Dogs and Science
Do dogs have periods? Well, a dog’s estrous cycle is different from the human menstrual cycle — here’s how.
One of the most common questions about dog vision is — are dogs colorblind? Do dogs see in black-and-white or what colors can they and can’t they see? We’ve got answers to your dog vision questions.
Hypothyroidism in dogs, or underactive thyroid in dogs, affects metabolism, energy and physical appearance. Learn more and find out what you can do.
Cremation or a burial isn’t the only option when your dog passes. Find out how you could donate your dog’s body and potentially save canine lives.
Ah, dog tails — they’re so cute! But, why do dogs have tails in the first place? And why do different breeds have different tails?
A dog’s eyes may appear similar to a human’s but how dogs use their sense of sight and what dogs see is vastly different. Let’s talk about dog vision.
The awesome science behind how dogs drink water may help you forgive the mess your dog makes while drinking.
Brain activity during sleep suggests that dogs do dream, but what dog dreams are about is less certain.
Do dogs cry tears like humans do, or for the same reasons? Do dogs have tear ducts at all? What exactly is dog crying? Let’s find out!
Converting dog years to human years depends on many factors, including size, breed and health.
How familiar are you with your dog’s poop? Observing its typical shape and color can help you recognize and isolate the causes of abnormal dog stool.
How long do dogs live? The average dog life span depends on several factors, most importantly weight and size.
Humans crave variety from their potables. Is it safe to share drinks like milk, coffee, tea, or beer with puppies and dogs, or is water best?
A form of malocclusion where a dog’s teeth don’t have their usual scissored fit, an underbite is actually a normal feature in some short-muzzled dogs. Let’s learn more about dogs with undershot jaws!
We’ve all seen the blue-black tongue of the Shar Pei and Chow Chow. Why do other dogs have black spots on their tongues? Is dog tongue color change a cause for concern?
There are three major STDs that affect dogs: one bacterial, one viral, and one transmissible form of cancer. Each is most frequently found among intact strays, feral, or wild dogs.
Is your senior dog’s once-stentorian bark starting to sound hoarse or weak? Are they less energetic? Let’s look at the canine voice box, or larynx, and examine laryngeal paralysis, a potentially debilitating condition.
The study, published in “Science of the Total Environment,” also found that a canned dog food it included that claimed to be BPA-free was actually not.
Canine gelotology, or the study of how — or even if — dogs laugh, is still a developing field of scientific inquiry. Can dogs laugh out loud? Can dogs be tickled? Let’s find out!
Have the most ancient dogs in the world really been around for millennia? What is the difference between ancient, primitive, and extinct dogs? Let’s try and untangle these mysteries!
The 8-year-old dog was facing humane euthanasia when his pet parents sought out the treatment, Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator. Now he’s running and jumping!
Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. Calling any phobia “weird” or “silly” dismisses issues and symptoms that are very real. What causes people to be afraid of dogs? Is it treatable?
Dogs have stronger senses of hearing and night vision than humans. Can they perceive beings from spiritual and ethereal realms? Let’s investigate!
The study of animal cognition, including pig intelligence, is still a new field. Which animal does science say is smarter, the dog or the pig?
What is cannabidiol, the primary agent in CBD dog treats? Are these medical edibles the same as a dog eating weed? No! CBD is not THC. We lay out the facts.
Do you kiss your dog with that mouth? Should you? Let’s explore some frankly bizarre folk wisdom about dog tongues, saliva, and cleanliness.
Context is everything when it comes to dog staring. We examine some of the emotional and biochemical reasons why dogs stare at their humans.
It’s rare to see a dog wearing a watch. Can dogs tell time? Do they even have a concept of time or mark its passage in any way we’d understand?
Why do dogs turn, tilt, or cock their heads? To hear better? To express empathy? Because they’re ill? Let’s explore some possible reasons for the head tilt.
Canine pyoderma, or puppy impetigo, is a bacterial skin infection linked to young dogs. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options here!
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