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READING DOG BODY LANGUAGE
Looking to handler for reassurance. Body curved in C-shape. Avoidance - aggressive response. Trying to be invisible. Self-defensive posture. Response to looming and staring. and more. Read the Full Story
BAM! BAM! BAM!
Those words represent the sounds emanating from the head of the smiling Labrador and were accompanied by Good Boy!, Good Boy! as his owner continued the pounding. Labradors are usually good spirited dogs and definitely have a high threshold for pain but it didn’t take a genius to observe the dog’s discomfort. Yes – discomfort in spite of the “smiling”, tail wagging picture. Read the Full Story
Declawing and Alternatives
The Cat Clinic of Norman advises against declawing, except as a procedure of last resort, as do the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Cat Fanciers' Association. Read the Full Story
Facts on Guinea Pigs
Perhaps because of the perilous misconception that guinea pigs, or cavies, make great “starter pets” for children, these fragile animals, along with other small exotic animals, such as hedgehogs, sugar gliders, prairie dogs, jerboas, and spiny mice, have become popular “pocket pets.” Despite their popularity, guinea pigs aren’t worth as much as a bag of dog food to the stores that peddle them. Pet stores’ negligent policies often result in cruel mistreatment of guinea pigs. PETA has received reports of pet store managers’ instructing their staff not to seek veterinary care for sick guinea pigs, guinea pigs’ being shipped to pet stores when they were too young to be weaned, guinea pigs with fungus around their eyes and noses, guinea pig habitats teeming with mites, and guinea pigs’ dying from mistreatment and neglect. Read the Full Story
Calming Signals - The Art of Survival
For species who live in packs it´s important to be able to communicate with its own kind. Both in order to cooperate when they hunt, to bring up their offspring, and perhaps most importantly: to live in peace with each other. Conflicts are dangerous - they cause physical injuries and a weakened pack, which is something that no pack can afford - it will cause them to go extinct. Read the Full Story
Primitive Dogs, Their Ecology and Behavior: Conservation Concerns for Unique Opportunities to Study the Early Development of the Human-Canine Bond
The human-canine bond, as we see it today in the United States, is the modem manifestation of a most important and unusual event which occurred over 11,000 years ago in the Shanidar Cave region of Iraq. This event was the domestication of the dog. As the first case of animal/plant domestication and the only one to occur during the hunter-gatherer stage of man's cultural development, this early establishment of the human-canine bond paved the way for a process that has since provided man with a wide variety of food-producing, transport and companion animals which have helped him to cope with environmental and climatic change and even the social stress associated with living in today's complex society. Read the Full Story
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