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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...

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...

19 Dogs Removed from Breeding Facility with Deplorable Conditions

A Pennsylvania dog breeding facility was raided by humane officers in the beginning of the month after discovering inhumane conditions. The Luzerne County SPCA...

Petland Puppies May Be Infecting Humans With Campylobacteriosis

For one year, a disease called campylobacteriosis has been spreading from puppies to humans, and it is believed to have originated from puppies sold in...

Why It’s Difficult to “Breed Out” Breathing Disorders in Pugs, Bulldogs

Professionals are trying to find ways to predict breathing difficulties in short-nosed dogs in order to avoid certain traits while breeding. Small-nosed canines such...

The Evolutionary Tree of Dogs Has Finally Been Mapped Out

Researchers are using human migration patterns to piece together information on past dog breeds which could help fight future diseases. You ever wonder how...

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...

Let’s Talk: Responsible Dog Breeding

Hopefully you’ve all been able to check out my Sunday Recap from last week. Those columns give me a wonderful chance to connect with you...

Op-Ed: Canine Genetics – How to Make a Dog

Many years ago, I decided to breed a litter of cocker spaniels. I had a solid-black female with a good pedigree, and after some...

How to Write a Dog Breeding Business Plan

There are not many things that are cuter than a little newborn puppy, and being able to watch him be born and grow to...

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Bumps on a Dogs Back - 7 Things It Could Be and What To Do

Bumps on a Dog’s Back: 7 Things It Could Be and...

You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...
Dog Domestication History (In Years)

Dog Domestication History (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific...
What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood

What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood?

If you notice that your dog is coughing, this is generally not a cause for alarm. However, if you see that the dog coughs...
Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

When your dog is having trouble pooping, there can be a plethora of reasons why they are having problems. It's important to understand the...
Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases - A Guide for Owners

Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...
How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

We all know how irritating flies may be, especially during late spring and summer period. They keep going around and buzzing around our ears....
Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

10 Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

Some may believe that the feeling of anxiety is confined only to humans.  They would be wrong. The feeling of worry, nervousness and unease...
12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should Know

12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should...

Neem oil, which is extracted from the neem tree, is highly regarded, often recommended, and widely used in homeopathic and natural medicine communities. Neem...
Perianal Tumors in Dogs - A Brief Guide

Perianal Tumors in Dogs: A Brief Guide

The most common type of tumor in dogs is the perianal tumor. A perianal tumor is found in the glands that surround the dog’s...
Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs

Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs: What Owners Must Know

When you observe change in your dog’s eyes that causes their pupils to look cloudy, hazy, and/or change the color, you may first think...