Facts about Ebola Virus and Dogs

In Spain, the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus was euthanized. The Spanish authorities feared the dog, Excalibur, might represent a source of infection for people. However, under similar circumstances in the US, the dog belonging to a Texas nurse was treated differently. Rather than being euthanized this dog was put under house quarantine for close monitoring. Given the serious nature of Ebola, these actions appear inconsistent and confusing. If dogs can … [Read more...]

10 Foods That Are Harmful to Dogs

Dog lovers understand the trust that their dog places in them. As the bumper sticker says, "God help me to become the person my dog thinks I am". This is why it is so important that you are aware of the foods that are harmful to your dog's health. Below are 10 foods that you should keep away from your dog. *  Onions and Garlic: Onions and garlic cause anaemia in dogs which is the destruction of a dog's blood cells. How can you figure out if your dog is … [Read more...]

Coyotes – Why Are They Becoming So Common?

Long considered an icon of the American Southwest, the coyote is now a wildlife resident of most rural towns and urban areas. Why has this particular animal been able to thrive at the same time human development threatens so many other native species? A look at the coyote's natural evolutionary advantages tells an interesting story of wildlife in modern society. Coyote Background Coyotes are part of the Canis designation of mammals, the same category as wolves, dogs … [Read more...]

Is Your Dog Psychic? Can Animals Sense The Paranormal?

The question of whether animals can exhibit psychic behavior when they are alive, or become ghosts when they are dead, is a controversial and interesting one. Animal lovers passionately will explain that the answer to both questions is an emphatic “yes”! On the other hand, many believe that animals do not have a soul which means they cannot return as ghosts. They argue that those who believe their pets can sense the presence of a paranormal in the vicinity … [Read more...]

The Newfoundland: Aristocrat Among Dogs

These dogs which take their name from the island of Newfoundland and appeal to love large dogs. This article will cover how these wonderful dogs are evaluated by breeders and dog show judges, as well as cover a bit about raising Newfoundland puppies. There are now two established varieties, the black and the white and black. There are also bronze-colored dogs, but they are rare. The black variety of the Newfoundland is essentially black in color; but this does not … [Read more...]