Dogs

Hot Dog: The $5 billion Uberesque Dog Sitting Market

The UBER-like dog-sitting market is heating up. Not only does it create fierce competition between fast-growing companies like Rover and DogVacay, but investors are also pouring in money at a tempo similar to the ride-sharing and food delivery markets. Last week, the online platform for dog owners Rover raised $40M in a Series E round…

Dog-Friendly Offices Are The Way Of The Future

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Businesses small and large are literally going to the dogs as furry friends are being welcomed into the workplace more and more often. This trend started soon after what might be considered the most famous study on what impact dogs have on employees, published in a 2012 edition of the International…

What’s Causing These Itchy Irritating Lesions on So Many Pets and People?

By Dr. Becker Atopic dermatitis (AD), also called atopic eczema, is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes itching, redness, swelling, and cracks in the skin. Estimates are that about 10 percent of the U.S. human population, and 10 percent of the dog population as well, suffers from the disorder. Interestingly, atopic dermatitis is much more…

10 Amazing Facts About A Dog’s Tail

Do you think that your pet pal wags his tail because he’s happy to see you? You may be correct if that tail is pulling to the right–but more on that later! A dog’s tail is just one of his methods of communication, and according to Psychology Today certain types of wags indicate specific emotions. But a dog’s tail…