Life with Dogs

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December 3, 2019

  

Most of us share an intense bond with our animal companions, so it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when our cherished pet dies. Research shows that grieving the death of our animals can be just as painful, if not more than grieving...

August 20, 2019

Most of the 83 million dogs owned in the United States are peaceful, friendly animals that are viewed as loving, non-threatening family members. However, just like many common household implements, such as knives and scissors, which are usually safely used, but sometim...

May 14, 2019

  

Should we be prescribing dogs instead of Prozac or Valium to treat stress in children?

The school bus dropped my granddaughter off at my  home. From the way that she clomped up the stairs, with her head hung low I knew that she had had a bad day at school. Childr...

Do our four-legged friends really see in black and white and what does it actually mean when they're wagging their tails? Do you think you know everything about your canine companion? Think again! Check out these surprising facts about dogs. 

  

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When we lost Shinji to cancer, we felt lost. He was seemingly healthy one day and then in the course of five days died of cancer. “His only flaw is like most of furry companions, they do not live as long as we want.” We wrote those words when we opened Moonlight Dog Ca...

  

Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D. delivers an inspiring message that goes beyond preserving the environment. This year's Earth Day Doodle comes with a special "message to the citizens of the world" from Jane Goodall, whose work studying chimpanzees has...

  

We know dogs have a powerful sense of smell and while we can just about smell a spoonful of sugar in a cup of tea, our canine friends are capable of smelling that same spoonful in two Olympic swimming pools of water. Research at the Schillerhohe Hospital in Germ...

Did you know that all dogs yearn for a purpose and need lots of mental stimulation - even older dogs? Our family dog is almost 6 years old. While that converts to roughly 45 in human years, she has already entered her golden years and in the dog world is considered sen...

Stress. Humans face it and so do dogs. However, while people are able to express them-selves, dogs communicate using subtle signs of body language. Have you ever noticed a dog suddenly turning away from you or starting to growl? Those might be signs of stress and showi...

Our PET EVENTS focusing on Mental Health Wellness have proven that interacting with affectionate dogs can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, lower blood-pressure and even decrease the perception of pain.

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