted a strange occurrence: two dogs seated on chairs just off the side of a random road. The man documented the strangely adorable sight on video after he drove past the seated puppy pair initially.
User "Dave" from CanyonChasers.net shared footage from his outdoor WYZE cam to help illustrate how the whole thing went down. At the start of the video, the little kid struggled to balance himself on his bike as his mother shadowed him from a distance. Dave's driveway makes for the perfect spot for the tyke to safely spread his wings as they make their way around the block.
Seeing the footage, Dave went on a bit of an emotional journey. "Every night I would get an alert from my driveway security camera, and at first I was a bit annoyed, but then I found myself looking forward to the evening alert," wrote Dave.
"And then inspiration struck, in the form of my wife giving me this great idea.
On the cracked country roads of Lexington, deep in the Mississippi delta, an empty yellow school bus drives slowly, making life-sustaining drop offs on the way.
Here, in the poorest county, in America’s poorest state, the coronavirus has yet to ravage the jurisdiction with infection. There has been one recorded Covid-19 death in the county, Clinton Cobbins, Lexington’s first African American mayor. But even now the coronavirus still poses a serious threat to life.
In Holmes county consolidated – the school district to which Lexington belongs – every single child qualifies for free school meals, a marker of pervasive poverty. For many, said superintendent Dr James L Henderson, breakfast and lunch at school are the only nutritious meals a student will eat in a day. For a few, they are the only meals.
When the coronavirus pandemic led to statewide school closures, Henderson, who was born in the county, left for most of his adult life, but returned in 2018 to assume his position, was left with a significant dilemma: how to feed the 3,000 children under his authority.
A selfless act by a 71-year-old woman has caught the attention of Zimbabwe's richest man, who called the grandmother's several-mile trek while carrying clothing and household items for cyclone survivors "one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen."
Plaxedes Dilon is being praised in Zimbabwe and beyond after she lugged the aid on foot to the Highlands Presbyterian Church in Harare, where volunteers have been coordinating relief efforts for thousands displaced since Cyclone Idai struck southern Africa in mid-March.
A young man stood on a street median in Mountain View, California, the tech-hub home of companies like Google, with a sign: "Homeless / Hungry 4 success / Take a resume."
David Casarez moved to Silicon Valley with three years' experience as a software developer and a degree from Texas A&M University. That's according to a series of Twitter posts by @jaysc0, who relayed Casarez's story and resume.
"We spoke for about an hour," said the Twitter user, identified as Jasmine Scofield. "He came to the Silicon Valley with a dream to be successful in tech and has a lot to offer the community. He’s sleeping in parks & still trying to get freelance work, interviews, and applications in."
Evan Ruggiero has always moved to his own beat. At the age of 6, he fell in love with tap dancing. But, at age 19, a bone cancer diagnosis cost Evan his right leg and threatened to end his dancing dreams. Nevertheless, he kept his hopes up, fighting cancer one step at a time. Less than a week after his final chemo session, Evan was back in the studio, learning to dance with a prosthetic. Now, he’s lighting up the world with his unique brand of dance.
Dogs change their facial expressions when they know people are looking at them—perhaps in an effort to communicate.
For instance, canines in the study would make the classic "sad puppy face"—raising their inner eyebrows to make their eyes look larger and more infant-like—when looking into a human's eyes.
The discovery adds to scientists' ever-growing understanding of man's best friend, one of our species's longest companions. Humans and dogs have lived side by side by some 30,000 years, and along the way, evolution seems to have sculpted dogs' behavior. (Read why dogs are even more like us than we thought.)
Though Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have passed, the clean up has only just begun. Now, one of our favorite Instagram pages, @HotDudesReading, is teaming up with the nonprofit First Book to send books to all the kids who have been impacted by the storms.
The two groups have joined forces to launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the initiative. 100% of the funds raised will be used to gather books and distribute them to children affected by the storms. Several publishers, including Chronicle Books and Simon & Schuster, have also joined the effort, already donating 10,000 books to the effort.
Three-year-old Chace was born with a congenital heart defect. As a result, Chace needs to use a feeding tube to get proper nutrients into his system. In order to boost Chace’s confidence, his dad Robert glued a fake feeding tube to his stomach. Now, Robert’s photo of him and his son has gone viral.