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James Watts

BSc Bioveterinary Science. Editor of PetSci. When I'm not writing, learning, discussing, or reading about animals, you know it's the weekend! Currently developing PetSci HealthTrak, the fast and easy way to monitor your pet's weight and calorie intake. HealthTrak offers a simple way to track your pet's progress, helping them achieve a healthy weight and a long, happy life.

Where in the Woof?: An Infographic on the Origin of Dog Breeds

Can cats spread canine parvovirus to dogs

Around 15,000 years ago, man befriended the Grey Wolf. Man domesticated the wolf and they learned to live together in harmony. That, is not the end of the story however. As man moved around the globe, he took the domesticated wolves with him. In the different regions, different tasks were required of the wolves – catching prey, retrieving, carrying luggage, …

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The 6 Most Common Types of Dog Barks: Translated

Dog communication by barking

Humans have domesticated dogs for thousands of years, so you think by now we’d know if they were trying to get a point across! Well, it has now been officially confirmed that we can in-fact speak canine. Researchers have concluded humans are very good at categorising dog barks into categories such as ‘fun’, ‘aggressive’, ‘sad and ‘playful’. Even non-dog owners …

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The Ultimate Winter Holiday Canine Care Guide

With December finally here, we’ve put together a complete list of tips, tricks and care advice to ensure you and your dog (or cat!) avoid the typical hazards of winter, Christmas and general holiday festivities! Take care to avoid the trouble that the cold weather brings but don’t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself, because that is what Christmas …

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