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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...
Why Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of Humans

How the Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of Humans

Analysis of canine genetics has led to several revelations about canine history, breed development and even human pathology. Determining the domestication of dogs can be...
Dog Ownership and the Nonexistence of Time

Dogs and the Nonexistence of Time

Have you ever met a bloodhound? They are incredibly gentle, intelligent and stubborn creatures, loyal to their human friends, unbelievably tolerant of other animals and...
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....
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...

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9 Tips for Introducing Toddlers to Dogs (and Dogs to Toddlers)

9 Tips for Introducing Toddlers to Dogs (and Dogs to Toddlers)

There’s nothing cuter than seeing a puppy and a kid playing together. However, the situation is not always ideal. To avoid problems and build...

Fecal Test for Dogs: Types, Procedures and Costs

A fecal test for dogs (stool sample) is a standard way of testing the feces content in veterinary clinics which can tell you a...
10 Dog Medication Side Effects You Shouldn’t Ignore

10 Dog Medication Side Effects You Should Never Ignore

From antibiotics to pain killers, every dog medication we give our pets has the potential for side effects. Some of those side effects are...
20 Dog Pregnancy Tips for a Successful Birth

20 Dog Pregnancy Tips for a Successful Birth

The arrival of puppies can be a fun and exciting time but there many things that you should know about and prepare beforehand. Below...
13 Banned Dog Breeds 2020

13 Frequently Banned Dog Breeds

Some countries and U.S. states pass breed discrimination laws now, banning owners from adopting certain dog breeds. The way these laws work can be...
8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run Away and Safely Walk Off-leash

8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run...

Having your dog run away when off-leash and then go missing is a terrifying feeling. If you have a pet that doesn't really listen, learning...
New Puppy Shopping Checklist - 22 Things You'll Need

The New Puppy Shopping Checklist

As a slightly obsessed dog-mom who has been preparing her younger brother for his first experience in dog ownership, I have spent the past...
7 Unexpected Ways You Could Be Harming Your Dog

7 Unexpected Ways You May Be Harming Your Dog

There is no question that as pet owners, we love our dogs and we try to take good care of and provide for our...
15 Things to Know About Dog Hotel Before You Leave Your Pup There

15 Things to Do Before Booking a Dog Hotel

When you're traveling and can't take your dog with you, booking a room at a dog hotel may be the best choice. Dog hotel...
Glaucoma in Dogs - The Pet Owner’s Guide

Glaucoma in Dogs: Causes, Signs, Treatment

Glaucoma in dogs is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve and peripheral vision loss which is caused by the increased...