Dogs

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.


And the smellier the better. But nobody seems to be able to figure out why they do it.

A new study shows that our beloved four-legged friends are moved to action when they see us in emotional distress.

Slipping your dog a little human food once in a while is fine, but be aware that some human foods are toxic to Fido.

Your dog might even 'trance' — and you have no earthly idea what he's doing. We assure you, he's not the only one.

Ancient American dogs were decimated when the Europeans arrived. But these pre-Columbian dogs did leave behind a lasting legacy.

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.

If your pooch has an emergency, chances are he could need a blood transfusion. So where exactly does the blood he gets come from?

Bloodhounds, with their floppy skin and gangly ears, are the quintessential tracking dogs, and there's good reason.

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.

Anxiety-reducing thunder shirts can help calm frightened dogs and other pets.

With so many dog foods on the market, how do we know what's best for our furry friends?

A new study suggests those puppy dog eyes could be trying to tell you something.

Let sleeping dogs lie? Maybe even in the same room, says a new study.

A new study put dogs and wolves head to head in the intelligence department. Guess which species won?

Credit for the ubiquity of the name as shorthand for a generic, random dog goes to one of the most popular U.S. presidents.

The most popular pooch names in the Big Apple reveal more about us humans that we might care to admit.

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?

Think your dog would be willing to share his treats with other dogs? Studies show he probably would.

Scientists have developed two new vaccines for canine influenza that are far superior to those now available.

Huffing your puppy's feet for an aroma reminiscent of Fritos all comes down to the existence of certain microbes.

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.

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.

What's it going be, Fido: kibbles or kudos? A new study tackled the question.

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?

Dogs suffering from the condition known as "limber tail" experience pain as their normally waggable appendages go limp.