Dogs and humans sleeping in bed together is one of the most hotly-debated topics of the pet parent community. Proof is just a Google search away, since entering this topic will yield a wide range of seemingly contradictory headlines. One article will tell you that you should never let your dog sleep in bed with you, while the next one down will literally say the complete opposite. This is largely because there is no definitive answer as to whether letting your dog sleep in bed with you is purely “good” or “bad.”
Anyone with a Facebook account has probably heard about the death of an infant dog during a United Airlines flight last week. The airline has taken full responsibility for the death and recently announced a new policy to prevent similar incidents.
Late last month, Barbra Streisand revealed that two of her three puppies are clones of her deceased Coton du Tulear, Samantha. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Streisand explained that her decision was largely motivated by a friend who had cloned his former pet, “and I was very impressed with that dog.” She was also having trouble finding another Coton with the same curly hair as her pet of fourteen years.
Your pup might look cute dressed in a sweater on a cold day or in a funny costume for Halloween. But does dog clothing actually help your pet stay warm during the winter? Or does dog clothing only restrict your pup’s movements and not do much else? I have heard solid arguments for both sides. Depending on who you talk to, some will say that dog clothes are the best or worst thing you can do for your pup.
Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that traces of a drug called pentobarbital might be found in numerous popular dog food brands. Pentobarbital is a barbiturate that is commonly used to put dogs, cats and sometimes horses to sleep.
Countries that host the Olympics usually make a conscious effort to emphasize the beauties of their culture and downplay their flaws. Before the TV cameras arrive, hosting countries invest in “covering up” certain practices or policies that athletes and viewers might find distasteful.
One of the most interesting differences between dogs and cats is the diversity between breeds. There are dogs that weigh well over 200 pounds while others are just over five pounds. Certain dog breeds look extremely different from each other as well, almost to the point where they seem like different animals altogether.
Regardless of how “natural” the behavior may be, dog owners are understandably horrified to see their pets eating poop. Not only does it seem undeniably unhealthy, but there is also no concrete scientific explanation for why a trained, socialized pet would do such a thing.
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