Strengthening your Core Muscles for Better Running

Posted Posted in Questions, Workout Guide

Doc Smith, founder of the Pasadena Pacers, is a great friend and source of running wisdom. His article goes deep into why you should develop the body’s core as the platform for your body to run strong, balanced, and injury free. TL;DR – build strength in the muscle sets between your chest and your thighs (continue)

How Dogs Drink Water: Impressive Ingestion

Posted Posted in Play, Questions, Tales

The next time you’re cleaning up puddles by your dog’s water bowl, try to appreciate the science behind the mess. At the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting, researchers described the different mechanisms animals like humans, cats, and dogs use to drink. Humans, with our full cheeks, can create suction to draw in (continue)

Australian Shepherd Rescue: A Cause for Paws this #GivingTuesday

Posted Posted in Tales, Work

If you’re looking for the perfect seasonal antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’ve found it in #GivingTuesday. The Tuesday following the Thanksgiving Day weekend is a time to cleanse your palate of consumerism and give, whether that means volunteering at a local organization or donating to your favorite charity. This #GivingTuesday, we’re highlighting Aussie (continue)

Busting the Ice Cube Bloat Myth

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In 2010, a pet owner mistakenly correlated feeding ice water to her dog and the onset of Bloat. She shared this experience through the InterWebs where pet owners took the warning seriously and propagated the story. In the time that followed her (very upsetting) experience, more pet care professionals have weighed in on the story. (continue)