Navigation Links
Dogs May Mourn as Deeply as Humans Do
Date:7/6/2012

By Maryann Mott
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Jon Tumilson's dog, Hawkeye, was an important part of his life.

And, as it turns out, Tumilson was an important part of Hawkeye's life.

After the Navy SEAL was killed in Afghanistan last summer, more than a thousand friends and family attended the funeral in Rockford, Iowa, including his "son" Hawkeye, a black Labrador retriever who, with a heavy sigh, lay down in front of Tumilson's flag-draped casket. There, the loyal dog stayed for the entire service.

Hawkeye's reaction to his owner's death generated a lot of buzz online and in the media. But it's not unusual, according to pet experts, for some dogs to mourn the loss of a favorite person or animal housemate.

Grief is one of the basic emotions dogs experience, just like people, said Dr. Sophia Yin, a San Francisco-based veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist. Dogs also feel fear, happiness, sadness, anger, as well as possessiveness.

Dogs who mourn may show similar signs to when they're separated for long periods of time from the individual they're bonded to, she said. Of those signs, depression is the most common, in which dogs usually sleep more than normal, move slower, eat less and don't play as much.

The beginnings of such a strong inter-species bond between humans and dogs dates back some 15,000 years, when early man and the ancestor of today's dog roamed the Earth together.

Today, after thousands of years of friendship, there's a great deal of attunement between humans and dogs, not only in terms of comprehension of each other's gestures and body language but also emotionally, said Barbara King, a professor of anthropology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

It's not just evolutionary logic, or reading peer-reviewed science literature that's convinced King that dogs (as well as cats) feel deep grief. Interviews with astute pet
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. First study to suggest that the immune system may protect against Alzheimers changes in humans
2. Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows
3. Bonobo Genome Sheds Light on Their Links to Chimps, Humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dogs May Mourn as Deeply as Humans Do 
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... ... Today marks a significant achievement in bringing new monies into early stage ... by a group of experienced investors, has tapped into an investor community passionate about ... a part of the fund. The Sofia Fund II is now closed to ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... ... July is National UV Awareness Month, and in honor of this month, Dr. Melda Isaac ... skin from the sun, as well as how to best treat existing sun damage. Sun ... common skin conditions in America. Many people do not protect their skin sufficiently when going ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 29, 2015 , ... Stealth Therapeutics Inc. announced today that ... the Invisiport at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Milwaukee, Wis. The Invisiport product line, ... patient-friendly alternative to traditional chest ports and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). It ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 ... ... described as a “forward thinker.” Since the late 1970s, Dr. Cottrell has been ... His new book, The New Earth, documents many of these prognostications. He warns ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... HealthPostures ( https://healthpostures.com ... partnership with 247Ergo, an ergonomics specialty firm. Purpose of the partnership is to ... companies undertake could improve worker mobility, functionality and fitness levels. , Executives ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sofia Fund Surpasses Investor Goals 2Health News:July is UV Awareness Month: Learn Top Tips from a Prominent Dermatologist this National UV Awareness Month 2Health News:July is UV Awareness Month: Learn Top Tips from a Prominent Dermatologist this National UV Awareness Month 3Health News:Stealth Therapeutics Inc. Enrolls First Patients in a Clinical Performance Study for the Invisiport Product Line 2Health News:Stealth Therapeutics Inc. Enrolls First Patients in a Clinical Performance Study for the Invisiport Product Line 3Health News:Author Warns Public to Prepare for Imminent Environmental Disaster 2Health News:HealthPostures and 247Ergo Partnership Strengthens America's Wellness 2Health News:HealthPostures and 247Ergo Partnership Strengthens America's Wellness 3
... been awarded a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National ... study to assess blood flow and stroke risk. , Ischemic ... in the brain -- account for 80 percent of all ... They are often caused by atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaque ...
... Cap Health Care Conference at the Intercontinental The Barclay in New ... cap public and private health care companies in the following areas: ... Specialty Pharmaceuticals. , ... NEW YORK (Business Wire ...
... Best Practices in Vehicle Management, NEW ... was once again selected for its best ... in Wisconsin, Runzheimer,International provides a comprehensive range ... relocation, travel management, corporate,aircraft and virtual office ...
... BIHAR, India, Sept. 9 Entire villages have,been washed ... deadly,combination of monsoon rains and a dam burst caused ... IFAW (International Fund for Animal,Welfare -- http://www.ifaw.org ) ... has since treated and fed over 6000 starving livestock ...
... ... October 1, 2008, NEW YORK, ... children,s program "The Wumblers" to its schedule,of digital television broadcasts starting ... Network is a perfect,home for the cartoon series, whose audience spans ...
... R.I. Approximately one in four teens in the ... according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... of many teens to use condoms consistently and routinely. ... of the factors that influence condom use among teenagers. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UIC leads multi-center study to evaluate blood flow and stroke risk 2Health News:UIC leads multi-center study to evaluate blood flow and stroke risk 3Health News: Baird Hosts Small Cap Health Care Conference : Senior Healthcare Distribution & Services Research Analyst Eric Coldwell Shares Insights on Sector 2Health News: Baird Hosts Small Cap Health Care Conference : Senior Healthcare Distribution & Services Research Analyst Eric Coldwell Shares Insights on Sector 3Health News: Baird Hosts Small Cap Health Care Conference : Senior Healthcare Distribution & Services Research Analyst Eric Coldwell Shares Insights on Sector 4Health News: Baird Hosts Small Cap Health Care Conference : Senior Healthcare Distribution & Services Research Analyst Eric Coldwell Shares Insights on Sector 5Health News:The SCOOTER Store Recognized by Runzheimer International for Third Year 2Health News:Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India 2Health News:Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India 3Health News:Health Media Network Broadcasts 'The Wumblers' 2Health News:Teens' failure to use condoms linked to partner disapproval, fear of less sexual pleasure 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... -- Commenting on GSK,s Q2 performance, the ... Dingemans reveals sales rose during the period and ... expectations. Ahead of a November R&D update day he ... The interview and transcript are available now on ... and webcasts with senior company executives. If you would ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 2015  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX ... development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the ... that it will release Second Quarter financial results ... AcelRx management will host an investment-community conference call ... Time) on Aug 3rd, 2015 to discuss the ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... NEW YORK and ... -- CMC Biologics, a global leader in clinical and ... Corporation (River Vision), a private company focused on ... an agreement for the process transfer and cGMP ... antibody targeting insulin-like growth factor 1 that is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Hold Business Update and Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2015. 2AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Hold Business Update and Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2015. 3AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Hold Business Update and Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2015. 4CMC Biologics and River Vision Development Corporation Announce Manufacturing Agreement for RV001, a Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Grave's Orbitopathy 2CMC Biologics and River Vision Development Corporation Announce Manufacturing Agreement for RV001, a Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Grave's Orbitopathy 3
...  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN ) ... subsidiary, Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd. ("Bayer Yakuhin"), and Santen ... EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan.  As previously announced, ... authorization to the Ministry of Health, Labor and ...
... Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the ... office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, has been ranked ... Largest Corporations.  With net sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, ... the FORTUNE list in 2004 at number 487. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Regeneron and Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan 2Regeneron and Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan 3Regeneron and Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan 4Regeneron and Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan 5Regeneron and Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan 6Regeneron and Bayer Announce Co-Promotion Agreement With Santen For EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection in Japan 7Henry Schein Ranks #303 In 2012 FORTUNE 500® Ranking Of America's Largest Corporations 2Henry Schein Ranks #303 In 2012 FORTUNE 500® Ranking Of America's Largest Corporations 3
SPR treats pigmented and vascular lesions, skin aging, sun damaged skin and fine lines and wrinkles with clinically proven LHE technology....
SkinStation, powered by LHE, is Radiancys flagship product. A powerhouse by design, it incorporates todays most sought after applications all on one user-friendly system ....
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: