Double-dog domestication: How many times did dogs become man’s best friend?

Some 14,700 years ago, a loyal dog was buried alongside its human companions near what is today Bonn, Germany. That dog is the oldest undisputed domesticated dog on record, though many scientists purport that dogs were first domesticated far earlier, between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.

It’s actually hard to say for sure where and […]

Pets eyed as carriers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

We have all heard about the increasing danger of antibiotic resistance in humans and farm animals, but now a new study by researchers in China is showing that our companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can also serve as a reservoir for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Because we spend so much time together (and sometimes […]

Dogs can be green with envy too

When we first got our beloved Chewbacca, we had another, older dog, Molly. Molly had been the center of attention for years and years, and as soon as Chewbacca came into her life, everything changed. After all, who doesn’t immediately gravitate to a cute little eight-week-old puppy?

Over time, jealousy rotated amongst our animals, and […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Each week, we like to bring you the Monday Links — your go-to source for everything in the food and animal industry and beyond. At Neogen, we work to bring you the biggest and breaking news stories from around the world. What’s happening this week? Read on to find out.

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Do dog seatbelts really work?

In 1984, New York was the first state in the United States to pass seatbelt laws, requiring all vehicle occupants to wear them or risk getting a ticket and/or fine. Maine was the last state out of the 50 to establish a law, doing so in December of 1995.

But these laws do not cover […]

Most popular pet names

[ SPANISH ] If you’re anything like my family, choosing a pet name is an event. We all pick names that we like and present it to the group and take it to a vote. When we got our cat, we were torn between Yoshi (of the Super Mario Bros games) and Kirby (of Kirby’s […]

What you need to know this week

[ SPANISH ] Every Monday morning, we bring to you the latest news in the food and animal safety industries, scouring the internet for your must-know topics of the week. What’s in the news lately? Read on to find out:

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Study: Horses help ease Alzheimer’s symptoms

There is something about being around an animal that tends to relax people and make them feel happier. It is a theory that has been tested, and proven multiple times, but while most studies have looked at how companion animals such as dogs, cats and even fish can improve your health and lifestyle, there is […]

Hear the latest industry news with Monday links

We are gathering around the water cooler this morning to discuss the latest in animal and food safety. What are we chatting about? Check it out:

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Would you wear a sweater made from the hair your dog sheds?

Anyone who knows dog people knows some dog people like their dogs, and other dog people REALLY like their dogs. For the latter group, no expense is spared to provide Fido with only the absolute finest canine couture and cuisine.

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