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Yes, but can a dog who is always carried like this learn to socialize?

Little Yappy Dogs

Imagine if short, slight people were laughed at and called “cute” every time they acted aggressively, or even rudely? Or if they were coddled...

Dear Doctor: Overactive anal glands

Q. My dog seems to have very active anal glands. She will release them whenever we are in the car and lots of times...
Oodles of poodle genes.

Labradoodle More “Oodle” than “Lab”

Unlike the goldendoodle, which is only four or five generations out from either a straight poodle or a straight golden retriever, Labradoodles (officially called...

Dear Doctor: For most reliable advice, .com, .org, or .edu?

Q. If I’m looking for information about how to care for my pet on the Internet, it’s better to go with a website that...

Dogs from Lab Experiments Can Now Be Adopted Rather Than Euthanized

It used to be that dogs no longer needed in Food and Drug Administration lab research were put down before they ever knew what...

Pick Up Your Toy Dog — But Not Too Much

Some owners of very small dogs have a tendency to frequently pick up their pets outside because of concern for their safety. Perhaps a...

Dogs Can “Smell” Heat

Just when you thought dogs’ noses couldn’t get any more incredible — in some cases they can sniff odors at up to a millionth...