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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...

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...

Funeral Homes Using Therapy Dogs to Help the Mourning

Therapy dogs are now being used in Massachusetts funeral homes to comfort people struggling with their loss. Rob Dwyer is a funeral home director...

Families of Orlando Shooting Victims Got A Big Surprise

With yet another terrorist attack making news, people are desperately seeking some TLC, especially those folks in Orlando. After the Pulse nightclub was brutally victimized...

Cheeto May Be a Tiny Dog But She Delivers Big Smiles

Cheeto the eight pound Yorkshire Terrier may be just what the doctor ordered for the young patients at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. For...

“Battle Buddies” Help Veterans With PTSD

Thanks to Battle Buddies, a nonprofit organization based out of Battle Ground, Washington, veterans of war are now getting a powerful aid in helping...

Bride’s Wedding Photos Go Viral Thanks to Her Service Dog

When you’re planning your wedding, one of the first things that you think about is who is going to be standing beside you. Your...

This Young Inventor’s Design Gives Therapy Dogs A Lift

The younger generation is where our future lies, and it is young men like Brendan Cardenas who make me think we’re going to be...

Concordia University Now Has a Comfort Dog on Campus

If you are a dog lover it’s easy for you to understand, but for people that aren’t, the healing power of dogs is a...

Iraq War Vet Going to Trial Over Service Dog in the...

Juan Alonzo-Miranda, a decorated veteran of the Iraq War, uses a service dog named Goldie to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....

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Dogs are often afraid of loud noises like thunder or fireworks. These sounds are often a source of great distress, fear and anxiety for...

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Covering the subject of homemade dog food recipes is a big part of Top Dog Tips. Today, though, we’re breaking out the lab coats...
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Enjoying summer with your pooch in a dog park while he runs around freely can be fun, and it's also be a great way...
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Each year approximately 8,000 to 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Most frequently seen in large and giant breed dogs, this aggressive bone cancer...