DiggityDog Digest #7

Diet, Health & Research

Pets Deserve Evidence-Based Medicine, Too, Says The SkeptVet – Pet owners need to know the pros and cons of health care options for their pets to make good decisions.

Help Heal Your Dog with Common Herbs – Medicinal herbs are simply plants that possess healing properties that extend beyond those that are normally found in most whole, healthy foods.

Tips for Picky Eaters and Chowhounds – Nowadays, there are a dizzying array of brands, flavors, proteins, carbs, and an endless list of ingredient options. Just reading the labels can be overwhelming.

Human Health Benefits & Companionship

Are You Barking Up The Wrong Tree By Sleeping With Your Dog? – Let sleeping dogs lie … in the bedroom. That’s according to a new Mayo Clinic study that’s sure to set many tails wagging.

Therapy Dog Works Miracles At Wilcox Medical Center – “The impact that Rudy, our amazing therapy dog, has made at our facility is immeasurable,” Itami said. “The positive and happy energy when he walks by with Andy is something that patients and families remember.”

Behavior & Training

Evidence-Based Growth Standards Chart for Dogs – Researchers from the University of Liverpool collaborating with University College London, Banfield Pet Hospitals and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition have developed the first evidence-based growth standards chart for dogs.

The Joy of New Lessons – Some dogs enjoy the puzzle of figuring out what they are supposed to do.

Tails of Interest

Ancient Dog Festival Celebrates Legend Of Heaven-Sent Canine In China – Dog festivals in China often involve eating the meat of the animals, but on Saturday villagers in the country’s southwest took part in a very different tradition when they strapped a dog onto a sedan chair and shouldered it over rice paddies as a god.

Safe Humane Chicago Group Saves ‘Court Case Dogs’ From Euthanasia – Safe Humane, a nonprofit organization, was formed to train volunteers to show up in courtrooms during owners’ hearings to advocate for the animals.

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