Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

We have to admit that there’s nothing quite as cute and heartwarming as the head tilt of a dog. If you’ve ever wondered why dog tilt their heads, the answer isn’t just too be cute,… [[ This is a summary … Continue reading

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Most dogs have an extra muscle that controls their eye expressions that wolves lack

Dog domestication needs to be understood as a coevolution between our species and this form of gray wolf.  Today, an amazing finding was released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that most domestic dogs have a muscle … Continue reading

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What Do Vegans Feed Their Pets?

Embracing a plant-based lifestyle may start with what’s on your plate, but whether you’re vegan for health, humane, or environmental reasons, for lots of people it’s not just a diet, but a way of life. Being vegan can affect nearly … Continue reading

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These scientists believe small dogs lie about their body size when they pee

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Happy Dogs Dig Their Veggies

Cookie, left, and Larry with their Halo chow. My vegetarian friend, Adrienne, in East Hampton is so grateful to Halo for their meatless dog food, Vegan Garden Medley, which is made with protein from lower-glycemic ingredients like chickpeas. It includes … Continue reading

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Millennials and Their Music

Today at the gym I got into one of those really useful insightful discussions with a bearded, man-bun BilaBong millennial – yeah those guys – about the best workout music so to get out of my ‘Why so serious?’ posts tonight I … Continue reading

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Calling All Cat People To “Translate” For Their Kitties

Researchers need the help of people who share their lives with cats to better understand why cats do what they do. Since cats are enigmas wrapped in a mystery, the veterinarians doing this study need the human companions of indoor … Continue reading

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HALO AND MY DOG EATS FIRST PROGRAM GO TO BAT FOR THE HOMELESS OF LOUISVILLE AND THEIR PETS

My Dog Eats First, a nonprofit organization based in Louisville, Kentucky, understands the importance of keeping pets and their people together, particularly those living on the margins of our society. Founded by Bethany Green, its mission is “to provide free … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: NOBODY LIKES TO HEAR THEIR DOG IS FAT!

Canine etiquette question: what do you say when you encounter someone whose dog is seriously overweight? I have been in this predicament more than several times and am torn between not wanting to offend or alienate the person, and advocating … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with old men and their Chihuahuas

This story could go with my Macho Men and Tiny Dogs series of a few years ago. Carl Moore is 73 years old and does not know fear. “The man or beast that I run from ain’t been born, and … Continue reading

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