Cancer sniffing dogs—are they a hoax? Not according to research. A 2011 Japanese study showed that ordinary dogs can be trained to use their sense of smell to detect various kinds of cancer with near-perfect accuracy—even better than any standard medical test for the disease.
The puppy you adopted years ago may not be quite as spry anymore.
Just like humans, pets’ bodies, minds, and behaviors change as they grow older. Senior dogs and cats can face issues of mobility, achy joints, failing eyesight and hearing, incontinence, confusion, forgetfulness, respiratory problems, poor coat, weight loss, trouble chewing and swallowing, low energy, neediness, anxiety, and stress, among others.
November 11, Veterans Day, is the day we set aside each year to honor all American veterans, both living and dead. It’s important to recognize and thank veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to their country and to acknowledge the invaluable part they have played in keeping our country safe and free.
We are all more aware of the effort and sacrifice members of our military undergo every day due to recent world events. On Veterans Day, we would like to recognize an additional and important group who serve our country selflessly: Military Working Dogs (MWDs).
You just love your darling pet and are sure everyone else does, too. How could they not? So if you were to pass away or no longer be able to care for your pet, a family member or friend would certainly give him or her a good home, right?
For such small creatures, guinea pigs can be remarkably cryptic puzzles. By instinct, they hide illnesses as long as they can, because in the wild, a colony will ostracize or abandon a sick member. This article provides tips for what to baseline in your guinea pig’s normal behavior so you can better see when things are “off.”