Happy Birthday Marines!

Happy Birthday Marines!

Happy Birthday Marines! The story goes that by Y 1918, the US Marines were fully employed putting foot to Central Power’s Ass. And when the Germans saw how hard the Devil Dogs partied on their Birthday, they promptly surrendered the next morning. That’s right, the service that was founded in a Tavern is why we […]

Fresh Foods to Include in Your Dog’s Diet

Fresh Foods to Include in Your Dog’s Diet

Fresh Foods to Include in Your Dog’s Diet Research shows that offering fresh food to your dog is beneficial. So, however you do it, the important thing is to take small steps toward providing the best diet you can afford for your furry companion. Below is a list of 10 fresh Organic foods to add […]

Some Dogs Were Born to Run

Some Dogs Were Born to Run

Some Dogs Were Born to Run Recently, researchers from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz conducted a study of energy use in dogs. Interestingly, they started their endeavor with the simple goal of calibrating a special collar they developed to study how Wolves use energy. They decided to […]

Some Tips on How to Keep Aging Pets Sharp

Some Tips on How to Keep Aging Pets Sharp

Some Tips on How to Keep Aging Pets Sharp There are many things you can do to help your dog or cat maintain good mental function for as long as possible, and delay the onset and progression of cognitive decline. 1. Feed a nutritionally balanced, species-appropriate diet that includes omega-3 essential fats, such as krill […]

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes Recently that the veterinary community realized that like humans, dogs and cats also suffer strokes. With increased use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans in pets, strokes are being diagnosed more often. Though, they are still a relatively rare occurrence in both dogs […]

Enhancing Your Older Dog’s Quality of Life

Enhancing Your Older Dog’s Quality of Life

Enhancing Your Older Dog’s Quality of Life Loving your pets means doing anythingand everything to give them the most excellent health possible Most dog owners are aware of the physical changes that can take place as their companion age, but did you know your aging dog’s behavior may also change? Any variation in your dog’s […]

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising

Pet Healthcare is Costly, and Rising The American Pet Products Association estimates that US pet expenditures hit $60.59-B last year, up from $58.04-B in Y 2014. A substantial portion of those costs are for Vet care ($15.73-B) and medicine ($14.39-B). That breaks down to an average of $235 on routine Vet visits for dog owners […]

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs The Big Q: Are Mutts healthier than Purebred Dogs? The Big A: Many people believe that Mutts aka mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when 2 or more breeds are blended together, there is less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific […]

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery

When Dogs Evolved from Wolves Still a Mystery It is thought that modern dogs have 1 common ancestor: the Eurasian grey wolf, and that about 30,000 to 40,000 years ago a subspecies of wolf began interacting with humans, perhaps foraging for food around human campsites. Humans then learned the animals were valuable for companionship and […]

Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed

Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed

Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed Recently researchers at Cornell University completed the largest genetic study of dogs ever undertaken by performing genetic mapping of 4,200 dogs, including purebreds, mixed breed, and stray dogs. The study examined 180,000 genetic markers that can help link specific inherited diseases with the genes responsible […]

Understanding Cancer, Some Clues

Understanding Cancer, Some Clues

Understanding Cancer, Some Clues The common denominator of all types of cancer is that they are able to hide from the immune system. This is cancer’s Achilles’ Heel, and it is this weakness (clue) that could finally lead us to the cure according to some experts. Below are some of the clues that immune scientists […]

The Importance of Diet in Your Dog’s Behavior

The Importance of Diet in Your Dog’s Behavior

The Importance of Diet in Your Dog’s Behavior Nearly 30% of pet dogs exhibit signs of anxiety, including excessive barking, trying to escape, excessive energy, destructive behaviors and aggression. Such behavioral issues are a leading cause of animals being relinquished to shelters, this is unfortunate because often these issues can be easily fixed. Behavior modification […]

Anti-Aging Drugs Being Tested for Dogs

Anti-Aging Drugs Being Tested for Dogs

Anti-Aging Drugs Being Tested for Dogs Dog owners are eager to find ways to extend the lifespans of their companions. A drug found to extend the lifespan of mice is being tested in dogs in hopes it could not only help them live longer, but possibly humans as well, news report say. Rapamycin, which appears […]