The human beard is germier than dog fur.
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The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur.
A sick dog in Colorado caused alarm at a veterinary hospital when doctors realized the animal was infected with a rare and deadly illness: the plague.
The authors of a new paper suggested that scientists have overstated dog smarts. But a dog researcher tells Live Science we should study canines anyway.
Disease outbreaks among humans are common. But outbreaks among humans from puppies? That's a scenario that's much rarer.
A simple nip from a puppy may have led to a fatal infection for a Wisconsin woman, according to news reports.
So-called "grain-free" dog foods have become popular these days; but the diets may not be good for some pooches' hearts.
"Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?" is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them.
The only trace remaining of dogs that lived in the Americas before Europeans arrived: A common canine tumor.
When the beast was found, its features led to some pretty wild speculation about whether it was a dire wolf, a dog-wolf hybrid or perhaps a dog-human hybrid (seriously, people?).
Laurie Santos, a cognitive psychologist at Yale, demonstrates how dogs can sometimes be more rational than humans.