Dogs

How Therapy Dogs Can Help With ADHD Symptoms

How Therapy Dogs Can Help With ADHD Symptoms

(Picture Credit: kali9/Getty Images) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders that currently lacks treatment to directly and fully deal with the issue. That’s what spurred researchers at UCI Health, led by child development specialist Sabrina Schuck, to turn to therapy dogs. Schuck and her colleagues explored the benefits of therapy…

Read More »

Do Dogs Scratch The Ground To Communicate?

Do Dogs Scratch The Ground To Communicate?

(Picture Credit: Gandee Vasan/Getty Images) Did you ever find your dog incessantly scratching your carpet, couch, or even your walls? Do they love digging in the backyard? Some homeowners may see this as a destructive behavior, but it might also be a way for your pooch to talk to other dogs. University of Colorado professor…

Read More »

Does Your Dog Have A Food Allergy, Or Is It Food Intolerance?

Does Your Dog Have A Food Allergy, Or Is It Food Intolerance?

(Picture Credit: joshblake/Getty Images) Welcoming a new dog in the home has its challenges, the biggest of which can be finding the diet that best suits them. That’s because not all pet foods are made equal—and not even all food types can be tolerated by your pooch. You may need to experiment at first to…

Read More »

7 Golden Retrievers Who Love Doing Chores [VIDEOS]

7 Golden Retrievers Who Love Doing Chores [VIDEOS]

(Picture Credit: TimMcClean/Getty Images) Anyone who owns a Golden Retriever can tell you how loving, loyal, and smart they are. But some Golden Retrievers go above and beyond the call of duty. Sure, they were bred to help hunters retrieve waterfowl, but the average home isn’t full of ducks. The pups in these videos have…

Read More »

Dog Ear Mites: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Dog Ear Mites: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dog ear mites are small parasites, most commonly of a species called Otodectes cynotis, that feed on the wax, oils, and debris in dogs’ ears. They can cause inflammation and itchiness, which may result in self-inflicted injury and secondary infection as dogs scratch at themselves. Ear mites sometimes spread outside the…

Read More »

Dog Walking Injuries Rise Among Seniors And Aging Adults

Dog Walking Injuries Rise Among Seniors And Aging Adults

(Picture Credit: Halfpoint/Getty Images) You’ve probably heard time and time again that there are numerous advantages that come from exercising, especially as we grow older. Having a dog can be a great motivator to get up off the couch and go for a walk. But even exercise as moderate as walking your dog can present…

Read More »

Hypoallergenic Dogs: Best Breeds For Allergy Sufferers

Hypoallergenic Dogs: Best Breeds For Allergy Sufferers

(Picture Credit: Jsheets19/Getty Images) What exactly are hypoallergenic dogs, and what makes them different? Some people love dogs, but allergies have them sneezing, wheezing, and itching every time they pet a pooch. This keeps them from every owning a loving pup, which is heartbreaking. But there are dog breeds that are considered “hypoallergenic” that can…

Read More »

Dachshund Puppies: Pictures And Facts

Dachshund Puppies: Pictures And Facts

Dachshund Puppy (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppies (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppy (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppies (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppy (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Mother With Puppie (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppy (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppies (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Dachshund Puppy (Photo Credit: Getty…

Read More »