Posts Tagged ‘dog health’

How Many Human Years are in a Dog Year?

Black and white photo of a young girl and a dog sitting in a wagon in the countryside.

It is a well-accepted fact that a single dog year is equal to 7 human years. If your dog is 3 years old, that would mean that they are 21 in human years. Sounds about right! However, if you start translating the the age of a very young or older dog, this 1:7 ratio starts…

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Researchers Discover The Mutation That Causes Canine Night Blindness

Beagle puppy sitting in field of tall grass.

  The mutation that causes congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) in dogs has been discovered after years of research by an international team including a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. CSNB is an autosomal recessive disease, meaning that it occurs on one of 38 pairs of non-sex chromosomes, and that symptoms will only occur…

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Foods You Might Not Know Are Unsafe For Dogs

Most people, even those who have never had a furry friend of their own, know that chocolate is toxic to dogs. However, there are plenty of other foods whose toxicity to dogs is less well known. Study up on foods that aren’t safe for your pup to keep them as happy and healthy as possible!…

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