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    How Are Dogs Trained to Detect Drugs?

    Sniffer dogs are professionally trained to respond to certain odors. They can be trained to detect an endless list of substances and react to their presence differently. Essentially, when dogs perceive the target odor, the trainer rewards them. Once they have learned to perceive the odor, they will be given a treat, praise, a toy, […]

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    Teach your pup new tricks at DogSense Obedience

    A new dog means new tricks. If you added a furry friend to your family over the holidays, the folks over at DogSense Obedience, Inc. can help you get started on the right track when it comes to training and understanding each other.

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    Why Should Your Dog Be Vaccinated For Heartworm?

    Heartworm is a type of worm that lives in the hearts and lungs of dogs and cats. If left unchecked, it can cause heart failure, severe lung disease, as well as the failure of other organs in the body. Heartworm is transmitted from one host to another through a bite from infected mosquitos. The dog […]

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    Why is Félicette the Cat Famous?

    Félicette has the honor of being the first and only cat to ever be sent to space. Despite this great milestone, her legacy, which remains intact, has been overshadowed by other animals that were sent to space, such as Laika the dog, or Enos the chimpanzee. But Félicette stands on her own due to the importance […]

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    Doberman Hops Into Bathtub With Tiny Ducklings

    Sonja the Doberman didn’t want to miss out on some bathtime fun, so she hopped into the bath with her teeny duckling friends as they swam around the tub! “We hatched these ducks and our dog Sonya thinks she is their mother. The ducks are almost 2 now and Sonya still watches over them and […]

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    What physical characteristics are a hazard to bulldogs and pugs?

    Dog owners need to be aware of the physical characteristics of all “flat-faced” dogs and why there may be health hazards.   Pugs and bulldogs have been selectively bred. This is has gone to such an extreme now that certain physical characteristics has become a health hazard for these poor canines. The distress is so […]

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    The Dog with world’s longest tongue

    MOCHI RICKERT The longest tongue on a dog measures 18.58 cm (7.31 in) and belongs to Mochi, a female St. Bernard owned by Carla and Craig Rickert (both USA) and was measured in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Mochi was rescued by the Rickert family when she was two years old. “We love her unconditionally […]

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    How can algae be controlled in a fish tank?

    Your fish tank is a closed ecosystem for many living organisms and species. Not all algae are bad algae. If you see it growing on the rocks or driftwood inside the tank, you don’t have to worry about it. That algae is beneficial to the ecosystem since it absorbs extra nutrients and releases oxygen in […]