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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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10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

Just like with us, dog digestive problems are one of the most common ailments that pet owners will have to deal with. A "digestive...
6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

For some of us as dog owners, it may sometimes seem like an imposition to have to pick up dogs' poop, but it’s our...
Dog Paw Problems and What You Should Know About Them

7 Most Common Dog Paw Problems and What to Do About...

Dogs' paw health is often neglected by pet owners, but shouldn't be. Your dog's paw pads provide cushioning to reduce stress on their bones...
5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Products

5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Foods and Pet Products

As pet parents, we do everything we can to provide our pets with products that are healthy for them, or at least products that...
Best Dog Carriers

The Best Dog Carriers Review

We've tested a HUGE number of pet carriers for dogs, reviewed each one to find and rank the best dog carriers available. Here's our detailed buying guide.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems

How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems

Coconut oil has become a health trend among humans in the last few years. Now, this product is getting into the pet industry as...
Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While Boarding

Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While...

Even when you trust your dog’s boarding facility explicitly, even when it’s pristine, well ventilated, and temperature controlled, there’s a possibility that your dog...
Best Dog Toys

The 10 Best Dog Toys for Boredom and More

Every dog needs toys to be entertained and mentally stimulated. Choosing toys for your pet seems like a simple task, but how can you...
5 Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

5 Causes and Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

An enlarged prostate is a common condition that affects men in their senior years. But men are not the exception because male dogs and...
29 Things You Do That Your Dog Secretly Hates

29 Things You Do That Your Dog Secretly Hates

As dog parents, we like to think that we understand our pets well, but sometimes our efforts aren’t as well received as we’d like...