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Who Watches Your Dog Overnight at the Veterinarian

As a first time dog mom, I made mistakes. I suppose any mom of the world has made a mistake or two with her child at some point in life. I shouldn't beat myself up. Alas, I do. It's a fiber of who I am: I love my dog that much. You see, there are myths to what really happens when you leave your dog at the vet overnight. You want to believe that someone is there. You want to … [Read more...]

7 Dog Myths That Lead to Mayhem

Why is it that dogs are often at fault and take the blame for human ignorance and/or error? There are some commonly held dog myths that are simply old wives tales, urban legend, or perhaps a combination of both. Here are seven: Myth: Petting a Dog Because He’s Cute Fact: Well, not always. I recall a dog trainer friend asking me one time if I liked strangers to hug me … [Read more...]

Seven Dog Myth Busters Courtesy Science

Science proving what dog lovers of the highest order have known for years is always a good thing. Dogs understand human behavior better than most people believe and “science” being able to prove this is a win-win for dogs in general. Here are seven dog myth busters that science has debunked: Myth: Dogs cannot feel emotions and feelings in the same way as … [Read more...]

Seven Dog Myths That Lead to Mishaps

Why is it that dogs are often at fault and take the blame for human error? There are some commonly held myths that are simply old wives tales, urban legend, or perhaps a combination of both. Fidose of Reality presents seven dog myths that lead to mishaps: Myth: Petting a Dog Because He’s Cute Fact: Well, not always. I recall a dog trainer friend asking me one time if I … [Read more...]

Five Dog Facts Vs Dog Fiction

Does a tail wag always mean a happy dog? Are a dog's sloppy kisses a surefire sign of its affection? Since dogs are unable to verbalize what they are really thinking, there are nonverbal cues that we can learn from and respond to accordingly. We separate the dog facts from the dog fiction. 1. A wagging tail indicates a happy dog. False. Not always. A friendly wag is … [Read more...]

Debunking Six Dog Myths

Is it true that seven human years are equivalent to one dog year? Can dogs really smell cancer? Here, we debunk some commonly held dog myths. Dog Age Though many believe one human year equals seven dog years, this is a common misconception. When your dog reaches 2 years of age, it will age about five dog years to every human year in smaller to medium-sized breeds, and one … [Read more...]

Eight Dog Myths About Autumn Debunked

Does my dog need flea treatment in the autumn months? Pumpkins are seen everywhere in the fall— can I feed my dog pumpkin for tummy upset? These are questions dog parents start thinking about as the seasons change. However, there are many dog myths about autumn floating around on the cooler breezes. Not all things you read online are true (surprise surprise he he), but here are … [Read more...]