TORONTO — Cats may have nine lives, but owning a dog may extend yours, a Toronto researcher says. A study released Tuesday suggests dog owners live longer than their canine-less counterparts, experiencing nearly a one-third lower risk of dying from heart problems. Caroline Kramer, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital,
According to Dr. Marty Goldstein — one of America’s top veterinarians — these are examples of innocent mistakes almost all dog owners make when caring for their dog. Research suggests that it’s putting many dogs at risk of serious health issues. And news of this has caught the attention of
Dog owners spent close to 300 minutes each week walking with their dogs, about 200 more minutes of walking than people without dogs. Dog owners are about four times more likely than other people to meet today’s physical activity guidelines, according to a large-scale new study of dogs and exercise.
The comforting padding of feet across the otherwise silent house, the welcoming nudge of wet nose on arm and the soothing sense of unconditional love can make lives tainted by mental health more bearable. Formerly love-deprived Nell, my rescue spaniel, loves her cuddles, and she “asks” for them on a
When the young dog first showed up at a rural Georgia shelter last month, he was overlooked for several months because there were just so many other dogs available there. The shelter was crowded and busy, and no one really paid attention to him.That was until Amanda Harris, marketing programs
It’s a very important deal to give your dog attention and love. And pets love to play! They will feel loved and satisfied after playing with you, and this is good for both of you, because the pet will also be tired enough to sleep for some hours. Before waking
You’ve just made a horrible mistake. The ball is travelling towards goal. In a last ditch attempt, you look to the heavens and pray for some divine intervention. Cue man’s best friend! This dog was clearly a Juventud Unida de Gualeguaychú fan and couldn’t help keeping his team a clean sheet.
Have you ever sneezed while petting a dog? Does your nose feel stuffy when someone hands you a beautiful bouquet of flowers? If you’ve answered yes to one or both of these questions, you may have nasal allergies. Nasal allergies refer to the hypersensitive reactions of individuals to normally harmless
You’ve probably heard a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s. Doubtful. It isn’t that Fido has fewer germs, he just has different ones. Every time he slobbers on Mr. Squeaky, he doesn’t just transfer bacteria, he creates a sticky wet place for other germs to thrive. There’s no telling
Welcome back to TechCrunch Mixtape, the podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I, Henry Oliver Pickavet, talk about some of the stories of the week that we feel like talking about. This week it was dogs, working out and mac and cheese. BarkBox creators Bark and Co. decided that Nashville, Tenn., needed
It’s not a good idea to share salty foods like chips or pretzels with your dog. Eating too much salt can make your dog seriously thirsty. That means a lot of trips to the fire hydrant and it could lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of too much salt include
Most people know that chocolate is bad for dogs. The problem in chocolate is theobromine. It’s in all kinds of chocolate, even white chocolate. The most dangerous types are dark chocolate and unsweetened baking chocolate. Chocolate can cause a dog to vomit and have diarrhea. It can also cause heart
Dogs, especially puppies, explore the world with their mouth. She likes to chew because it calms her. But it destroys your stuff. Even worse — she might eat something like a sock that could block her intestines. Break this habit now. Give her chew toys, and take away things she
Some dogs bark at things others ignore. Some bark when they’re frustrated. Don’t yell at your dog when she barks. That could make it worse. Obedience training can help fix frustration barking. If your dog learns to sit before she does something fun like going for a walk, she’ll learn
Vegan diets are increasingly popular among humans, but is the environmentally conscious and cruelty-free way of eating appropriate for pets? Activists say that pet food is an environmental disaster, especially now that so many pet owners are interested in feeding their dogs and cats a biologically appropriate diet. On the
Deaf dogs are collared with the myth that they’re harder to train. However, all dogs utilize body language and vision when communicating with each other. This means that it’s easy for any dog, including a deaf one, to learn hand signals. When training a deaf dog, focus on the keen