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Dog Tail Docking - 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog Tail Docking: 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog tail docking, or canine caudectomy, originated more than 2000 years ago (1). Its first intention was to protect hunting dogs because their tail...
Animal Hoarding - What You Must Know

Animal Hoarding: What You Must Know

Many of us are familiar with the psychological disorder of compulsive hoarding. Typically, it's people who collect inanimate objects excessively, because they're unable to...
How Dog Smuggling Business Works

The Business of Dog Smuggling and How It Works

One of the largest animal welfare issues is the one that most people aren't aware of: puppy trafficking. As the popularity of pets, dogs...
The 7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a Pet Parent

7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a “Pet Parent”

Some controversy was stirred when, a few years back, M.A. Wallace wrote a rather passionate article in The Cut on why “it’s wrong” for...
Yes, You Call Call Yourself a Dog Parent and Here’s Why

Yes, You Can Call Yourself a “Dog Parent” and Here’s Why

With more people adopting pets in the U.S., and with the demographic crisis in the Western world worsening, an interesting divide between pet owners...
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...
Can Our Dogs Be Introverts or Extroverts

Can Dogs Be Introverts or Extroverts?

It is well-known that people can either be introverts or extroverts, according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Even though there are 16 personality types...
The Truth About the Safest Dog Car Seat Choices

The Truth About the “Safest” Dog Car Seats

The development and effective marketing of dog car seats offer a sense of security for pet owners. But just how safe are the current...
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 Fighting Dogs Are Trained

How Fighting Dogs Are Trained: The Grim Reality

We know that dog fighting is illegal, but some people still believe that it shouldn’t be. What exactly goes into training fighting canines? Which...
Cutting Dogs Tails

A Case Against Cutting Dogs’ Tails and Ears

With the excitement of bringing home a purebred puppy, many new owners are given the option that they perhaps had never even thought of...
Debunking Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs Myths

The Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs That Never Were (Debunking the Myth)

A dog lover may view the fierce reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), with a good deal of skepticism. Having a love...

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Kitten’s Development in the First Six Weeks

Like humans, a kitten's development will make many leaps and bounds during the first six weeks of life. This time period will help shape...
Dog Ears - Everything You Must Know About Your Canine's Ear

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...
Treat Dog's Anal Glands

12 Ways to Prevent and Treat Dog’s Anal Glands

Anal gland problems in dogs are fairly common, appearing in about 2 - 12% of cases with dogs (1, 2, 3). They're generally divided...
Dog Eye Problems

9 Scary but Treatable Dog Eye Problems You Should Know About

Dog eye problems are widespread, and in most cases, it's just a mild inconvenience. However, certain conditions will be more serious and require veterinary...
How to Get a Service Dog for Anxiety or Depression (And How Much It Costs)

How to Get a Service Dog for Anxiety or Depression (And...

A number of recent studies have proven that assistance animals and therapy dogs provide great relief for people with different conditions, anxiety, and depression. If...
elevated food bowls for dogs

5 Benefits of Elevated Food Bowls for Dogs: Myths or Facts?

Over the years, there have been plenty of contention topics among dog owners – are grains good or bad? Should dogs be spayed or neutered...
Lazy Dog Breeds

30 Most Lazy Dog Breeds Perfect for a Couch Potato Owner

Let's admit it. Although it's a lot of fun to play with a dog, it can be exhausting too. There's no shame in adopting...
Most Popular Fighting Dog Breeds

15 Most Popular Fighting Dog Breeds

Dogfighting is a cruel animal blood sport where dogs are put on strict diets and training regimes, and the winning canine wins the owner...
The Dog Poop Color Chart Guide

Dog Poop Color Chart: What It All Means

When you walk your dog, you always pick up his waste. What do you do if the doo-doo looks strange? It may be a...
Popular Cat Breeds

Popular Cat Breeds for Feline Lovers

While some cats have gained popularity due to their appearances in movies, television shows, or positive experiences, here's our choice of 9 of the...