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A Common Artificial Sweetener Is Poisoning Dogs

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in everything from toothpaste to peanut butter to sugar-free gum. And, it turns out, it’s poison for dogs.


Cute Animation Imagines What Our Dogs Do When We Leave The House

Video: What does ol’ Fido do when we leave the house for the entire day? Does he wait patiently in front of the door? Or does he celebrate the freedom and jump on couches and eat snacks he’s not supposed to? Does he mourn a broken heart? Or does he not even notice? This fun animated short by Pieter Vandenabeele imagines a dog’s life and how wacky he gets when he’s left alone.


Furbo Pet Camera Review: It Confused My Dog And Busted My Naughty Landlord

My dog started to get anxious about my recent move as soon as he saw me packing boxes. So when Furbo, an Indiegogo success, offered us its new pet camera with a built in treat dispenser, it seemed like a great way to keep an eye on him and keep him happy. Naturally, I wanted it.


Why Your Labrador Retriever Loses Its Mind Around Food

As a breed, Labrador Retrievers often have serious food-related issues — a behavioural quirk that often leads to over-eating and canine obesity. Researchers have finally figured out why, and the answer could influence the way we treat human obesity.


Visual Effects Reel Reveals How They Make A Dog Attack A Person

Video: Dogs are friendly, loveable best friends. They don’t want to hurt anyone! So how do movies get dogs to attack people? With visual effects. A special effects team basically creates a digital double of a real dog and then makes it so that the CG-created dog attacks the actor in the way that the movie wants. In this VFX reel of German movie Look Who’s Back, it shows how that whole process works.


Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy To See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting — especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts to find out why.


Actual Dogs Don't Like Robotic Dogs Either

Video: Boston Dynamics’ line of robotic dogs creep the hell out of me and other sensible humans on this doomed planet. But at least my gut call is partially justified by this probably world-first meeting of man’s best friend and man’s future downfall.


A Shocking Number Of Dogs In Shelters Are Misidentified As 'Pit Bulls'

Using DNA analysis, researchers have shown that shelter workers frequently mislabel dogs as “pit bulls”. They say this is a serious problem given the social stigma surrounding the breed — which, technically speaking, doesn’t actually exist.


Microsoft's New What-Dog-Is-Your-Face Tool Is Good, Dumb Fun

What do you when it’s Friday and you’re having a hard time focusing? You play with What-Dog.net, the latest silly viral sensation from Microsoft Garage. It’s really fun!


You'll Purposely Make Mistakes Just To Use This Dog Scooting On Its Butt Eraser

If you’re wondering who still uses pencils, it’s anyone who wants to correct their mistakes using this wonderful eraser that’s shaped like a dog scooting its butt across the floor. There is nothing not to love about this creation from Slam Design.


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