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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...
Myths and Facts About Electric Dog Collars

Stay Humane: Myths and Facts About Electric Dog Collars

Assumptions aren’t that difficult to come by. Someone starts a trend or fad and other people jump right on the bandwagon without bothering to...
Best Non-Harmful Alternatives to Electric Dog Fences

Best Non-Harmful Alternatives to Electric Dog Fences

Electric fences (invisible or underground fences) are one of the harshest methods of teaching your dog to stay in the yard.  The negative consequences of...

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...
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...
Pet Health Insurance

Let’s Talk: Pet Health Insurance

Good morning readers! Hopefully you all enjoyed my column last week about raw food diets and the changes I'm making to my dog's diet right...
Future Dog Technology that Every Pet Owner Will Want

What Future Pet Technology Every Dog Owner Will Want?

Dog technology has come a long way in the last few years, and the market doesn't seem to be slowing down. We've seen huge...
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 made...
Making Your Own Dog Food and Treats

Sunday’s Recap: Making Your Own Dog Food and Treats

Pet owners take the health of their dogs very seriously. It's up to us to make decisions that will benefit our Fido's overall health...
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...
can dogs break their tail

A Case Against Cutting Dogs’ Tails and Ears

With the excitement of bringing home a purebred puppy, many new owners are given the option they perhaps had never even thought of before...
Pros Cons of Wireless Dog Containment Systems

Pros & Cons of Wireless Dog Containment Systems

There are some cases in which bias is inappropriate and not to be encouraged. Reporting the news, for example, or judging some sort of...

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...
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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...