Dog Science

Home Dog Science
History of Dogs Through Science - From the Wolf Pack to the Human Pack

History of Dogs Through Science: From the Wolf Pack to the Human Pack

Wolves are icons of pack behavior. Their collective strength is greater than their individual efforts. As Rudyard Kipling put it, “for the strength of...
Study - Your Active Dog Needs a Specialized Diet

Study: Your Active Dog Needs a Specialized Diet

Owners of very active, working dogs need a special diet for their pet to support the body during exercise. Scientists found that many working...
There’s a Reason Your Dog Loves His Ball

There’s a Reason Your Dog Loves His Ball

Scientists are uncovering the mystery behind why our pooches can’t get enough of tennis balls. Turns out, it's all due to canine's innate prey...
Dogs Are Our Best Friends Because We Share Similar Genes

Dogs Are Our Best Friends Because We May Share Similar Genes

People may have bred themselves the perfect companions from wild wolves, and a new study shows that a lot of this has to do...
Dogs Know Exactly When to Break Out the Puppy Eyes

Dogs Know Exactly When to Break Out the Puppy Eyes

Yes, your dog knows what he’s doing when he turns the pouty puppy eyes on you. Research shows that dogs understand human facial expressions...
Elimination Diet Trial - The Ultimate Science-based Guide

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....
15 Dog Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Science-Based

13 Dog Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Science-Based

Just Google the words dog nutrition tips and you will be assaulted with a deluge of results. There are literally thousands of so-called tips. But,...
Dog-Speak Helps Owners Build Relationships With Their Dogs

Dog-Speak Helps Owners Build Relationships With Their Dogs

Scientists can finally explain how "dog-speak" and the way pet owners communicate with their dogs impacts and improves the social human-canine bond. All of us...
This Study Reveals Whether Your Dog Will Pick You Over A Stranger

This Study Reveals Whether Your Dog Will Pick You Over A Stranger

A new study has shown that dogs react to strangers and owners differently depending on the situation they've been put in. A difference has...
Research Proves That Therapy Dogs Can Help Stressed-Out Students

Research Proves That Therapy Dogs Can Help Stressed-Out Students

A new study demonstrated how therapy dogs improve mental health of college students, and shows why it's helpful to have dogs around during particularly...
Study Says Commercial Raw Meat Foods Are Dangerous for Dogs and Humans

Study Says Commercial Raw Meat Foods Are Dangerous to Dogs and Humans

New study found that a substantial number of commercial raw meat dog foods available for sale contained several different dangerous bacteria that could infect...
Study - Dogs and Wolves Share Parasites but There's No Increased Risk for Gun Dogs

Study: Dogs and Wolves Share Parasites but There’s No Increased Risk for Gun Dogs

Good news for hunters with gun dogs: even though grey wolves are known to be carriers of parasites and share the same ones with...

LATEST FEATURES

9 Tips on Feeding Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs

Many dogs present symptoms of a sensitive stomach such as flatulence, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. In some cases, this can lead to malnutrition and...

5 Homemade Crockpot Dog Food Recipes

The crockpot is an underrated kitchen appliance. But in my own home, it's one of the best cooking tools for several reasons. Most importantly...

A Veterinarian’s Guide on Treadmills for Dogs

Many puppy parents wonder how they can exercise the family dog more frequently or more efficiently. Taking walks or playing outdoors may be difficult...

22 Victor Dog Food Recipes Compared

Victor Pet Food has been around as a company since 2007, and their brand has a spotless track record when it comes to recalls....

15 Ways to Prevent Dogs from Chewing Furniture and Your Belongings

We’ve all been there - you turn your back for a moment or you leave your dog unsupervised, and you’ve lost a precious item...

19 Superfood Snacks for Dogs [Infographic]

We know the value of consuming vegetables and fruits. Packed with nutrition, vitamins, minerals and fiber, they're a big part of maintaining our health....

25 Dog Treats Made in USA

There are a million and one dog treats on the market today, and you can buy them from almost any online retailer or pet...

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Secure in a Car

Whether you are planning a car trip with your pooch or simply going grocery shopping around the block, securing your dog in a car...

Top 50 Best Dog Food Containers

Dog food storage containers are a necessity for most dog parents. They keep food fresh, make food harder to break into and prevent the...

28 Rules to Follow for Picking Good Dog Food Brands

There are a million and one articles out there packed with information on how to pick a good dog food brand. Unfortunately, the more...