While some of the early mixed-breed identification tests used a blood sample, all of the products on the market today extract DNA from cells swabbed by the dogs owner from the inside of the dogs cheek. The swab is sealed in a container provided by the company and mailed off to the companys lab. There, technicians extract your dogs DNA from the swab, and use computers to identify and compare specific bits of it to bits taken from dogs of known lineage.
Dog Training & Behavior
Potty training dogs is not very easy, but everyone who shares their lives with dogs must do it. How to house train a puppy is slightly different than how to house train a dog, but the tools, routines and human commitment levels required to do it well are the same.
Preventing your dog from pottying in the wrong place is the first and most important housetraining task. Since most of us cannot keep our eyes on our dogs every minute, having a safe, comfortable confinement area is key to housetraining success. Most dogs naturally avoid going...
Dog Health & Care
Symptoms of dog flu include sneezing, coughing, runny nose, fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite. About 80 percent of the dogs who are infected with the virus will have only mild symptoms, with about 20 percent of infected dogs showing no symptoms whatsoever (these dogs, however,...
Learn about a lesser-known cause of foul facial odors on dogs.
The odor was there. Not overpowering, but off and definitely not normal. My six-year-old Bouvier Atles breath simply never, ever stank. Yet here it was. Some kind of skanky odor emanating from his sweet little face. Was it time for a dental cleaning?
The Dogs We Love: Too Little Time Together
Its been said before, but every time I have experienced the loss of one of my dogs, or have witnessed someone elses, I think to myself: That this...
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