Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason. Learn all about dogs, from choosing a dog to solving dog behavior problems to giving dogs first aid.
Does Rover Have a "Red Cross"?
What Should We Be Feeding Our Dogs?
Arrival of European Breeds Wiped Out Native American Dogs
Do Dogs Know They're Being Photographed?
Ancient American dogs were decimated when the Europeans arrived. But these pre-Columbian dogs did leave behind a lasting legacy.
By Mark Mancini Jul 5, 2018
Since there seem to be no scientific studies one way or another on whether dogs know when we're photographing them, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence.
By John Perritano Jun 1, 2018
If your pooch has an emergency, chances are he could need a blood transfusion. So where exactly does the blood he gets come from?
By John Perritano May 31, 2018
Bloodhounds, with their floppy skin and gangly ears, are the quintessential tracking dogs, and there's good reason.
By John Perritano Mar 29, 2018
Dogs are more than man's best friend. They've also helped out with the Cuban Missile Crisis, joined the Russian space program and discovered a rare archaeological find. And at least one was promoted to sergeant.
By John Perritano
Anxiety-reducing thunder shirts can help calm frightened dogs and other pets.
By Carrie Tatro Jan 16, 2018
With so many dog foods on the market, how do we know what's best for our furry friends?
By John Perritano Dec 11, 2017
A new study suggests those puppy dog eyes could be trying to tell you something.
By Sarah Gleim Oct 23, 2017
Let sleeping dogs lie? Maybe even in the same room, says a new study.
By Alia Hoyt Oct 12, 2017
A new study put dogs and wolves head to head in the intelligence department. Guess which species won?
By John Perritano Sep 22, 2017
Credit for the ubiquity of the name as shorthand for a generic, random dog goes to one of the most popular U.S. presidents.
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 10, 2017
The most popular pooch names in the Big Apple reveal more about us humans that we might care to admit.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 5, 2017
Some pet owners are amazed when their dogs respond to 'W-A-L-K' the same way they respond to 'walk.' But are their pooches getting smarter or just responding to something else?
By Alia Hoyt Jun 22, 2017
Think your dog would be willing to share his treats with other dogs? Studies show he probably would.
By John Perritano Mar 2, 2017
Scientists have developed two new vaccines for canine influenza that are far superior to those now available.
By John Perritano Feb 2, 2017
Huffing your puppy's feet for an aroma reminiscent of Fritos all comes down to the existence of certain microbes.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 14, 2016
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but researchers hope a pill could postpone the aging process and make man's best friend live a little longer.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 17, 2016
Veterinarians have a name for when a dog gets the call of the wild, often after a bath, and suddenly starts tearing through the house with an untamed glint in its eye.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 23, 2016
What's it going be, Fido: kibbles or kudos? A new study tackled the question.
By Robert Lamb Aug 19, 2016
Only seven cases of Guinea worm have occurred in humans so far in 2016. But hundreds of cases have appeared in dogs. What does this mean for guinea worm eradication?
By Robert Lamb Aug 12, 2016
Dogs suffering from the condition known as "limber tail" experience pain as their normally waggable appendages go limp.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 4, 2016
Think you're an ace swimmer? These canines might be even better.
By Allison Loudermilk Jun 22, 2016
Pet stores provide scientific, anatomical names for dog chews, so why resort to euphemisms like "pizzle" and "bully stick"? Dogs have no shame — but we humans do.
By Laurie L. Dove May 23, 2016
Regardless of what a dog's breed actually is, if it's labeled a "pit bull," its chances of adoption drop. Pity the poor pit pup.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 6, 2016
If you live with a pooch, you know that dogs are insightful, intuitive creatures. But you may not realize just how insightful they can be.
By Linda C. Brinson
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