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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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

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

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

By John Perritano

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

By John Perritano

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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

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

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

By Robert Lamb

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

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

By Jesslyn Shields

Think you're an ace swimmer? These canines might be even better.

By Allison Loudermilk

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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

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

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

Dogs may be humankind's best friend, but they're not always that reliable. Sure, they can detect hidden objects at the bottom of a lake, but they also tend to mistake their tails for prey. So can we really trust them to predict the weather?

By Kate Kershner

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All dogs, regardless of breed or age, are susceptible to the flu. What do you need to know before you drop your pup off at doggie day care?

By Julia Layton

Imagine your dog sending you a text alerting you that he needs to go out. Sound like science fiction? It may be closer to reality than you think.

By Laurie L. Dove

The old rule of thumb of seven dog years per human year typically makes dogs seem older than they really are. No fear, there's a formula to estimate your dog's age the right way!

By Bambi Turner

Thanks to your pet greyhound's superior speed, trying to keep up with them on a run would be an exercise in futility. Surprisingly, these dogs are lazier than you think!

By Bambi Turner

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When it comes to dogs, age really is just a number. If you've got the patience, you surely can teach an old dog some new tricks.

By Bambi Turner

Kids and dogs usually love each other and you can strengthen that love by having your kids make their pet some tasty treats. We've got some easy recipes.

By Colleen Cancio

Kids and dogs go together like, well, PB and J. Add these fun games in to the mix and everybody's happy.

By John Perritano

Choosing the perfect dog for your family isn't as simple as picking the cutest dog you can find. Here are 10 things to keep in mind.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Can a dog that'll hunt also be a good family companion? We've got five that fit the bill.

By Kim Williamson

Some older dogs may be set in their ways, which may not include being nice to kids. Here are some things to look for when considering an adult dog.

By Emilie Sennebogen