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Diane Fisher, PhD

Diane Fisher, PhD
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Diane has a PhD in Biology and has been teaching different angles of science for over 20 years. She's also a writer of all things scientific with a lot of passion for animal sciences and psychology, trying to make these topics easily understandable and accessible for everybody.

The Science and Psychology of Dog Language

Nearly all dog owners talk to their pets, but how much meaning do the dogs absorb? Certainly dogs understand how to follow commands we’ve...

7 Pet Food Toxins Causing Most Dog Food Recalls: A Science-based...

Toxins have featured prominently in pet food recalls over the past few decades. In this article, we’re taking a science-based look at some of...

Probiotics and Prebiotics for Dogs: A Science-Based Guide

Probiotics and prebiotics can be a great addition to your dog’s daily routine; they help to maintain gut health and they have relatively few...

20 Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs (Based on Science)

If there's one dog supplement worth its hype, it's fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids and EPA/DHA found in fish oil have been proven to...

Hepatitis in Dogs: A Science-based Guide

Hepatitis in dogs is a medical condition that is mainly characterized and identified by continuous inflammation of a dog’s liver. The infection is related...

Dog Tail Docking: 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog tail docking, or canine caudectomy, originated more than 2000 years ago (1). Its first intention was to protect hunting dogs because their tail...

8 Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

Dogs are inherently pack animals, much like their wolf ancestors. Research shows that this mindset is deeply ingrained in Canis Familiaris, so to withhold...

13 Science-Based Ways to Deal with Worms in Dogs

Dogs can be victims of intestinal parasites known as worms. These parasites can cause mild symptoms such as stomach upset and diarrhea, but if...

Science of Human-Dog Psychology: Are You and Your Dog a Good...

Happy 18,000th Anniversary to you and your canine companion! Humans and dogs have been living in a close relationship for at least this long....

Elimination Diet Trial: A Science-based Guide

If your dog has symptoms of food allergies or food sensitivities, your first priority needs to be finding out the source of the problem....

8 Evidence-Based Ways to Deal With a Hyperactive Dog

You've adopted a dog without a complete understanding what you were getting yourself into. Maybe you did the research and adopted a breed that...

9 Ways to Treat Kennel Cough in Dogs (Based on Science)

Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease affecting dogs of any age. There are several causes for kennel cough in dogs, including canine...

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