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do dogs and cats get along

How Well Do Dogs and Cats Really Get Along?

A new study provides a surprising answer. Dogs and cats are sworn enemies, at least in the movies and in our common stereotypes. But are they really? Most people I know who have both a cat and a dog say that their animals get along pretty well together. One friend has a dog and cat who are best friends and...
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Should I Get A Dog? Think Carefully Before You Decide!

Why Getting A Dog Is In General A Good Idea The short answer is, of course, yes! If you never had the fortune to grow up with dogs, or to know a friend who had a dog, you do not know the amazingly fun times you are missing! Depending on where you live and what kind of dog is right...
animal rights

Animals and Autonomy

Can this vitally important ethical concept be meaningfully applied to animals? In conversations about quality of life in animals, I often hear people say things like this: “Well, animals can’t say what they want, so we have to decide for them.” “Animals obviously don’t have autonomy, so we are in absolute charge of their care decisions.” Statements of this kind...
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Is Human Food Bad For Cats? Find Out!

Why Some People Feed Their Cats Human Food Is human food bad for cats? Though dogs are said to be man's best friend lots of people are actually huge fans of cats. As it turns out these purring animals do not only attract rich pet lovers but also those who care for strays. With this, the rise of cat food...
dog rescue

Dog Rescue Gives Old Dogs New Life

Man's Best Friend It is no casual claim that of all God’s creatures, one is universally “man’s best friend”. From guiding the blind to keeping our soldiers out of harm’s way, from working beside first responders in search and rescue to helping bring in the herd; from serving as our protectors to providing silent comfort; dogs constantly forgive us our...
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Dogs’ Noses Know More Than Doctors About Cancer Detection

Dogs are highly accurate sniffing out various diseases and outperform humans A recent essay in New Scientist by Liz Bestic called "The cancer sniffers: Dogs could be the best tool for diagnosis" is a very good summary about what we know about the ability of dogs to sniff out cancer (the title in the print edition is "The nose knows"). Because Ms....
cat play

Cat Play Needs To Be Interactive To Keep Your Feline Friend Happy

Cat Play Reduces Your Cat's Anxiety And Yours If you are working from home, you are most likely finding yourself with more time to spend with your cat. However, both you and your cat may be feeling stressed due to the changes in schedule and the mood of the household. Let’s look at ways to help with both. Interactive cat play...
companion animals

Companion Animals Help People with Mental Health Problems

A review of research analyzed the extent, nature, and quality of the evidence For many people, sharing their lives with a companion animal (aka pet) has positive benefits while for some it doesn't. My own take on these matters is that regardless of what the science says, if living with a nonhuman companion works for you, then do it. I just learned...

Perfect Photography Poses for Dog and Horse Owners

What are the perfect photography poses for dog and horse owners? As a photographer specialising in horse and dog portraits, I always try to coax owners to be involved in the picture. While it’s lovely to have a treasured canvas of your four-legged friend, it’s really the relationship, the special bond between the two of you, that I hope...
dog stories

Dog Stories That Will Probably Surprise You

Dog Stories That Are Remarkable But True Dog Story 1 For instance, I used to be deathly afraid of dogs, but our dog Gracie surprised me by not eating me and instead, helped me heal from an anxiety disorder. That was a wonderful surprise! I wrote a book about it and Saved by Gracie: How a Rough-and-tumble Rescue Dog Dragged Me...
cats vs dogs

Cats Vs Dogs: Which Make Better Pets?

Well It Depends On Several Factors Cats Vs Dogs? The controversy has gone on for thousands of years, ever since they were domesticated. Which makes the best pet? The answer depends largely on the owner's personality and requirements for animal companionship. We have owned both and have made a few observations based on our experiences. The Upside & Downside Of Each...
dog emotions

Trainers Worry About False Claims That Dogs Lack Emotions

Confusing statements about the emotional lives of dogs ignore scientific facts. Dogs don't lack real emotions. "We like to see ourselves as special, but whatever the difference between humans and animals may be, it is unlikely to be found in the emotional domain." —Frans de Waal Dogs and numerous other nonhuman animals (animals) are sentient, conscious, and emotional beings. An extensive comparative database shows this unquestionably to be a bona...

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