Having a dog is good for your social life, a new study has suggested.
A poll of 2,000 dog owners found that nearly half of respondents have made new friends while taking their pet for a walk.
Those surveyed had met an average of four new people while out for walks with their pet or at puppy training classes, with a majority saying that owning a dog had boosted their confidence as they can more easily talk to strangers.
Health, stress levels and love-life were all reported to have been improved by dog ownership.
This has led to the dogs themselves having a vast social life too, with 60 per cent of those polled believing their pet has "dog friends".
Owners believed their dog to have an average of three friends, with more than a quarter having a consistent "walking buddy".
Eight in 10 of the pet owners polled said they believed it was important for dogs to have friends, which they regularly see.
“Similarly, dogs are the perfect ice-breaker to start conversations with people you might otherwise pass by and are proven to bring numerous health benefits along the way, such as improvements in mental and physical health, which this research has also shown.”

Thu, May 16, 2019 5:45 PM

Dogs join Middlesex University staff to help students with exam stress and homesickness

Dogs have joined Middlesex University to help students with exam-related stress and homesickness.Five Labradors have been trained as “canine teaching assistants” to reduce anxiety and prevent students from dropping out of university.The dogs have even been given their own ID badges to ensure they are seen as a fundamental part of the teaching and wellbeing team at the university.Fiona Suthers, head of clinical skills at the university, said: “It’s hard to describe the impact of just having a dog lying down in the corner of a class. You can literally feel stress levels reducing."It's amazing and we're very keen to continue and expand what we're doing.”It comes after the University of East Anglia recently offered students the chance to take a dog for a walk in a bid to tackle stress during the exam season.And last month, Sir Anthony Seldon, University of Buckingham’s vice-chancellor, said every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom.Education secretary Damian Hinds added that more schools seem to have "wellbeing dogs" and "the pets can really help".

Wed, May 8, 2019 12:03 PM

10 Amazing Facts About Dogs You Probably Didn't Know
1. Dogs have a sense of time. It's been proven that they know the difference between a hour and five. If conditioned to, they can predict future events, such as regular walk times. 2. Your dog is as smart as a two-year old! Ever wonder why children around this age seem to have a special bond with the family dog? It could be because they speak the same language, roughly 250 words and gestures in fact. 3. A study at UCSD claims that your dog can genuinely get jealous when they see you display affection for another creature. 4. Man’s best friend? Petting a dog and gazing into their eyes releases oxytocin (i.e the “love hormone”) not only for you, but for them as well. 5. The Saluki is the world’s oldest dog breed. They appear in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 2100 B.C. 6. Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change. 7. Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change. 8. Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorb scent chemicals. 9. Dogs can be trained to to detect cancer and other diseases in humans. Cancerous cells release different metabolic waste products than healthy cells in the human body. Dogs may even be able to sniff out cancer cells simply through smelling someone’s breath. 10. Have you ever wondered why your dog curls up in a ball when they sleep? It’s actually an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and to protect vital organs while they sleep.

Sat, Apr 27, 2019 5:21 PM


Being a dog owner comes with a lot of responsibility, including making sure that your pet leads a healthy and active lifestyle.Some people may choose to take their dogs running with them so that they can both enjoy their fair share of exercise at the same time. However, taking a dog on a jog can be extremely detrimental to its wellbeing if done irresponsibly. When a puppy is young, the growth plates on the end of its bones will still be in the early stages of development. As the puppy grows older, these areas of developing cartilage tissue harden and become stronger, as explained by former veterinary. Therefore, if a puppy is made to do particularly arduous exercise, such as going for a lengthy run on a lead along a hard surface such as a pavement, this can result in the dog sustaining long-term injuries. According to Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer at the American Animal Hospital Association, a puppy’s bones will become fully developed at around nine months.

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 5:54 PM

Dog saves neighbor when other dogs attacked

A Westside woman is crediting a neighbor's dog for keeping her from being more injured when two other dogs attacked her last week in front of her Normandy Estates home.
Rhonda Broadnax was leaving on an evening walk March 25 when two dogs chased her until she fell to the ground, then attacked. The entire incident was caught by her home surveillance camera. "They bit me in five different places," Broadnax said.Her neighbor's dog, Jordan, heard the commotion and came to her rescue. "If it were not for Jordan, I don’t know where I would be or what state I would be in, or even if I would be alive," Broadnax said. Jordan, an 8-year-old chocolate Lab, made his owner, Johnny Mims, proud. "This is my baby boy. He is my pride and joy," Mims said. "For a situation like this to happen and for my dog to be outside at the time -- because normally he is inside -- that’s just a blessing in disguise ... for him to be able to be outside when she really needed him." Broadnax said her attack is not the first disturbing incident in the neighborhood involving these two dogs, but it will be the last if she has it her way. A Jacksonville Animal Care and Control report on the incident said someone in the area was attacked the next day. The report lists two homes where two loose dogs could potentially live. There was no answer at either of those homes on Thursday.The attack is striking up a lot of conversation on social media. One woman claimed she watched two dogs kill a cat in the neighborhood not too long ago. People are concerned for the safety of children in the area and they say they want this problem solved.
Broadnax said she wants answers.
"Today I am OK, but because they are not found and not taken care (of), I can’t guarantee my tomorrow," she said. While her physical wounds are healing a week later, Broadnax is still hurting. "My mental wounds are excruciating at this point because, as I said, I need to be able to have an outlet to make sure that I am able ... I need to feel safe in my own home," Broadnax said.

Fri, Apr 5, 2019 10:49 AM

Dog-walking may be hazardous to seniors’ health

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors who combine the two - by walking a dog - are healthier than people who don't, according to some research. But a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers offers a cautionary note. Strolling with a leashed dog, it says, "imparts a significant and rising injury risk in older adults." Some seniors may be underestimating the physical risks involved in walking a dog every day.It is also said that some seniors might not be as prepared to handle a pet as they should be but Some of them are really well-trained. The research shows,Injuries resulting from dog-walking account for fewer than 1 percent of fractures among older adults.The researchers say seniors’ increasingly active lifestyles may be the biggest factor, because dog ownership among older adults has remained stable over the past decade.

Fri, Mar 22, 2019 5:47 PM

5 Reasons Why Keeping Dog a Pet is Good for Dog and Owner

1. Dogs offer invisible shield against threatening health issues. There are several other aspects than offering companionship or sharing mental or emotional burden. The noticeable contribution to our health is: Lower blood pressure, decreased cholesterol and better cardiovascular health. Studies have proved that dog owners have lesser chances of heart attack, make quicker recovery and higher survival percentage.

2. Walk yourself every morning. Now either you can do it alone or accompany someone. The human partner is subject to several situations. What about a dog? A dog would not fall ill to excuses, slept late excuses’, work pressure excuses’. Studies have shown that dog owners are likely to achieve the required amount of exercise week in, week out. The good part is that it would help you to stay active and fit in old age too.


3. No other family member could help to reduce stress like a dog. Talk about the demons of blood pressure and anxiety and dog is our saviour. People assigned with high stress level tasks handle pressure a lot better with dogs sitting around to those who don’t have dogs or other pets around. Married couples have found dogs to be a healing force during tough times.


4. Old people have a strong case to keep dogs as pets. Old age dog owners are considered to have a healthier lifestyle. They make fewer visits to medical facilities to fellow citizens without dogs. Keeping pets such as birds, cats are considered beneficial however dogs have an advantage over them.


5. Dogs help old age people to have a realistic purpose, objective in life. Dogs reduce the signs of loneliness, isolation in old age. They help us to stay busy and organize things. We often see how old age causes loss of meaning in life. Dog is the right companion to say the least.

Wed, Oct 24, 2018 12:31 PM

FDA Indicates Dog Heart Disease is Related to Certain Types of Food

“What you eat, you become”. The message has echoed louder to positivity inherited in statement. Dogs seem to have developed heart disease after consuming certain types of food for a longer period. FDA has informed about the growing tendency in breeds not considered or categorized susceptible to such conditions earlier.
The Food and Drug Administration has found ‘Grain-free’ food based on potatoes and peas causing the damage.
Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy was previously found in certain breeds however it’s been reported in other breeds too. This is an alarming situation. 
FDA is studying the results further and requested pet owners to keep a close eye on situation. The focus is upon breeds not vulnerable to such health conditions historically. The usual symptoms are laziness, loss of weight and occasional cough.
The only positive to come out from news is dog breeds falling outside the usual list can improve depending changes in diet and timely treatment offered.
Pet owners need to have information about dog breeds in list: Great Danes, Boxers, Newfoundland, Doberman pinchers and St. Bernard. The new cases have included a few more breeds to the existing list: Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Whippets, Shih Tzu, Bulldog, mini Schnauzer and mixed breed.
FDA has urged veterinarians and pet owners to pay more attention, report such issues at an early stage.

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 8:23 AM

Common Medicines For Dogs

In a year once or even more time our dogs got sick.Nowadays we have many medicines to treat our dogs whenever they got sick. The common medicines are:

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 6:43 AM

Never leave your dog in parked vehicle during hot weather

A number of dog's are losing their life's just because they can't toleratehe heat that gets trapped in a parked vehicle during hot weathers. It has been considerably advised couple of times by police that never leave your dog in parked vehicle, though if it isn't that hot outside but parked car can trap heat even if windows are open. Recently, a suspect came out in which police saw a dog uncomfortable in direct sunlight inside the car parked, the owner's of dog went on shopping for more than hour. Police came and raised the alarm to let their owners get the dog out. Owner's said that we left the car under shade and it wasn't that hot though, but temperature still rises inside the car, if its 22c outisde, it can be 45c inside which can worse the condition of dog. Shade get's away after some time and hence direct sunlight causes car to heat up more. It is highly advised please never ever leave your dog in parked car during summers, it's better to let him stay at home instead of such situation. 

Mon, Sep 3, 2018 10:09 AM

Police dog lost his life in a cop car crash

Last sunday was a very sorrowful day for New York police department, when they lost their one of the most brave and beloved dog of their department. "Rocky" a German shephard who was in the cop car with Riverhead officer when suddenly an Audi car hit them at around 2:30AM and speeded away, in the car chase run the rocky handler lost control of car and crashed in a road side pole. This incident lead to life-threatening injuries to Rocky which he was not able to survive. The officer on the next seat too faced some injuries but after getting some medical treatment he is safe now. Rocky was 1 and a half years old when he became a member of police department and became a canine officer and ranked as K9 Rocky. Whole of his life he served for the protection of public and helped police in suspecting various cases. This shocking incident caused a huge loss to police department and he will be missed by everyone. He was very motivated towards his work, just two weeks ago when he suspected a a person who had fled on foot after a shooting. Dog's are such a lovable creature by GOD that when they are once in the house or deprtment, they become a part of our life, every morning when you enters the place, a dog is the one who will be excitingly waiting for you and willing to hug you. Rocky was a very honourable dog, may Rocky rest in peace.

Mon, Sep 3, 2018 7:44 AM

Owner's life saved by his dog from robbers.
Two men's who attempted to rob a man walking along the street with his dog were arrested by police on Sunday morning. Police claims that Branson jones and jaylin Humphries were arrested on Sunday early morning at 2:00 am for armed robbery. Victim states that four boys were following him in the red car and parked the vehicle in a parking lot near to his street way. Jones and Hamphries grabbed the victim armed and was yelling "GIVE ME YOUR MONEY" and headed a gun on his head. They punched the victim and suddenly dog began to bark on them, which scare them and went back to their vehicle. All this footage got caught in street camera's, hence victim had to face minor injuries but saved his belongings. The two robbers were caught and arrested by police on early sunday morning.

Mon, Aug 6, 2018 11:16 AM

Dog rescued by flight attendants with oxygen mask.

It got a tough time for bulldog in the plane when he had to face the lack of oxygen during flight. As everyone knows that in-cabin air pressure causes some problem to breath but the worst impact got on the french bulldog named Darcy. Darcy was in the flight from florida to massachusetts with family when they noticed faintness, distress in dog. The 3years old bulldog's and she was having problem in breathing. Flight attendents of jet blue airline were alert and responsive. suddenly they saw the dog was getting problem in breathing, they took out oxygen mask and let her to pump. The pictures shows that dog was going through hypoxia(lack of oxygen) which can be deadly if not treated on time.

Renaud Fenster, a crew member at jet blue, who spoke "Good Morning America" on Monday, said that it's been 15years since he is working with this airline but he has never seen any situtation like this.

" i was going through the cabin and i noticed a passenger who had the dog out of her crate and the dog was not in well condition. For a momoent i believed that the dog passed out. The dog began to act unctrollably, and so as myself  French bulldog owner, the dog was gicing the signs of overheating and requires some ice. immediately ice was provided to dog but it didnt make any change in his behaviour. 

" According to me there was the need of oxygen to animal. So i called the caption, and told him that i require the use of some oxygen, he replied" Go Ahead". as soon as we placed the oxygen mask to dog, she began to revive.

Michele apprecitaed the work of crew members to save the life of Darcy with their attentiveness and wanted to convey a message for public that "Good poeple are doing good things on a daily basis even if it is in small ways or big ways."

"Crew members of jet blue airline ensures passengers to provide complete afety and comfort to passengers during their flight duration. In a statement to "ABC News" JETblue states that "We're thankful for our crew's quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester."


Mon, Jul 9, 2018 12:04 PM

Unpleasant summers for dogs

Where summers brings joy to kids during there holidays, it also gets an irritational environment for their beloved pets especially when they are covered with heavy fur. When temperature arises there must be certain precautions required by owner as dogs are unable to stable their body temperature like humans do.

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 6:51 AM

Not everything is safe for dog's.

The essential oils that are diffused in air are quite in fashion for pleasant smelling homes and relaxeing the atmosphere. But have you ever thought about is it safe for your pet? We usually thinks that what is safe for us will be safe for animals too and that’s where we get wrong.

Dogs have the ability of senses about 10,000 to 100,000 times stronger then humans. So can it be possible that they won’t be able to smell the oils smell in the air or diffusers. These things might be good for humans but they acts as poison to your dog. Said by Dr.Michael Rickwald.

These diffusers and other essential oils when exposed to your dog can be toxic for them. We cant say them directly as toxic for your pets but there grade, purity level and how often are they used too depends upon product so be confirm before using them that are they dog friendly or not.

According to veterinary centres of America, oils with cinnamon, tea tree, peppermint, citrus and others can be poisonous to pets. If this thing is happening from quite a while in your house then do check for uncommon signs.

You might notice them more towards lethargic, might look like dunked and some other kinds of changes in behaviour. It could also cause problem in breathing or coughing. The worse of all if you are using a diffuser then stop it right there and take your pet to the veterinarian.

Rickwald says “according to me a count of people believes that if it’s safe for you then its safe for their pets too. It’s not the case I used to see commonly but people must take care of it.

Tue, May 15, 2018 8:25 AM

Amazon delivery driver had to return stolen dog after the owner emails Jeff Bezos

When a pup was missing from home after the Amazon delivery, the owner Richard Guttfield got the address of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos which is public to see if he could help.

The delivery man of Amazon dropped a package at the UK residence of Guttfield in Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. But while returning he secretly stoles the dog named wilma. That was later found nowhere by owners.

After an email to Jeff Bezos, they were served by someone from Amazon who tracked the delivery driver and found the dog in his house. After 5 days of search finally the dog returned to her home.

The lucky charm who helped owners to find their dog is an Amazon employ “Rob”. Who was going through Bezos inbox and investigated on this case, that lead to the Wilma returned back to her home from the driver’s home.

A spokesperson told CNBC in an email that such things doesn’t copes with companies standardised delivery partners. A reply from Amazon states that we take these matters seriously and the delivery person who committed such a shameful act is now no longer working with Amazon delivery service provider.

Guttfield was satisfied with the actions of company but cautioned other customers to be safe from such threat.

He stated that this can happen with anybody as our homes are exposed to such drivers although number of then are great persons, but we must be aware of them. Its just a good luck that I got Wilma back.

Mon, May 14, 2018 11:46 AM

Selfie dog's are here

Having selfies in events or meetups has been a common activity among humans but with the flowing time, this moment capturing activity is now adopted by dog’s too which can be seen by this online booming selfie of dogs in OAKLAND , Calif (KTVU).

Dog lovers hearts are filled with pleasure and joy with this selfie dog, the dog in front capturing selfie is a grinning black Labrador mix names as Rouge. He is loving to pose with his tongue out in the group of all other count of canines, all with a different pose and style.

Go Fetch Dog Daycare and Boarding published this picture merely 30days before, but it got in boom period on social media just couple a days ago.

Matt Ramsey the  owner states that the photo was not staged, all the dogs were standing still.


Mon, May 14, 2018 8:43 AM

Dog being called hero for staying with missing 6-year-old until rescuers arrived

TALLASSEE, Tenn. (WATE) - Authorities in Blount County say an endangered child missing since Monday night has been found safe along with his dog, which is being described as a hero. Deputies say Kaydon Leach, 6, was found about a half mile from his home. He was found lying down with his dog, a small black and white terrier. The dog is being hailed a hero by officials.

Wed, Apr 25, 2018 5:59 PM

Deaf, blind dog stays with missing girl, leads rescuers to her location

QUEENSLAND, Australia (WCMH) -- A little girl in Australia that was lost for several hours is safe thanks to the family's blind and deaf dog. Max is a 17-year-old cattle dog, who is deaf and partially blind. Now, he's being called a hero after saving the life of 3-year-old Aurora Kyle.

Wed, Apr 25, 2018 5:33 PM