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Water Intoxication in Dogs: Too Much of a Good Thing

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Responsible dog owners understand the importance of making sure their canine companion always has fresh, clean water to drink. But what a surprising n...

'My Dog Bit Someone -- Out of Nowhere!'

Nicole Wilde | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

The dog had previously shown some signs of being uncomfortable around people, but the bite was a wake-up call. Something had to be done. The thing is, the shepherd didn't actually bite "out of nowhere" -- dogs seldom do.

Death by Chocolate: The Tragedy, Not the Dessert

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Eliot Daley

You know the scene: the cheery holiday house decorated with lights and greenery and candies and candles and people -- our house filled to overflow...

A Tired Dog Is... a Cooperative Dog?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

A dog who is a bit worn out is less likely to be reactive. Think of it this way: When a body's got a lot of energy stored, it has to be expressed in one way or another. It's the same for dogs and people.

The Myth of the Alpha Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Dogs who do display dominant tendencies have in the past been diagnosed with "dominance aggression." But given our improved understanding of canine nature, that behavior problem is now more often referred to as "impulse control aggression" or "conflict aggression."

Do Animals Have Feelings? Of Course They Do

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

This week, Gregry Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, surfaced his research showing that dogs have emotions like humans. Wat...

Someone Get This Dog A Microphone

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy

This dog should audition for "The Voice." He would probably win. Via NikNikols...

AK-9

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

I want to share a vision of where we are heading, as a world. When I say "vision," I don't mean to say that I literally saw something. I just mean to say that I want to share some thoughts on where we might be heading as a world.

Do Dogs 'Catch' Yawns From Their Owners?

| Virginia Morell | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

Observant dog owners know that if they yawn, their dog is likely to do the same. It’s called contagious yawning, and it’s something that we do wit...

Lawmaker Blasted For Dog Background Checks Idea

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

North Carolina state Rep. Rodney Moore (D-Charlotte) supports background checks -- for dogs. Moore sponsored a failed bill in the state Legislature...

Scout

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Those of you privileged to love and be loved by an innocent, playful, soulful animal, I know you hear me through my torrent of tears.

For a Loved One, A 'Home' Is Not 'Home'

Mark Steinberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

She thinks someone is putting fleas in her bed so The Bushes can charge the insurance company for extra baths. She believes the old guy who lives down the corridor is doing more than just saying "hi" when he sniffs her butt.

Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

This Memorial Day, as we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, let's not forget the sacrifices of the military working dogs who have served alongside them.

Some Pets 'Catch' Yawns From Humans, Study Suggests

| Zuberoa Marcos | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

Yawn next to your dog, and she may do the same. Though it seems simple, this contagious behavior is actually quite remarkable: Only a few animals do i...

WATCH AND LAUGH: Cops In 2-Hour Standoff With Empty Car

Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

A tense, two-hour standoff between armed San Diego Police and an empty car on the freeway ended with no injuries -- just questions. The red-faced ...

Dogs' Amazing Antifreeze Feet Explained Japanese Scientists

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

Woof, it's cold out there! So how come dogs' paws don't freeze up when they pad around on snow and ice - and what keeps dogs from minding the cold? ...

Man Busted For Allegedly Taunting, Injuring Police Dog

Plainfield Patch | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

An Illinois man has been arrested for allegedly taunting a police dog and slamming its head with a car door....

Canines Sit, Stay, Catch A Wave For Charity Surfing Competition

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact

Surfing may be a challenging sport for any human, but these pups conquered "ruff" seas with ease -- and all for a good cause. The sixth annual Loe...

On Names

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

There is a two-fold complaint nestled in the plumy thicket of today's screed, good people. And while they (the individual issues of the complaint) are...

'Momo,' Chihuahua, Recruited For Japanese Police Search-And-Rescue Force (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the world of Japan's police dogs, size does not matter. The BBC is reporting that a tiny Chihuahua beat out several competing canines in the recr...

Take Your Dog To Work Today (Photos)

The Huffington Post | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: We received hundreds of submissions from dog owners and their coworkers. Check out the hardest working pets here. It's a little-known tradit...