Pixabay.comIt’s important to know how to care well for man’s best friend. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Every day a family welcomes a pet into their home. According to Greger Larson, director of the University of Oxford’s paleogenomics and bi-archaeology research network, dogs, without a doubt, were the first domestic animal. While researchers know they were tamed and used for work, little is known about when dogs moved from primarily providing utility to being pets. Pet industry statistics and data from the ASPCA indicate there are now roughly 78 million dogs living as pets in households across the United States. The Canadian Pet Outlook Market says Canada is home to roughly
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