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7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a “Pet Parent”

Some controversy was stirred when, a few years back, M.A. Wallace wrote a rather passionate article in The Cut on why “it’s wrong” for...

6 Ways to Tell If You and Your Adopted Dog Are...

If you’re planning to adopt a dog, here are a few tips that will help you detect if you’re perfect for each other. Adopting a...

7 Ways to Tell Your Dog “I Love You”

There are many ways for pet owners to determine if their dog loves them. But how do pet owners reciprocate the gesture in such...

Dogs Love You More When You Smile, Science Says

Apparently, your smile has a bewitching effect on your dog and a dog's brain lights up actively when they see you flash that happy...

20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

Once in a while, you might catch a headline on the news citing the reasons everyone should adopt a pet and some of the...

How to Make a Dog Like You in 10 Easy Steps

Some dogs are easy to win over. Other canines need a little patience. Either way, learning how to make a dog like you is easy if you follow these 10 steps.

Dogs and Cats Appreciate a Head Scratch Differently

Science explains the interesting reasons dogs and cats love a head scratch, and why they enjoy it differently. Most dogs love a good head...

13 Things Dogs Can Sense About You

While science has yet to prove if dogs have truly been gifted with a sixth sense, there's no denying that they are observant creatures....

Yes, You Can Call Yourself a “Dog Parent” and Here’s Why

With more people adopting pets in the U.S., and with the demographic crisis in the Western world worsening, an interesting divide between pet owners...

12 Fun Ways to Bond with Your Dog

We need to have quality time with our dogs not only to build trust and bond, but to provide them with essential mental stimulation. But...

Dog Ownership Today vs. 30 Years Ago: What’s Different Now?

If you're here reading this article, then you’re likely from a “dog family” and probably have heard at least one of your parents or...

Human Encouragement Boosts Problem-solving Skills In Dogs, Study Says

New research explains how important our encouragement is to our pets. Nine dogs were able to complete the task better because they got some...

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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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For some dogs, one of the most important parts of grooming is cleaning their ears. It reduces the chance of ear infections and removes...
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How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (30-Day Diet Plan)

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...
Dog Has Swollen Face - 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

Dog Has Swollen Face: 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

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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10 Signs of Rabies in Dogs and Three Prominent Stages

Rabies is a preventable deadly virus with almost 100% fatal outcome in most cases (1). If your dog becomes infected with rabies, there is...
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10 Reasons Your Dog Is Drinking a Lot of Water

If you notice your dog drinking a lot of water, there's a number of reasons what may cause this. Approximate estimates of how much...