Dog's need a healthy and varied diet just as we do. Find a list of vegetables and their benefits for your dog here.
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A gene mutation in some Labs may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
Urine marking in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors. It's not just a trickle of urine; rather it's a form of communication. Why are dogs urine marking and what are they trying to say?
When a pet dies, we might be overtaken by a deep sorrow that hits us harder than we expected. We might feel guilty or embarrassed for crying buckets of tears over Fido's death when we couldn't muster up a sniffle at Aunt Peggy's funeral. To heal our pain, we need to take deliberate steps to honor our animal friend.
Most people have never heard of a McNab stock dog (also known as a McNab border collie). Here's your chance to meet a very special member of this very special breed. Meet Earl the McNab.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure things out what is wrong with your dog, and simple home cures will help you make him feel better.
Why is my dog scared of going outside? There may be several reasons. Here are several exercises to help your dog overcome fear and enjoy the yard again.
Are English cream golden retrievers rarer, healthier, or more valuable? Is there such thing as a white golden retriever? Learn the correct information before going to a breeder.
Mellow photos, warm videos, and kind words! A giant dog breed is out there waiting to grab your heart—check out the five best.
This 7-step training guide will keep your dog from chasing or attacking small animals like squirrels, birds, chickens, and cats.
If your dog is constantly licking his feet, there may be an underlying health issue. Learn the causes and treatments to help give your pup relief and prevent him from licking his paws raw.
Learn effective vet-approved natural remedies to treat your dog's stomach problems at home. Find an easy-to-make bland diet recipe for your pup that you can make with food from your kitchen's pantry!
What if your dog doesn't take good care of her puppies? What makes certain dogs better mothers than others? Let's delve deeper into a dog's maternal instincts and the recipe for good parenthood.
A doggy diaper can help with house training, females in heat, incontinent older dogs, and other short-term situations. This is what you need to consider when buying dog diapers
Tips and advice for training a deaf dog from a professional dog trainer who owns and shows a hard-of-hearing dog.
The causes of abdominal enlargement in dogs can be various. In order to better understand potential causes, it helps to first take a closer look at a dog's anatomy and review the organs of the abdomen.
Study: New proven, inexpensive treatment for Hemangiosarcoma in dogs, which does not responded well to chemotherapy. This potent therapy does not require a prescription, and can be home administered.
Clipping dog nails is one of the most difficult parts of taking care of a dog. Many prefer to bring their pup somewhere, rather than to do it themselves. Here are some great tips to help you learn.
Several fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, condiments, additives, and drugs are toxic to domestic pets. Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Following is a list of potentially problematic foods that should be kept in a safe place where a curious, inquisitive pet cannot access them and harm itself.
Off-leash dog training will give you (and your dog) the right to fully enjoy the benefits of freedom. Just make sure you understand the basics before you start.
Are you looking for a breed of dog that will live a long and healthy life?Photos, videos, and a description of the best five will help you choose a companion for many years to come.
What is dog agility? What are the rules, equipment, levels, and rules of etiquette? This is an all-around, general summary of dog agility for a newbie.
Pit bulls are victims of many unfounded myths and one of them is that they are all aggressive. Let's take a closer look at genetics, its role on behavior, and how this triggers dog aggression.
Have you ever wondered what the most popular dog breeds in America are? Here is the top 10 list, according to the 2012 statistics from the American Kennel Club. See if your favorite dog breed is in the top 10.
Combining dog training hand signals with normal training can emphasize commands and make your dog more compliant. Instead of relying on verbal commands, which can fluctuate in tone, hand signals show a more rigid request. This article covers what you need to learn about hand signal training.
The Cane Corso is not harder to handle than other breeds. Learn what you need to do to prevent aggression with this great breed of dog.
In this exclusive interview session, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, owner of Hoofstock Veterinary Services, talks about how to care for a pregnant dog and answers the most common questions that pet parents ask her about this topic.
Dogs can be wonderful human companions. They have some amazing and fascinating abilities. They can also help us in many ways, such as by being assistance dogs.
Use common sense. Some dogs can do great outside, but you need to choose the right breed. If your dog is going to be outside, do you know what you need to provide?
If you have noticed that your dog is itching from dry skin, here are a few vet-approved options to help provide him/her with some relief.
If you're looking for a new puppy for your family or children, you will want to avoid the 10 dogs that are known to be aggressive, mean, and potentially dangerous.
Looking for a thorough, natural treatment for your dog's ear mite problem? Well, you are in the right place! Easy to follow directions and formulas for a natural approach to ear care in dogs.
What dental bones are best for your dog? Your dog's teeth need the right types of bones to keep them in good shape and prevent the harmful accumulation of plaque. Let's see what vets recommend.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
Sometimes vomiting is simple to treat and easy to figure out. Not always. Find out what can be wrong and what you need to do if your dog is vomiting.
This is a different sort of "What Every Agility Newbie Should Know" list. Whether you're new to the sport of dog agility or you have several Agility Champions, this odd list will have you thinking.
Skin tags on dogs, what exactly are they and what can dog owners do when they find one on their dogs? A guide on dog skin tags and skin tag removal for dogs.
With proper training, Labrador Retrievers make wonderful and affectionate family pets. They get on well with children and other pets and are clever and playful.
An AKC Breeder of Merit's guide to finding a reputable dog breeder for your new family member with tips on where to look, red flags to watch out for and typical breeder and puppy buyer obligations.
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank or trash bin, not composted using chemicals.
Wheat is a common cause of dog allergies. If your dog is gluten intolerant, try these 10 absolutely delicious wheat-free dog treats that are easy to make and use only natural and healthy ingredients.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot, what caused it, and how to keep it from ever coming back.
Homecooked dog food made with quality organic ingredients may cost more than commercial pet food, but it's so much better and safer for your pet. Here's how to make dog food in your own kitchen.
Your vet's office will call you when it's time to pick up the "cremains," but picking up your deceased dog's ashes is quite a difficult time that many dog owners struggle with.
Dogs see color differently than humans. Read on to learn what colors they do see and how smart trainers can use that knowledge to their advantage.
Grooming your canine friend is very important. German Shepherds aren't high maintenance, but they need some basic care. With a simple brush and by cleaning the ears, you are halfway there.
Learning that your dog has chronic Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS for short) will change your life, as well as your dog's, but you can cope.
A walk can be as uneventful as snapping on a leash and returning home after 10,000 steps. Unfortunately, dangers to dog walkers exist. Here's what you need to know.
The most common dog breeds are popular with families for good reason. Find out which five breeds make the list, the breed that almost made it, and why.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
It is safe for your dog to eat fat and raw eggs, despite what you have heard. Find out what is really proven to be poison.
The idea of safer competition surfaces for our agility dogs doesn't appear to be controversial, but it is. Is it important to push for safer surfaces, or should we continue as we always have?
Some causes of vomiting can be treated at home, while others require medical attention. If your dog is otherwise healthy, try these natural, vet-approved home remedies to soothe their upset stomach.
When you first see a Papillon dog, you may dismiss them as fluffy little lightweights. Behind the scenes, Papillons rule the earth. Move over, Illuminati -- Papillons pull the real strings around here.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. Common in dachshunds- biting, burrowing, and back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
There are several techniques you can use to help stop your dog from biting the leash, but it's important to understand why your dog is leash biting in the first place. Here are some strategies you can use to stop this behavior.
An Alaskan Malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you!
What is runt of the litter when it comes to dogs? How are runts taken care of? How do runts actually end up being runts? Here are some interesting facts about runts in a puppy litter.
Dog bloat is a serious condition that can kill dogs. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and also to prevent it.
Puppy Training: Learn techniques on how to train a puppy to potty outside. Follow the six helpful puppy training tips on how to housebreak a puppy, being sure to be consistent and give tons of praise and reward to your furry friend!
If your dog's front leg appears to be paralyzed don't delay medical treatment hoping it goes away on its own. It's important to take steps to avoid further damage and avoid things from getting worse.
If you are feeding a pregnant or nursing dog, you should be doing it naturally. Find out why, and what you should be giving her.
This list will provide every slacker with the best five breeds of dogs able to fit his lifestyle and add value to his life. Excellent reasons are given so every slacker needs to consult here before making a choice.
If you live in a city or have a small yard, some dogs should not come and live with you. Find out which dogs, and why you need to avoid them.
Are your two female dogs not getting along and fighting? Learn what may be triggering such fights and how to deal with the problem.
Wondering if there is a natural remedy for your dog's upset stomach? Then you don't want to miss this article! Very simple and effective ways to help you manage a dog's sick tummy holistically.
Do dogs, cats, horses, hamsters and other pets go to heaven? This Christian perspective examines the question and looks at the beliefs of both famous theologians and pastors and what the Bible has to say on the subject. Pets and heaven is a controversial subject in Christendom.
Leash pulling is a very natural behavior for most dogs as truly, most do not like being on a leash in the first place. However, you can prevent it with a few easy techniques.
A personal protection dog is trained to guard you at all times. Not all dogs are suited for this job, and not all dogs should even be asked to do this job. Find out if personal protection training is right for your dog, and how to go about it.
There are many steps that you can take to keep your dog cool in summer. These steps are very important in order to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Teaching your dog the basic commands such as "lie down" is an excellent way to train appropriate behavior and encourage bonding. Find out what steps to take to train your German Shepherd to lie down on command.
Why do dogs scratch all of the time? Scratching is the number one reason why people take their dogs to the vet. This article will explain the main causes of itchy skin in dogs and what can be done.
Two years without my Griffin, I'm still trying to analyze what it is about this dog that is squeezing my heart. I am torn between so many good memories and so much sadness from missing him.
Some dogs swallow objects that become trapped in their intestine. Abdominal surgery may be necessary to remove the obstruction, as it was for my dog.
Dogs can get pinched nerves in the neck area which can be painful. The signs of a pinched nerve in the neck in dogs may not be obvious other than pain, but it's important to see the vet right away.
Can your dog's sebaceous cyst be treated naturally with home remedies? Learn when it's best to try home remedies and why surgery is often the best option.
A silent killer is lurking among many breeds causing death from a ruptured, bleeding spleen in dogs. Learn how to recognize signs of trouble of this devastating condition.
The Samoyed is an incredible dog. This breed also makes for an excellent companion, babysitter, guardian angel, and even a personal coach—it's all about him!
Safely protect your pet from harmful chemicals found in over-the-counter flea and tick preparations. The harmful ingredients, and the awful damage they can do are discussed, as are safe alternatives.
Finding ways to keep an old dog from slipping is important in order to prevent them from getting injured or from developing a fear of walking on floors. There are several options to prevent your dog from slipping without the need to replace your wood or tile floors.
Does your German Shepherd puppy bite a lot? Looking for fun ways to train him to refine his biting skills and learn some inhibition? These games will help, but can virtually work for any type of pup
If you work all day but still want a dog, check out descriptions, videos, and pictures of these low energy breeds and find out which will suit your lifestyle.
Learn about the most common and some not-so common causes of limping in dogs. Find out how to palpate the injured leg and decide what to do.
If your dog ate a sock, consider that a dog eating socks is quite a problematic behavior, considering that sock eating in dogs may land the dog on the surgery table. Here's a brief guide on what to do
All kids should be allowed to have a dog, so make it easy for your parents to say yes. Find out five things you should do, and take a look at a bunch of great puppy pictures!
11 wolf-like dogs. Many people would love to have a pet wolf. But wolves are ferocious creatures, not cuddly pets. Instead, choose from these dogs that look like wolves.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Ear infections in dogs are so common that about 16% of dogs that go into the vet are dealing with this problem. Many get better with treatment but come right back. What can you do to stop this?
If your dog has a trick knee you can go to surgery or look for alternatives. Find out what else you can do.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If a hematoma develops in a dog's spleen, removal of the organ may be necessary to prevent it from rupturing. One of my family's dogs underwent a splenectomy, or spleen removal.
Surprisingly, many of America’s favorite dog breeds top the list of dogs with the best sense of smell. Meet the superstars of scent and discover the amazing careers their noses lead them to.
Here's a list of the people foods that are most commonly deadly for dogs. This list surprises even the most knowledgeable of dog people.
Not all introverts are alike, but if you examine your lifestyle you´ll find that these dogs are some of the best choices. Pictures, videos, and a personality description will help you decide.
The best large dogs with long lifespans, and some tips to help you extend your dog's life expectancy. This article will help you if you're looking for a big dog to enjoy life with.