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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 Environmental Causes of Cancer in Dogs

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 cancer,...

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 anxious...

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 that...

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