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Month: January 2017

Getting The Point

Humans and dogs first came together tens of thousands of years ago, a process that turned ordinary wolves into our closest animal companions. As it turns out, research has shown that dogs are more in tune with us than even our closest genetic relatives, chimpanzees — and they have one remarkable ability that both wolves […]

A Dog’s Inner Vision

A lot of people are under the impression that dogs can only see in black and white. When it comes to actual vision, this isn’t quite true — dogs have limited color vision, similar to humans with red-green colorblindness. They’re particularly good at seeing shades of blue, although they don’t have the same range when […]

Similar And Different

Similar And Different

A dog and a human are very different species. Our last common ancestor probably lived about 60 million years ago, so while we have a biological connection it is a bit distant. However we do have a lot of shared traits through being warm-blooded mammals — we have hair, four limbs, two eyes, and give […]

“Muttical” Marijuana?

“Muttical” Marijuana?

More than 20 years ago, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and in 2018 permitted recreational use of the fabled weed. Given marijuana’s success in alleviating human pain, stimulating appetite, or reducing anxiety, it was only a matter of time that its use would spread to our canine companions.   Medical marijuana states […]

This Yoga Teacher Isn’t Kidding Around…

This Yoga Teacher Isn’t Kidding Around…

I read a story in the news this week that has one of those headlines that sounds completely ridiculous at first: “‘Goat yoga’ is a thing.” It probably makes you wonder what it is exactly — making goats do yoga poses? But, as is often the case with ridiculous sounding headlines, the real story is […]