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January 19, 2018

Wipe that coprophagic grin off your face!

Why do dogs eat poop? Theories abound: They’re bored; they have enzyme deficiencies; it’s a problem with the pancreas; they do it for attention (if so, it’s working, but maybe not the way they were hoping); they like the taste (ugh); and, most annoying of all

January 15, 2018

New study: don't feed pets raw meat

It’s like the paleo diet, only for pets. Grain-free, all-meat, and raw-food diets are hugely popular with pet owners who like the idea of feeding their cats and dogs a diet that’s closer to what their ancestor ate in the wilds. The problem is, there’s no hard, scientific evidence that raw meat–based diets (RMBDs) are any healthier than traditional dry or canned pet foods.

January 12, 2018

Is your dog’s water bowl half empty or half full?

How can you tell if a dog is a pessimist or an optimist? Check his paws. A recent study indicates that a dog’s paw preference (righty or lefty) can be a predictor of how well he responds to and deals with emotional and environmental stress.

January 03, 2018

Does size (or age, or sex, or where they sleep) matter? Maybe.

A team of researchers in Italy set out to find if there was any statistical correlation between behavioral problems in dogs and various factors such as size, age, sex, mounting behavior, where the dog sleeps, and where the dog came from (e.g., a shelter or acquired from another person).Turns out, there is.

December 15, 2017

The US marines unleash a new “robot dog” to help wounded military working dogs

Multipurpose canines (MPC) are the Navy Seals of military working dogs. Highly trained, uniquely skilled, and almost unstoppable.Strapped to their human handlers, they leap from helicopters and rappel down sheer cliffs. They sniff out explosives, track down enemy insurgents, and they’ll take a bullet to protect the men and women they serve with. Which means they get hurt.

November 20, 2017

Study: Want to live longer? Get a dog.

Having a dog is good for your heart. Especially if you’re a single male over 40. A new study by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden indicates that people who live alone

November 17, 2017

“Either the dog goes, or I do!”

If you just said that to a millennial, you’ve probably made a serious tactical error.Twelve percent of millennials have ended a romantic relationship because of a disagreement over their pet’s place in the relationship, according to a new study released this week by Trupanion, a companion animal health insurance provider.

November 10, 2017

"You can't see me."

When you see a cat crouched behind her litter box, it could be she’s hiding in plain sight. Or maybe she just didn’t have a cardboard box handy.

November 06, 2017

Caring for a sick pet is hard on everyone

Taking care of a chronically or terminally ill family member takes a terrible toll on the caregiver. Until recently, research into what’s commonly called caregiver burden was largely limited to people taking care of human family members. But a recent study shows the same kinds of stress apply to people taking care of sick family pets, too.

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