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What are Designer Dogs?

Designer dogs are the result of two purebred canines that are mated to produce a dog with specific physical qualities. Some of the more...

Breeder vs. Shelter: Where Should You Adopt a Dog?

Should you adopt a dog from a shelter or shop for a dog from a reputable breeder? Here’s what you should know before adopting...

16 Tips on How to Find and Pick Local Dog Breeders...

Many future pet owners prefer getting purebred dogs, and will try to find local dog breeders with that purpose. There are plenty of reasons...

40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the USA

Finding reputable dog breeders is challenging because of how popular and lucrative the dog breeding industry has become, resulting in many places to choose...

How to Find and Identify a Reputable Breeder

We believe in adopting shelter dogs, but some families prefer to purchase their puppies from breeders. In these circumstances, it’s important to support reputable...

UPDATE: California Set to Ban Puppy Mill Sales to Encourage Dog...

A bill banning the sale of dogs and other animals in pet stores in California effectively makes rescues and shelters the only option for...

Research Confirms That Dogs from Puppy Mills Have Serious Behavioral Problems

New research finds that dogs who come from irresponsible breeders tend to be more aggressive, more fearful of others dogs, and more anxious than...

TOP #2: Adopting a Puppy for Your Lifestyle

In this second episode of Theory of Pets podcast, I'm taking a step further with discussing puppy adoption. If you're ready to adopt a dog or an adult...

TOP #1: Irresponsible Breeding of Dogs

Thanks for tuning into the very first episode of Theory of Pets show - a podcast for dedicated pet owners where I discuss all things...

How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Dog

So you’re dreaming of a furry companion with four legs, a wet nose, and a wagging tail, but mom and dad need to give...

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...

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You've noticed that your dog is limping, and suspect that it could be arthritis setting in. You are worried that the dog is in...
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Dog obesity is a rapidly growing health problem. Obese dogs will suffer from breathing issues, diabetes, arthritis, and joint pain (1). This article discusses the...
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Determining the cause of a dog that has a swollen face is a simple process of elimination. Once you work out why the face...
Top 10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

Depending on the stage of life you're in, there are certain breeds that will fit you, or someone you know, better. The best dogs...
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