DOG WALKING: THE KEY TO A LONGER LIFE

In 2016, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) administrated quite possibly the most adorable study mankind has ever seen. According to Rebecca Johnson, a professor at the MU college of Veterinary Medicine, the study explored the link between dog ownership and pet bonding with walking behaviour and health outcomes among older adults. The study…

MORE THAN MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Take Rupee the Mongrel for example. Rupee became the first dog to travel to Everest base camp with his owner, Joanne Lefson, at a towering altitude of 17,000 feet over a span of 10 days. Their one-of-a-kind friendship began when Joanne found Rupee, then a starving puppy, on the streets of Ladakh, India and took…

“LIKE OWNER, LIKE DOG”: STUDY FINDS DOGS ARE KEPT AWAKE BY THEIR WORRIES

This year, a study done by researchers from various institutions in Hungary showed that dogs experience disturbed sleep patterns when stressed. The paper, which was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, took into account the sleep experiences of 16 pooches of different breeds that were exposed to either positive or negative emotional experiences…

FIVE TYPES OF DOG EYE DISCHARGE AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN

Most pooches experience eye discharge because of dirt, dust or allergic eye drainage, which is common. What isn’t normal is when yellowish discharge starts to form or you notice physical changes to the eye itself—whether it’s starting to cloud, bulge or push itself back into the skull. In order to determine what professional help is…

FIVE WAYS YOUR BUNNY “SPEAKS” TO YOU

1. Binkying (Photo credit: @teddy.and.luna) For those unfamiliar with what a binky is, it’s basically a dramatic display of happiness in your rabbit. Rabbits will leap into the air, twist their bodies and even kick their heels back. This little expression of joy is akin to a dance performance by your furry companion. When your…