Study Shows Dogs Can Detect Malaria Just By Sniffing Socks
According to a new study, dogs can immediately know which children need treatment for malaria with a simple whiff from their socks. Researchers claim that this can add to existing low-cost tests for malaria and help detect the disease in group settings.
Pet Theft Awareness Day: Police Officer’s Tips To Protect Pooches
February 14th is Pet Theft Awareness Day--a day to make sure dog owners know the dangers dognappers present to their pooches. We're spreading the word to help dog lovers make good decisions that can reduce the risk of pet theft.
9 Tips To Protect Your Dog From Dognappers
Pet Theft Awareness day is February 14th, and it's a perfect time to go over tips to help dog lovers keep their pups safe. Every dog owner should follow some basic safety tips to protect their pooches from one of dog parents' biggest fears--dognappers.
U.S. Post Office Honors Military Dogs In New 2019 Forever Stamps
Military dogs always go above and beyond in the line of duty. That's why the United States Postal Service announced that it will be adding a new forever stamp set for 2019 that will will honor America's working military dogs.
Dog Growling: What It Means And What You Should Do
Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it's important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. Here are what the different types of growls mean and ways you can react once you understand them.
Spaying Your Female Dog: What You Need To Know
A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Afterward, female dogs enjoy many health benefits and won't have to deal with being in heat. Here's what you should know.
Dogs And Gum Disease: What You Need To Know
If left untreated, gum disease leads to tooth decay and tooth loss. It can also contribute to infections and diseases of the heart, lungs, and kidneys. Simple steps for your dog's dental health taken now can prevent many problems--and expenses--down the road.
How Much Training Is Too Much Training For Your Dog?
There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work you and your pup have put in. Here's what you should keep in mind before you go overboard and train too much.
Bone Cancer In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments
Bone cancer in dogs, also known as osteosarcoma, is a condition that results in an abnormal, malignant growth of immature bone cells. It is often fatal, though surgical removal of the cancer can be an effective treatment. Here's what you should know.
Dog Training Program Symbolizes Hope For Florida Inmates
Training programs for at-risk or rescue dogs are becoming creative and resourceful in finding ways to make canines more adoptable. In Florida, one program aims to rehabilitate both at-risk dogs and inmates who are looking to go back into society as reformed individuals.
Gingivitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments
Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. It's one of the most common issues adult dogs face. Here's what you should know.
Therapy Dogs Ease Students’ Exam Stress In Chicago School
In Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep, students got a break from all the final exam stress and anxiety thanks to some therapy dog snuggling time. Certified therapy dogs and volunteers made rounds in the school to provide relief to anxious students.
National Love Your Pet Day: How To Go Above And Beyond For Your Dog
National Love Your Pet Day is celebrated on February 20th, and it's a great holiday to go above and beyond for your dog to show your love.
Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day: 6 Homemade Biscuit Recipes To Celebrate!
Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is celebrated on February 23rd, and it's a perfect time to surprise your pup with some yummy biscuits to celebrate.
Walking The Dog Day: 10 Dogs Who Can’t Wait To Go For Walks [VIDEOS]
February 22nd is officially Walking The Dog Day! Remember, it's extremely important to a dog's health to make sure they have daily exercise, so make walking a daily part of their routine. Check out these pups going bonkers for walks!
8 Ways To Protect Your Dog From Coyote Attacks
As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. Protect your dog from attacks.
Why Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog?
Spaying and neutering prevent several potentially deadly diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts between dogs. They also reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia rates. Here are a few things you should know.
Neutering Your Male Dog: What You Need To Know
"The big snip," as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don't become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs. Here's what you should know.
Happy World Spay Day: Time To Get It Done
World Spay Day--February 26th, 2019--is a day to promote awareness and encourage pet owners to have their female animals spayed--as well as neutering their male pets--to keep the pet population under control.
Periodontal Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments
Periodontal disease in dogs is an inflammation or infection that results in the weakening or loss of support structures of the teeth. Here's what you should know.
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