Dog Discoveries

When Puppies Develop Their Sense of Smell

  When do puppies develop their sense of smell? Today is Surprising Saturday, and we thought it was quite surprising learning that puppies are capable of using their sense of smell even before they are born! What’s even more interesting though is that there seems to be an evolutionary advantage as to why a pup’s sense of … Read more

Dogs With a History of Working as a Team

  It’s fascinating Friday, and today we’ll be tackling the fascinating history of dogs cooperating with each other. Cooperation, which is the process of working together to the same end, may have offered advantages to humans and dogs back in time when dogs were employed to carry out specific tasks, but do dogs really understand the … Read more

How Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

  Today we would like to discover some more details about dogs who are putting their sniffers to work for a noble cause: detecting illnesses, in particular dogs who sniff out cancer. How do dogs detect cancer? Does cancer have a specific smell that dogs can discriminate from other smells? We have found some interesting … Read more

Dog Word of the Day: Neoteny

  It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our weekly Dog Word of the Day! So today we opened up our encyclopedia on a random page and landed on the letter “N.” On that page we saw a picture of a baby and noticed the word “neonate,” which means “a newborn child or mammal” so we … Read more

Why Does Dog Urine Kill Grass?

  It’s Tuesday Trivia, are you ready to test your canine expertise? Today’s question revolves around the fact that dog urine kills grass. If you are a dog owner and own a yard, you may have likely seen the unsightly effects dog urine may have on grass. The urine may cause the grass to turn … Read more

I am Your Dog’s Adrenal Glands

  Today we will be introducing the dog’s adrenal glands. Like some other dog body parts that for the most part live in the shadow, you likely don’t hear much about the adrenal glands unless they start giving problems. In dogs, the adrenal glands are responsible for secreting important hormones, but sometimes things can get … Read more

What Makes Dogs Good Running Partners?

  For those folks looking for good running partners, what’s better than a dog? Other than some teeny lap dogs, short-faced dogs who have trouble breathing and overheat, and a few couch potato breeds that would rather snooze than go for an outdoor romp, many dogs make suitable running partners who would say “woof!” without hesitation if … Read more

Is Peanut Butter Bad For Dogs? Watch Out for These Brands!

  Isn’t it quite surprising that a food as innocent as peanut butter can be bad for dogs? Truth is, not all peanut butter is created equal and there are certain types of peanut butter which can actually be very bad for dogs. Most dogs love peanut butter and many dog owners love to give … Read more

Understanding the Chihuahua’s Molera

  Today we thought it was quite interesting discovering more about a Chihuahua’s “molera,” a unique trait of this pint-sized pet. While once it was considered a mark of purity in the breed, and at some point, even a defect, today a better understanding of this “soft spot” reveals that it’s simply a characteristic of the breed, … Read more

The Neuroplasticity of a Dog’s Brain

  What’s more talented than a dog’s brain that is always in a learning state? We often think of the puppy’s sensitive period as a window of time that permanently “shuts close” once the time frame has elapsed, but sometimes we forget that dogs are always learning. Saying that the window of opportunity for puppy socialization closes … Read more

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