Because herbicides are created with the intent to kill, it should come as no surprise that new studies have linked them – particularly the ones that contain 2,4-D (one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange – to at least two kinds of cancer in dogs. Even dogs whose lawns haven’t been treated have been found with the toxic chemicals in their … [Read more...] about Studies Find Links Between Dog Cancers and Lawn Chemicals
Biologists all over are celebrating today over finding out that a species of dog thought to be long extinct actually is not. The New Guinea highland wild dog has been confirmed as rediscovered on the island in the South Pacific. These are believed to now be the rarest species of canine left on earth, and now the race is on for … [Read more...] about Ancient Species of Wild Dog Believed to Be Extinct Has Been Rediscovered
It’s not unknown that a dog’s primary sense-organ would have to be the nose. Sure, they can see the world and it isn’t in just black and white as some would lead you to believe. Studies have shown that a dog engages the world around him or her by smells. Apparently, this also gives them a sense of time as well. According to a study done at the Dog Cognition Lab … [Read more...] about Study Finds That Dogs Can Tell What Time of Day it is by Their Nose
Just how well do our pets understand us? Has it all go to do with body language and tone, or are there some more sophisticated things going on in their heads? This video has some really great explanations and theories on just what is going on, and it's all based on the latest science! Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Can Dogs and Other Animals Truly Understand What Humans Are Saying to Them?
Tail docking and ear cropping are something that humans have done to specific breeds of dogs for years. Most dog lovers know that the physical damage that these “elective surgeries” at the vets call them can sometimes be very extensive, and often times doing so is not at all necessary. A recent study has now shown that the damage from this can be more than physical, it can … [Read more...] about How Tail Docking and Ear Cropping Do More than Just Physical Damage to a Dog