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Love, Actually: How a Tiny Peptide Drives Passion for Dogs

Jun, 03

Oxytocin. Most of us think of it as the hormone that helps bitches whelp and produce milk. And yes, it’s that, but so much more. A series of recent studies have revealed how oxytocin has a major effect on the brains of both people and dogs to strengthen the human-canine bond – that indescribable interspecies attachment that might just explain...

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Healing Hands: Equine Sports Medicine & Rehab

May, 24

The emerging profession of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation utilizes innovative therapy methods. Veterinarians and other professionals who want to expand their training into the equine rehab field can become certified specialists to learn the latest trends and techniques, such as utilizing underwater treadmills which offer low-impact, high-resistance therapy for horses. Photo: Lisa Dijk/Arnd.nL -------------------- Stall rest. It’s one of...

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Reducing Your Dog’s Stress

Apr, 28

Counter-conditioning and desensitization is one of the best ways (but not the only way) to change your dog's association with a stressor. Remember to think crockpot, not microwave. Clearly, one of the best ways to help your dog have a better quality of life is to reduce the amount of stress she experiences. The first step is to make as...

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