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    Introduction For most people owning a dog or just a pet is a vital part of their life. There are approximately 71 million households in America that have at least 1 pet. That is around 62% of America. Even though dogs can make great companions, they are also good for a other things like emotional and physical aspects (Casciotti). Some seeing eye dogs are even able to detect seizures or help with occupational therapy and speech therapy. Some studies show that people who own dogs have reduced stress levels,

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    2017 Domestication of Dogs and Cats Domestication is the process of adapting animals for human use. Domestication was a conscious effort of humans that was done in different countries at different times. If humans had never crossed paths with the ancestors of dogs and cats, these animals would never have become domesticated. Dogs and cats have been domesticated for great benefits in the world today. Today, dogs are used for many different tasks such as military dogs and guide dogs, but most people just

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    The Dog

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    The Dog Domestic dog, carnivorous mammal, generally considered the first domesticated animal. The domesticated dog has coexisted with human beings as a working partner and household pet in all eras and cultures since the days of the cave dwellers. It is generally believed that the direct ancestor of the domestic dog is the wolf, originally found throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Remains of a dog, estimated to be 10,500 years old, have been found in Idaho. TAXONOMY Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:

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    Service Dogs And Dogs

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    between humans and dogs. Some believe that dogs are a man’s best friend, while others believe that dogs are meant only to be used to perform a certain job. Even though some see dogs only as a tool, dogs have been known to help humans in times of despair and need. Whether it be a dog helping a disabled person, or searching for a human amongst a pile of rubble, dogs can be a key factor when it comes to the well being of humans. In enormous tragedies, such as September 11th, dogs were a key element

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    1. Introduction Today, dogs are kept as popular pets in millions of families all over the world. It is said that dog is the most faithful animal and friendly to the owner so that a lot of moving stories of its characters are transfered from one to another. However, up to now, a report (1 August 2016) reveals that there are 11 countries which still eat dog meat, they are China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Arctic and Antarctic and two cantons in Switzerland

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    The Domestication of Cats and Dogs Many people all over the world have cats or dogs as beloved pets. They all look and behave differently, and it is not uncommon to wonder where these animals come from. Many researchers and archeologists have developed theories about how cats and dogs became domesticated and for what purpose. The finding of ancient bones and genetic testing have allowed some insight into the history of the domesticated dog and cat. Though we know that these animals have been

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    Species Information The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, is a quadrupedal mammal which is a member of the Canidae family. Dogs are said to be the first animal species to be domesticated, which is estimated to have taken place at the end of the last ice age around 15,000 years ago (CLUTTON *3). Dogs are derived from the domestication of the gray wolf, and nowadays there are hundreds of different breeds of domestic dog (AZ). In terms of distribution, although the wild gray wolf population is found

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    Evolution Of Dogs

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    A dog is a man’s best friend. Humans form bonds with these majestic animals and adapt them into their families as if they were their own children. Dogs are loyal, loving, and some of the best listeners around. One may think that their dog is smart due to obedience training, however dogs are smart due to their ancestral roots and how they evolved from them. According to the New York Times best selling book The Genius of Dogs; How dogs are smarter than you think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, the

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    History of Dogs

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    is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist. (CITATION) Earlier though dogs were broken in and trained by cruel manners and fear. They

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    of Cats and Dogs In our lives today, dogs and cats are exceedingly valuable. They help calm people with anxiety, assist the sick and disordered, and aid the depressed. Although, thousands of years ago, dogs were domesticated by humans and put to useful tasks, such as, hunting, herding and guarding. Cats, however, were tamed for only one thing and that was to catch rodents. There might not be a lot about how they came to be, but hopefully that will change. Without cats and dogs in our lives

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    Dog Vs Dog Debate

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    My Friend Bowie I always wanted a dog. I remember being in second grade, and, one day my class of thirty or more students erupted into the most important debate ever, which was better, cats or dogs? To this debate I had nothing to give, yet I knew the result would have implications worldwide and the human race would come to some great awakening if our class could finally settle this question. Perhaps, I reasoned, if we were to prove that day that dogs were better than cats, that perhaps the

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    Domestication of Dogs Humans know dogs as a sweet and loving animal that wants to be loved, or also a man’s best friend, but until they were domesticated, they weren’t always like that. Even though many people think that the dogs were domesticated from wolves, not many people truly knows what kind of wolf that the dogs domesticated from. Researchers think that the gray wolf is the primary target of the domestication of dogs. The scientists believe that the dog comes from the gray wolf and the dogs have similar

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    Barordella In Dogs

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    Infection in Dogs (disease state article) Research: http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_bartonellosis http://www.cdc.gov/bartonella/veterinarians/ Meta Description: What you do not know about bartonella, bartonellosis, or cat scratch disease, could end up being dangerous for your dog, your other pets, and you and your whole family. Meta Key Words: Bartonella in dogs, Bartonella infection, Bartonellosis dogs, Cat scratch disease Bartonella Can Affect Dogs and Be Transmitted

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    Dog or Horse?

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    been years since I have owned a pet and I think its time that I should get one. I didn’t know where to start because there is many animals but there was only two I could choose between. So I decided that I would go between a horse and a dog because I have had owned a dog in the past and as well as a horse. Both animals would make amazing pets. You are able to interact with them and they bring joy to you. After doing some research by asking my experienced family members I have found that both animals

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    Dogs And Cats

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    them. The brazen cat had been rooting around in gardens for a while, a slap in the face even to the cats, of whom there was admittedly a minority on the block. But who knows about cats? They never knew how to handle these things. It was up to the dogs to keep the balance of the neighbourhood in check. Today had been the worst by far. They had spotted the hobo a whole block away, quite by chance, so there was no real way of planning an attack. That wasn't really Scampi's style anyway, so they

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    Fearing Dogs

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    trying to overcome a fear of dogs that I have had ever since I was about ten years old. Even though fearing dogs may not always be a result of how much exposure you have around dogs, in my opinion exposure plays a huge role in it. I truly believe that how you react to dogs depends on your experience and exposure to them as you are growing up. In my opinion the most friendly dogs are small and do not bark a lot. Just think about it, if you only come in contact with large dogs that are intimidating as

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    Senior Dogs

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    waiting to find the perfect dog for you or your family. In that time you probably past a lot of dog’s. Of those dogs about 60% were over the age of seven or a senior and weren’t even considered the right fit for you. The main problem is that people judge why the dogs are in shelters and jump to conclusions. People mainly think that the dogs were troubled or sick so they came in. Dogs usually come in as strays or from a family issue. In my opinion people looking to adopt a dog should seriously consider

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    Pseudopregnancy in Dogs

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    Pseudopregnancy is a common phenomenon that occurs in the intact female dog that is not pregnant during the diestrus or anestrus time of their estrous cycle. Pseudopregnancy can be characterized by swelling of the mammary glands, swelling of the abdomen, milk production and a change in the female’s behavior such as mothering of objects or other animals, restlessness, aggression, nesting and anorexia, (Hermo, 631). For the subordinate female gray wolf this phenomenon is a typical behavior to take

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    Dog Therapy

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    animals in hand improve the quality of modern human life…” (sic). An indisputable study proved that a therapy dog can reduce the agitation behavior in institutionalized persons with the Alzheimer’s diseases. A study conducted at the University of California showed that having animals at nursing homes also gave animal care givers job satisfaction. It is undeniable about the healing powers of dogs, and most fundamentally among the elderly whose conditions deteriorate because of loneliness. Too often, people

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    Sled Dog

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    Like… There was once a dog. When he was a puppy he ran and played like all other puppies do. His owner took good care of him and fed him well. He had all the comforts a dog could want. Life was good. As he grew he started to get bigger and stronger. He still played and ate well and had fun. He watched as the grown dogs would work, but he paid no attention. He hadn’t a care in the world. His life was easy and that’s all that mattered to him. After a while the dog was full grown. He was the

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