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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...
Dog Training Tips From Dr. Robert Mugford

Interview: Dog Training Tips From Dr. Roger Mugford

What a treat! This week I got to chat with world-renowned animal welfare advocate, educator and author Dr. Roger Mugford. He has long been referred to as...
nose work for dogs

The Importance of Nose Work for Dogs and How to Train Them

Everyone knows that dogs have much sharper sense of smell than us humans, but did you know that it's good for them to exercise...
Is Anesthesia Safe for My Dog

The Truth: Is Anesthesia Safe for Dogs?

Anesthesia - a common fear of pet owners, but do you need to worry? A lot of dog owners are more concerned about the...
How many calories a dog needs per day

Let’s Talk: How Many Calories A Dog Needs Per Day?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to correctly calculate exactly how many calories a dog needs per day. There are so many variables! Think about what...
How to Choose the Best Dog GPS Tracker

Interview: How to Choose the Best Dog GPS Tracker?

Most dog owners are on a budget. We understand the financial requirements of owning a pet, and of course we splurge a little too,...

Interview: Tips and Tricks for Family Dog Training

Each week I get the opportunity to speak with an expert in the pet industry, and this week I was fortunate enough to have...

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Dog in Heat - Complete Guide for Pet Owners

Dog in Heat: A Guide for Pet Owners

Dealing with a dog in heat can sometimes be a frustrating experience for owners who never had to deal with it before. But even...
Are You Really Ready to Bring a Dog Home

Are You Really Ready to Bring a Dog Home?

The idea of bringing home a “new” dog is thrilling to all dog lovers. The notion is so enticing, in fact, that we often...
10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

Just like with us, dog digestive problems are one of the most common ailments that pet owners will have to deal with. A "digestive...
6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

For some of us as dog owners, it may sometimes seem like an imposition to have to pick up dogs' poop, but it’s our...
Dog Paw Problems and What You Should Know About Them

7 Most Common Dog Paw Problems and What to Do About...

Dogs' paw health is often neglected by pet owners, but shouldn't be. Your dog's paw pads provide cushioning to reduce stress on their bones...
5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Products

5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Foods and Pet Products

As pet parents, we do everything we can to provide our pets with products that are healthy for them, or at least products that...
Best Dog Carriers

The Best Dog Carriers Review

We've tested a HUGE number of pet carriers for dogs, reviewed each one to find and rank the best dog carriers available. Here's our detailed buying guide.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems

How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems

Coconut oil has become a health trend among humans in the last few years. Now, this product is getting into the pet industry as...
Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While Boarding

Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While...

Even when you trust your dog’s boarding facility explicitly, even when it’s pristine, well ventilated, and temperature controlled, there’s a possibility that your dog...
Best Dog Toys

The 10 Best Dog Toys for Boredom and More

Every dog needs toys to be entertained and mentally stimulated. Choosing toys for your pet seems like a simple task, but how can you...