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Who Let The Dogs In? We Did, About 30,000 Years Ago

It looks like dogs might well have been man's (and woman's) best friend for a lot longer than once thought. The long-held conventional wisdom is that canis lupus familiaris split from wolves 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and that the divergence wa...

Calls For Tighter Regulation On Ireland’s ‘Puppy Farms’

There have been calls for the government to review dog breeding legislation, following the broadcast of a documentary about ‘puppy farms’ last night. The BBC Scotland programme ‘The Dog Factory’ was originally broadcast in April and was repea...

Canberra Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Dogs Wearing Bandanas

When it comes to doggy couture, Sunday's RSPCA Million Paws Walk showed Canberra's canines have style, with elaborate costumes galore. But thanks to the 764 dogs that wore bandanas, the ACT has broken a Guinness World Record – with almost twi...

Depp's Dogs Face Death Down Under

Look out, Pistol and Boo! Australian quarantine authorities have given Johnny Depp two days to get his little dogs out of the country. Or else. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce on Thursday accused Depp of smuggling his beloved Yorkshire Terri...

Austrian Postal Workers Resort To Bribery With Dogs

Postmen and women in Austria have begun carrying a second bag — and it’s not because of mail overload. Aggressive dogs can make delivering the mail difficult, so the Austrian post office is providing each letter carrier with a bag of doggie tr...

Aussie Jailed For Bashing Nine Puppies With Brick

A man who bashed and killed nine puppies in the NSW Hunter Valley has been sentenced to a minimum of a year in jail. Nathan Thompson, 25, pleaded guilty to about a dozen animal cruelty charges after he bludgeoned the puppies to death in March i...

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// Dog training is a subject that has to be handled with care. Your dog has to be trained but it has to be done the humane way. The training must not incorporate factors that might harm it morally or physically. Here are some tips to ensure ...

Symptoms of Canine Depression

// Depression has become a common and serious problem among people today. Unfortunately, this illness is not limited to humans alone. Like many others so called human illnesses, depression can also affect dogs as well. The difference between...

About Probiotics

// Probiotics are bacteria or yeast that improve health. They were discovered by a Russian biologist, Elie Metchnikoff. The bacteria are found in certain foods and supplements where they are found in liquid, pill, or powder form. Benefits Pr...

5 Of The Best Growth Supplements For Dogs

// If you want your dog to grow large and muscular and the food you are giving him can't do the job, you should not worry. This is because you can give him the following growth supplements. Vitamin A This is a yellow pigment that is found in...

Wet Dog Food Verses Dry Dog Food

// The funny thing is that food for dogs is manufactured by humans and none of us can or will ever know what is going on in a dog's mind. Why do they decline to eat certain food items even though it cost us a lot and looked very attractive (...

Train Your Dog the Loving Way

// Training your dog and making it fit the cultured civilisation, is one big baffling task. But no matter what at one has to ensure that this is done and that too done at the correct pace. Training your dog has to be done in a proper way, de...

Why Groom Your Dog?

// Grooming your dog is one of the most important things and unfortunately one of the most ignored ones too. Most pet owners find it hard to take out some time to groom their dog and some others don't think it is that important. Combing and ...