By: Jessica Brody, Guest Writer
Most dog owners love playing with their dogs in the snow—seeing how they react to playing with snowballs, encountering snowmen, and chasing neighborhood kids while they slide down hills on sleds. But as much fun as winter brings for our dogs, it can also bring some dangers. It’s important to be aware of the hazards winter poses to your dog’s health so you can take the necessary steps to protect him.
With three dogs under foot, we’ve gone through our fair share of dog beds in the past eight years. Even when beds still looked brand new, they certainly didn’t smell brand new—and nothing seemed to work to get the stink out! Think you’re destined to buy new beds every month? Think again! We have the simple tricks to getting those beds (and towels and blankets) clean and smelling fresh as new!
Record-breaking heat is already baking parts of California—San Francisco Airport hit an unheard-of 100 degrees this week. While you may be struggling to stay cool, don’t forget your furry friend needs relief from the heat, too! We’ve got some simple expert tips to keep your pup safe during the dog days of summer.
*Disclaimer: Consult your physician before beginning any workout regimen. This article is not meant to be taken as medical advice.
Are you looking to shed a few extra pounds and don’t know where to start? Instead of navigating crowded gyms with complicated equipment or struggling through the same boring workout videos at home, how about trying another way to lose weight that you’ll actually enjoy? It’s as simple as walking your dog!
The commercial pet food industry can be a scary business. From questionable ingredients that can make your dog sick to misleading marketing tactics, navigating the shelves to choose a healthy and affordable food is a daunting task.
We consulted canine nutrition expert Sabine Contreras, author of The Dog Food Project, to find out what’s really in commercial dog food—and we’ve gone raw!
Find out why we made the switch and tips for transitioning your dog to a healthier—and sometimes more affordable—diet.
Summer is around the corner and pet parents will soon be hitting the road— many with their dogs in tow. But does the mere sight of the car make your pup anxious? Are you worried getting on a plane may send your pet into panic? There are things you can to do help!
We’ve got the top tips to traveling—whether by car, plane, or even if you want your furry friend to take a “staycation.”
It’s one of the most gut-wrenching decisions you may ever make: surrendering your dog. There are a number of reasons you may have to give up your beloved pet:
- Your new landlord doesn’t allow pets
- Your dog has a litter of puppies you can’t keep
- You can’t afford to provide the care your dog needs
So you list your dog or dogs in a classified ad for free, hoping to find him a new loving home. But sadly, some dogs are targeted in “free to a good home” ads and can end up in the wrong hands.
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Does your dog howl or hide when 4th of July fireworks go off? Does he cower when thunderstorms hit? Does he dread the car and even have accidents on car rides? Can he not stand when you leave his side and destroy things while you’re gone?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the ThunderShirt might be for you.
Do you grab a big bag of pet food from your local supermarket without looking at the label? Or are you overwhelmed by the seemingly countless number of ingredients you can’t even begin to pronounce or recognize?
Picking the best food for your dog can be a challenge. Some subtle—and not so subtle— ingredients in your dog’s food could be depriving him of proper nutrition or even be making him sick. We talked to holistic veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney to break down the hidden dangers lurking in pet food and lay out some simple steps to improve your furry friend’s diet.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help. See your veterinarian for advice suited specifically to your dog.
If you’re like most pet parents, you probably think your dog’s stinky breath is normal, so you ignore it. But doggy breath is an indication of infection that can be deadly if left untreated.
Dental disease is one of the most widespread issues plaguing dogs today—in fact, roughly 90% of dogs will have some degree of dental disease by the time they are just three years old, and often it arises even earlier. PetMD says neglecting dental care is the #2 cause of earlier death in our dogs.
We talked to one of the world’s leading pet dentists, Dr. Brook Niemiec, who is shedding light on why dental disease is so prevalent and what you need to be asking your vet about your pet’s oral health.