How Lost Dogs Find Their Ways Home

How Lost Dogs Find Their Ways Home

FLASH: Dogs have an uncanny ability to find their way home, even travelling over great distances, but it is important to remember that dogs often get lost, too. Dogs navigate by nose… Often, what propels dogs to travel great distances is the desire to find their home. The bond between dogs and their owners, when […]

Cancer Sniffing Dogs High Accuracy Of 97%

Cancer Sniffing Dogs High Accuracy Of 97%

Researchers Say Dogs May Help Develop Over-the-Counter Test Capable of Earlier Detection Three beagles successfully showed they are capable of identifying lung cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers for the disease.  Researchers say the dogs’ abilities may lead to development of effective, safe and inexpensive means for mass cancer screening. After […]

Best Medical Cannabis For Dogs

Best Medical Cannabis For Dogs

It’s no surprise that CBD has been blowing up over the past few years, with more and more patients crowding the market each day. Many claim the drug to be miraculous as it helps many people with medical issues such as seizures, anxiety, and much more, but a company out of Los Angeles, California (UrthLeaf) seems to […]

Pet Safety During Natural Disasters

Pet Safety During Natural Disasters

The  National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recommends that pet owners prepare now for the potential for catastrophic flooding and make sure they have a safe place to take their furry friends in case of emergency. “It’s a tragedy we’ve seen too many times: pets stuck in shelters, or worse, because their owners had no […]

How to Keep Dogs Healthy (With Pictures)

How to Keep Dogs Healthy (With Pictures)

Sunny days, aromatic flowers and warm temperatures are a few of summer’s most adored qualities. Getting outside to enjoy the sunshine isn’t something only humans love – pets often do, too. Whether romping through a local dog park or sniffing around the neighborhood, fresh air and exercise can do wonders for your pet. Pairing exercise […]

Traveling Safely With Pets

Traveling Safely With Pets

FLASH: Today, there are more pet travel options now than ever before, and with the right preparation your pets can travel safely and happily. Here is some expert advice on how to make that happen, as follows: The Basics of Pet Travel Make sure your pet is up for the trip: The 1st thing you want […]

Signs Your Dog is Cold and Needs a Winter Wardrobe

Signs Your Dog is Cold and Needs a Winter Wardrobe

Some Dogs Need a Winter Wardrobe, does yours? A Key sign that your dog is feeling uncomfortably chilly is a hesitance to go outside to relieve himself. And if he is tracking you like a heat-seeking missile, lying on you or in contact with you, it’s another sign he is having trouble maintaining body heat. […]

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season Millennials love their pets, and that love’s showing up on their holiday credit-card bills. The much-discussed generation of shoppers, known for their industry-disrupting tastes, will spend heavily on their pets this holiday season, more than 2X what consumers overall are expected to spend, according to a […]

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health Free radicals cause damage called oxidative stress in our pet’s body, and oxidative stress and the inflammation it causes are directly linked to aging and disease Free radicals occur naturally as the result of metabolic, cellular and immune system functioning, as well as certain external factors Antioxidants neutralize […]

Celebrating the 4th of July in the USA!

Celebrating the 4th of July in the USA!

Celebrating the 4th of July in the USA! $M Fireworks, music, dogs, ribs and suds mark the 242nd anni of Independence for the United States. The Independence Day holiday brings out crowds from small towns to big cities, also is a time when law enforcement agencies are on the alert for suspicious activity. “As always, […]

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets This week was the 35th annual National Pet Week, sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to promote responsible pet ownership, recognize the importance of the human-animal bond and help pet parents understand the value of regular wellness exams. During National Pet Week […]

Our Dogs Want Us to Talk to Them

Our Dogs Want Us to Talk to Them

Our Dogs Want Us to Talk to Them Many parents naturally adopt a high-pitched tone of voice, otherwise known as baby talk, when speaking to their infants, and doing so is thought to improve bonding as well as language acquisition for the baby. It turns out the very similar tone many doggy parents use when […]

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 […]