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  • The Incredible Sense of Smell in the Dog

    There are many ways in which people and dogs are similar, but an area in which dogs are much superior is in their olfactory ability, or their sense of smell. Dogs can smell 100,000 times better than humans. In tests, dogs have been able to detect a chemical in a solution diluted to 1 to 2 parts

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  • White House Pets

    A surprising issue that has arisen in the American political arena is not foreign policy, but rather which breed of dog the Obama's chose to join their family in the White House. Barack Obama has announced that his family narrowed their breed choices to a Labradoodle, a mix between a Labrador retriever

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  • Rescue Dogs

    Canine Heroes On average, it takes 1 1/2 to 2 years of training for a search and rescue dog team to become mission ready. Among the many heroes in the days and weeks following September 11 were search and rescue dogs. These dogs and their handlers were

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  • New Uses for Animal DNA

    Using DNA to Fight Dog Fighting Another goal of the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab is to help eliminate dog fighting. It has come together with the ASPCA, a Missouri humane society, and the Louisiana SPCA, to form the Canine CODIS (Combined DNA Index System).  This is the first ever database

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  • Assistance Dogs Offer Many Benefits

    3 Ways Pets Enhance Your Life  Do you wish there was a simple way to reduce stress, enjoy better health and meet new people? Living with a pet can help you accomplish all of those goals. Pets enrich our lives in the following ways. Less Stress Pets are great natural stress reducers.

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  • Can Pets Sense Pregnancy?

    Your pets probably don't understand that in nine months a new baby will be joining your family, but dogs and cats do detect differences in mood, posture, behavior, and body chemistry that clue them that an enormous change is happening. Your dog or cat will pick up other signs, too: Our four legged

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