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Study Comparing Wolves and Dogs Explains Why Canines Are Our Best Friends

Study Comparing Wolves and Dogs Explains Why Canines Are Our Best Friends

Researchers have uncovered a genetic difference between wild wolves and domesticated dogs which explains why they interact with humans differently. The study, which was published...
How To Keep Senior Dogs Healthy

4 Science-Based Tips for Keeping Senior Dogs Healthy

Ask any dog owner and they will tell you that the worst part of owning a canine companion is the fact that they don't...
Science on Pros and Cons of Neutering or Spaying Your Dog

Science on Pros and Cons of Neutering or Spaying Your Dog

you're probably thinking about neutering or spaying your dog, but you're not so sure if this is a good idea. Know that you're not...
Most Dangerous Ingredients in Dog Foods

4 Dangerous Ingredients (According to Studies) Commonly Used in Dog Foods

We already know that dog food can cost a pretty penny. While some people may associate higher cost of pet food with higher quality dog...
Science-based Canine Athlete Nutrition - How to Feed Athletic Dogs

The Science-based Guide for Feeding Athletic Dogs

The aim of an appropriate nutritional plan for athletic dogs is to maximize performance while minimizing the occurrence of injuries. When assessing the best dog...
Therapy Dogs May Help Autistic Children

Therapy Dogs May Help Autistic Children

A behavioral scientist working with therapy dogs suggests that canines may help children with autism better complete their tasks. Alexandra Protopopova is a behavioral...
How Dog Ownership Makes People Happy

4 Ways Dog Ownership Makes People Happy (Based on Research)

Many cultures have their own theories and explanations for the sacred bond between humans and animals, especially the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs...

8 Evidence-Based Ways to Deal With a Hyperactive Dog

You've adopted a dog without a complete understanding what you were getting yourself into. Maybe you did the research and adopted a breed that...
Reasons Why Is My Dog Itching

Why Is My Dog Itching? 4 Scientific Reasons and Proven Treatments

While it may be remarkably cute for a dog to be scratching his floppy ear with a look of relief-induced bliss on its face,...
You Can Now Find Out If Your Dog Has ADHD

You Can Now Find Out If Your Dog Has ADHD

Scientists can now look at the blood count of hyperactive and impulsive dogs to determine whether or not they have canine ADHD. Researchers at...
The Science Guide on Therapy Dogs for Depression

Science on Therapy Dogs for Depression: Fact or Fiction?

For years, therapy dogs have been employed as assistants to physically disabled individuals. More recently, the use of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been expanded...

Scientists Now Understand How Rabies Works in the Dog’s Brain

Researchers made a recent discovery about rabies in dogs which sheds light on how this mysterious virus works to change its host’s behavior. Researchers at...

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How to Feed Dogs With Liver Disease

Unfortunately, liver disease in dogs is a common occurrence. Your veterinarian will help you develop an evidence-based plan to alleviate the symptoms, which will...

25 Benefits of Kids Growing Up with Pets [Infographic]

Bringing a dog into a family with small children around is not a decision to take lightly. Many parents are concerned over the health...

5 Benefits of Elevated Food Bowls for Dogs: Myths or Facts?

Over the years there have been plenty of topics of contention among dog owners – are grains good or bad? Should dogs be spayed...

Dog Grooming Schedule: How Often Should You Groom Your Dog

Your dog’s grooming needs vary based upon his breed, coat type, age and other variables. For example, a long-haired dog will require more regular...

How to Turn Your Dog Into a Show Dog and Start...

Showing dogs can be a great way to develop a bond between you are your canine companion, and get involved into a very active...

15 Must-Know Tips for New Dog Owners

Bringing home your dog is the start of your relationship together. There's bound to be some bumps in the road for new dog owners,...

30 Best Lap Dogs for Cuddly Pet Owners

While some people look for large dogs that they say is a “real dog” (looking at you, bully breeds), others may just want a...

9 Tips for Introducing a New Dog When You Already Have...

If you want to make the introduction of a new dog to your existing pets go as smoothly as possible, certain precautionary measures must...

8 Safety Tips for Going Boating With Your Dog

One of the exciting activities you likely haven't tried yet but should do with your dog this spring or upcoming summer is to go...

The 10 Best Dog Wipes for Light Grooming

I've never met a dog owner that enjoys bathing their canine companion. It's time-consuming and can be quite a hassle. Between trying to wash...