Dog Discoveries

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

Dog Word of the Day: Dolicocephalic

  What exactly does the word “dolicocephalic” mean? This word may sound a bit complicated, but once we break it into smaller components,  it becomes easier to understand. Chances are, you might even own a dolicocephalic dog breed too and you don’t even know it! This term though isn’t restricted to the dog world only, … Read more

The Dog Version of Fingerprints!

  It’s Tuesday Trivia, which means it’s time to test your canine knowledge! Today, we’ll be tackling a dog’s body part that is so unique, it can be said that it’s capable of replicating the equivalent function of a human fingerprint. Indeed, its pattern can be used to identify dogs, distinguishing one dog from another. What body … Read more

I am Your Dog’s Thymus

  For Monday’s Marvels we would like to introduce the dog’s thymus. We don’t hear much about this organ of the lymphatic system, other than perhaps when there are problems associated with it. Simply because it’s an organ that’s not that popular, we thought that it would be interesting learning more about it and how it affects … Read more

The Physiology Behind Puppy Accidents

  Puppy accidents: no matter what your breeder and that promising book about potty training your dog in under a week have told you, they will occur in your home sooner than later. Potty training puppies as with potty training children, takes patience and time, so unless you won a stuffed puppy at some carnival game, those … Read more

The Surprising Features of the Norwegian Lundehund Dog

  What’s more surprising than a dog breed that sports six toes, the ability to close his ears and an amazing flexibility which allows him to bend his head backwards to touch the spine? No, we are not talking about some science fiction creature or some odd being popping out of a Steven Spielberg’s film, we’re … Read more

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