DiggityDog Digest #3

Diet, Health & Research

Healthy Paws Foundation Joins Forces with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute – The foundation arm of leading pet insurance provider will help advance research and education on the healing power of pets.

UC Davis Veterinary Surgeons Perform Rare Bilateral Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy – Makana is recovering well from surgery, and as long as she takes her meds and is monitored carefully, she should live a normal lifespan.

Which Oral Flea Control Should You Use? – Get updated on the side effects, safety, and methods of the most widely prescribed flea-killing medications for dogs on the market.

10 Ways to Make Your Old Dog Comfortable – We need to become highly tuned to the subtle changes in our dog’s behavior and receptive to ways to improve their life – and ours.

Mystery Illness Comes on Like Wildfire and Can Be Deadly — What to Know Now – Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, or HGE, is a very serious condition that can affect males and female pets of all breeds and ages, however, it’s most often seen in 2- to 4-year-old toy and small breed dogs

Why Feed Raw?  By Richard S Patton PhD

Give Pet Owners Food-as-Medicine Messaging – A thorough, logical breakdown of therapeutic diets for veterinary clients dispels myths and highlights benefits.

Behavior & Training

Accepting Dogs on Their Own TermsIt’s a skill cat lovers bring to the table by Karen B. London, PhD

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks – Shelter dogs are perfectly normal dogs, but ones that perhaps did not get the memo about how picky we humans are about living with canine companions once the puppy honeymoon is over.

Kids and Dogs Do Go Together – You can’t train every single kid, and one of the biggest mistakes that we can make as dog owners is to assume that all parents have trained their kids how to properly behave around dogs.

City Dogs: Keeping Courtesy – How to live harmoniously with hounds (and other people) in apartments and condominiums.

New Study Finds Key to Faster, More Effective Dog Training – Psychologists are beginning to realize that good training methods alone may not be enough to achieve success with every dog. It seems that what a dog does AFTER training has a significant influence on how well he’ll retain what he has learned.

Human Health Benefits & Companionship

Beast of the Bay Awards 2017 – The contest winners are presented here in seven sections: the web, food and drink, shopping, health and wellness, canine services, and shelter and rescue. Some, not all, have regional components.

Largest-Ever Study of Pets and Kids’ Health Finds No Link – Researchers find that children from pet-owning families tended to have better general health, but differences disappeared when factors such as family income and family housing were considered.

Tails of Interest

Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey – The morning after Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas, Gulf Coast residents were already trying to prepare for life after the destructive storm ― including Otis, the dog.

Surfboarding in Brazil – Man and dog ride the waves together.

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