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Cats and dogs both lap up liquids with their tongues, but new research describes in detail why dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers. Credit: Getty Creative The findings also help to explain why large, hefty dogs produce more backsplash mess than tinier ones. This and more related info was discussed today during the presentation "How dogs drink water," made at the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting held in San Francisco. PHOTOS: The Earliest Dogs If the topic seems familiar, it's because the research team has been analyzing pet drinking habits for a while. "Three years ago, we studied how cats drink," Sunny Jung, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, said ...

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We all know how our furry friends enjoy a good pet. Well, it is amazing how little time is required for petting to make a big difference in their stress levels. At the 2014 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Symposium researchers presented an abstract synopsis of a yet to be published study of 15-minute petting sessions with shelter dogs. The results are illuminating and really reinforce the impact of companionship in helping shelter dogs adjust to potential adoption. Credit: Getty Creative The Dog Stress Study Fifty-five shelter dogs were subjected to one 15-minute petting session with an unfamiliar volunteer at a county animal shelter. The sessions were videotaped and the ...