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Pandemic Pups

Posted by Silver Lucy on 30th May 2021

Pandemic Pups
Pandemic Pups Animal welfare advocates in the United States were ecstatic when the pandemic prompted thousands of bored and isolated Americans to adopt a new furry companion last year. However, they were also concerned that those new bonds would be put aside when life began returning to normal. Thankfully, the reality so far is much more positive. Data provided by shelters and interviews with animal welfare experts show that there has been a shift in attitude towards animal companionship for some as people have created deep bonds with their new companions. For most people, the thought of …

The Versatility of Retrievers

Posted by Silver Lucy on 8th May 2021

The Versatility of Retrievers
The Versatility of Retrievers Dogs belonging to the retriever group have been some of the most popular breeds in the world throughout history, especially considering their practical origins of helping hunters find and retrieve game. The dogs in question needed intelligence, the agility and strength required to work in a rugged landscape or in water, and a willingness to please. All these qualities combine to make some unique breeds, which are deservedly the most popular today. Some of the most popular pups in the world are Labrador retrievers. Despite their name, the Labrador Retriever …

Service Dogs

Posted by Silver Lucy on 18th Apr 2021

Service Dogs
Service Dogs For many of us, our dogs are an important part of our daily lives. They act as faithful companions, work with us in various capacities, and bring joy to nearly everyone they meet. In the last 100 years, dog ownership has increased dramatically, and today, dogs as companions and working partners are valued by millions of people in the United States alone. Multiple studies have provided evidence that dogs offer numerous health benefits and lower stress, improve happiness, and increase fitness. Service dogs do all of these things for their human companions and are also trained …

The Science Behind Puppy Dog Eyes

Posted by Silver Lucy on 26th Mar 2021

The Science Behind Puppy Dog Eyes
The Science Behind Puppy Dog Eyes There’s a reason we have the term “puppy dog eyes.” This innocent, often heart softening expression could sway nearly any human. And this name is no coincidence, according to a new study. The shape of dogs’ eyebrows has radically changed because of centuries of domestication, making their faces and emotions easy to read for humans. When dogs meet a person’s gaze, they raise their inner eyebrow muscle, making their eyes look bigger and more appealing. The researchers involved in this study say there is no evidence that dogs move their eyebrow muscle intenti …

The Mighty Pup Nose

Posted by Silver Lucy on 18th Mar 2021

The Mighty Pup Nose
The Mighty Pup Nose Human noses are… fine. They do the job we need them to. They can detect when something in our fridge has gone bad, when it’s time to take out the trash, fresh-cut grass, and the fresh pot of coffee we forgot we needed. Human sensory abilities are nothing to turn your nose up at. But when you understand all the astonishing things dogs can perceive through their noses, you gain an appreciation for how amazing our furry friends are. Dogs, after training, can use their noses to sniff out cancer, drugs, allergens, and recent scientific discoveries show that dogs can use the …