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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...
How Selective Breeding in German Shepherds Leads to Bad Health

How Selective Breeding in German Shepherds Leads to Bad Health

Recent research reveals that German Shepherds could be more predisposed to health issues like arthritis due to how they have been bred. German Shepherds are...
High Cholesterol May Be Good for Dogs with Bone Cancer

High Cholesterol May Be Good for Dogs with Bone Cancer

While elevated cholesterol is usually considered bad for the health, recent research reveals that it may actually help dogs with bone cancer survive longer....
Dog Owners vs Cat Owners - Study Reveals Who's Willing to Spend More to Save Their Pet's Life

Dog Owners vs Cat Owners: Study Reveals Who’s Willing to Spend More to Save...

A recent study compared how much dog owners would spend on their pet compared to cat owners to determine who would spend more on...
Stress Doesn’t Change Performance of Search and Rescue Dogs

Why Search and Rescue Dogs Are Not Affected By Travel Stress

Search and rescue dogs experience significant travel stress while flying to disaster sites, but quickly get over it in order to perform their jobs. Dog...
We Finally Have Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs Can Finally Be Treated

Scientists recently found progressive treatment to restore muscle strength in dogs affected by this rare genetic disorder. Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm...
How Do Pheromone Collars Reduce Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

How Pheromone Collars Reduce Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

A recently performed study shows that dog appeasing pheromone (DAP) collars reduce measured scores of fear and anxiety in dogs. The researchers also found...
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...
Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Just Became Even Better Through Vapor Analysis

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Just Became Even Better Through Vapor Analysis

Training of explosives detection dogs could be improved by analyzing the vapors dogs detect in real-time, according to a new study. Ever wonder how and...
The Real Science Behind Oxytocin and Puppy Love

The Science Behind Oxytocin and Puppy Love

For those of us who are dog owners, we know that "puppy love" feeling we get when our furry companion runs up to us...
All the Studies That Show How 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...
Literacy Improves in Kids Who Read to Dogs New Study Finds

Literacy Improves in Kids Who Read to Dogs, New Study Finds

A recent study determined that second-grade students who read out loud to therapy dogs showed a marked improvement in their attitudes about reading. The study,...

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Hyperkeratosis in Dogs

Hyperkeratosis in Dogs: How to Manage It

You've noticed your dog’s nose to be excessively hard or crusty, or maybe the dog’s paw pads seem unusually sensitive or have a hard...
The Cushing’s Disease in Dogs - Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatments

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

If you're not familiar with the condition, Cushing's Disease in dogs affects the animal's endocrine system. This condition is most prevalent in older dogs...
Carpet cleaner for pets

Review Top 4 Carpet Cleaner for Pets

It doesn’t matter if you have a brand new puppy or an adult dog; pet accidents happen occasionally. Rather than face a difficult mess...
My Dog Has Red Eyes - Here's Why and What to Do

Red Eyes in Your Dog: Here’s Why and What to Do

Most days, you look into your dog’s soulful eyes and wonder what your friend is thinking. There is no question that much of your...
Dog Stories

TOP DOG STORIES (AMAZING TRUE STORIES ABOUT DOGS)

Man's best friend always manifests his solidarity and infinite loyalty. Many dog stories tell us how they have literally given their lives for their...
Natural Antibiotics for Dogs

Natural Antibiotics

If your dog has developed an infection and you have taken him to the vet, he will probably have prescribed an antibiotic specific to...
walking a dog without a leash

Why Not to Walk A Dog Without a Leash

We all know that dogs need plenty of exercises, especially if you own a high-energy breed. Going for walks is just one form of...
How to Get Pet Stains Out of the Carpet and Furniture

How to Get Pet Stains Out of the Carpet and Furniture

Uh-oh, you've come home to see a stain left on the carpet. Unfortunately this is a common problem for pet parents. If you have a...
Natural Deworming for Dogs

Natural Deworming for Dogs

Deworming our dogs is essential if we avoid getting affected by fleas or ticks running through the little buddy's body. Although many collars and chemicals...
8 Benefits and Uses of Tea Tree Oil for Dogs Backed by Science

8 Benefits and Uses of Tea Tree Oil for Dogs Backed...

More natural treatments are becoming recognized by the scientific community for their health benefits. Tea tree oil is still often seen as a trend or...