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How Much Chocolate Can Make Your Pooch Sick (or Worse) This Halloween?

Oct 25 2016 - 5:06am
FDA reminds pet owners hazards of chocolate in the home

Here’s a Halloween reminder from the FDA on how much chocolate can actually make your pooch sick―or even die―from chocolate-related toxicity.

We’ve all heard it before time and time again, but with the increase in dog ownership worldwide in many cities, it bears repeating for first-time new pet owners and homes with children who are goin

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Your dog gets what you say and now science has proven

Aug 31 2016 - 12:51pm
Dogs understand language and tones the same way as humans

Dogs are truly smart, which is something every pet owner knows. New research explains why and how it is that your dog understands what you are saying.

Research from the American Society for the Advancement of Science shows a dog's brain is very much like your own.

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Obesity in Labrador Retrievers and People, A Genetic Similarity?

May 5 2016 - 1:23pm
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A new study has discovered one reason why Labrador retrievers, more than other dogs, tend to be obese. The reason happens to involve genetics, and it turns out that some obese people have a variation in their genes similar to that seen in these dogs.

Obesity in dogs, as in people, is a health risk because it can reduce lifespan and be associated with health problems ranging from heart disease to arthritis, diabetes, and limited mobility.

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New Natural Remedy for Arthritis in Dogs

Nov 10 2014 - 6:16pm
Natural remedy for arthritis in dogs

Arthritis in dogs is common, especially among larger breeds and older canines. Treatment of arthritis in dogs often consists of medications that are associated with undesirable side effects, although there are some natural therapies that have proven helpful. Now researchers have developed a new natural remedy for arthritis in dogs that combines several herbal ingredients.

Arthritis in dogs is common, especially among larger breeds,

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How To Prevent and Treat Lyme Disease in Dogs

Apr 23 2014 - 5:28pm
Lyme disease in dogs

Tick season is nearly upon us, and if you have a dog you should know about how to prevent and treat Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is an infectious disease that concerns a great many people, especially those who live in the Northeast United States, yet dogs also are in danger of contracting this tick-borne illness

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Tail Wagging and Head Turning, What Dogs May Be Saying

Nov 4 2013 - 6:34am
Tail wagging and head turning in dogs

Tail wagging is a characteristic behavior of dogs that can mean a variety of things both to people and to other dogs. Here are some of the findings about tail wagging and head turning from new and previous studies.

Whenever Jamie, my little mixed terrier, greeted me after I returned home from work, his tail wagged in circles.

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One Important Shot Your Dog Needs Before You Go On Vacation

Jul 13 2013 - 10:35am
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Going on a summer vacation brings up a common problem for many dog owners: Do you take Rex with you on vacation or drop him off at a kennel? From a canine health perspective, this decision is not only balanced by the logistics of finding pet-friendly lodgings during summer travel, but also deciding which choice is healthier for your pet.

This thought came to me recently after a dog owner reported to me that because of my recommendation for a “not just good, but great” kennel service that I personally use, led to his dog coming down

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3 Ways to Help Your Dog Survive July 4 Fireworks

Jul 2 2013 - 10:44am
Dogs and fireworks

While you may enjoy the blast of fireworks on July 4, your dog may be terrified. An animal behavior specialist offers three suggestions on how to help your dog survive July 4 and similar frightening events as well.

Although not every dog has a noise phobia, those who do can be tremendously traumatized by fireworks.

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What a dog might feel from being dumped at a shelter

Jun 26 2013 - 6:47pm
Dogs feels the same bond to their owners as do children.

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) are studying how animals bond with humans. In findings published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers explain how the bond between dogs and humans is similar to that of a parent and child. The recent study highlights what a dog might feel from being dumped at a shelter.

Lisa Horn from the Vetmeduni’s Messerli Research Institute investigated the behaviors of dogs and their owners. She explains how important an owner is to a dog.

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Dog-owner relationship strikingly similar to parent-child bond

Jun 26 2013 - 1:35pm
Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child ones

The relationship between dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the parent-child relationship in humans, according to a new study published in PLoS One. The study found dogs, like humans, have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people, which may explain why some owners refer to their dogs as their little babies.

Pet dogs have been closely associated with people for around 15,000 years, according to the researchers who investigated the bond between dogs and their owners.

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