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Dog Socialization: What to Do When Your Dog Won’t Socialize With Other Dogs
Dogs are social animals, which is why they make good pets. Most people expect their dogs to be friendly toward people and other dogs, but what if the puppy you raised or the adult dog that you recently adopted shows no interest in other dogs? Is it a dog socialization issue? Is this something you need to worry about? Maybe, but maybe not. It all depends on the body language and behavior your dog...
US Steals World Record From Scotland for Most Golden Retrievers in One Place
Image via goldiepalooza/Instagram Goldie Palooza 2018, held in Huntington Beach, California on October 14, grabbed the unofficial world record for having the most Golden Retrievers in one place with 681 in attendance. The event took the title away from the 150th anniversary celebration in Scotland, where there were 361 Goldens present. “This is like heaven,” attendee and Golden owner Laurie...
Cat Language 101: How Do Cats Talk to Each Other?
Cat Language 101: How Do Cats Talk to Each Other?
Do cats talk to each other? Felines communicate with their peers through vocalizations, physical contact, visual cues and chemical cues. When communicating, cats exhibit subtle signaling compared to dogs due to their smaller features and quicker movements. If you blink your eye, you may have missed a crucial message from your cat. If you want to know how cats communicate with each other, you must...
How Do Dogs Sweat?
How Do Dogs Sweat?
  I recently ran a race on the Fourth of July. It was a grueling, 6.2-mile run in the heat and humidity of a typical summer day. Needless to say, I was drenched in sweat by the time the race was over. Dogs weren’t allowed in the race, but if they had been, they wouldn’t have been sweating like their human counterparts. Why is that? Do dogs sweat? Answering the question of whether dogs sweat...
How Often Should You Walk Your Dog?
How Often Should You Walk Your Dog?
How often should you walk your dog? Determining how often to walk a dog depends on several factors, including your dog’s breed, age and energy level. And of course, it also depends on the amount of time you have to walk your dog. Here’s how each of these factors weigh in when determining how often to walk a dog. Dog BreedFirst, let’s take a look at the breed of dog you have. Sporting or...
Why Do Some Cats Not React to Catnip?
Why Do Some Cats Not React to Catnip?
Experienced cat owners have long known the power of catnip. Even first-time cat owners are aware of the power that catnip has over cats. There are plenty of catnip products available, ranging from cat toys filled with catnip, live catnip plants, dried catnip, catnip oil and even catnip sprays. Dried catnip is made from drying the plant Nepeta cataria. When dried, the scent of this plant is more...