MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do dog’s noses get wet?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do dog’s noses get wet?

You’ve heard the old saying that if a dog’s nose is wet it means they’re healthy. This is true, but why? The noses of dogs secrete mucus. There are special glands on the inside of the dog’s nose that produce this. That layer of mucus sticks to the nostrils amping up the scent chemicals which…

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Connecticut helps displaced dogs from floods in Kentucky

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Connecticut helps displaced dogs from floods in Kentucky

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating flooding in Kentucky. Not only have a lot of residents lost their homes and belongings but also a lot of pets have been displaced. Connecticut is taking in 15 dogs who have lost their homes and families. They will be up for adoption here in the state…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How do dogs sweat?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How do dogs sweat?

This weekend is supposed to get pretty warm Saturday and Sunday in the 80s. If you have a dog they’ll probably be pretty hot and sweaty. But how do dogs sweat? A lot of people think it’s through their mouth. That definitely cools them down when they stick out their tongue and start panting. But…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can dogs actually understand us?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can dogs actually understand us?

Anyone who has owned a dog has wondered this before. Can they actually understand what we as humans are saying?! Some people who’s dogs never listen might not believe this, but dogs do have the ability to learn around 165 words. Obviously shorter words are easier for them. Also words with hard consonants like T…