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 vehicles remarkably well.
Many dog owners have seen firsthand how going for a ride in the car can be one of the most exciting things for their dogs. After all, that magic box can take them all kinds of places with you — and even just the ride can be fun for a dog.
That can be seen in the efforts of Eugene Bostick of Fort Worth, Texas, who built a miniature train to ferry around the homeless... Read More
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 becoming more prevalent in the U.S.
Can you guess which states have the most and least obese dogs? We’ll answer that question below, but first some more human statistics. In 1990, Colorado was the least obese state, with 6.9% of the population falling into that category, while Mississippi held the title of most obese, with 15% of the adult population falling into that category. You can find your... Read More