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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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Why Is My Dog So Faithful

Why Are Dogs So Faithful

Man’s best friend earned their nickname, and they constantly wow owners by living up to it. Owners are far from perfect, but dogs are resilient, loyal, and eager to please. Still, why are dogs faithful? [adrotate group=”8″]Domestication Of DogsCanines and humans have developed a special relationship since the late Stone Age, according to a 2015 study on […]

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Can A Pet Dog Help A Child With ADHD?

Dogs And Children With ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It affects millions of children all over the world and can continue into adulthood. It tends to run in families and is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children. Children with ADHD have trouble controlling their impulses. They have trouble concentrating at home or at school and […]

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At What Age Does A Dog Become A Senior Dog

When Does A Dog Become A Senior Dog

Generally, dogs are considered senior at 7 years old. This varies between breeds. Very large or giant breeds are considered senior around 6 years, whereas small breeds are not really considered senior until around 10 years. This stage of a dog’s life is equivalent to a person entering late middle age around 55 years old. At […]

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How Closely Are Dogs And Wolves Related?

How Closely Are Dogs And Wolves Related

Wolves and dogs are very closely related. In fact, DNA analysis cannot tell a wolf from a dog. They were probably domesticated when humans left their hunter gatherer lifestyle and turned to agriculture. Scientific work is continuing to work out exactly when dogs were first domesticated. The consensus is that the domestic dog evolved from the […]

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What You Need To Know About Dog Anatomy

Dog Anatomy

Some of the names used for the parts of a dog’s body are the same as those used in everyday language. Others are more specialized. This article will try to use as many terms as possible. 1. standing four squareStanding four square simply means your dog is standing on all four legs. [adrotate group=”8″] 2. […]

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Classroom Dogs – Are The Benefits Worth The Hassle?

Classroom Dogs

Classroom dogs may seem more of a distraction than a benefit, but more and more studies are showing that having almost any kind of pet in class can bring significant benefits to students. A major study conducted jointly by the Pet Care Trust and the American Humane Society published in 2015 found the top three […]

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11 Interesting Dog Facts

11 Interesting Dog Facts

We know that our dogs are interesting, but here are some things that you may not have known about them. [adrotate group=”8″]How many TASTE BUDS do dogs have?While humans have approximately 9000 tastebuds on their tongues, dogs only have around 1700. On the other hand, dogs have many more scent receptors than we do – […]

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