Do Dogs See In Black And White?

The human eye consists of a complex network of photoreceptors separated into two groups known as rods and cones. Cones are responsible for the differentiation of colours.  Dogs only have 20% of the number of cones in a human eye.  As such, their ability to differentiate colour is far more limited than that of humans. This […]

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Do Dogs Love Their Owners?

Have you ever stared lovingly into the soulful eyes of your loving pooch, convincing yourself that this is an act of love? Dogs are more complex creatures than they are often credited as being, and if they can feel joy, why not love.  However, the question is not whether they can feel love, but can they […]

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Do Dogs Like Hugs?

Opinions remain divided on this topic.  Dogs may experience much of the same emotions as humans and react accordingly, but they do not always act on their emotions in the same way that humans do. From an evolutionary perspective, dogs do not show affection the same way that humans do, and vice versa.  In much the […]

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Do Dogs Laugh?

Researchers believe so. The average pet owner has witnessed dogs showing signs of sadness, hunger, shame, defensiveness when threatened and even jealousy.  In fact, focussed studies were prompted by the other emotional expressions often displayed by dogs. We also know that dogs are able to smile and do so at appropriate time, when most content. So […]

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Do Dogs Have Tonsils?

If you’re especially well acquainted with your dog, a big yawn might reveal a pair of swollen glands on either side of the back of his throat.  Should you witness this, it’s likely your dog’s tonsils are enflamed and he is fighting an infection. It is a good idea to get your pet to a […]

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Do Dogs Have Souls?

Since man and dog first became best friends, the question has played on every dog lover’s mind, even inspiring films to interrogate the concern – Do dogs have souls? The idea unleashes a debate of cosmic proportions, leading to further questions on the existence of a heaven that accepts dogs upon death. It all comes down […]

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Do Dogs Have Taste Buds?

As a dog parent, you can swear up and down that your little one has preferences when it comes to food and treats – preferences you happily indulge for your pup to live their best life. But can they really taste the difference?  Depending on your approach, schools of thought remain divided on the subject. As […]

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Do Dogs Have Lips?

The human mouth is a very expressive feature.  When not speaking, a host of emotions can still be expressed through the slightest changes in mouth movements.  But none of this would be possible without our lips. Lips are a feature we share with a number of other creatures in the animal kingdom, many of whom also […]

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Do Dogs Have Eyebrows?

Some dog breeds have pigmented markings that look like eyebrows but they do not have eyebrows as humans do. The eyebrows’ main function is to keep sweat and other moisture from reaching the eyes. Since dogs’ fur covers most of their body and dog don’t sweat under their fur, they don’t need eyebrows although they […]

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Do Dogs Have Baby Teeth?

Deciduous teeth or teeth that fall out are common for mammals including dogs. These primary teeth are formed temporarily while your puppy’s jaws are still growing. Baby teeth will start growing at around the same time puppies start to open their eyes, about 2 to 4 weeks from birth. At week 5 or 6, they […]

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