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.

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There are two types of huskies and they both look an awful lot like malamutes, so it's no wonder people can't tell them apart.

By Tara Yarlagadda

The Shar-Pei is one of the most unusual looking dogs around — that is, if you can find the dog under all those adorable wrinkles.

By Patty Rasmussen

In rat-infested New York City, the Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society – R.A.T.S – is on the job and prowling the streets with dogs bred and trained to flush out and dispose of pesky rodents.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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The dog days of adolescence are tough on humans. But what about our four-legged friends? Do they deal with similar hormonal changes as they age?

By Meg Sparwath

A study found seniors are prone to injury while walking their dogs. Here are ways to enjoy walks with Fido and do it safely.

By John Perritano

Some people believe dogs need a full complement of yearly vaccinations and some don't think they need any at all.

By John Perritano

To most people, dogs are sweet and cuddly, but for some, they're terrifying. However, there are treatments to get over this phobia and most involve hanging out with a dog.

By Jesslyn Shields

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Humans experience a wide range of emotions, but what about dogs? Do they ever get embarrassed by things their humans force them to do?

By John Perritano

If you walk your dog on a retractable dog leash, you need to read this article before you or your four-legged friend wind up hurt.

By John Perritano

People often hear if a dog's nose is dry, the dog is sick. If that's true, does a wet nose signal a healthy dog?

By John Perritano

Ceramic and plastic bowls, especially, have been shown to breed E. coli, salmonella and even MRSA.

By John Perritano

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

By John Perritano

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

By John Perritano

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

By John Perritano

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

By John Perritano

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

By Mark Mancini

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

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

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

By John Perritano

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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

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

By John Perritano

A study suggests your canine may be flashing those puppy dog eyes because it's trying to tell you something.

By Sarah Gleim

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By John Perritano