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The night before my dog Cardiff was slated to start his first chemotherapy treatment was a rather sleepless one for me. My mind was racing about what his overall response would be. Would Cardiff suffer side-effects? Would I repeatedly wake up each night to find him needing to go out to have diarrhea or heaving to produce vomit? Credit: Getty Editorial I ultimately had to medicate myself to get to sleep at a reasonable hour, as I had to be semi-fresh and functional to effectively oversee Cardiff's chemotherapy administration process. Fortunately, I work on a weekly basis at the largest cancer treatment facility in the country (between multiple facilities), the Veterinary Cancer Group, so I...

We have to say, this dog and sheep duo is not exactly great at the game. Points for effort though, right? Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Cat and Horse Share Nuzzles and Kisses Polite Cat Loves Toilet Paper Rescued Laboratory Dogs See Sun, Grass for the First Time...

Daily GIFs: April 23, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "Your bowl looks better than mine." 2. Bumper bunnies. 3. "First this hand, next stop - Everest!" 4. Husky see, husky do. 5. "I call this masterpiece 'Me,' but it's not for sale." Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Common Dog Parasites

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Scientists at a behavioral studies facility in Budapest set quite a tasks for themselves. They set out to analyze, with non-invasive methods, dog brains to see if our canine companions could detect emotions in both human and dog voices and to compare it to human brain activity when given the same stimuli. Credit: Getty Editorial The hardest part, in my opinion, must have been training 11 dogs to lie perfectly still for about 10 minutes while they were being scanned by an MRI machine. The neurobiologists chose Border Collies, Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers for the study. (I myself would have chosen Basset Hounds or English Bulldogs, which would have been a leg up - or perhaps...

Are Dogs Capable of Love?

People love to talk about how much they love their dogs and often mention that one special individual to whom no others can really compare. I wonder, are the dogs in our lives capable of these same types of feelings? Credit: Getty Creative One of the problems with exploring the idea of love is the all encompassing nature of the word in the English language. We can love our mates, our children, our pets, or even a favorite desert; but these are all actually very different emotions. No one ever talks about how they'd jump in front of a speeding truck to save a piece of chocolate cake, after all! Other languages have different words for different types of love, but in everyday English we're...