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A new Study of a dog’s Brain links their ability to see with their sense of smell.

Information highways connect smell and vision in a way that hadn’t been described before. A dog’s brain is wired for smell. Now, a new map shows just how extensive that wiring is. Powerful nerve connections link the dog nose to wide swaths of the brain, researchers report July 11 in the Journal of Neuroscience. One of these …

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What is a scent walk? and Why they are important

Most pet parents have two goals when they set off for a walk with their dog: elimination and exercise.  While both are critical to maintaining a happy and healthy dog, limiting your pup to those basic elements skips an important part of the canine experience—engaging your dog’s sense of smell.  In large part, our dogs …

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Ralphie the “Demon Dog” finally Finds a perfect forever home

The Niagara SPCA revealed on Friday the shelter’s staff found who they “believe is Ralphie’s perfect adopter” after looking through over 700 applications The Niagara County SPCA shared on Facebook that Ralphie – formerly known as “Ralphie the Jerk” – has completed his training ahead of schedule. And after an extensive search, Ralphie is heading home …

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It’s National Puppy Day – Do you know how it started?

Prepare yourselves for an overdose of cuteness, because March 23 is National Puppy Day! Established in 2006, National Puppy Day is a paw-some day for all dog enthusiasts to celebrate unconditional love and fawn over the undeniably cute furballs that bring so much happiness into this world. While we’re all softies when it comes to our four-legged …

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Dog Toys Shaped Like Whiskey Bottles Face Supreme Court Battle Over Trademark

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will debate whether Jack Daniel’s has to grin and bear it over humorous dog “poop-themed” toys that bear a resemblance to its iconic whiskey bottles. The justices, taking a break of sorts from some of the weightier issues before them on cases about race, voting and LGBTQ rights, are hearing …

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8 Irish Dog breeds to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

As of 2020, there are eight dog breeds native to Ireland that are currently recognized by the American Kennel Club. These Irish dog breeds have storied histories in their homeland and abroad, and they run the size gamut from miniature to massive. Two Irish breeds were even among 1878’s nine charter breeds first recognized by the AKC …

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