Month: January 2016

Dog Park Sunday!

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Improving Fido’s Health With Kale, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes and Fish Oils!

“For the first year of a dog’s life, balanced nutrition is vital,” says Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. “Without balanced nutrition, the nerve cells of a dog’s brain will not mature properly; and the brain will be smaller in volume and weight and not function as well. Poorly…

Wolves Can Tread Water While Killing Prey

By Claudia Bensimoun Vancouver Island Wolf   Image credit: wikia.com   Arctic Wolf Germany   Image Credit: Wiki Commons   Gray Wolf. U.S   Image Credit: Wiki Commons     European Wolf   Image Credit: Wiki Commons   Eurasian Wolf Image Credit: WikiPedia The Wolf Facts From ” If Dogs Could Talk. Exploring The Canine…

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Dogs? Why Dr. Miho Nagasawa’s research paper about ABANDONED DOGS AT FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN and PTSD-LIKE EFFECTS IN DOGS is so important.

Why Dr. Miho Nagasawa’s research paper about ABANDONED DOGS AT FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN and PTSD-LIKE EFFECTS IN DOGS IS SO IMPORTANT.Impaired learning and an inability to bond with humans were two of the post- traumatic disorder symptoms displayed by both humans and dogs.Cortisol levels in the Fukushima dogs remained at higher levels than the Kanagawa dogs, even after…

Let’s Do Doglates! Strengthening Fido’s Core Muscles & Emotional Well-Being!

By Claudia Bensimoun     “Many of these exercises involve common commands that you might ordinarily teach your dog, such as sit, stand, down-then stand, high five, turn around, or bow,” says Sherri CappaBianca of Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health and Fitness Center. “By using these commands when the dog is on surfaces at different heights,…

Candle Safety For Your Dog or Cat. It involves more than keeping burning candles out of his reach.

“Candles should be placed well out of reach of animals,” says Dr. Fallek. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. If you have dogs, a shelf, high table or mantelpiece should do it. Just be sure not to place the candle on or near a runner or dangling decoration that could be pulled down…

Dental Care For Dogs. Poochplan. Dog Insurance 101

Dental Cleaning Dental cleaning is often referred to as“dental prophylaxis” and falls under a preventative procedure. Nonetheless, when there is severe dental disease, dental cleaning is often termed “periodontal treatment.” This is simply called a “dental.” Before dogs undergo any dental treatment, they will need to have blood work done to determine if they are…

Does Your Dog Behave Around Guests? Petiquette Tips

    Increase Fido’s Chances of Success During The Holidays Barking, anxiousness and excitability often occurs when we’re away from home visiting family and traveling with our furry best friends. “By the time they get to the hotel, their world has been turned upside down and they’re just trying to maintain as much of an…

Sunny Days. Skin Cancer and Sunscreen For Dogs. Can Your Dog Get Sunburned?

Sunny Days Claudia Bensimoun Pen name used for this article (Annette Cooper)   Canine Skin Cancer Research shows that dogs are just as prone to getting skin cancer as humans, with mast cell tumors being the most common. Although golden retrievers have an increased risk of mast cell tumors compared to other breeds, any dog…

Dogs Imitate Novel Human Actions and Store Them in Memory.A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later.

A recent scientific study shows that dogs can learn to copy human behavior and repeat it later. Claudia Bensimoun   Every dog watched their handler go into a wooden box. These dogs would then have to wait for one minute before going back to their starting position. They were then told to “Do it.” When…

Canine Connection: Study Explores How Dogs Think and Learn About Human Behavior.

New research suggests that the way our canine companions respond to the level of our attentiveness is linked to a combination of specific cues, context, and previous experience. Claudia Bensimoun Photos courtesy of Dr. Monica Udell.   Udell and her team carried out two experiments and compared the performance of domestic dogs, shelter dogs, and…