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why do huskies have blue eyes

Scientists traced the genetic quirk that gives huskies blue eyes

October 5th, 2018

Many dog species have specific features that give them away. Bull terriers have long, flat noses, dalmatians have their iconic spots, and pugs look like little potatoes. Huskies, of course, have their own special feature in the form of icy blue eyes, and now a team of researchers from dog DNA startup Embark has attempted …

3d printed skull

Very good dog with a very bad tumor gets a new 3D-printed skull

September 28th, 2018

When Patches, a now nine-year-old female dachsund, first showed signs of something wrong with her head it didn’t seem particularly serious to her owner Danielle Dymeck. It started as a tiny bump, but Dymeck new something was seriously wrong when it rapidly grew to the size of an orange. Thankfully for Dymeck and Patches, researchers …

dog bacteria

Man loses limbs after contracting an infection from a dog lick

July 31st, 2018

Everyone loves dogs. Okay, maybe not everyone, but lots and lots of people consider a canine companion a member of their own family, and having a dog can be a fun, fulfilling experience. Unfortunately for one Wisconsin resident, an innocent lick from man’s best friend likely ended up costing him some body parts, and nearly …

dog flu

Your dog could be a victim of the next influenza pandemic

June 7th, 2018

Thanks to plenty of warnings from the medical community we’re all pretty familiar with the ability of influenza viruses to jump from other animals to human hosts. Both the “swine flu” and “bird flu” have wreaked havoc in the past, hopping from pigs and birds to humans with little warning. But humans aren’t the only …