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 […]

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 […]

Do Dogs Dream?

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If you’ve ever wondered if your dog is dreaming when she’s deep asleep, the answer is yes. Those yelps, barks, limb movements that can even mimic running—all of those things indicate your dog is experiencing the same profound, bizarre—even scary—subconscious dream world that we do. This isn’t anthropomorphizing dogs. It’s a scientific fact that they […]

Pets and Hurricanes: A Complete Guide on How to Prepare

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We’ve all seen the images of abandoned pets whose owners fled for safety in the face of dangerous storms, usually hurricanes. We shouldn’t pass judgment on those owners, because we’re not privy to their circumstances. However, with proper preparation, such situations need not occur. So, here’s everything you need to know in order to prepare […]