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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.

Funeral Homes Using Therapy Dogs to Help the Mourning

Therapy dogs are now being used in Massachusetts funeral homes to comfort people struggling with their loss. Rob Dwyer is a funeral home director...

Dog Gut Microbiome Study: What Causes Obesity in Dogs?

Scientists are finally beginning to study dogs' gut microbiome and how certain dietary choices affect it, and this new research demonstrates how ratio between...

Progress in Diagnosing Brain Disorder in Small Dogs

Scientists have made advances in the study of the Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia brain disorder found in toy dog breeds.Researchers at the University...

Dogs Hate Unfair Treatment Just Like Humans Do

Dogs and wolves were recently found to be very sensitive to a lack of fairness – the same sensitivity shown (and long known) in...

Hate Rodents? Get a Dog AND a Cat, Scientists Say

A recent scientific study has reached a surprising conclusion – pairing dogs and cats in a household effectively keeps rodents away.The phrase “fighting...

Blistering Disorder in Dogs Can Now Be Prevented

Scientists have identified the gene responsible for a blistering skin disorder in dogs (and humans), which can now be prevented.Researchers at the University...

Kids Feel Closer to Their Dogs than Their Brothers and Sisters

A new study has concluded that children prefer the company of their pets - dogs or cats - to that of their siblings, and...

Scientists Found Out Why Pugs, Boxers and Bulldogs Have Flat Faces

Scientists have conducted a study of canine DNA, and it has revealed the genetic reasoning behind the flat faces found in dogs like Bulldogs...

Dogs May Help Disabled Children Thrive, Study Finds

A new study shows that the family dog could boost physical activity in children with disabilities and could lead to overall improvements in their...

New Study: Dogs Share Food With Their Friends But Not Strangers

A recent study shows that a behavior once considered specific to humans also exists in dogs: the selfless act of sharing food.A recent study,...

Study Shows Kids With Dogs Are Less Stressed

According to the latest research, pet dogs help kids feel less stressed, and provide healthy social support when stress arises.If you're still on the...

New Map Shows Where Dogs Are Most Likely to Get Lyme...

A new research developed a forecast map for Lyme disease in dogs to show where in the U.S. the infection is most likely to...

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Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

If you're not familiar with the condition, the Cushing's Disease in dogs affects the endocrine system of the animal. This condition is most prevalent in...

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Not all foods are created equally, and this is especially true for the different kinds of foods that you feed your dog. In human...

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One of the factors of dog's strength is the bite force. So do we know what dog breeds have the strongest bite force? Yes,...

Epileptic Seizures in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatments

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