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Samuel Walker, MSc

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Sam has a Master's degree in Engineering Physics and years of experience in writing science reports, scientific research and science content. Being very passionate about animals, he's always looking for opportunities to use his skills and experience in researching and writing about dogs.

Friendly Dogs Likely Have Similar DNA Disorders as Humans with Williams...

Why are dogs so friendly? The answer might lie in a genetic anomaly, which evolution may have changed, scientists say. "Some of these structural variants...

Dogs Talk to Humans In 19 Different Ways, Study Reveals

Unsurprisingly to some, dogs send signals to their owners if they want to eat and drink, go outside to play, or long for a...

Our Dogs’ DNA Carry Cancer Genes from Over 10,000 Years Ago

Today’s American dogs have the DNA of a cancer gene that apparently wiped out the ancient dogs that originally roamed the Americas. The history of...

Dogs Visualize Objects Through Their Powerful Nose, Study Says

Dogs apparently form mental representations of things they smell in their brain as evidenced in a study on professional rescue dogs and family pets. Scientists...

Research Shows Dogs Have Their Favorite Scent – It’s the Owner’s...

Scientists found that dogs experience the feelings of pleasure that in the dog's brain is associated with the owner's scent. A dog's love for its...

Study Shows How Military Veterans with PTSD Benefit from Service Dogs

We suspected this before, but finally there's actual evidence showing that service dogs provide physiological benefits to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The effects of...

Happy or Mad, Your Dog Knows How You Feel, Researchers Say

Dogs are attuned to the reactions of humans more than we thought, and a recent scientific experiment has taught researchers just how much our...

New Study Finds No Evidence That Dogs Can Predict Earthquakes

Most of us heard or read about dogs and other animals behaving oddly before an earthquake, owners often assuming their pets can predict an...

Dogs Like Fatty Food and Cats Want to Carbo-load, Study Finds

We thought that our dogs and cats love high protein meals the best, but new research findings say that is not the case at...

Yes, You’re a Good Boy! Yes You Are!

As it happens, baby-talking your dog is a bonding experience no matter how ridiculous it may make you feel, scientists say. Sometimes the urge to...

The Importance of Studying Dog Genetics and How This Helps Pet...

There’s a booming market for studying dog genetics and here’s what dog owners need to know about it. Some dog lovers believe that dogs behave...

Your Dog Knows You Can’t Resist Those Puppy Eyes, Study Says

Dogs give you the puppy face not just because they want food. They’re actually trying to initiate a communication with you, according to a...

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DOES PET INSURANCE COVER SURGERY? This may be one of the commonly asked questions of pet owners with beloved canines or felines who are about...
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No More Pain: Best Alternatives to Dog Shock Collars

Doesn't that dog shock collar hurts your animal, is a common question that an exponential number of pet lovers nowadays begin to repeat more often.  "It's...
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Excessive Barking in Dogs: How To Handle It?

Excessive barking in dogs is a pretty common thing most, if not some, dog owners have experienced at some point in caring for pups. Barking,...
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Dogs are wonderful pets, and bring many families a lot of joy.  If you live in an apartment and want to add a furry friend to...
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The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks in how...
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How to Clean Dog Vomit in Car in 6 Easy Steps!

As a car owner, the last thing you want in your car is the sight and smell of dog vomit. Dogs are great travel buddies,...
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Blind Dog Training – Is It Possible?

Blind dogs and cats are just as loving and affectionate as their sharp-sighted counterparts. While training one may seem difficult at first, it will become...