Author: John McCormick

Why Do Dogs Steal? Will We Ever Know?

Dogs do some things that their masters are not happy about. Not just occasionally. All the time. The question why dogs steal things may never be answered. Here are some possibilities. They think we might forget to feed them They really are hungry Dogs are possessive They want your attention Once they smell food, they can’t overcome the urge to eat It is in their DNA Humans are funny. If it is happening to someone other than us, we think it is funny. Well get ready to laugh – a lot, as these little monsters steal food, right off...

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Your Mangy Mutt – And The Best Treatment For It

Mange in dogs is wrongly considered a sign of poor living conditions a dog is subjected to, dirty bedding, poor hygiene, etc. but that is completely untrue. Even though many people call it dog mange, other animals – and humans – can have mange too. There is no reason for embarrassment or a feeling of shame if your dog is diagnosed with the condition. It is characterized by bare, often inflamed patches of skin where the vicious little critter which is the cause of your dog’s mange has overcome your companion’s self-defense mechanisms. Mange, particularly red or follicular mange,...

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Pit Bull Saves Woman’s Face – IN STOMACH

Pit Bulls have a fearsome reputation in the U.S. and are even banned by some insurance companies and landlords while in England they are the most popular dog. But one Pit Bull tore a woman’s face off – read on for the rest of the story. While reading the June 2015 issue of “Fast Company,” I came across these fascinating first five sentences in the beginning paragraph on page 32. “Dr. E.J. Caterson and Dr. Matthew Carty are members of one of the world’s finest reconstructive plastic surgery teams, working out of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They have...

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PTSD Puppy? Decades After WWII Lapdog Still Served Vet

This missed Memorial Day by a few days due to illness but I remember Cousin Bob very fondly. And the PTSD Puppy. Unfortunately, virtually no one else in the family does. He passed two years ago and was always a little odd which I felt was easy to understand when you recall he was first in the RAF, then switched to the U.S. Army and was among those who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. He spent the rest of the war in Europe right through The Battle of the Bulge. He never recovered completely – I got it even...

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Scientists Go AGAPE for Puppies Too! (like real people)

Scientists have best friends too and a lot of them, even those who are happily dating or married, turn out to be dogs. In fact, my Newfoundland attended college classes with me, even chemistry lab. But puppy love isn’t confined to students, Science Magazine recently ran a contest for subscribers which shows just how much we scientists love our pups. The prize for the top 10 most striking puppy eyes was a real geek prize too – a copy of the hard core science magazine with the top dogs’ picture on the cover – just the one copy you...

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