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It’s a Dog’s Life: Doggy Database Aims to Define Pet Health

May 2013: Using data collected about Labrador Retrievers, research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Veterinary Research is beginning to quantify the health, illnesses, and veterinary care of dogs. The UK is a nation of pet lovers — but what do we know about the health of our pets? To date the long […]

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Owning a Dog Is Linked to Reduced Heart Risk

May 9, 2013: The nation’s largest cardiovascular health organization has a new message for Americans: Owning a dog may protect you from heart disease. The unusual message was contained in a scientific statement published on Thursday by the American Heart Association, which convened a panel of experts to review years of data on the cardiovascular […]

Study Shows Homes With Dogs Have More Types of Bacteria

May 22, 2013: New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado shows that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria – including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs. The finding is part of a larger study to improve our understanding of the […]

Dogs, Like Humans, Show a Gradual Development of Contagious Yawning

Contagious yawning is not just a sign of sleepiness or boredom. Previous research has shown contagious yawning in humans, adult chimpanzees, baboons and dogs, and suggests that it can be used as a measure of empathy. Empathy, mimicking the emotional responses of others, is difficult to measure directly, but contagious yawning allows assessment of a […]

Obese Dogs at Risk of Health Condition Experienced by Humans

Veterinary scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that, like humans, obese dogs can experience metabolic syndrome, a condition that describes multiple health issues that occur in the body at the same time. The condition occurs when a number of health problems, such as increased blood glucose and increased cholesterol levels, develop together, with […]

Dogs Recognize the Dog Species Among Several Other Species On a Computer Screen

Feb 2013: Dogs pick out faces of other dogs, irrespective of breeds, among human and other domestic and wild animal faces and can group them into a category of their own. They do that using visual cues alone, according to new research by Dr. Dominique Autier-Dérian from the LEEC and National Veterinary School in Lyon […]

Dog clothing Size Chart: How to measure your dog to fit apparel perfectly !

Dog Clothing Size Chart Just like us, dogs in every breed come in different weights and sizes. Make sure to measure your pup before buying clothing online to make sure it will fit. Pet it Dog Apparel comes in sizes XXS – XL  PLUS M+, L+ and XL + for wider chested breeds. If your […]

Luxating Patella or Floating Kneecap – Patellar Luxation

What is the Patella? The patella is the bone we know as the knee cap. The knee cap for dogs and humans both sit in the same place A groove in the end of the femur allows the patella to glide up and down when the knee joint is bent back and forth. The patella […]

Teacup Chihuahuas

Teacup Chihuahuas, sleeve dog, pocket dog, purse dog, lap dog, micro teacup, micro mini’s….. Teacup chihuahuas, are they real? Teacup chihuahuas are not their own breed, it is a commonly used term too describe the weight and size of a chihuahua. Although not an ‘official’ classification of the breed (As set out by the major […]

Picking A Puppy

 what puppy is right for me? How do I choose the right puppy for me? Picking a puppy for you and your family is a big choice, so big that we often forget how to really choose the right one that will suit your family dynamics. You need to ask the right questions to the […]