Category: Dog Articles

What Age Should I Spay or Neuter My Puppy?

If you’ve adopted your new four-legged family member from a shelter, you have done a wonderful thing! You’ve saved one of the millions of homeless dogs a fur-ever home. Unfortunately, however, not all dogs are as lucky to get adopted; countless homeless dogs don’t even make it to a shelter …

Treatment of Whipworms in Dogs

You love your fur-baby more than anything in the world, and just like any other member of your family, you want to keep him well protected. Unfortunately, however, despite your best efforts to keep your pooch safe, there are some things that seem impossible to control, such as a parasitic …

Why Do Some Dogs Snore?

When your pup is all cuddled up in his dog bed and deep in slumber, does the sound of a buzz saw coming from his snout jostle you? When your pooch is tucked away in his dog crate and curled up on his dog crate mat, do you hear an …

Why Do Dogs Sniff Butts?

Whenever you take your pup out for a walk on his dog harness or dog collar, does he run up to any dog every dog he meets and sniff their butts? Does your pooch drop his rope and tug toy that he was so intently playing with at the dog …

What is a Low Fat Diet for Dogs?

There have been a lot of changes to dog food in recent years. Grain free dog food, limited ingredient diets, organic dog food, human-grade dog food, raw dog food, freeze-dried dog food… it seems like there’s something new being advertised all the time, and it’s really hard to keep up. …

What is a Limited Ingredient Diet for Dogs?

Dog food has changed a lot in recent years. It’s always been known that canines need to eat a well-balanced, highly nutritious diet that meets their nutritional needs; however, in the past, many commercial dog recipes were made with a host of unhealthy ingredients, such as byproducts, additives, and artificial …

Why Does My Dog Lean on Me?

There’s nothing cuter than your furry best friend. The way he proudly struts his stuff when he’s proudly sporting his dog harness on a walk; how his tail wags with total enthusiasm whenever he sees you lift up his dog bowl and fill it with his favorite dog food, or …

Why Does My Dog Lick People?

Does your furry best friend love to cover you with slobbery wet kisses? More than likely, the answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’; but did you ever stop to wonder why he licks you? It turns out that there are a few reasons why canines like to lick …

Why Dogs Bark, Whine, and Howl?

Every species in the animal kingdom communicates, including canines. For our four-legged friends, that communication can vary; for instances, when your furry pal wags his tail, it’s likely that he’s telling you he’s very happy; when the hair along his back stands up, he might be telling you that he’s …

Why Should My Cryptorchid Dog Be Neutered?

Cryptorchidism is the medical term for un-descended testicles in male animals. It is a pretty common complication that occurs in a variety of species, including canines. If one or both of your furry friend’s testicles have not descended into his scrotum, you should make arrangements to have him neutered. Cryptorchid …

Top Jobs for Working Dogs

If you are the parent of a Doberman Pinscher, a Newfoundland, a Bernese Mountain Dog, a Schnauzer, a German shepherd, or any other breed that hails from the working or herding group, there’s no doubt that you are quite familiar with his abounding energy. While these dogs make wonderful companions, …

How to Recognize and Treat Cherry Eye

Believe it or not, canines have a third eyelid! Fascinating, right? Known as the nictitating membrane, the third eyelid protects the eye; it contains glands that produce tears that lubricate and cleanse the eye. When the eye is healthy, you’ll never see the third eyelid; however, sometimes, it can bulge …

How To Travel With Your Dog

Whether you’re hitting the road or hopping on a jet, you need to be prepared before you take off on vacation with your dog. It’s not enough to buy a crate, carrier, or harness and call it a day. According to the Center for Pet Safety, 86 percent of so-called …

How to House-Train an Older Dog

If you’ve recently adopted an older dog, congratulations! You’re in store for a life-changing experience. In addition to being just as lovable and snuggly as a puppy, they also tend to be easier to train; especially when it comes to house breaking. When senior dogs aren’t housebroken, it’s usually because …

What To Do With Puppy Teeth?

A question that all pet parents will have is “When do puppies lose their teeth?” While a newborn pup is always a welcome addition to the family, they tend to teethe and chew on everything in your home. This is all part of the teething process or the development of …

How Many Calories do Dogs Need?

Ensuring your canine companion eats a highly nutritious dog food is vital for his overall health and well-being. Not only should you select a dog food brand that is made with the most wholesome ingredients, but you should also consider the calorie content of his chow. Why? – Because if …

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Dogs can have some really endearing traits. Some love to smother their human pack members with wet kisses, some get incredible joy out of chasing a ball out of an automatic fetch machine for hours on end or curling up in their dog bed or dog crate with their favorite …

Why Does My Puppy Scratch and Itch so Much?

Tiny paws, sweet eyes, adorable yips, and playful personality; is there anything cuter than a puppy? While there’s no doubt about it, puppies are some of the sweetest creatures on the planet, being the parent of a puppy is a big responsibility. In fact, many might agree that puppies require …

What Vaccines Does My Dog Need?

Your pup isn’t just a pet; he’s a member of your family! That means you go out of your way to make sure that he is as healthy and comfortable as possible. Like any responsible pet parent, you always fill his dog bowl up with a premium quality dry dog …

How to Protect Your Home with Pet Fencing

Your home should be a safe haven for all who live in it, including your four-legged family members. As a responsible pet owner, that means that you need to make special accommodations to ensure that your home is as pet-friendly as possible. Offering your pooch a comfortable and supportive dog …

How Much Fiber does my Dog Need?

Canines, just like humans, have specific dietary needs, and those needs must be met in order to ensure that they are in optimal health. As a pet parent, your job is to make sure that your pup is eating a healthy, well-balanced diet that includes all of the vitamins, minerals, …

How Many Teeth do Dogs Have?

When it comes to caring for a dog, dental health might not be the first thing that comes to mind; however, it’s extremely important to be mindful of your pup’s oral hygiene, as it plays a key role in his overall health and happiness. Just like humans, dogs can suffer …

How Many Dog Breeds are There?

There is nothing better than the love of a dog. They’re loyal, fun-loving, affectionate, and quite possibly the best species on the planet (at least we think so!); it’s no wonder why they are considered humans best friend. You’re probably quite aware of the fact that there are many different …

How Long do Dogs Stay Pregnant?

Whether you were planning on having your pup get pregnant (perhaps you’re breeding or you just wanted a litter of puppies for your own) or your pooch accidentally got pregnant, it stands to reason that you want to know how long it will take to meet those little puppies. Knowing …

How Can I Help My Itchy Dog?

The sound of your dog’s incessant itching is enough to drive you up a wall! If it’s making you crazy, imagine how your poor pup feels? There’s nothing more uncomfortable than having an itch that you just can’t scratch! As a pet parent, your pooch looks to you to provide …

Do Dogs Get Headaches?

“Do dogs get headaches?” It might sound like a strange question, but it really is a reasonable question to ask. After all, you’ve probably suffered from quite a few headaches in your lifetime, and you know how debilitating they can be; as such, it only stands to reason that you …

Why Your Dog Hates Bathing

It’s a scene that far too many pet parents are familiar with: they quietly get out the dog shampoo, the medicated dog shampoo, the puppy shampoo (or whatever other type of shampoo they use), the dog brush, the nail clippers for dogs, the towels – and all of the other …

Why You Shouldn’t Punish Your Dog

Dogs, like people, make mistakes. It’s not that they are trying to get into trouble; in fact, dogs are naturally good-natured beings! When pups get into trouble, it’s usually because they are curious, haven’t received proper training, or because they are anxious. You might feel the urge to scold or …

Why Chocolate is Poison for Dogs

You love your four-legged friend with all of your heart and you love pampering him like the prince that he is. He sleeps in the most comfortable and supportive dog bed; he has multiple containers overflowing with all types of play things, including interactive dog toys, puzzle toys for dogs, …

What Purpose Does Dog Whiskers Serve?

Dogs, like people, have various body parts, and each one serves a specific function. The purpose of some of those canine features is pretty obvious; without their feet, for example, they wouldn’t be able to go on those enjoyable walks on their dog harness or wear those super adorable dog …

What Nutrients Do Dogs Need?

Just like humans, canines have unique nutritional needs. As a pet parent, you want your pooch to live a long, happy, and healthy life, and in order for him to do that, it’s vital that you are providing him with a premium quality dog food that contains the essential nutrients …

What Dog Food Ingredients Should I Avoid?

It’s no secret that feeding your canine companion is one of the most important parts of pet parenting.  On the surface, it might seem like choosing a dog food for your pooch is a pretty simple and straightforward process; however, when you actually head out to the pet store, you’ll …

How Much Protein do Dogs Need?

Just like humans, a well-balanced diet is vital for a dog’s overall health and well-being; in fact, according to animal nutritionists and veterinarians, offering a high quality, nutritionally balanced dog food is one of the most important things that a pet parent can do for their canine companions. There are …

Do You Need Pet Health Insurance?

Being a pet parent comes with a lot of responsibilities. Your pooch relies on you to make sure that all of his needs are provided for: nourishing dog food that meets his unique dietary needs (which may mean a quality dog food for allergies, an organic dog food, a dog …

Are Ice Cubes Bad for Dogs?

There has been a lot of information circulating around the Internet lately about dogs and ice cubes. You’ve probably seen some blog posts or memes in your social media feed that state ice cubes are bad for dogs. Supposedly, ice cubes can cause canine bloat. Of course, this information has …

10 Most Loyal Dog Breeds

While it’s true that dog is a human’s best friend, some breeds are more devoted to their caretakers than others. Many breeds fall in love with everyone they meet and really don’t seem to mind who is offering them a dog treat, taking them for a walk, or given them …

How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws

Your four-legged friend’s feet are just as vulnerable to injuries as yours are; in fact, they are even more susceptible to damage. They bear the weight of their bodies, and unlike you, they don’t wear shoes to protect them. Add to that the fact that dogs use their paws for …

10 Fastest Dog Breeds on Earth

If you’re thinking about bringing a dog into your family, there are a lot of factors to consider. There are so many different breeds, and each one has certain characteristics that may better suit your needs. If hunting, racing, or agility competitions are something that you intend on doing with …

10 Healthiest Human Foods for Dogs

If you’re like most pet parents, you probably find it hard to resist those puppy dog eyes pouring into your sole as you sit at your dining room table. You probably give in a lot, too, and offer your furry pal some of your vitals. While feeding your canine companion …

10 Easiest Dog Breeds to Train

Dogs bring so much joy, love, and happiness to a family. There’s absolutely nothing better than a slobbery kiss, a fuzzy cuddle, or a play session with a spunky pup. It’s also so reassuring to know that you have a companion by your side who will love you through thick …

10 Best Small Dog Breeds for Children

Of all the things you offer your children, a dog tops the list. They make instant companions and will love playing and cuddling together. Dogs are also great at building up the confidence in young ones; in fact, many libraries and schools have developed dog reading programs during which children …

10 Friendliest Dog Breeds

There’s nothing better than the love of a canine companion. A wet kiss and a fuzzy snuggle can instantly bring a smile to your face and cure a case of the blues. While all breed are awesome in their own way, some have friendlier temperaments than others. If you’re thinking …