— During a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences study, the dog had an 88 percent success rate at smelling the cancerous cells in urine.
— Along with explosives and narcotics, scent-discrimination training now extends to bedbugs, truffles, and even pirated movies.
— The weird odor of Frito feet in dogs arises when microscopic organisms proliferate due to diet, environmental conditions, and irregular hygiene.
— Japanese researchers say dogs learn not to trust humans who lie. Keep this in mind the next time you promise the park but take your pup to the vet.
— Former PETA chairman Alex Pacheco believes so, and his non-profit group, 600 Million Dogs, has such a food in development.
— Science took a look at the mess on your floor and decided to figure out why dogs have such a drinking problem.
— While skin tags and fatty tumors are common as dogs grow older, no skin growth should be dismissed without veterinary attention!
— A whistle doesn't have to be silent or ultrasonic to be effective for training. Learn more about dog whistles here!
— The artist's illustrated story over at Digg is just the thing to pick you up.
— Albinism in dogs is caused by a lack of melanin and pigmentation; albino dogs are pretty rare.
— Microchips are a great way to bring your dog home, but a new company might have yet another tool for you: Facial recognition software.
— The average lifespan of a dog depends on several factors, most importantly weight and size.
— Dogs do have sweat glands, but panting is their main source of stress and heat relief.
— A dog's estrous cycle is different from the human menstrual cycle -- here's how.
— We chat with "Animal Madness" author Laurel Braitman about canine mental health.
— Brain activity during sleep suggests dogs do dream, but what dogs dream about is less certain.
— We didn't understand status codes until someone added dogs to them. Now we're full-on geeks.
— The dog has one of the best scenting noses in the natural world -- let's go inside and find out why.
— This Sunday, an Italian medical team reported that two dogs had a 98% accuracy rate in detecting urine samples from prostate cancer patients.
— CleverPet is an electronic dog game that rewards your dog with kibble for being crafty.
— Researchers have found a link between paw preference and performance. Here's how it works.
— Heterochromia iridum makes eyes different colors, and it affects more dogs than humans. Do you have a pup like the ones in these pictures?
— Merles are popular, so it seems logical to breed two merles together to get more. But here's why that's an extremely bad idea.
— A survey shows my Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix might be the canine equivalent of a brain surgeon, but it doesn't feel much like it.
— I can't help being cynical about people who are out to separate dog lovers from their cash.
— Converting dog years to human years depends on many factors, including size, breed, and health.
— Designer dogs are bred for dubious reasons: aesthetics, status, and allergies.
— No More Woof claims to be able to read your dog's brain waves and translate them into speech. Trouble is, it doesn't really exist.
— One researcher said that having dogs in the house "might inoculate the GI tract" of babies.
— U.K. researchers had an "odor judge" rate them to learn what foods result in maximum stench.
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