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Month: July 2017

Dog Deception

If I were to ask you what one of the most frustrating things people can do to you is, I’m pretty sure that your answers would probably mostly revolve around miscommunication — whether someone doesn’t explain clearly what they want or even goes so far as to lie outright. It’s easy to take that kind […]

Doing A Disservice: The Harm In Service Dog Fraud

Doing A Disservice: The Harm In Service Dog Fraud

You may have noticed the signs outside of businesses becoming more prominent lately. They all carry a similar message: Only legitimate service dogs allowed. And, in some jurisdictions, they are now adding a reminder that service dog fraud is a crime. But what, exactly, is “service dog fraud?” First, what it isn’t. You may see […]

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Chihuahuas

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas are an extremely popular breed, but they come with a lot of history and trivia. How many of these ten things did you know about them? Not only is the Chihuahua the smallest breed of dog, averaging from about 2.25 to 6.75 lbs (1 to 3 kgs), it is also the longest-lived dog, averaging […]

Bounce Back Like A Dog

Bounce Back Like A Dog

One of humanity’s most powerful emotions is empathy. It’s a trait not shared by a lot of animals, although elephants, dolphins, whales, and chimpanzees seem to be capable of it. So are our dogs. However, being human and emotional, we take our empathy a step further and do something that animals do not: we feel […]

Dogs In “Training:” Canine Commuters

Dogs In “Training:” Canine Commuters

It would seem like one of the least natural things in the world are human vehicles. After all, we’re the only species (so far) to invent and use the wheel. Surprisingly, though, if we give wild animals running wheels, they will use them. And in a surprising number of cases, dogs have adapted to our […]

State Of Weight: Where Are The Heaviest Dogs?

State Of Weight: Where Are The Heaviest Dogs?

In humans, obesity can lead to all kinds of problems, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and joint problems, among other issues — but did you know that obesity in dogs can be just as dangerous? It can also increase your veterinary bills by as much as 25%. And, as with humans, canine obesity is […]