Wild Dog Breeds That Are Truly Born Free

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One doesn’t have to be a geneticist to know that domestic dogs are descended from gray wolves. The similarities in appearance and behavior are obvious. You’ve probably also noticed similarities between dogs and foxes, coyotes, jackals and a few other wild dog-like creatures. They are all from the same taxonomic subfamily — the Latin term […]

A List of the Worst Foods for Your Dog

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Many dogs will eat almost anything, or at least try to. Your dog probably wants a bite of anything you’re eating—or eat all of it! But just because something is okay for you to eat doesn’t mean it’s okay for your dog. After all, we’re completely different species with different digestive systems and nutritional requirements. […]

Is Your Dog Afraid of Storms? Here are 11 Tips to Calm It

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Thanks to modern meteorology, we can easily forecast the approach of thunderstorms and other weather systems. But have you ever noticed that some dogs—perhaps yours—seem to know when a storm is approaching? Does your dog seem to get nervous? But first, how in the heck are dogs able to sense an approaching storm? Natural meteorologists […]