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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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Dog Harnesses The Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Owners

Dog Harnesses: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

A dog harness is a fantastic tool when used correctly, but some people buy the wrong thing. There are different types, sizes and uses...
Dog Fights: An Informative Guide On How To Stop Them

Dog Fights: An Informative Guide On How To Stop Them

Seeing dogs fighting each other can be somehow scary. Aside from aggressive and brutal dog fights, their fights may lead to severe wounds and...
Does Your Puppy Need Dog Boots

Does Your Puppy Need Dog Boots?

Many people are amazed to learn that dog companies actually manufacture boots for dogs, but what's even more fascinating is how popular dog boots are today. Trend...
Beagle Dog Breed Profile

Beagle Breed Profile (Updated)

Beagles are the 5th most popular dog in America, according to the American Kennel Club. This fun loving dog will amuse you with his antics...
Why Is Your Dog Coughing and Gagging

Coughing, Gagging and Choking in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Coughing is our body's natural way to respond to the presence of any irritants or abnormalities existing in our airways. On the other hand, gagging...
Eye Drops For Dogs

Eye Drops for Dogs: How to Pick the Right Type

The function and anatomy of your dog’s eye are similar in most ways to your own. However, some differences are present, including a third...
7 Causes and Signs of Dog Spine Problems (and How to Prevent or Fix Them)

7 Common Dog Spine Problems: Causes and Treatments

Spinal problems in dogs are more common than most owners realize. Typically, they take time to develop before the symptoms become apparent and the...
Dog Eye Allergies - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Dog Eye Allergies: Symptoms, Causes, Remedies

Dog eye allergies will make your pet's eyes sore, swollen, and watery. Several causes will trigger such an allergic reaction. Usually, once the underlying cause...
Best Dog Gatesvideo

Best Dog Gates: Comparing Primetime Petz vs. Carlson vs. Evenflo

In this video comparison and full review of best dog gates for stairs and indoors we tried to find the optimal and cost-effective pet gate for dogs.
What is the Best Dog Food Brand for Health

Top 10 Dog Foods: Best Dog Food Brands Analysis and Review

The problem with the pet food market is that most dog companies aren't trying to find out what is the best dog food brand...