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The Saga of Pet Ownership

The Saga of Dog Ownership – A First-Hand Account

As far back as I can remember, I had always wanted a dog. Like every kid, I begged and begged until my parents relented....
Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

30 Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

Myths abound in the dog world and today, we’re looking at some of the most popular ones that many of us pet owners still...
Pet Caskets for Dogs

Are Pet Caskets for Dogs Too Much? Do We Really Need Them?

Pets can be the most meaningful beings in a person’s life. They are family, friends and life partners all wrapped into one. So when...
Expensive Dog Food Brands

Expensive Dog Food Brands: Are They Worth the High Cost?

With all the dog food commercials out there, it can be pretty confusing deciding what is the best food for your pup. Our options...
How Dog Owners Justify Training Dogs With Shock Collars

How Dog Owners Justify Training Dogs With Shock Collars

Infamous dog shock collars, or e-collars, are the most controversial training tool in the dog world. On one side there are the people who...
How Fighting Dogs Are Trained

How Fighting Dogs Are Trained: The Grim Reality

We know that dog fighting is illegal, but many believe that it shouldn’t be. What exactly goes into training these canines? Which breeds are...
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – For Dogs

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – For Dogs

Veterinary care is one of the largest expenses that dog owners need to budget for. Many of us don't put a lot of thought...
Reasons FOR Adopting Older Preloved Dogs

3 Reasons FOR Adopting Older Preloved Dogs

Many potential dog owners shy away from adopting a senior dog for a variety of reasons. But don't be fooled by the common thought!...
Dog Tear Stains

The Truth About Tear Stains on Dogs

Tear stains are an eye-sore (no pun intended). There's no doubt that they aren't pleasant to look at, but did you know there are also...
Benefits of a Dog Backpack Carrier & Why I Love Mine

Benefits of a Dog Backpack Carrier & Why I Love Mine

A dog backpack carrier is a type of rag suck that you sit your little pooch in and carry her in, whether at the front...
Dog Muzzles Aren't Just for Aggression

Let’s Talk: Dog Muzzles Aren’t Just for Aggression

Dog muzzles are a controversial piece of training equipment, but they can be used for more than just aggression - just make sure you...
homemade dog food

Benefits of Feeding Dogs Homemade Dog Food

The recent recalls and safety concerns in the pet food industry have led many dog owners to consider changing their pet's diet. There have been...

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Dog Ears 101: How to Care for Them and Prevent Problems

Dog ears come in various shapes and sizes; floppy, folded, small or large. Unlike humans, a dog's ears are a central feature of the...

Can Dogs Get Hiccups and Why?

You may have gotten a new puppy or adult dog, and start noticing things you didn't expect from your pooch. Did your Fido just...

The Science Behind Aggression in Dogs

One of the most frequent behavioral reasons owners takes their dogs to the veterinarian or even back to the shelter is aggression. Considering the damage to...

The 25 Best Dog Boarding Services in San Diego, CA

Becoming a dog owner comes with many benefits. However, every owner will agree that having dogs also comes with its complications, and chief among...

11 Popular Mild-Tempered and Calm Small Dogs

You have made the decision to add another member to your family. This one will be four-legged and hairy. Trying to choose a breed...

Dog Won’t Open His Eyes? Here’s What This Means (and what...

The last few days you’ve noticed your dog looking at you a little funny, it was almost like a cute winking in one eye...

10 Things You Can Learn From Your Dog

Our dogs are so much more than pets. They are precious members of our family and we love them dearly. They offer us support, friendship...

Why No-Pull Dog Harnesses and Collars Are the Safest Choice

It's very common for dogs to pull on their leashes when you walk them. Dog leash pulling is one of the most common behavioral...

12 Dog Eye Infection Treatments and Preventatives

Hang on! Did your dog just wink at you? Unusual winking, blinking, rubbing, or pawing at the eyes is your dog’s way of telling...

How to Train Dogs to Use Pet Stairs and Ramps [Infographic]

There's a number of reasons why pet owners may find pet stairs and ramps useful. They're particularly helpful for senior dogs with arthritis, dogs...