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Why Do Large Dogs Have Shorter Life Spans Than Small Dogs?

Bigger is not better when it comes to the size of dogs — at least when it comes to how long they will live. Recent data shows why bigger dogs seem to age more quickly.

Visits from former owners: Good for Dogs?

A few months ago I got an email from someone with a great question: Would it distress a dog to have his former owner come visit? I’ve been mulling on it ever since, and my answer, of course, is It Depends. But that leads to the question, “Depends on what?” Although I’m only speculating, I […]

Spay/Neuter Recommendations

Next month I’ll be speaking to veterinarians at the North American Veterinary Conference about, “Current Spay/Neuter Research: Tips for Counseling Your Clients.” I love this topic for a couple of reasons. Based on results of some relatively recent... Read More

See how Animal lovers of Istanbul are helping homeless animals

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. The cultural melting pot between the east and the west, Istanbul, the city with shores in Europe and Asia is one to savor. Istanbul‘s love for all things feline has long allured this dog. Show More Summary

A Dog That Is Afraid of Loud Noises Is Afraid of Everything

Research indicates that dogs that are easily frightened by loud noises are much more apt to be fearful in many situations, show separation anxiety, and even aggressive behaviors.

Great Photo of “Hard Eye,” & What to Do When You See It

Meet Sam. He’s a 41/2 year old Border Collie, adopted by Roberta K from a shelter in rural Virginia at the age of one. He’d spent his first year of life in a crate. It seems the elderly couple who purchased him, one wheelchair bound,  found him “too much to handle.” (A pause here for […]

Support For Responsible Breeding

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Animal Welfare Committee has proposed a policy pertaining to breeding of dogs, cats, and other companion animals. The policy titled, “Inherited Disorders in Responsible Breeding of Companion Animals” is up for approval... Read More

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

For some folks, the start of a new year is a catalyst to lose weight and this may mean switching from plain old sugar to lower calorie sweeteners. Xylitol is one such sugar substitute that is safe for... Read More

Barn Swallows: Excerpt from The Education of Will

Oh my. I feel like I’m at the crest of a massive roller coaster, having chugged my way up and up and up, finally reaching the top of the curve, and looking down at a track so steep that I can’t even see it beneath my feet. All I know is it’s going to go […]

Can We Slow the Aging Process in Dogs?

Aging is a risk factor for many life-threatening diseases in dogs. Pilot data shows that new drug may slow the effects of aging.

How to identify and treat common Dog Allergies at home?

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Is your dog an obsessive licker? Does he frequently scratch the floor or his skin? Chances are your furry friend is suffering from an allergy. Dog allergies are one of the most commonly diagnosed pet health issue. Show More Summary

Happy Holidays!

We’re taking the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day to relax and refresh. See you next year!

New Years Resolutions for a Healthier Dog: A Month-By-Month Guide

With the New Year rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. This year, how about getting your dogs in on the act? Resolve to make their lives happier and healthier with... Read More

How to Keep a Dog From Jumping on Everyone

You can keep a dog from jumping on people by considering the dog's behavior, and how people usually respond to the behavior.

Intake Interviews: Part II

Last week I wrote not so much about what to ask in an intake interview, but how to ask it. I promised to add the what part this week. I will, but I also want to expand on some of the things I talked about last week. Specifically, what to do about one’s observations of […]

How Much Wolf Is in Your Dog's Behavior?

Data shows that older dog breeds, that is those that evolved earlier from wolves, show less affection and attachment to human beings.

My Dog Ate My Wallet!

Here’s something that may surprise you as much as it surprised me. It just so happens that, should your dog eat your money- paper money that is- the United States government will replace it. Yep, you read that... Read More

How to Do an Intake Interview – Part I

I’ve thought about intake interviews every day since someone wrote, “Yes, please tell us what you asked clients during an intake interview.” I don’t know why this question speaks to me so much, but perhaps it is because of my interest in human psychology. I’ve always said that my two favorite species are people and […]

Why is My Dog Vomiting?

While it can be normal for dogs to vomit once or twice a year, vomiting on a more frequent basis is cause for concern. And, while it’s tempting to think that vomiting means that the problem is in... Read More

You need to know this man who dropped out of college to look after 500+ animals!

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Meet Gökçer Korkmaz, a 32 year old Turkish man who dropped out of college to look after 500+ animals! This young Turk was appalled to see the condition of the stray animals in his hometown of Babaeski. Show More Summary

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