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How Dog Pooper Scoopers Are Saving Our Planet

How Dog Pooper Scoopers Are Saving Our Planet

When you think of things that are “saving our planet,” pooper scoopers are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. You’re probably...
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...
Christmas Dangers for Dogs

Let’s Talk: Christmas Dangers for Dogs

The holiday season is such a busy time, and pet parents need to be especially diligent. There are many Christmas dangers for dogs that...
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...
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...
The Low Down on the Paleo Diet for Dogs

Interview: The Low Down on the Paleo Diet for Dogs

The current trend in the pet food industry is to follow the trends in the human food industry. As pet owners jump on the...
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...
The Importance of Cognitively Challenging Your Dog

Sunday’s Recap: The Importance of Cognitively Challenging Your Dog

Each week I read through blog posts and articles about a particular subject. Last week I decided to share some great info with you...
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...
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...
Best Homemade Gifts for Dogs DIY

Let’s Talk: Best Homemade Gifts for Dogs

Last week we discussed Christmas dangers for dogs, and there are more than you'd think. With Christmas less than two weeks away, many pet...
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!...

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11 Most Deadly Dog Diseases

When you adopt a dog, you expect to deal with some health issues eventually. While most common conditions dogs suffer from are mild and...
The 15 Ways to Prepare for Last Days of Your Dying Dog

15 Ways to Prepare for Last Days of Your Dying Dog

Losing a loved one is never easy and the fact that it's a pet doesn’t make it any different. Knowing that the end is...
20 Pros Cons Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Homemade dog food has its pros and cons. This can be a great nutritional choice for dogs, but only when done right. If done...
15 Best Police Dog Breeds in the US

15 Most Popular Police Dog Breeds

Dogs have been used in law enforcement and police work going as far back as the 5th Century. Modern K9 officers are trained for...
Nasal Discharge in Dogs - Causes and Treatment

Nasal Discharge in Dogs: 11 Causes and Treatments

Nasal discharge in dogs can be a condition that means absolutely nothing. On the other hand, it can be accompanied by other symptoms like...
14 Best IKEA Dog Furniture Pieces and Other Items

14 Best IKEA Dog Furniture and Pet Supplies

It's only recently that the world’s favorite affordable flatpack furniture store IKEA began carrying pet-specific furniture, and a collective sigh of relief could be...
Top 40 Reputable Dog Breeders in USA

40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the U.S. (2020)

Finding reputable dog breeders is challenging because of how popular and lucrative the dog breeding industry has become, resulting in many places to choose...
Alexa Skills for Dog Owners - 16 Ways It Can Help You Be a Better Owner

16 Alexa Skills to Be a Better Dog Owner

If you have Amazon Alexa in your home, you already know her many useful applications. What some may not know is that there are...
Tips on How to Feed Dogs With Sensitive Skin

How to Feed Dogs with Sensitive Skin

Dogs with sensitive skin are very common. Causes for this condition are numerous, and it often results in skin irritation and excessive itching. Dealing...
11 Stomach Problems in Dogs - How to Prevent and Treat Them

11 Stomach Problems in Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Gastrointestinal and stomach problems in dogs are common. They can be mild and barely noticeable or extremely serious and life-threatening. Most dog owners will...