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Exposure to asbestos can cause the same cancer in dogs as it does in humans. Recent cases of asbestos-contaminated mulch highlight the need to better protect our pets.
People often think about how it’s good for children to have a pet dog around. But what about the dog?
Thirty-eight per cent of Danish dog owners surveyed said they dosed canines with cannabis products.
Responsible pet owners are on diligent poop patrol.
The signs that remind you to pick up after your pet are not just trying to keep public spaces clean; they’re urging you to help safeguard your community’s health.
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The dangers of passive smoking for humans may be well-known but second – and even third-hand – smoke is also hazardous to our pets. Here’s what you need to know.
Survival curves for eight pure breeds. Border collie (dark blue), border terrier (light blue), bulldog (green), French bulldog (red), labrador retriever (orange), mastiff (purple), miniature dachshund (pink) and pug (brown). All purebreds vary significantly from crossbreds (light purple).
New research shows that certain breeds tend to live longer than others, and this could help potential owners decide which companion is best for them.
Should your dog share your bed? Some owners have better quality sleep alongside their furry friends.
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While some people blanch at the thought of bed-sharing bed with a pet, others can’t sleep without their animal companions – and expert explains the pros and cons of sharing a bed with a pet (or two).
Only one of these guys deserves to be in timeout.
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Questions about how to ethically train different kinds of pets depend on the nature of those animals’ inner lives and their abilities to learn.
Dogs get cold in the winter too, but there are things pet owners can do to help them feel comfortable.
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Dogs might have furry coats, but they can still get cold when the temperature drops.
Dogs being taken care of in an image from Livre de la Chasse (Book of the Hunt).
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The place of dogs in society changed when hunting became an aristocratic pastime, rather than a necessity.
Over the years, more obituaries have grown longer, providing more room to mention a person’s pets, hobbies and passions.
Writing an obituary is one of the many things people do when a loved one dies. And animals are more frequently mentioned in the obituaries of their human companions.
A new law has been introduced that officially brings dog meat to an end as a commodity in South Korea.
A veteran hugs his service dog during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
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Organizations have very different approaches to training service dogs and matching them with veterans. Neither the industry nor Canada’s provinces and territories have come to a consensus on standards.
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Conservation dogs perform vital roles across Australia. Some are guardians protecting wildlife from predators while others put their powerful sense of smell to use as sniffer dogs or detection dogs.
Being out in nature is beneficial for both us and our dogs – but we can’t forget about the wildlife that calls it home.
There are simple explanations for what may seem like complex behaviours in dogs.
Indigenous Coast Salish women wove woolly dogs’ fur into blankets.
Artist's reconstruction by Karen Carr
Dogs have lived with Indigenous Americans since before they came to the continent together 10,000 years ago. A new analysis reveals the lineage of one 1800s ‘woolly dog’ from the Pacific Northwest.
If we weren’t here to shape, feed and care for our dogs – how might they change?
Erwitt standing in front of two of his most famous images, Dog Legs, and California Kiss.
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His witty, gentle and beautifully observed images propelled Erwitt to become one of the best-loved photographers of the 20th century.
Bobi with his owner Leonel Costa and Guinness World Record certificates for title of oldest dog.
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There’s a surprising amount of crossover in what things help human and dog longevity.