Cedar Chips and Fleas – Non-Toxic Insect Repellant for Fleas? (Revised)

Using cedar chips or mulch in the garden area may cause breathing difficulties in you and your dog, especially if the dog is older or very sick. OSHA has found that the fumes in cedar affect organs: blood, bone marrow, central nervous system, eyes, respiratory system, skin, liver, and kidneys. So consider carefully before using them around your dog.

CCD in Dogs – Chromosome 34 Points to People with OCD

Located in Medford, Mass., the research was led by veterinarian investigators and investigators associated with human medicine. They identified canine genetic pathways in Doberman Pinschers. The importance of this discovery is that it may lead to better therapies for human OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, along with better medical and psychological treatments.

Canine Dementia in Your Aging Dog, or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Elderly dog dementia and adoptions for the older dog are rapidly trending. We have seen an increase in information about the elderly dogs in general and those with canine cognitive dysfunction.

5 Pitbull Misconceptions | How Much Damage Are They Doing?

Pitbull misconceptions are destructive to the breed, leading us to one simple fact. Few dog breeds can stir up such intense feelings as that of Pitbulls. For most people, the American Pit Bull Terrier and related breeds are big, scary dogs that are aggressive and dangerous. Statistically, those who had a personal experience with an […]

Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs and Humans

Pulmonary hypertension in dogs is a severe lung disease. Originally a human disease, the lung disease was found in dogs at a Michigan State University study. Other diseases found in dogs and humans are diabetes and cancer “Our is the first to document the existence of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, or PVOD, in dogs,” said Kurt […]

HABRI, 2016 Fastest Growing Dog Trend

HABRI, short for Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, is the fastest growing dog trend of 2016. What it refers to is working together to distribute a growing body of scientific proof that supports two links: (1) pet ownership and (2) enhanced human health. To put it more simply, it is research regarding the human animal bond. […]

Intelligence of Dog Breeds

The intelligence of dog breeds, simply stated as “dog intelligence,” is simple. It depends on the person who owns the breed of dog.  Experts say that dogs are not considered to be smart unless they perform functions that are useful to dog owners. Therefore, the intelligence of dog breeds has little to do with the dog. It is […]

Dog Training Using Intelligent Methods

Dog training using intelligent methods is new … slowly changing … yet with excellent results. Died-in-the-wool dog training methods do not work as well.  “New science reveals the multiple intelligences of mankind’s best friend,” says Scientific American.  Research has discovered that dogs have an exceptional ability to read communicative gestures in their owners or trainers. These new methods […]

Dog Flu Epidemics – Chicago and Georgia

We have seen two dog flu epidemics since the dog flu has spread throughout the United States – Chicago and Georgia. Since 2005, the canine flu has been rapidly spreading into the domestic population of U.S. dogs … a deadly flu virus. Over $100,000 of show dogs have died due to the disease. The dogs were found […]

Dog Flu – H3N8 and H3N2

There are two identified Type A viruses associated with the canine virus, or dog flu. They are H3N8 and H3N2, considered to be endemic in the United States. Endemic refers to a disease or condition found among particular people  [dogs] or in a certain area [the U.S.]. According to CDC, “Canine influenza H3N8 virus originated in horses, […]

Dog Flu – History of the Canine Influenza Virus

Dog flu in 2004 … also called the canine influenza virus (CIV) … was discovered as the first infectious disease of dogs. Isolation of the virus occurred at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell, along with another study at the University of Florida. The subject studied was racing greyhounds diagnosed with respiratory disease.

IQ Dog Tests – New and Advanced Findings

New advanced IQ dog tests are developing through widespread and extensive intelligence canine tests. In the near future, we will be able to see if our puppy or adult dog is a canine Einstein. And not just because we think they are a dog genius but because they really are … scientifically proven!

3D Prosthetics for Dogs and Vets

3D prosthetics, custom made, are being printed for dogs at 3D Systems in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This is allowing legless dogs to walk, run and play, all over again! 3D prosthetics are also being used for returning veterans according to a GlobeNewswire statement released by 3D Systems,

Dog Intelligence – Citizen Scientists Helping Dog Studies

There are several types of dog intelligence that have a basic process. To explain this further, we are focusing on the latest dog study on canine cognitive abilities, compiled by scientists and dog owners alike. The study is called, “Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research.”

Citizen scientists, such as the average dog owner who lives next door or an elderly lady who moved in down the street, can evaluate the quality of dog intelligence ….

Smiling Dogs – Scientific Studies on Dogs and Emotions

Smiling dogs come in all sizes, shapes and colors … kind of like people. Also, dogs who smile do not have to come just from a rich family,  a poor family or even from homeless people. Simply put, dogs just need to be loved. The general rule is “the bigger the smile, the happier the […]

Natural Remedies for Your Dog

The best possible thing you can do to keep your dog healthy is to ensure that he receives nature’s tonic alongside his diet. The tonic naturally should contain adequate vitamins and minerals.

The Spiritual Connection between Dogs and Humans

Spiritual connections between dogs and humans are seen more and more in Google trends, and not just because of the beloved word “dog.”

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