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3 Ways Dogs Have Been `Consciously Uncoupling' Way Before Gwyneth

3 Ways Dogs Have Been `Consciously Uncoupling' Way Before Gwyneth

Some people get divorced. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin `consciously uncouple.' Fine. I don't know exactly what that means (and neither do you), but here's my take on how dogs have been `consciously uncoupling' way before Gwyneth and Chris even met: 1) Butt Sniffing Humans greet with handshakes and hugs, while dogs greet with head-to-head [...]

March 30, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Dog Destroys Humanity in World War Z

Dog Destroys Humanity in World War Z

One of my earliest ‘grownup’ gifts was the Dawn of the Dead box set, so I was a happy camper to find myself on recent flights to and from San Francisco sitting next to people watching World War Z.

March 29, 2014 — Julie Hecht

Is DOGTV Right for Our Nation's Dogs?

For people who don't understand this whole companion dog thing, I can imagine DOGTV being the tip of the `I can't believe how crazy dog people are' iceberg.

March 25, 2014 — Julie Hecht
February Dog Roundup (Brains, an Identity Crisis, Undrinkables and More)

February Dog Roundup (Brains, an Identity Crisis, Undrinkables and More)

February might be a short month, but like every month, it was packed with a healthy dose of dog studies and dog news. In case you were hibernating, working, catching up on a good book (or True Detective!), taking care of a sick loved one or just not reading dog news, here's what you should [...]

February 28, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Why Owners Drive Veterinarians Crazy But Not Me

Why Owners Drive Veterinarians Crazy But Not Me

Here's why I love what I do. I took courses at the The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and I regularly attend veterinary conferences (particularly AVSAB and AVMA), but I am not a veterinarian.

February 28, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Well That Stinks! Reporters Blow Cow Farts Out Of Proportion

Well That Stinks! Reporters Blow Cow Farts Out Of Proportion

Apparently cows are terrorists too. Last month, journalists reportedin what can only be described as a chicken-run scenario of cows plotting their big escapethat a herd of dairy cows in central Germany caused an explosion in their housing facility.

February 13, 2014 — Julie Hecht
What Do Dogs and Cows Have in Common?

What Do Dogs and Cows Have in Common?

I meant to tell you this earlier. The Dog Spies tag line: ‘Explore the science behind the dog in your bed is actually short for Explore the science behind the dog in your bed and all the other animals we interact with and care for.’ You can see why brevity won, but this expanded [...]

February 12, 2014 — Julie Hecht
Would Your Dog Make a Good Cadaver Detection Dog?

Would Your Dog Make a Good Cadaver Detection Dog?

Sitting on the couch, with your dog curled up by your side looking ever-so-peaceful, maybe youve been overcome by the thought, Gosh, wouldnt Banjo make the most perfect therapy dog!?

January 26, 2014 — Julie Hecht

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