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2013-02-13 23:04:34

Dogington Post held their first annual Dogington Post Awards, honoring those that provide the best products, services, and foods for dogs. After weeks of voting, readers and fans Castor & Pollux Organix as the Best Organic Dog Food of 2012. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats and...

Stealing In The Dark: What Dogs Do When We Aren't Watching
2013-02-11 11:31:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We often assigned human thoughts, intentions, and feelings to our pets, but we rarely have the scientific evidence to back up the idea that they´re just like us. However, a new study from a group of researchers based at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany has found that dogs will steal food when they think they aren´t being seen, suggesting that dogs understand our point-of-view. “Humans constantly attribute...

2013-02-08 23:04:18

Dogington Post held their first annual Dogington Post Awards, honoring those that provide the best products, services, and foods for dogs. After weeks of voting, readers and fans chose PeopleFüd as the Best Wet Dog Food of 2012. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats and trainers for...

2013-01-30 23:02:24

Learn what you can do to prevent dog vomiting during the winter season, and discern when it's normal and when veterinary action is required. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Diagnosing Dog Vomiting Why is my dog vomiting? This is a fairly common question for dog owners.The list of reasons that a dog will vomit are plentiful, and the list of things a dog can swallow is even longer. The trick of it is knowing when it is time for a trip to the vet and when dog vomiting can be linked to an issue that...

Dog Treats Found To Contain Bacteria And High Calorie Content
2013-01-29 07:37:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM) at Tufts University and the University of Guelph reveals that a popular pet treat is adding more calories than most pet owners realize, and might possibly be contaminated with bacteria. The "bully" or "pizzle" stick is the treat in question. They are made from the uncooked, dried penis of a bull or steer. The research team analyzed the caloric and bacterial content...

2013-01-18 23:03:18

As part of an initiative to educate dog owners, the Dogington Post launched their first annual Dogington Post Awards for 2012 in multiple categories. Nominees for the “Best Raw Dog Food” category have been released and are open for voting. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats...

Study Determines Why Dogs Can Be Tamed, While Wolves Remain Wild
2013-01-18 06:58:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dogs and wolves are genetically very similar, which has made it difficult for scientists to understand why dogs are happy to become "man's best friend" while wolves remain fiercely wild. Kathryn Lord, doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, suggests the different behaviors are related to the animals' earliest sensory experiences and the critical period of socialization. Previous to this study, little was known...

2013-01-10 05:04:57

As part of an initiative to educate dog owners, the Dogington Post launched their first annual Dogington Post Awards for 2012 in multiple categories. Nominees for the “Best Dry Dog Food” category have been released and are open for voting. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats...

2012-12-22 05:03:35

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Dogington Post launched an initiative to educate pet parents about holiday dangers that might land their family pet in the emergency room. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Christmas is a time for friends and family to come together. It´s also a time of year when Americans string up twinkling lights and decorations in celebration of the holiday. According to L.A. Animal Services, veterinarians experience an increased number of office calls...


Latest Dogs Reference Libraries

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

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2007-01-21 20:21:17

The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog Cape Hunting Dog, or Painted Hunting Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family. It is related to the domestic dog. It is the only species in the canid family to lack dewclaws on the forelimbs. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa. They are found especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded areas. Individuals can easily be recognized in the basis of coat patterns. The pelage is an irregular...

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2007-01-21 20:07:57

Appearance The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is an African canine with a fox-like appearance. It has tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. They weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and are 5.91 to 11.81 in (15 to 30 cm) at the shoulder. Males are usually larger than females. Behavior Black-backed Jackals usually live together in pairs that last for life, but often hunt in packs to catch larger prey such as impala and antelope. They are very...

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2007-01-21 19:54:04

The Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the "Abyssinian Wolf", "Red Jackal" or "Fox", "Simen/Simenian/Simian/Simien Fox or Jackal" and "Horse's Jackal" in English. The Ethiopian wolf is one of the most rare and most endangered of all canids. The numerous names reflect previous uncertainty about their taxonomic position, but they are thought to the wolves of the genus Canis rather than the foxes they resemble. Recent molecular evidence even seems to indicate that the Ethiopian Wolf is a...

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2007-01-21 19:49:34

The dingo (plural dingoes or dingos), Canis lupus dingo, is a type of wild dog, probably descended from the Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). It is commonly described as an Australian wild dog, but is not restricted to Australia, nor did it originate there. It originated in Africa. Modern dingoes are found throughout Southeast Asia, mostly in small pockets of remaining natural forest. They are found on the mainland Australia, particularly in the north. They have features in common with...

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