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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...
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...
Common Canine Allergies

8 Resources for Most Common Dog Allergies

Last week I discussed preparing your dog for emergencies. It's an important issue that many pet parents don't think about. An equally important topic...
Why You Should Never Give Pets As Gifts

Let’s Talk: Why You Should Never Give Pets As Gifts

Thanksgiving is over and December is officially here. Last week I was giving advice on sharing Thanksgiving dinner with your dog, and now it's...
Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Dogs

Let’s Talk: Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Dogs

Today is the day! Thanksgiving is finally here. Keep the Thanksgiving safety tips that I shared last week in mind, and understand the dangers...
The Importance of A Quality Dog House

Interview: The Importance of A Quality Dog House

The approaching Thanksgiving holiday means that fall is coming to an end. It's hard to believe that it is this time of year again....
Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Last week my column was about buying pet store puppies and all the dangers that come with it. The reason so many pet store puppies...
How to Write a Book About Dogs

Interview: How to Write A Book About Dogs

Recently I read and reviewed the book Buster: The Military Dog That Saved a Thousand Lives. It's an easy-to-read book that tells the story of Buster,...
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Dogs

Let’s Talk: Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Dogs

Thanksgiving is only a week away. Last week I gave some pointers for traveling with your dog on Thanksgiving, and this week I'd like...

Sunday’s Recap: Buying Pet Store Puppies

Summer is over, and we need to start thinking about preparing our dogs for cold weather. This is also a  popular time of year...
Traveling With Your Dog for Thanksgiving

Let’s Talk: Traveling With Your Dog for Thanksgiving

Will you be taking a Thanksgiving road trip with your pooch this year? If you caught my column last week, you know that I...
Cold Weather Preparation for Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Cold Weather Preparation for Dogs

Last week I wrote my column about natural home remedies for fleas and ticks. Even though the weather is getting colder, pet parents still...

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Dog Names Starting With Y

Do you plan on getting a pup? Do you have a new furry addition to your family? If you do, you're probably pondering what would...
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Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
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My Dog Ate a Diaper! Should I Be Worried?

"My dog ate a diaper! What should I do?" If you're a new parent and a dog owner, you should know what they say about...
10 Most Famous Dogs in History

10 Most Famous Dogs in History

Canines are known as man's best friend for a number of reasons. Loyal, intelligent and and affectionate are just a few of the great characteristics of our beloved pets, and the most famous dogs in history are all of this and more! While humble and selfless at heart, dogs often find ways into the spotlight. One viral story or amazing video, and dogs can gain the affection and adoration of the public in mere minutes. That's what inspired me to do research for this list of the most famous dogs in history.
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New Canine Respiratory Illness Spreading Across US

Years after the COVID-19 pandemic, there's a new viral disease in town spreading around the US... but this time, it's affecting dogs. More than 200...

13 Best Gifts for Veterinarians For Holidays In 2024

A veterinarian is absolutely important for our pet’s health and well-being. And not to mention our own peace of mind as well when our...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

Dog Anal Glands Problems: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

W hile dog anal gland problems are usually not life-threatening, they are relatively common, except for anal gland cancer. Sadly, when untreated, they can affect your...
How To Make Homemade Flea Spray for Dogs

3 Ways on How to Make Homemade Flea Spray for Dogs

Learning how to make homemade flea spray for dogs will save you money and reduce your pet's exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. Here's 3 best recipes.

15 Velcro Dog Breeds (Plus Tips to Lessen Their Clinginess)

Picture this: You are trying to sneak into the kitchen for some midnight snack without waking anyone up. Suddenly, you felt a pair of eyes...
Cyrus, Lucky, and Deuce | Image courtesy: Domenick Scudera via Daily Paws

2-Legged Therapy Dogs Inspire Amputee Patients in Rehab

MALVERN, PHILADELPHIA—Cyrus, Lucky, and Deuce are dogs on a mission: inspire the patients of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Philadelphia to get back on...