Dogs

Nobody can deny that dogs are man’s best friend. Dogs are descended from wolves and have been domesticated for thousands of years. There are hundreds of breeds around the world and each of them has its own special characteristics. You can find everything you need to know about dogs in this section.

Strabismus in Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Just like in humans, strabismus in dogs is an eye disorder where the eyes don’t look in the same direction at the same time. Despite being considered a defect, strabismus is actually a desired trait in certain dog and cat…

Scientific Reasons Why Dogs Scratch Themselves

There are many scientific reasons why dogs might scratch themselves. The most common one is that they’re usually just trying to relieve an itch. However, you must watch them closely and try to figure out the reasons if it becomes…

How Does a Dog’s Immune System Work?

Did you know that animals have an internal defense mechanism? It works against pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasites. What is it? Their immune system! A dog’s immune system functions in a similar way to the human immune…

At What Age Will Your Puppy Learn How to Bark?

During the first week of their lives, puppies are not yet capable of producing complex sounds. Nevertheless, they’ll very quickly learn how to bark. Moreover, this is a sign that their body is developing healthily. Barking is a primary sound…

The Fear of Dogs: How To Overcome Cynophobia

There are many people who are extremely afraid of different animals. People with cynophobia suffer immensely in the presence of dogs. This fear isn’t normal, and can even produce serious complications. In some cases, people with this condition experience panic…

How Do Dogs Recognize Family Members?

Telling familiar and unfamiliar faces apart is a relatively easy task for humans. That has a lot to do with our brains and the way they’ve developed over time. But have you ever stopped to wonder about how other animals,…

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Lips?

Have you ever wondered if when dogs lick their lips, they’re actually trying to tell you something? If you see a dog doing this, you can assume it’s just eating or salivating over something. But what if there’s no food…

What Dog Owners Do to Take Their Dogs on the New York Subway

Until recently, seeing a pet on public transport was unthinkable. However, more and more cities are becoming “pet-friendly“, meaning they’re allowing pets on public transport… with certain restrictions. In this article, we’ll tell you what dog owners do to take…

The Origin of the Domestic Dog

Where did dogs come from? This is a question countless people have asked. In previous articles, we’ve explained that they descended from wolves. But how did the domestic dog originate? And why are there so many different dog breeds? If…

5 Tips for Leaving Your Dog at a Kennel

Sometimes, for reasons beyond our wishes, you find yourself faced with leaving your dog at a kennel. This may have to do with work, travel, or some other special circumstance. In the summer, this is even more common. In general, hotels…

Understanding Your Dog’s Personality and Behavior

The topic of dog personalities has been the subject of many scientific and veterinary studies around the world. Today, you can actually use a number of criteria and variables to analyze a dog’s personality. This allows owners to choose the…

Learn All about a Dog’s Sixth Sense

What man hasn’t yet been able to fully explain tends to get mystified in some way. This usually happens with what many call a dog’s sixth sense. However, in most cases, it’s related to various biological mechanisms. The thing is,…

Is It True That Dogs Can Smell Fear?

Thanks to their sensory abilities, many animals have been the subjects of different myths. Popular belief has long been that dogs can smell fear. But is there any truth to this claim? In the past, people believed that there was…

Dogs: The Keys to Successful Breeding

These days, many breeds of dogs sell for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. As such, many dog lovers see breeding their pets as a great opportunity to make a bit of extra money. To ensure successful breeding, it’s important…

8 Ways in Which Dogs Improve Our Health

A large number of people have a pet in their home. And a large percentage of those pets are dogs and cats. Various studies have been carried out that show that dogs improve our health. So, man’s best friend is…

Shibas, the Breed Known as “Dog Cats”

Shibas are frequently confused with Akitas, although they don’t share the same characteristics. Firstly, Shibas are smaller in size and are the smallest Japanese dog breed. This article will explain all you need to know about this dog breed and…

Bitches in Season: Heat, Pregnancy and Birth

You’ve just adopted a female dog and you’re full of questions. You’ve heard about bitches in season but you don’t really know all of the details. How will you recognize when she’s in heat or when she gets pregnant. If…