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Feeding Dogs like they’re Human: Raw, Grain-Free, and Vegan

20 Mar 2019

Given the breadth of commercially available dog foods it can be tricky for dog owners to make informed decisions on how to feed their pets. Add into the mix the wealth of websites and books...

What Should I Be Feeding My Dog?

1 Mar 2019

If you have a dog, you don’t need me to tell you how important food is to their happiness. But even if you realize how much your dog loves food (the speed with which they gobble it up is a good...

“Westinghousing”: The kind of experiments that would never take place today (thank goodness!)

6 Dec 2018

In the late 1880s the two giants in the burgeoning field of electricity, namely Thomas Edison and Georges Westinghouse, squared off in what has been called The Battle of The Currents. Edison was...

Little Dogs Raise Their Legs High to Pee, Thinking It Makes Them Look Tough

8 Aug 2018

Female dogs opt for less yoga-like squatting postures than their male companions, who can sometimes be seen with their leg so far in the air they seem about ready to topple over. It turns out that...

Nasa and Spacex Owe Their Accomplishments to a Dog Named Laika

21 Jun 2018

In the late 1940’s both Soviets and Americans began investigating the expanse of space by sending animals up, up and away. It began with fruit flies in 1947, grew to include monkeys in 1949 and...

Can "Dog Rocks" stop dogs from staining my lawn?

7 Jun 2018

“Dog Rocks” are supposed to solve the problem of grass dying from dog pee. Urine contains a variety of nitrogen compounds, mostly metabolites of protein in food. These are effective fertilizers,...

Homeopathic Dilutions Amount to Concentrated Nonsense

19 Apr 2018

The story about how Anke Zimmerman, a naturopath in Victoria B.C. treated a young boy’s behavioural problems with a homeopathic remedy concocted from the saliva of a rabid dog has “gone viral.” A...

A Rat’s Nose

8 Jan 2018

The dog has been called man’s best friend.  But rats certainly have never been referred to in that endearing fashion.  Yet, they can save lives as well as dogs; maybe even better.  How?  By using...

Why Does Dog Urine Stain the Grass?

20 Mar 2017

Most homeowners let their dogs use the backyard as their own personal toilet. Often after a winter of such potty practice, when the snow melts, you’ll often find your lawn speckled with unsightly...