How Do Dogs Drink Water?

Dogs lap water to drink. Unlike humans, dogs do not have fully developed cheeks. This means they drink differently because they could not create suction to take in water. Dogs instead, they have developed a system using their tongue to drink. They bend their tongue backward in a ladle-like shape to pull out water into […]

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How Can You Tell How Old A Dog Is?

The most reliable way to tell how old a dog is by looking at their teeth. Puppies will start growing baby teeth when they are about 4 weeks old and will have a full set when they are 8 weeks old. At about 14 weeks old, their needle-like temporary teeth would start getting replaced by […]

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How Big Is A Dogs Brain?

A dog’s brain is around 1/125 its body mass. Brain size is usually measured in proportion with the specimen’s body mass as variations within species have marked differences in size and sometimes even structure. In comparison, the human brain is 1/40 of its mass, cats have a 1/100 ratio, and elephants have 1/560. This ratio […]

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Does Neutering Help With Aggression In Dogs?

The short answer is no, neutering does not help with aggression in male dogs. Standardized evaluations of canine temperament and behavior based on the Canine Behavioral Assessment & Research Questionnaire or C-BARQ published findings contrary to the common belief that castration solves a dog’s aggression. The evaluations show that neutering causes behavioral problems in male […]

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Does My Dog Know I Love Him?

Yes, dogs know you love them. For centuries, dogs have always been considered man’s best friend and countless accounts show that they react positively to their owners’ affection. These testimonies, however, can be interpreted as a behavioral response from dependence induced by positive reinforcement. More recently, however, there is finally scientific evidence that proves that dogs […]

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Do Male Dogs Have Nipples?

Male dogs do have nipples, typically about 8 to 10 depending on whether they are a small or large breed. They are found in a dog’s torso starting from the chest down to the abdomen near the groin area and have corresponding names based on their position. If a dog has 10 nipples, for example, […]

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Can Dogs Watch TV?

Before you answer this question, check your TV set.  Televisions with a higher resolution show more frames per second and thus display a closer to life image.  If you find your dog watching television more intently, it’s likely he is able to see the images more clearly than on older sets.  Dogs have excellent vision and thus […]

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Can Dogs Talk?

Many a dog-owner will swear up and down that the understanding they have with their pet dog carries into conversation. Countless humorous videos can be found online in support of the theory that the mildly intelligible sounds dogs produce in response to their owners is talking. To call this talking is to assume dogs have adopted human […]

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Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

It’s no secret that dogs have a powerful sense of smell.  While their exceptional vision helps them navigate the world from day to night, their heightened sense of smell brings it all to life.  Smelling is essentially how dogs see the world. This exceptional ability has been harnessed by humans for a variety of uses throughout […]

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Can Dogs Sense Sadness?

Studies have shown that dogs are more likely to go up to a person who is crying than one who is displaying more ‘upbeat’ behaviours like humming. It is a fair assumption that some of this behavior may be attributed to conditioning, where dogs receive rewards from their owners when they offer comfort.  However, a dog’s […]

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