A surprising number of pet owners, particularly those who are vegan, are interested in feeding their pets a plant-based diet, according to new University of Guelph research. Researchers with U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) along with colleagues in New Zealand surveyed 3,673 dog and cat owners from around the world to learn what
Bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada’s vast boreal forest into a significant new source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. The shift, which may have already happened, could force firefighters to change how they battle northern blazes, says Merritt Turetsky, an ecologist at the University of Guelph and co-author of a recent study that appeared in Nature.
Call it the “Little Bog of Horrors.” In what is believed to be a first for North America, biologists at U of G have discovered meat-eating pitcher plants in Ontario’s Algonquin Park wetlands. The plants consume not just bugs but also young salamanders. Prof. Alex Smith, Department of Integrative Biology, calls the finding an “unexpected
Wind and warmth can improve travel time for the billions of insects worldwide that migrate each year, according to a first-ever radio-tracking study by University of Guelph biologists. Researchers equipped monarch butterflies and green darner dragonflies with radio transmitters and tracked them through southern Ontario and several northern states. They wanted to learn how environmental
Having a PhD on your résumé is key to closing the gender pay gap, according to new University of Guelph research. In a first-ever study, researchers found the higher the level of education upon graduation, the smaller the gender pay gap. The study, published in the journal Higher Education Policy, revealed the average wage for
Are cats getting fatter? Until now, pet owners and veterinarians didn’t know for sure. Now researchers at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have discovered most cats continue to put on weight as they age, and their average weight is on the rise. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American
What you say on Facebook may affect your professional credibility – especially for those in the health industry. U of G researchers found that posting only one subtle comment expressing workplace frustration was enough for people to view you as a less credible health professional. The first-ever study was published in the Journal of Medical
There’s a connection between sitting down for family dinners and the eating habits of young people.
Women experience fewer heart attack symptoms and that puts them at higher risk of dying from heart attack, according to U of G biomedical sciences professor.
Rewarding a child with more screen time could make them want even more screen time.