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Sizing up the competition via scent

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Urine marking is the canine equivalent of a graffiti artist leaving a tag to mark their territory.  Not only does scent marking serve to cover up scents left by neighbourhood canines, it also provides precious information to others: from when that individual passed by, the animal’s state of health and emotional state to age, gender and […]

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Ageing in dogs – and me!

As I write this post, my ageing Basset Hound Howard lays by my feet snoring.  At 9 years of age, his muzzle has whitened, his eyebrows have greyed and he is noticeably stiff when he arises from his bed. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the greatest reliable age recorded for a dog was […]

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