Can Your Dog Predict an Earthquake? Evidence is Shaky, Say Researchers

Article Found on ScienceDaily

For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.

The paper published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society . . . → Read More: Can Your Dog Predict an Earthquake? Evidence is Shaky, Say Researchers

6 Fascinating Facts About Your Dog’s Eyes

Article by Diana Bocco | Found on PetMD

Dogs don’t see the same world we do. For them, things might look a little grainier and a lot less vibrant. Then again, dogs can also see things we can only dream about.

Here are six fascinating facts about your dog’s vision.

Dogs See Fewer Colors . . . → Read More: 6 Fascinating Facts About Your Dog’s Eyes

Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

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Scientists at the University of York have shown that the way we speak to our canine friends is important in relationship-building between pet and owner, similar to the way that ‘baby-talk’ is to bonding between a baby and an adult.

Speech interaction experiments between adult dogs and humans . . . → Read More: Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

Easy Solutions to Difficult Dog Care Problems

Article by Sheina Meliker | Found on VetStreet

We’ve all been there: Our dogs are perfect angels… right up until the moment the bath faucet turns on or the pills come out of the medicine cabinet. That’s why we’re here with tried-and-true solutions to help you take the stress out of things many dogs . . . → Read More: Easy Solutions to Difficult Dog Care Problems

Stopping Puppies from Biting

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork

Puppies, like human babies, have sharp little teeth. If you’re unlucky enough to be your puppy’s teething toy, those teeth might remind you of Jaws! When your puppy’s biting becomes focused on the human version of the teething ring, it’s time to “nip” her behavior in the bud by teaching . . . → Read More: Stopping Puppies from Biting

Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

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Most commercially available dog treats contain a range of undefined ingredients, including sugars, and often exceed the recommended daily energy allowance for treats (‘complementary feed’), warn researchers in the Vet Record today.

They say treat labels should be more explicit and provide more detailed information on ingredients and . . . → Read More: Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

‘Tis the season to be vigilant: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas

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University of Liverpool researchers are warning of a “significant peak” in the risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs over the Christmas period as households stock up on festive treats.

Most people know that chocolate can be poisonous to dogs but may not know why. The toxic ingredient is . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the season to be vigilant: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas

Is My Dog Getting Enough Sleep?

Article by John Gilpatrick | Found on PetMD

There’s no easier way to protect your health than consistently getting eight hours of sleep. And we have plenty of products and strategies—from Egyptian cotton sheets and memory foam to ambient noise machines and pharmacological aids—available to help make it happen.

Canine sleep is a different animal. . . . → Read More: Is My Dog Getting Enough Sleep?

Helping Your Dog through Grief and Depression

Article by Dr Ernie Ward, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

I recently received a letter from a reader about her grief-stricken dog. Her senior pooch had lived an entire life with a recently departed mother and wasn’t handling the loss well. She shared that her dog was becoming increasingly depressed and despondent. The writer . . . → Read More: Helping Your Dog through Grief and Depression

7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

Article by Katherine Tolford | Found on PetMD

Although our faithful canine companions are equipped with a warm fur coat and tough paw pads they’re still vulnerable when the cold weather chill sets in.

Dr. Kelly Ryan, director of veterinary services at Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, says most dogs can tolerate colder temperatures . . . → Read More: 7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog