We now know there is science behind the oft-observed phenomenon that people tend to look like their dogs (or is it the other way around?). But dogs have more in common with us than we may realize. Read on to discover some of these similarities.
The world of dog food has become just as complex as it is for we humans seeking a healthy diet. But, unfortunately, dog food isn’t as well understood. Here is a terrific “infographic” from a fine organization in Australia, “Greyhounds as Pets,” explaining what to feed your dog so he/she stays happy and healthy.
Did you know that a service dog can help teach a child to read, and sometimes do a far better job than any specialized tutor or teacher ever could? If you’re thinking, “How can a dog teach my child to read?” Read on, as the latest research confirms this remarkable process.
The Thanksgiving feast is a special time to gather friends and family. But for the family dog, it can also be a crisis as many of the foods we serve can be harmful, even deadly, to our beloved pet. Here, based on the latest research, is a brief summary of some of these dangerous foods.
Years ago, a controversy erupted over a listing of dogs according to their intelligence. The author tells where her dog rated. Now, there is a new test to let us know how our dogs rate on an intelligence scale. Is he/she more of a beauty, or the Nobel prize-worthy brain of the dog world?
Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what our dogs are actually thinking or feeling when we talk to them? A device that would provide that information might seem far-fetched or the stuff of science fiction, but a new “dog-translator” invention is bringing that possibility closer than ever.
A Japanese study discovers that we experience the same hormonal changes in gazing at our dogs as new mothers do with their babies. This may account for the intense bonds we have with our dogs.
We love our dogs and we think they love us. And they do! But the kind of affection we show to other people is, often, exactly the actions even the best dogs can barely tolerate. Of course, dogs can’t tell us what they like – or don’t like. But animal behaviorists who study dog reactions […]
You’ve seen them – whether it’s an adorable Papillon (the kind whose ears look like butterfly wings) or sturdy service dogs—they’re dressed up like ballerinas on their way to a rehearsal of Sleeping Beauty, carried in posh Louis Vuitton bags, or spoken to while they lie at the feet of Madame who’s feeding bits of […]
Can you imagine getting a dog – even a service dog – to go into the loud, dark tunnel of an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and lie there quietly, without moving, while the machine scans the dog’s brain? I never imagined it could be done or, more accurately, why someone would want to do that – unless, […]