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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,...
Kids Don’t Know Not to Approach Frightened Dogs and It's a Problem

Kids Don’t Know Not to Approach Frightened Dogs and It’s a Problem

While children understand not to approach angry dogs, they risk their safety by being unaware that frightened dogs are very likely to bite as...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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Bumps on a Dogs Back - 7 Things It Could Be and What To Do

Bumps on a Dog’s Back: 7 Things It Could Be and...

You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...
Dog Domestication History (In Years)

Dog Domestication History (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific...
What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood

What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood?

If you notice that your dog is coughing, this is generally not a cause for alarm. However, if you see that the dog coughs...
Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

When your dog is having trouble pooping, there can be a plethora of reasons why they are having problems. It's important to understand the...
Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases - A Guide for Owners

Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...
How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

We all know how irritating flies may be, especially during late spring and summer period. They keep going around and buzzing around our ears....
Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

10 Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

Some may believe that the feeling of anxiety is confined only to humans.  They would be wrong. The feeling of worry, nervousness and unease...
12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should Know

12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should...

Neem oil, which is extracted from the neem tree, is highly regarded, often recommended, and widely used in homeopathic and natural medicine communities. Neem...
Perianal Tumors in Dogs - A Brief Guide

Perianal Tumors in Dogs: A Brief Guide

The most common type of tumor in dogs is the perianal tumor. A perianal tumor is found in the glands that surround the dog’s...
Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs

Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs: What Owners Must Know

When you observe change in your dog’s eyes that causes their pupils to look cloudy, hazy, and/or change the color, you may first think...