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Truffle Hunting with Dogs

Truffle Hunting with Dogs

Category: Inspire
Truffles have been a culinary delicacy for thousands of years. The tasty fungi have been a staple in the Mediterranean diet dating back to ancient times. Per Greek lore, the hard-to-find mushrooms can be credited to god Zeus and one of his powerful thunderbolts: philosopher Plutarch penned that the heat from the bolt combined with moisture in the ground created the perfect environment for truffles to grow. more
Hero Dog

Hero Dog

Category: Inspire
The American Humane Hero Dog Awards’ mission is to search out and recognize heroic dogs who have truly gone above and beyond. It’s from among these remarkable canines, including guide dogs, PTSD service dogs, and search & rescue dogs, that one dog is named American Hero Dog. This year, that dog is Chi Chi, a therapy dog who took 2018’s top honour for her extraordinary bravery and good works. more
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BLOAT: The ‘Time Bomb’ All Dog Owners Should Know About

Category: Health
It’s described as a ‘time bomb’ for dogs. Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), also known as bloat, is a painful and immediately life threatening condition caused when a dog’s stomach twists, leaving the entrance and exit to the organ blocked. Bloat can be fatal for your beloved pet if the disease is not treated in time or prevented, says Dr. Adrian Walton, lead veterinarian and owner of Dewdney Animal Hospital. more
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Soft Rock To Reggae—Dogs Shown To Have Musical Taste

Category: Dog Life
I dropped by the office of a colleague of mine to pick up a book that she wanted me to read. Her office was different than most others in the university since she had an antique oak desk instead of the more modern university issue, and she insisted on soft tungsten lighting instead of using the built-in florescent light fixtures. However, the most distinctive thing about her office was the fact that music was continually playing at a low volume from two compact speakers on her bookshelf. more
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Can Dogs Be Right or Left-Pawed?

Category: Dog Life
Just like people, dogs have a dominant paw. To determine which is your dog’s preferred paw, simply observe him for a while. Wait for your dog to paw at you, scratch the door, shake a hand, or retrieve at a toy from under the couch, and a preference should emerge. more

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