The Healthy Hound Newsletter #56

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A state-of-the-art dog collar can tell you what your dog is feeling with more than 90% accuracy according to the South Korean startup that created it.

The Petpuls collar uses artificial intelligence to detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks. It also tracks pups’ physical activity and rest.

Learn more about the voice recognition technology that allows the Petpuls collar to tell you whether your dog is happy, relaxed, anxious, angry, or sad.

Frequent brushing helps combat dry, flaky winter skin by stimulating healthy oil production. It also improves blood circulation.

How To Help Your Dog Deal With Grief

When a family member or fellow pet within the home passes away, dogs go through several emotions, including confusion, stress, and grief.

While science cannot yet tell us just how much our dogs understand about death, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence showing the depth of their feelings.

Find out how to recognize the signs of grief in dogs and what you can do to help them through the process.

3 Signs Your Dog Has An Ear Infection

by Kathryn Primm, DVM

Ear infections are one of the most common reasons – if not THE most common reason – dogs visit the vet. Infections are more common in the outer ear, but can also affect the middle and inner ear.

Canine ear infections are itchy, painful, and can lead to more serious problems if left untreated.

iHeartDogs’ Dr. Kathryn Primm helps you recognize the three most prominent signs of ear infection in dogs and when to seek veterinary attention.

Your Dog’s Risk For Creepy Mouth-Burrowing Beetles Increases In Winter

The above photo looks like something out of a nightmare, but it is all too real. The speckled bumps burrowed into the roof of the dog’s mouth are Asian lady beetles, and they are found almost everywhere in the continental United States.

When winter comes, they seek out warm, humid places to ride out the cold weather – and sometimes that ends up being an unsuspecting dog’s mouth.

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Quiz Answer:

1. Two to three. According to Stanley Coren, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, “all of our current research tends to show that dogs have a mind which is roughly equivalent to a human child between the ages of two to three years.”

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