Humans are not the only ones that have suffered greatly as a result of climate change. Researchers are addressing increasing worries because rising temperatures are also having an impact on dogs.

In light of the Earth’s increasingly hot days and extreme weather events, a recent Harvard University study finds a link between dog bites and rising temperatures.

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School examined whether environmental factors affect the daily rates of dog bites on people in their study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports. According to the researchers, violence is a behaviour that occurs frequently among all species and is frequently advantageous in defending territories, securing scarce resources, engaging in mate competitions, or guarding pack or tribe members. The researchers discovered comparable behavioural tendencies in Rhesus monkeys, rats, and mice even though it has been demonstrated that greater temperatures make people more aggressive.

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