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Nathan Michaels, PhD

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Nathan has a BSc in Biology and PhD in Clinical Neuroscience. As a passionate dog owner, he's always been interested in writing accurate information about canines, and for the past two years has been contributing researched, science-based articles to various animal science related magazines.

10 Cancer-Causing Dog Products and Household Supplies

Cancer in dogs may be due to nature and nurture. But even if your pet dog's breed is already at an increased risk of...

Canine Coronavirus (CCoV and CRCoV): What It Is and What It...

As we continue fighting against human coronavirus (COVID-19), dog owners who pay close attention to their pet’s vaccinations are asking questions. “Isn’t coronavirus something...

12 Signs of Stress in Dogs (Based on Science)

Stress is a normal part of life for everyone, including dogs. Stress isn’t always bad either: it reminds us to eat, helps us avoid...

20 Dog Breeds with Shortest Lifespans (Based on Studies)

One of the things that affect future pet owners' decision about adoption is dog lifespan. Some people looking to make a long-term commitment may...

7 Proven Ways to Calm Down A Dog (Backed by Science)

Have you ever wished there was a button on your dog that would calm him down? Sometimes, our pets get so stressed out and...

8 Science-based Ways to Treat and Prevent Parvovirus in Dogs

We've gone through hundreds of studies and found 8 proven ways to treat and prevent parvovirus in dogs based on scientific evidence. Here they are.

How to Recognize Cognitive Dysfunctions in Dogs and What You Can...

As much as we may hate to admit it, dogs age just like we do. With age comes an increasing number of health concerns,...

How Pheromone Collars Reduce Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

A recently performed study shows that dog appeasing pheromone (DAP) collars reduce measured scores of fear and anxiety in dogs. The researchers also found...

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Dog Coughing: 7 Reasons Dogs Cough and What to Do

Dogs can develop a cough for various reasons, as disconcerting as it can be for the owner to hear. Keep in mind that a...
Does Your Dog Have a Blood Blister - Here’s What to Do

Does Your Dog Have a Blood Blister? Here’s What to Do

Blood blisters, or hematomas, are blisters that form on your dog and are filled with blood. If you ever see a blood blister on...
10 Ways to Help a Dog with Upset Stomach (And How to Prevent It)

10 Ways to Help a Dog with an Upset Stomach

All dogs will experience stomach upset issues at some point. In most cases, that is not a cause for concern, and this issue will...
Coyote Attacks on Dogs: Things You Must Know For Their Protection

Coyote Attacks on Dogs: Things You Must Know For Their Protection

When we talk about possible coyote attacks or sightings around the area, humans particularly fear their lives. Yet, this is not always the case. Aside...
Tips on Getting Pet Pee Out of Mattress: What To Do To Remove Them?

Tips on Getting Pet Pee Out of Mattress: What To Do...

One of the essential techniques you'll quickly learn as a new pet owner is cleaning pet pee on a mattress. It's a rather complex...
Can Dogs Safely Eat Hardboiled Eggs: An Overview

Can Dogs Safely Eat Hardboiled Eggs: An Overview

We have a long list of human foods that we should never give our dogs, such as almonds, grapes, and chocolate. But eggs, particularly hardboiled...
The Persian Cat Breed: A Whiskerrific Overview

The Persian Cat Breed: A Whiskerrific Overview

Like dogs, there are many different variations of cats out there. Take the Persian Cat, for example, one of the oldest purebreds in existence. Cats...
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Goldendoodles: 10 Crazy Facts About The Ultimate Doodle Mix

Goldendoodles, also known as Groodle, Goldenpoo, or Goldiepoo, are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Having both breeds as their parents...