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Your Dog Is Sending You Messages With His Eyes

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

According to a Japanese study, your dog is communicating with his canine friends (and foes) using his eyes alone. And in fact, some of his facial feat...

The Scent Your Dog Loves Most

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Here's a neat new scientific finding for dog lovers - did you know your scent activates the pleasure centers in your pet's brain? According to neuroec...

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to anima...

Amazing Police Dog Portraits

Brad Puet | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Brad Puet

People love dogs. Especially heroic dogs. Well I assume even the cat loving people have a soft spot for stories of heroic canines saving the child ...

Thanks to Rachel Maddow, My Dog Hates Me

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Perhaps I radiate an aura -- an invisible cloud of dog-friendly saintliness that only canines can sense -- or perhaps I emit a kibble-like odor, but whatever the reason, dogs have always taken to me.

Eight Dog Tricks I Value Most

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

My dog is now 8 years old, which makes him as middle-aged as I am, and he is comfortable in his own white furry skin. I'm trying to take lessons from him. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, maybe, but this dog has plenty to teach an old writer.

Pomegranate Extract for Canine Heart Disease

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Heart disease is the second most common cause of death in dogs. Oxidative stress is known to cause damage to many types of cardiovascular cells and is...

Is Your Pooch Prone to Scooting?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your pup is doing the dreaded scoot across the grass or your favorite Oriental rug, take heed. Chances are she's trying to solve a problem with one...

Paw Preference, Agression Linked In Study Of Pet Dogs

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

Ever wonder why Spot just can't seem to warm up to strangers? Being a left-pawed dog might have something to do with it. New research published in...

Skull DNA Points To MUCH Older Date For Dogs' Domestication

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/06/2013 05:04 PM EST on LiveScience A canine skull found in the Altai Mountains of S...

DNA Study Helps Explain How Wolves Become Dogs

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/23/2013 01:10 PM EST on LiveScience Dogs may have become man's best friend thanks, i...

Are Some Dogs Racist?

Posted 01.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live on Friday hosted a discussion about how some dogs seem to show bias against people with darker skin, an idea explored in popular culture...

Why Popular Pet's Origins Are So Hard To Trace

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2012 07:39 AM EDT on LiveScience Humans' close relationship to dogs has so far obscu...

Dog Dental: 8 Reasons to Take Care of your Dog’s Teeth

Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

In spite of what you may have heard, it's never too late for an old dog to learn new tricks--especially if it's proper oral care. Whether your pooch ...