Ever thought about what’s in the water you give your dog? If not, maybe it’s time to start! There are many types of water out there that we can refresh our dogs with, tap water of course being the traditional choice. But now you can choose from filtered water, bottled water, and pet fountains […]
When you first bring home that cute little bundle of fun, its hard to imagine that one day it will be an old dog, and its a change that can spring up on you very suddenly. Though we are told ‘You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks’, if you do know the right ‘tricks’ […]
Many dog owners experience their dog having some sort of a seizure at some point of their lifetime. Being aware of the possible issues of what causes seizures in dogs might make all the difference. This guest post from our friends at seizuresindogs.net will help you identify dangerous situations. Table of Contents The most common […]
Unless you are planning to breed your female dog, it is not a question whether you should spay her or not. Beyond saving you from unwanted litters, spaying your female dog is proven to decrease the chances of developing mammary cancer and other lethal diseases as this article points out.
The question is rather when is the best time to spay your dog? According to the above mentioned article and most veterinarians, the answer is before sexual maturity. It is easy to admit that if your dog is spayed before her first heat cycle (usually 6 months of age), the chances of accidental pregnancy and unwanted litters are zero, which is great, because the problem of overpopulation shouldn’t be ignored by any responsible pet owner. So the simple answer may seem to be: the sooner the better.
The Integrative Cancer Therapies Journal has provided scientific evidence that dogs are able to sniff out Cancer! We all know that the dog’s sense of smell is exceptional, being able to detect chemicals that are diluted to one part in trillion.
However, this new fact is truly astonishing. Apparently, a certain dog constantly sniffed the lesion of it’s owner alerting him to the fact that something was wrong. It was determined that he had Melanoma – a type of skin Cancer.
Clinical trials have established that trained dogs can sniff out lung and breast Cancer with accuracies of between 88% to 97%! An astonishing fact.
The study was conducted using standard double blind tests which means that neither the dogs, nor even those carrying out the experiments knew the patients in any way. Those conducting the test were not even aware of who had cancer. So the chances of even mild suggestion were ruled out.
It’s amazing how our canine friends can help us. In so many different ways, they show that they are the truest companions.