Dogs and Science
Let’s explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
Regular-strength Benadryl is a common OTC antihistamine, but is it safe for dogs? Let’s look at how and when Benadryl might be recommended for dogs with allergies, anxiety, insect stings or bites, and motion sickness.
Most dogs urinate every four to six hours, while puppies and senior dogs tend to go more frequently. So, is your dog peeing a lot and is it a cause for concern?
Does your dog suddenly have irritated or possibly infected eyes? Should you use medicated OTC eye drops for humans as eye drops for dogs? Please read this first!
Science is learning all kinds of things about your dog’s sense of smell including this: Humans are splendidly, amazingly stinky to dogs, and they love us for it.
Can you put Neosporin on dogs to treat a minor wound, cut, or scrape? Can you put Neosporin on dogs’ stitches or sutures? What happens if a dog licked or ingested Neosporin? Let’s answer some common questions about Neosporin for dogs here.
Yeast infection in dogs can arise when naturally occurring fungi reproduce out of control. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment options for yeast infection in dogs.
The weird odor of Frito feet in dogs arises when microscopic organisms proliferate due to diet, environmental conditions and irregular hygiene.
Also known as “frapping,” or frenetic random activity periods, zoomies are not limited to puppy energy, nor to the most energetic dogs. Dogs need play time, and they’ll get it one way or another!
A form of malocclusion where a dog’s teeth don’t have their usual scissored fit, an underbite is actually a normal feature in some short-muzzled dogs. Let’s learn more about dogs with undershot jaws!
We’ve all seen the blue-black tongue of the Shar Pei and Chow Chow. Why do other dogs have black spots on their tongues? Is dog tongue color change a cause for concern?
Part of the Toddlers Up Project, the study of 12-year-olds found that they also seem to get along better with their pets than with their human brothers and sisters.
Is your senior dog’s once-stentorian bark starting to sound hoarse or weak? Are they less energetic? Let’s look at the canine voice box, or larynx, and examine laryngeal paralysis, a potentially debilitating condition.
The study, published in “Science of the Total Environment,” also found that a canned dog food it included that claimed to be BPA-free was actually not.
Have the most ancient dogs in the world really been around for millennia? What is the difference between ancient, primitive, and extinct dogs? Let’s try and untangle these mysteries!
When a dog finds fresh poop, urine, or a recently-deceased woodland creature, their first response is to roll around in it. Why do dogs roll around in things that smell bad?
The 8-year-old dog was facing humane euthanasia when his pet parents sought out the treatment, Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator. Now he’s running and jumping!
Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. Calling any phobia “weird” or “silly” dismisses issues and symptoms that are very real. What causes people to be afraid of dogs? Is it treatable?