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10 Misconceptions About Animal Shelters

Animal shelters across the country do their best to care for the millions of pets that come through their doors every year, but prevailing misconceptions are interfering with their life-saving efforts. Shelters are part of every community, but not everyone understands exactly what they do and what they’re all about. These issues of confusion are … Read More

How To Tell If Your Dog’s Panting Isn’t Normal

Like chasing tennis balls and wagging their tails, panting is one of those classic canine behaviors we’ve all learned to expect. It’s completely normal in many situations, but there are also times when a dog’s panting isn’t quite right. They do it for a number of perfectly natural reasons, but it could also be a … Read More

5 Signs Your Dog Is Jealous And How To Deal With It

Animal experts and dog behaviorists don’t always agree on whether or not dogs experience jealousy in the same way humans do. A 2014 study suggests canines do in indeed feel envy, but it might be based off other more instinctual emotions, like resource guarding. Whether it’s the exact same emotion humans feel or not, when you … Read More

Breaking News: Popular Dog Treat Brand Announces Recall

Yesterday, the J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of their Milo’s kitchen dog treats due to the possibility of elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. High levels of beef thyroid hormone can cause symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. While these symptoms will usually … Read More

What Your Favorite Dog Breed Says About You

While most dog lovers love all dogs, we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t secretly (or in some cases, not so secretly) have a favorite. It’s not that we are selective, but it’s just that certain dog breeds pull at our heartstrings a little bit more than others. With our favorite breed often … Read More

Sick as a Dog: Can Dogs Get Colds?

Does your dog have the sniffles? Watery eyes? Is he sneezing and coughing? Can dogs catch colds? Yes, they can, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of cold virus he’s caught (just as human colds can vary in severity). How do you know when your dog has a … Read More

Common Causes Of Dry Paw Pads + Natural Remedies

Socks, slippers, sandals, boots… we humans have many ways of protecting our feet, but our dogs really don’t! Sure, you can try to put booties over your pup’s paws, but even if they don’t kick them off, those precious pads can still get dry and cracked. In addition to coming into direct contact with all … Read More

Top 4 Tips For Avoiding Dementia In Your Senior Dog

As dogs age, their muzzles grow grey, their bodies slow down, and some are at risk of developing dementia. Also referred to as canine senility or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), dementia is a condition that can cause stress, anxiety, confusion, and puts a dog’s safety at risk. It’s heartbreaking to watch a senior dog suffer … Read More

Why Do Dogs Lick The Air?

A dog’s quirky behavior can be entertaining to watch, and sometimes it’s about nothing more than them expressing a unique personality. Other times, however, there’s an underlying issue leading them to do seemingly strange things. One of those things is licking the air. A dog that licks the air sticks their tongue out of their … Read More

Top Dog Interview: Norbert the Tiny Dog with a Huge Heart

Norbert is a little pup (weighing in at 3 lbs and standing only 7″ tall to be exact!) with a big heart. He was adopted into a loving home and now spreads the love around as a registered therapy dog, philanthropist and author of kid’s books. Read his story and all about this mixed breed … Read More

The 12 Best Toys For Senior Dogs

While senior dogs don’t need as much exercise as puppies, it is still very important that they remain active. Regular play sessions get the blood flowing to the joints, which can alleviate pain and slow the progression of arthritis. Playing also helps prevent weight gain as the metabolism slows, and keeps your senior’s brain active, … Read More

6 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Walk On A Harness Instead Of A Collar

The question of whether to use a collar or harness when walking your pup is an important one. It’s hard to resist the limitless colors and designs of personalized collars, but choosing what’s best for your dog should be about more than style. Collars are great for identification and holding your dog’s name tag and … Read More

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