We don't know what to make of this either... It's Fried-day.... FYI, my girls seek friends, their lonliness is not a result of being withdrawn. They just don't know how to go about it. Perhaps I should teach them to sniff bottoms? This article makes me want to sniff glue. KRS
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Your Grouchy Dog May Have Autism or OCD
Genes associated with autism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other psychological problems have now been linked to human-directed social behaviors in dogs, suggesting that far more dogs than previously realized could suffer from these mental disorders. The new research, published in Scientific Reports, reveals how malleable the identified gene regions are in dogs, since certain variations of them appear to explain the difference between a withdrawn dog and one that eagerly seeks human companionship...