While most dogs don’t become overweight after neuter or spay procedures with proper care, it is a possibility, and awareness is key to ensuring that your dog remains healthy throughout their years. Here’s what you should know about preventing weight gain in dogs who’ve gone through spaying or neutering.
Research shows that overweight dog owners tend to also have heavier dogs. Many humans gain weight due to medical conditions or circumstances outside of their control. However, others gain weight due to poor diet and exercise, and those habits can extend to their pets.
When the 49ers claimed a (so far) undefeated season, one of the players, Solomon Thomas, attributed the wins to their emotional support dog, Zoë. Here’s what you should know about the French Bulldog who’s helping one of the best teams in the NFL achieve victory.
One unique program allows therapy dogs to train for their calling while helping another group of people in need. At Rising Ground’s Summer Youth Employment, at-risk teens learn all about training therapy dogs as part of their own program.
Alexa may be notorious for helping you control things around the house remotely, but dog owners can have better use for it. Amazon’s home virtual assistant can be a great tool to assist you with its various skills and functions to benefit you and your dog.
Dogs like sticking their heads out of windows during car rides. Why exactly do they like to do this? Based on observations and research in animal behavior, it’s probably mostly because of the smells outside. Here’s what you should know.
According to a study on PTSD symptoms and anxiety, service animals may play a key role in a unique therapy to overcome nightmares. And even non-service pet dogs can help people get better sleep.
Researchers found that when you hear your dog’s cries, it may elicit the same feeling as when humans hear a baby’s cry–and perhaps even stronger feelings! Here’s what you should know.
In a recent study conducted on tendencies for dog ownership, a team of scientists examined information from over 35,000 pairs of twins twins for any possibility of genetic component for dog preference. The results show that genes have a significant influence on whether a person will get a dog for a pet.
One research poll suggests that the reason for getting a pet may be influenced by your gender attributes. A national poll that surveyed over 600 single men and women found that they had different reasons for bringing home a loving pooch. Here are the results.
While there’s overwhelming evidence that military and service dogs provide invaluable assistance to their trainers and handlers, new research shows that they can even help comfort injured soldiers who are being flown out of combat. Find out how dogs are helping!
Some airlines have banned certain types of dogs in the past, even if they’re emotional support animals. Pit Bulls usually receive the brunt of this discrimination. But new regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation may put an end to breed discrimination on planes.
New research shows that bringing your young pup to a puppy training class even once a week will help alleviate feelings of fear or aggression that they may have in their new environment. This could even could have an association with the dog’s long-term behavior.
How do you get your dog to do something without saying a word? Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel may have the answer in the form of a vibrating haptic vest. They say it can help dogs who have audio or visual impairments, as well as many other dogs and people.
New research suggests that you may need to frequently use your dog’s chosen name when training. Pups can distinguish their names in a fairly noisy environment. What’s more, they even respond when called by a stranger–making it the perfect training for service and therapy dogs.
One study gathered 955 records of dogs adopted from shelters over a seven-year period. The researchers found three main factors that influence a person’s dog adoption decision based on their gender.
One bridge in Scotland seems to have the power of ensnaring dogs supernaturally, causing them to jump from the parapet. Something about the Overtoun Bridge casts a spells on dogs and puts them in a frenzy, and it has local dog lovers spooked.
Just like in humans, farting can either be a passing–pun intended–occurrence or a pressing problem. Responsible pet owners should know when to differentiate between the two. Before laughing off this smelly problem, make sure your dog’s excess gas isn’t a sign of a health risk.
Wildlife managers started looking at more unique ways to enforce protection without inflicting injury or fatality to endangered predator species. Karelian Bear Dogs are answering the call to humanely protect both bears and humans.
Our dogs can inspire us to get off the couch and keep up with exercise, even when we don’t feel like doing what’s best for ourselves. Could your dog be the best running partner you’ve ever had?
More dogs are gaining too much weight these days, and it’s not just a “thicc and floofy” trend that you can dismiss as a cute new look. In the U.S., almost 56 percent of dogs are considered overweight or obese, and the trend isn’t going away anytime soon.