This week we learned you can let sleeping dogs lie, ducks make dogs happier, and yes, your dog really does love you. It’s time to get the Scoop!
Doggy-depression fighting duck
Dogs make us happier, and help us have better love lives. They help comfort people who are ill or who have experienced trauma, and can even identify blood sugar levels in our breath.
But what about when dogs need some therapy? Well, one dog’s depression seems to have been alleviated by the company of an unlikely creature-comforter – a duck. George the dog was heartbroken when his best buddy Blackie the Black Lab sadly passed away. Inconsolable with grief, George rejected food and became anxious. But then two weeks ago a Duck showed up in the garden and George and the duck have been inseparable ever since. George has even let the duck sleep on his bed! That’s real friendship if we ever saw it.
Let sleeping dogs lie
Casper, the online company shipping memory foam mattresses in impossibly tiny boxes, have launched a new bed for dogs, naturally. (We’re glad to hear dogs were first to the bed party and not cats.)
It should be a good bed too – at $125 a pop! A year of development, 110 prototypes, 460 hours of lab testing (we can’t tell if that’s a science lab or a Labrador). Their dog beds have been specially designed to give dog’s heads a little more support, and to minimise damage from claws and teeth. They also boast a 100 day trial period, so if your dog should have any trouble sleeping (which is unlikely, let’s face it – dogs can sleep pretty much anywhere) you can return it hassle free. Their dog beds are not yet available in the UK
They call it puppy love
It’s true, your dog really does love you. A report has been published that proves dogs’ brains are equally stimulated by cuddles and praise as they are by food and treats. Good news for dogs and humans alike! Get the whole story here.