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Dogs May Be More Self-Aware Than We Thought

Dogs May Be More Self-Aware Than We Thought

Dogs seem to have more self-awareness than we originally attributed to them, thanks to some new realizations about their perceptions. As dog lovers, we...
Study - Dogs Fear and Aggression Can Be Genetic

Study: Dogs’ Fear and Aggression Can Be Genetic

New research shows that some types of fear and aggression in dogs are genetic, and can be divided into fear of the familiar and...
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Why It’s Difficult to “Breed Out” Breathing Disorders in Pugs, Bulldogs

Professionals are trying to find ways to predict breathing difficulties in short-nosed dogs in order to avoid certain traits while breeding. Small-nosed canines such...
Why Science Says Dogs Make Us Happier and Healthier

Studies That Show How Dogs Make Us Happier and Healthier

There’s no doubt that dogs make a difference in the world. From seeing-eye dogs to our friendly pet companions at home, canines have the...
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...
Dogs Share Genes with Humans for Social Abilities

Study Shows We Share Similar Genes With Dogs That Impact Our Social Abilities

Scientists have not only found 5 genes in dogs which influence their social ability to interact with humans, but have also discovered that 4...
There's Now Hope for Dogs and Kids with Lafora Disease

There’s Now Hope for Dogs and Kids with Lafora Disease

Unique research is underway to develop treatment for this rare form of epilepsy in dogs and human children called Lafora Disease. Scientists from the...
You Can Extend Your Dog Life by Accurately Assessing Body Condition

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,...

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...
Science-based Ways to Prevent Worms in Dogs

13 Science-based Ways to Deal With Worms in Dogs

Dogs can be victims of intestinal parasites known as worms. These parasites can cause mild symptoms such as stomach upset and diarrhea, but if...
Your Dog Makes Your Life Better Science Says

Your Dog Makes Your Life Better, Science Says

Numerous studies conducted in recent years show that dog owners have overall better health and well-being than people without dogs. Owning a dog gives...
Psychological and Behavioral Indicators of Dog Abuse

5 Psychological and Behavioral Signs of Dog Abuse

Despite the fact that animal abuse is a major problem worldwide, little is known about how to determine whether a dog has been a...

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35 Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

There are a lot of different reasons people give when asked why they don’t adopt a dog. By far the biggest reason that people...

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Experts don’t know what use the anal glands have to canines, although many ideas have been tossed around. Anal gland disease occurs due to...

Dog Poop Color Chart: What It All Means

Cleaning up yard waste is not anyone’s favorite chore. Since you walk your dog through the neighborhood, you politely clean up his waste each...

40 Tips On How to Make Your Dog Happy

One of the first thoughts that pop (or should pop) in the heads of most new dog owners is “How do I make sure...

10 Ways Dogs Communicate Their Sense of Humor According to Science

The personal experiences of at least 50 million dog devotees combined with the high science of a handful of rat-, ape- and dog-tickling animal...

26 Most Active Dogs for Energetic Owners

Some owners cannot handle very active dog breeds. It takes plenty of energy to care for a hyperactive dog than a lazy one. These...

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Is your dog making annoying clicking noises everywhere he walks? Does it seem like he is having pain when walking? It may be time...

Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

Poison Ivy is a plant that grows in sunny or partially shaded areas, most notably around trees or rock formations. It possesses oil, otherwise...

Guidelines and Diet for Dogs with Struvite Crystals

Dogs can develop stones just like humans. A large part of therapy for struvite crystals in dogs is the diet. If your dog is suffering...

Water Intoxication in Dogs: What You Must Know [Infographic]

Water intoxication in dogs is what happens when a canine consumes excess water; this can be from playing in the pool or biting at...