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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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Understanding The Science and Psychology of Dog Language

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...
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20 Home Renovation Tips for Dog Owners

Adopting a dog means changes not only within your family, to your schedule and budget, but also your home. Sometimes, our apartments or houses...

20 Most Talkative Dog Breeds That Bark Often

Just because a dog breed is known to be vocal doesn’t make them any less popular. If you need a vocal canine, or are...
Cinnamon for Dogs - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Cinnamon for Dogs: Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

We know cinnamon has health benefits for people, but have you ever wondered if it’s safe for your dog to chew on a cinnamon...
25 Benefits of Kids Growing Up with Pets

25 Benefits of Kids Growing Up with Pets

Bringing a dog into a family with small children around is not a decision to take lightly. Many parents are concerned over the health...
Going To a Dog Park for the First Time

12 Etiquette Rules for Dog Parks

Dog parks are the perfect place to bring your pet for some exercise and playtime fun. Your pet gets the opportunity to run around...

16 Reasons Why Adopting a Second Dog Is a Good Idea

Caring for a dog can be a rewarding experience, but adopting a second dog when you're already caring for one is something pet owners...
Buying Cheap Pet Meds Online for Dogs

How to Safely Buy Cheap Pet Meds Online

Buying prescription drugs for dogs each month can get expensive. Now more than ever, many dog owners on the budget struggle with the costs...
6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

6 Reasons to Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

For some dog owners, it may sometimes seem like an imposition to pick up dog poop, but it’s our responsibility. And the reason it's...
Dog Anesthesia

Dog Anesthesia: How Safe Is It?

Your dog needs surgery, and your heart is focused on the immediate needs of your pet. The surgery could be for an injury, illness...