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October 11, 2013

 

service dog posing for the camera

How Did Dogs Become “Man’s Best Friend?”

We've all heard the phrase "dog is man's best friend." But how did dogs get to be so friendly with humans?

August 27, 2013

 

black cat close up with green eyes

Killer Cats: Cats Kill Up To 3.7 Billion Birds Each Year

As a cat owner and cat lover I can't help but be a little defensive. And I wonder: don't other pets kills wild animals, too?

July 9, 2013

 

husky puppy

What Makes Dogs Such Great Sniffers?

In one study, dogs were able to smell a particular test scent a thousand times better than humans!

March 13, 2013

 

shetland sheepdog puppy playing in the grass

The Power Of Cute

I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?

September 24, 2012

 

a labrador leaning over a toilet

Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

August 10, 2012

 

man and dog

For A Stress Free Life, Get A Dog!

Many studies have shown that caring for a dog is a great way to get more exercise, relieve stress, and generally improve quality of life.

December 19, 2011

 

dog nose

Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

I've heard that some dogs can smell if someone has cancer. Is this really true, or is it more like an urban legend?

November 8, 2011

 

Dog growling at attacking cat

Do Cats Rule While Dogs Just Drool?

In the contest of pet superiority - dogs versus cats - who knew that drinking method was even a topic?

April 25, 2011

 

man sleeping on couch with two dogs

Is There Any Danger In Sleeping With Your Pets?

Are there health risks associated with sleeping with your pet?

October 19, 2010

 

White puppy sitting in the snow

Pessimistic Pups: Why Your Dog May See The Dish As Half Empty

Dogs can be worried and pessimistic just like people, researchers report.

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