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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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Let’s Talk About Cat Disease: 8 Cat Diseases To Look Out For

Let’s Talk About Cat Disease: 8 Cat Diseases To Look Out...

As fur parents, it's inevitable to worry about random things related to our cats, especially when they're susceptible to any cat disease. Sometimes, you'd...
Labrador Retriever Dog Breed

Labrador Retriever Breed Profile (Updated)

We all know them: Labradors, Labs, or Labrador retrievers for the long version. No matter what you call them, they are one of the most...

10 Worst Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

Dogs make wonderful pets, but not every dog is suitable for every owner. Unfortunately, if you don't find a pet that fits your lifestyle,...
Hearing Loss In My Dog And What To Do: An Informative Guide

Hearing Loss In My Dog And What To Do: An Informative...

Although it's no surprise that the hearing capability among older dogs will deteriorate as they age, younger ones also experience hearing loss, especially if...
Top 8 Causes of Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs and Available Treatments

8 Causes of Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs

When your dog has bloody diarrhea, it can be scary knowing that this could be the symptom of a life-threatening condition. But, in many cases...
Dog Harnesses The Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Owners

Dog Harnesses: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

A dog harness is a fantastic tool when used correctly, but some people buy the wrong thing. There are different types, sizes and uses...
Top 10 Must Have Dog Training Supplies

Top 10 Must Have Dog Training Supplies

Chew Toys and Treat Dispensing Toys A major part of training your dog not to chew your belongings is to keep them entertained and give...
Dog Fights: An Informative Guide On How To Stop Them

Dog Fights: An Informative Guide On How To Stop Them

Seeing dogs fighting each other can be somehow scary. Aside from aggressive and brutal dog fights, their fights may lead to severe wounds and...
Does Your Puppy Need Dog Boots

Does Your Puppy Need Dog Boots?

Many people are amazed to learn that dog companies actually manufacture boots for dogs, but what's even more fascinating is how popular dog boots are today. Trend...
Beagle Dog Breed Profile

Beagle Breed Profile (Updated)

Beagles are the 5th most popular dog in America, according to the American Kennel Club. This fun loving dog will amuse you with his antics...