Dog Saved Cat by Donating Blood

It’s common knowledge that dogs and cats don’t get along. Moreover, they are real enemies. However, this dog and cat definitely challenge this stereotype. New Zealander dog gave blood to a cat A cat in New-Zealand had eaten some rat poison and got into a critical condition. Its owners realized it and took it to the vet. However, there wasn’t enough time to wait for lab work and look for a donor, so they had to come up with a solution. This time (as in most cases) the solution was a dog, the Labrador Retriever of a close friend. Luckily the dog and the cat shared the same blood type, so blood transfusion was possible. Otherwise, the cat would have […]

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Dog Horoscope in Nutshell

Do you know your pal well enough? Do you know all secrets about its ‘personality’ and behavior? Guess what. The date it was born at can tell you a lot more about it then you have ever thought. Read this general dog horoscope and learn something new about your friend. Dog horoscope signs and meaning Aquarius (January 21 – February 18): your dog is born under the ‘friend’ sign and is over the moon when it gets lots of freedom. Pisces (February 19 – March 20): your dog loves water, so you’d better have a pond or bathtub or something in the vicinity. Aries (March21 – April 19): dog horoscope says that dogs born in this period are real leaders […]

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3 Strange Dog Behaviors and the Explanation

Observing different animals will definitely lead to discovering some rather awkward acts. Although we are quite often amused by them, it is extremely important that we understand the reason of these patterns. They could indicate a wide range of serious issues such as health or behavioral problems. The moment we know about these, we can start thinking of a solution instead of simply staring¬† and enjoying the show. Here are three common strange dog behaviors and their likely explanations. Why do dogs dig? One of the most annoying dog behavior as far as the owner is concerned is definitely digging. Most of us who have ever had dogs in the yard had to deal with this problem. This is kind […]

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Dogs have feelings, too

Dogs have feelings, according to a study conducted by a neuroeconomics professor of Emory University, Atlanta. This study have shown that dogs have similar feelings to those of people. These findings could change the way these pets are looked at and treated. The study proving that dogs have feelings Professor Gregory Burns has made a series of MRI scans on his dog. At first, his aim was to find out how dogs’ brain worked. He asked for some help from Mark Spivak, who trained the dog to lie still in the MRI machine. Otherwise, he would have had to do the scans under anesthesia, in which case he wouldn’t have been able to observe the dog’s brain activity. After months […]

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Dogs vs. Cats, Part II: Dog People Say

Are you crazy about dogs? Or do you prefer cats? These are questions most of us know the answer to without any hesitation. Whichever the case is, we can bring just as many arguments to both sides. A survey has shown, though that 74% of people preferred dogs over cats. Lets see these people’s arguments. Advantages of owning a dog, drawbacks of having a cat 1. Dogs will tilt their heads and try to understand your every word. Cats, on the other hand, will just choose a good nap over you. 2. Cats look ridiculous on a leash. (See here why they still need to go for a walk.) 3. When you get back home, your dog will great you […]

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Dog Memory, Similar to Ours

The short term dog memory of around five minutes is in stark contrast with that of a cat’s 16 hours. However, dogs can still learn words and gestures for a lifetime. They also recognize their owner even if it doesn’t see them for a longer period.¬† This is mostly because they can remember both the look and the smell of their owner. Studies have shown that dogs’ memory is very similar to our memory. This is the reason they can copy our behaviour and act similarly later on. Declarative Dog Memory Dogs have been proven to have what we call declarative memory, meaning they can consciously recall memories. Dog owners had noticed such behaviour but there was no proof of […]

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5 Reasons Dogs Bark at Cars

Barking at moving cars is one of all dogs’ favourite games. Most dogs are able to detect in advance an approaching car. Moreover, they can even recognize particular cars. See below 5 reasons why dogs bark at cars. 1. Defending their territory Dogs have territories. And they love defending it. They are very protective of the house they live in and the garden, their food, toys, beds, everything. Once a car is approaching its territory, it will start barking to warn the car. When the car passes by your house and goes away, your dog will understand it as its own success. It was them, who made the ‘potencial intruder’ go away. Make sure you make it clear to your […]

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Dog clothes: caprice or a must?

Do dogs need any clothes? The question of dog clothes is a great reason to make fun of some owners for many skeptics. However, it is serious business. Many dogs are shaking because of the low temperatures in the winter but their owners don’t do anything. Why? To avoid being laughed at. We all know that dogs have fur which protects them from the cold. Well, when it comes to breeds with thinner fur that protection is not enough at all. Others wouldn’t resist in the winter for genetical reasons. Do you need dog clothes? Whether you and your friend need to get some dog clothes depends on three aspects: breed, size and age. Small breed like Chihuahua or Terriers, […]

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How long can you leave your pet alone?

Have you ever wondered how long you can leave your pet alone at home for? After how long does it start to affect him? Well, it definitely depends on the species, so read up here on your favourite pet’s needs. Even with enough food and water, most of the companion animal species are social creatures, so they can’t go for too long without their owners. 1. Dogs As social as dogs are, they definitely can’t take to be alone for too long. Left alone, they will end up eating all their food in a short time and then just starve. Moreover, adult dogs need to be taken out for a walk at least twice daily. In the case of puppies […]

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How is your pet your guardian angel?

Did you know your pet could be your doctor? Being your truest friends, animals can also protect you from illnesses or even cure you. There have been cases of cats or dogs ‘sniffing’ severe diseases of their owners and alerting them, too. Obviously not all animals can affect your health positively, they can have severely impact you, should you be allergic for example. Still, lets see a few cases in which a pet can be your most loyal guardian angel. Dogs reduce blood pressure and cholesterol The advantages of having a dog, according to specialists, are many and significant. Usually people who own a dog live longer and are happier than the rest. They are less likely to have high […]

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