RESEARCH ZONE

You can never know too much

Lots of links for you for interesting scientific research on dog health, behaviour, puppies, spay and neuter research – they are just here for you to read and form your own opinions on the subjects.

Behaviour

Noise sensitivity and general fearfulness in dogs:
Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190123091155.htm?fbclid=IwAR2GOFv2Lp_3SR1C3voWNjEAUq1YHiJvW9Fwv1901z6vopF4j5-WDyFhdyU

The Function of Play Bows in Dog and Wolf Puppies

https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2017/02/the-function-of-play-bows-in-dog-and.html?fbclid=IwAR2hvMI8_1RwxisgVEG9OdI5rLcv3aJYICsS-X6K9Ip8Kin6o7Hra5m4HMU#.XG1RHajbQU8.facebook

Neuroscience Of Licking & Sender-Receiver Mechanisms. Are They Conflict Reducing, Disengagement Markers, Arousal Or Congruence Signals?

http://www.simplybehaviour.com/neuroscience-lip-licking-mean/?fbclid=IwAR1iDkZrkvFhBUQLMIFe77whVIy2eSc02qVYuuf446Q0Td89hnmQvgpSHU4

The Importance of Food in Dog Training

https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2013/07/the-importance-of-food-in-dog-training.html

Can dogs have autism?

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/news/Can-Dogs-Have-Autism-22010-1.html

The Social Behaviour of Neutered Male Dogs Compared to Intact Dogs

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carina_Kaufmann2/publication/313123938_The_Social_Behaviour_of_Neutered_Male_Dogs_Compared_to_Intact_Dogs_Canis_Lupus_Familiaris_Video_Analyses_Questionnaires_and_Case_Studies/links/5a4cc5f40f7e9b8284c42f51/The-Social-Behaviour-of-Neutered-Male-Dogs-Compared-to-Intact-Dogs-Canis-Lupus-Familiaris-Video-Analyses-Questionnaires-and-Case-Studies.pdf

Anatomy

common injury factors for puppies – it’s not just about hips and elbows

https://www.dogworksfitness.com/single-post/2017/12/28/The-1-and-2-common-injury-factors-for-puppies—and-its-not-just-about-hips-and-elbows?fbclid=IwAR2BW7ZGYtFu1QEKXjZl8l6CbkQUulet_Ott-LLgZULonsx1458aXMP5Mu8

Harness use affecting gait

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt6M94EiT_w/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=4b041yrncbyf&fbclid=IwAR2MimIp8zP7flgKHcvON7edTvrvTd5qTlGqQrtdfp5R7moYdiM0UORwvBIP

A myotherapists perspective on harnesses

Faulty gene may help explain why food-obsessed Labradors top obesity charts

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2016-05-04/faulty-gene-may-explain-why-labradors-are-food-obsessed/7378828?fbclid=IwAR3oxsW1a87xb2OZazVqIvTajvnZsMTKpWHomORHJlSnL9Ap26xAQmx08tw

Neutering

A literature review on the welfare implications of gonadectomy of dogs

https://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/javma.250.10.1155

Spay Neuter And Joint Disease

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/spay-neuter-and-joint-disease/

Growth Plates

https://nationalpurebreddogday.com/before-you-do-something-permanent-know-about-growth-plates/

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2016/07/27/neutering-spaying-effects.aspx

Castration ~ Effects on male dog health and behaviour

http://liziangel.blogspot.com/2011/08/castration-effects-on-male-dog-health.html

Neutering Your Dog – Making an Informed Decision 

http://www.homeopathicvet.co.uk/neutering-your-dog–making.pdf

https://dogsfirst.ie/health-issues/dog-neutering/?fbclid=IwAR3JWFq6Ns2FWxnxth27adCwhRHBSIzxKHLLkEIAzrqDUSzWd4weS2V5Cfc

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/canine-corner/201702/are-there-behavior-changes-when-dogs-are-spayed-or-neutered?fbclid=IwAR06SHFtXZcMtv1RKWvsEdDA5jGGzYj2tEEC3RaUgAsf9jLflenVHGLcQuA

Gonadectomy effects on the risk of immune disorders in the dog: a retrospective study

https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-016-0911-5

Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055937

Neutering of German Shepherd Dogs: associated joint disorders, cancers and urinary incontinence

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/vms3.34

Long-Term Health Effects of Neutering Dogs: Comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0102241

Rottweilers Endogenous Gonadal Hormone Exposure and Bone Sarcoma Risk

Rottweilers are considered to be at high risk of osteosarcome and are five times more likely to develop the tumour than the average dog (Comstock et al 2006). It has been suggested that between 5 and 12% of all Rottweilers develop osteosarcoma (Rosenberger & Crawford 2004, Comstock et al 2006). Dogs that underwent early elective gonadectomy had a one in four lifetime risk 

The specific cause of osteosarcoma is not known.  However, because osteosarcoma tumors are frequently found near growth plates, it is speculated that factors that affect growth rates, ?neutering  and such as diets that promote rapid growth in puppies, appear to influence risk.  

The genetic basis of the disease is yet to be elucidated. It has a familial pattern of incidence and it seems likely that the prevalence may be reduced by breeding only from lines that have not (or very rarely) been affected.

http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/11/11/1434

Reproductive Capability Is Associated with Lifespan and Cause of Death in Companion Dogs

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0061082

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/cancer-causes/spayneuter-and-the-association-with-cancer-in-dogs-part-one/

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/scientific-medical-references/spaying-neutering/

https://www.cuvs.org/sites/default/files/inline-files/1-4%20Bentley%20Thalheim%20-%20SpayNeuter.pdf

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