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Dog Brains Link Pleasure With Owner’s Scent – News Watch

20 Sep

The researchers found that the dogs’ caudate nucleus, an area of the brain associated with positive expectations, was most activated by the scent of the familiar person.

via Dog Brains Link Pleasure With Owner’s Scent – News Watch.

at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease

19 Sep

What’s going on is the animal’s natural self-preservation mechanism. Pain and illness are viewed as signs of weakness by predators and weaker animals end up as dinner.

via at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease.

Deaf and Blind Dogs Are Just Like Other Dogs

19 Sep

Through cooperative partnerships between veterinarians, behaviorists, and dog owners, blind and deaf dogs can be excellent and well-loved companion dogs.

via Deaf and Blind Dogs Are Just Like Other Dogs.

Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Dogs and Cats? | petMD

19 Sep

Many people are somewhat familiar with Alzheimer’s disease, but few know that dogs and cats can also suffer from a similar condition known as cognitive dysfunction.

via Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Dogs and Cats? | petMD.

Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds | Science | theguardian.com

30 Jul

To legions of dog-owners, the finding will come as no surprise: it does not take much to make a dog feel jealous.

via Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds | Science | theguardian.com.

Introducing Cats and Dogs to Each Other

29 Jul

 

Introducing Cats and Dogs to Each Other.

Dog Bites: What To Do When You’re Attacked

29 Jul

As a veterinarian focused on behavior and an avid runner, I’ve dealt with a lot of dogs charging towards me and threatening to bite.

via Dog Bites: What To Do When You’re Attacked | Animal Behavior and Medicine Blog | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS.

Camping with Pets: Top 10 Threats to Dogs

28 Jul

There’s not a dog alive who doesn’t enjoy a weekend in the woods and it can be the most gratifying thing you ever do with your pets. But we want you to be prepared before you pack up your pup and hit the trails.

via Camping with Pets: Top 10 Threats to Dogs.

Family PawsDog and Baby Support & Education

28 Jul

We offer professional support and guidance to help ease you into the transition from pet-parent to baby-parent.

via Family PawsDog and Baby Support & Education.

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