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Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

Masking pain or illness is an evolutionary survival mechanism in dogs, which makes it hard to tell at times whether Fido is unwell. Here are some signs of trouble to look out for (when in doubt, always consult your vet):   Physical symptoms. Vomiting, diarrhea,...

Dog in the Spotlight – Borzoi

Dog in the Spotlight – Borzoi

The history of the Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhound, dates back to 17th century Russia. Bred in a wide array of colors to hunt prey ranging from rabbits to wolves, these sight hounds were so valued in Tsarist Russia that prior to the 1917 revolution the only way to...

The Right Rest

The Right Rest

Regular exercise is key to keeping your dog in tip-top shape. It’s also key to enjoying your dog’s best behavior. Keep your dog well exercised and he’s likely to reward you with more behavior you like (like snoozing while you make dinner or attend that Zoom meeting)...

COVID-19 Detection Dogs

COVID-19 Detection Dogs

The amazing canine sniffer has done it again! Dogs’ noses have led them to many a job, from hunting prey to sniffing out bombs, drugs and other illegal paraphernalia, detecting illnesses like cancer and malaria, or warning their people of an oncoming seizure. Now...

Making a Lassie: The Art of Puppy Raising

Making a Lassie: The Art of Puppy Raising

Service dogs—assistance dogs trained specifically to help people with various disabilities—embody a modern canine ideal. Mellow, stoic, and highly trained, these contemporary Lassies help their humans open doors, answer phones, navigate traffic, or respond to smoke...

These Doggie Superstitions?

These Doggie Superstitions?

A dog eating grass means it will rain soon.   A yawning dog predicts a change in the weather.   A dog that howls, growls, or whimpers for no apparent reason means a ghost is nearby.   Meeting a white-and-black spotted dog gives you good luck in business...

Will Work For Food

Will Work For Food

Does your dog scarf down meals in mere seconds? Then both of you are missing out. For dogs, eating should be work. First of all, because searching and hunting for food is natural for canines whose ancestors spent the majority of their time this way. And second of...

Dog in the Spotlight – The Papillon

Dog in the Spotlight – The Papillon

Papillons derive their French name from their beautifully fringed, butterfly-shaped ears. And it will surprise no human companion of a Papillon to learn that Dr. Stanley Coren, an expert on animal intelligence, rated the breed the 8th smartest of the 138 breeds he...

When You Can’t Get Fido Out – Tips & Tools

When You Can’t Get Fido Out – Tips & Tools

The difference between a well-exercised dog and one who hasn’t gotten out for a few days can be striking. Where’d my nice-mannered, calm companion go? And who does this whirling dervish belong to? Sometimes you just can’t get the dog out—inclement weather, personal or...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Busy

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Busy

Lots of exercise “A tired dog is a good dog” is a cliché for good reason. It’s easy to be well-behaved when you’re sleeping off a good run. If a run isn’t in the cards, there are plenty of other ways to tire out your best friend. Try a brisk leash walk, a game of...

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