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Cody has worked and volunteered with rescue animals her entire life. She worked as a veterinary assistant and technician in shelters, rescues, boarding facilities, doggy daycares and animal hospitals in New York and Chicago throughout her teens and twenties, and now resides as a pet foster mom in Upstate New York.

A Study Shows How Dogs May Improve Health of Young Children

The latest research shows that having a dog around in early years may alter bacteria in a human's gut in ways which enhance the...

Scientists Say Dogs Know What Humans Know By Studying Our Gaze

Turns out, dogs may be able to do what scientists thought no non-human animals could do: attribute mental states to humans.When humans need...

Brain Scans Can Help Us Choose Better Service Dog Candidates

Scientists have discovered that scanning the brains of potential service dogs can help identify those dogs which would ultimately fail service dog training.People...

BendiBrush Will Make Grooming Faster and Easier

There is a great new dog brush out there designed with your dog’s body and fur in mind. It’s called BendiBrush, and it can...

Emotionally Dogs Are Closer to Humans Than Chimps Are, Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that dogs and humans have more similarity in social intelligence than chimps and humans have.According to a new study, it appears...

Skilled Dog Plows Fields, Maintains Farm

Incredibly talented dog in Russia helps owner plow fields, fetch water, harvest crops, and more.There is a dog out there who has been trained...

Rescued Pit Bull Spends Life Helping Other Dogs in Need

Rescued pit bull now spends his days helping dogs feel happier and more comfortable.Jasper was found wandering the streets when he was only a...

Blood Sugar Detection Dog Saves Child’s Life

Diabetic alert dog saved a young boy when monitors couldn't detect low blood sugar in time.When Luke Nuttall was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes...

Watch as Brave Rescuers Save 9 Puppies from A Tiny Cave

A rescue group in Los Angeles, California risked their safety to save the lives of 9 desperate young puppies.Rescuers at Hope for Paws Animal...

Dog Saved From Abuse Rescues Neglected Toddler

A rescue dog has paid it forward by saving the life of a 3-year old girl who was naked and freezing in a ditch.Peanut...

This Year’s AKC Top Breed: Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever just took home the AKC’s Top Breed Award for the 26th year in a row.The esteemed Labrador Retriever just won the...

This Man Just Adopted an 18-year Old Shelter Dog

A senior dog faced spending the last of her days in shelter until a fateful adopter saved her life.During the last days of...

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If your dog suffers from itchy skin, your veterinarian may have suggested a "diet trial" or "elimination diet" using hypoallergenic dog food as the most...

20 Most Friendly Dog Breeds in the World

Dogs make the world go round, especially the pups who love being around people and other animals. Even though there are some very dangerous...

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Pet owners know that homemade dog food can be a great nutritional choice for their canines when done right. If done incorrectly, however, it...

Best Dog Crate Comparison: MidWest vs. EliteField vs. SportPet

Some owners think crate training their dog is cruel and mean. They feel like they're locking Fido away in a doggy jail. On the...

Ask a Vet: How to Put an Overweight Dog on a...

In recent years, dogs - just like their human counterparts - have become more and more overweight (1). In fact, studies show that canine obesity...

15 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds That Are Difficult to Train

As with people, the dog world also has its more difficult characters. A difficult dog breed is better known as "stubborn." These dog breeds are a lot...