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Really, Canine Science is Open Access

I've noticed a trend. Not everyone wants someone else's interpretation of the latest canine science study. "I want to see the study's methods myself, how the research was done, and who the subjects were before drawing any conclusions," I see time and again on Facebook...

April 28, 2015 — Julie Hecht

The Guilty Looking Companion

Live with a dog, and you've probably met the "guilty look." It all happens so fast — you come home, the plants are knocked over, soil is tracked all over the floor, and there's the dog, frozen, averting gaze, and tail thumping...

April 20, 2015 — Julie Hecht

What You Don't Know About Your Dog's Nostrils

Nostrils. Your dog has them. Two of them actually. And you don't give them any attention, do you? Sure, you might take your dog to the vet when you see gunk coming out of them, but on any given ho-hum day, you're not giving your dog's nostrils a second thought...

March 31, 2015 — Julie Hecht

This Month, Step Inside the Dog's Nose

Even from a block away, I could tell the dog was having a Best Day Ever moment. The dog walked with the bounce of newly melted snow, birds chirp-chirping, and a warm breeze pouring new smells from the street’s nooks and crannies...

March 8, 2015 — Julie Hecht

Do Spayed and Neutered Dogs Get Cancer More Often?

Where I live, in America, it’s taken for granted that responsible owners spay or neuter their dogs. The population of homeless animals is still large enough that risking an unwanted litter is, to many owners, unthinkable...

February 25, 2015 — Jessica P. Hekman

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