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Rika Silva, MSc

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Rita has a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and has worked in many different research laboratories. As a long-time dog owner, she's been trying to apply her skills, expertise and experience in the scientific field to writing about dogs and providing science-based information for other dog owners.

Researchers Shed More Light On Why Dogs Eat Poop

Recent survey study answers the infamous question, why do dogs eat poop, and is it possible to stop dogs from doing that. Ever wondered about...

Dogs Are Second Most Dangerous Nonvenomous Animals in the US

New research found that dogs are the second most dangerous fatal nonvenomous animal encounter in the United States, with children under 4 years of...

New Study: These Very Common Toxins Are Killing Our Indoor Dogs

Dogs that stay indoors most of the time are more likely to develop various diseases and even die earlier due to some toxins in...

Scientists Say You Can Continue Sharing Bed With Your Dog

New study says that sleeping with your pooch will not disrupt yours or your dog's sleep. How often do you share a bed with your...

How to Extend Your Dog’s Life by Accurately Assessing Body Condition

Poor canine diet often leads to nutritional deficits in dogs, which in turn are strongly related to health complications. You probably knew this already,...

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs: Everything You Must Know

Not something many pet owners know about, but if you've just heard about hemangiosarcoma in dogs, your dog may have been diagnosed with a...

What Is Systemic Lupus Erythematous in Dogs?

Just like any other autoimmune disorder, Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) will attack your dog’s body from the inside out. Immune cells start targeting and...

How Neutering Dogs May Lead to Cognitive Impairments

The choice of neutering a dog is not an easy one to make. You can spend endless hours navigating the web, weighing pros and cons,...

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