If your dogs are fighting instead of just playing, you need to figure out the trigger that is causing the aggression and implement methods to help them get along.
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.
Some dog owners do not buy preventative meds because of the cost of testing. Here is an inexpensive option that I will share with you.
How to choose a dog for keeping snakes at bay for the security of you family and friends. This article examines suggested breeds and offers important reasons for having a snake dog.
If you want a dog that can play with your kids but are worried about allergies, here are six hypoallergenic choices. The photos, videos, and descriptions within this article will help you choose a dog for your family.
Picking a perfect name for your new dog can be pretty tough. Pick the wrong name and you could spend the next 10 to 15 years regretting it. Before you come to a decision, here are some of the worst dog names and why you should avoid them.
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
A double merle dog is created when two dogs with the merle coat pattern are bred together. Also known as 'lethal whites,' double merles are prone to health issues. This article will delve into possible health concerns related to merle-to-merle breeding.
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. This article will break down the dog breeds shown to be the most aggressive, based on their results in temperament tests.
We all like our homes to smell fresh and clean, and for that reason, many people use plug-in or spray air fresheners to help their house smell nice. Unfortunately, air fresheners can have a downside—they can make dogs very unwell and can even lead to death.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If it 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.
This breed dates back to the time of the Mayans and Aztecs. They are tiny and fierce, but when it comes to love and affection, chihuahuas ask for and give tremendous amounts of both.
Not all guards need to be large. These pictures, videos, and descriptions of the best five medium dogs will help you choose the one able to do the job.
If you are searching for a little breed of dog that does not bark much, check out the five best! Videos, photos, and a description of each dog will help you make the right choice.
Information for dog breeders whelping their first litter of puppies. From preparation to delivery: videos and instructions for whelping puppies successfully. These tools and techniques will ensure a successful whelping!
Why is your dog still scratching despite using flea products? Learn the possible reasons and how to eradicate fleas once and for all from your home.
Your next dog's ability to get along with other pets in your home is partly determined by his prey drive. Here's a list of the best dogs with low prey drive—and a list of which breeds you might want to avoid.
If you are considering how to make healthier homemade dog food, read this article. A simple guide to picking the right ingredients that will give your dog all the nutrients. Easy recipes and valuable tips are also included.
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.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs from puppyhood up to adulthood. Simple logical ways that can be used for a mal of any age.
Learn about the ingredients in Monistat—an inexpensive over-the-counter medicine used to treat yeast infections in humans—and how I tried to alleviate my dog's ear infection when I couldn't get to a vet.
Dog bites do not usually come from the list of "dangerous dogs," and bites do happen a lot more often than they are reported. Find out which dogs are actually prone to bite.
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.
There are good and bad dogs in any breed. A dog's behavior all depends on how the dog is treated and trained—not its breed. I'm going to share some positive stories about Pit Bulls and show how truly heroic they can be.
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?
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.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog has experienced the disease.
Finding a bit of mucus in your dog's stool is common and benign, but an excessive amount is troubling, especially if there is blood. Learn what causes mucus in dog poop and what you can do about it.
Some dogs are outlaws—some just jump on their bikes and pretend to be. One of these names will be the perfect accessory to make your dog tough (or at least sound tough)!
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.
Everyone knows that eating chicken bones is dangerous and can kill your dog, right? Do you really have to take your dog to the vet if they eat chicken bones?
Dogs can enjoy Christmas with their family, but safety should always be kept in mind. Human celebrations often involve dangers for pets.
Do you need a dog that will work with your livestock, not chase your chickens, keep your shed free of rats, and still have time to spend with your family? Take a look at the six best choices and find out the pros and cons of each type before you make that final selection.
Is your dog sleeping excessively, not playing, and no longer interested in walks? This article will provide you with seven methods to cheer your dog up.
Have you noticed that extra digit on your dog's leg? Or, maybe you have read a puppy advertisement that says "dewclaws removed" and wonder what that means? This article explains the purpose of a dewclaw, why your dog has them, and why you should be careful when considering having them removed.
Dog waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank, trash bin, or composted using chemicals.
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.
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.
Is coconut oil healthy for animals? Is it even healthy for humans? Let's talk about which facts are backed by science versus those purely backed by anecdotal evidence. Here's the truth about giving coconut oil to pets.
A dog-aggressive dog can be trained to like other dogs. What might be setting your dog off is detailed in this article, along with tips on the best ways to control this dangerous form of aggression.
Easy to follow and effective instructions on how to use first aid to treat small cuts and wounds on your dog. This is what to do when no vet is available.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a hardy breed that has survived at least two extermination efforts. Learn why they make good family pets in the right situation.
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.
If your dog is lame, you can try to figure out why. Learn how to identify an injury and determine whether or not you will need to take your dog to a vet. Learn how to manage a minor injury at home and help your dog recover.
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
Are you looking for a dog that will keep your lap warm AND warn you when a stranger comes prowling? Here are photos, videos, and great descriptions of the five best small watchdogs available.
Are you looking for a low-maintenance breed of dog? Here are five dog breeds that all need basic care, but are also good at taking care of themselves.
Crusts and sores on the outer ear flaps can indicate a serious problem. Find out how to recognize and treat the problems so that your dog will feel better.
Discover several pros and cons of owning a Pomeranian. This article is great for anyone who is in love with this breed and wants to learn more about it.
Here's a discussion and list of natural, alternative ways of easing a dog's allergic skin reactions.
Are small dogs really harder to potty train or is it just a matter of training them the right way? Is a smaller bladder really the main reason why smaller dogs seem to have accidents in the home more often? Let's take a closer look at whether small dogs are really harder to potty train.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
If money is tight, you may be looking for ways to save money on pet-care costs. You might even ask, "Can I give my dog shots or should I take him to the vet?" Here's a cost comparison and a discussion of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.
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.
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.
While most people would never consider giving alcohol to dogs, accidental cases of alcohol poisoning are seen far too often by vets, especially during holidays. Alcohol is highly toxic to dogs and it is important to know the symptoms to ensure your pet is swiftly and effectively treated.
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!
These pictures, descriptions, and videos of the five best breeds will help you choose the dog suited to guard your small herd before you lose that favorite lamb or kid.
Here is a list of names specifically for dogs with blue eyes. Blue is a mystical color, warding off evil and misfortune. These blue names exalt your best friend's unparalleled position as family protector and talisman.
An easy-to-make and simple-to-use ear cleaner for your dog's ears. Alternative and all-natural treatment options are given in this article.
Here are photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dogs. This list will help you decide which breed will do the job best.
The Native American languages offer a wide variety of meaningful names for our canine companions. These lyrical names are ideal for for all sizes, breeds, and colors of dogs.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
The exciting sport of dog agility can be played by everyone—from the athlete to the handicapped. With proper training of the dog, a handler with disabilities can be competitive.
Avoid factory farms and find dog and cat food that is produced using humane and sustainable farming methods. Learn about the diets and the quality of life of different meat animals and where you can obtain cruelty-free food for your pet.
If your dog is scratching and his feet and ears smell like corn chips, he should be helped as soon as possible. Here's how to resolve a yeast infection at home, naturally.
Dog bladder stones are painful but not life-threatening. However, no pet owner wants a pet to suffer and wonders what to do. In this interview, Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses treatment and care options.
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.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Are you looking for a cat-friendly dog? Do you want to know which breeds of dogs or cats are most likely to get along? Here's a list of five great dog breeds that like and get along with cats, a list of three dog-friendly cats, and a list of dogs that are less likely to love cats.
Some dogs eat socks: we all know this. But if your dog ate a sock, it could be a real problem. Many sock-eating dogs land on the surgery table. Here's a brief guide on what to do to prevent this behavior.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. They commonly bite, burrow, and have back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
This article examines the lovable, highly-intelligent, and family-friendly Border Collie. It provides an analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, characteristics, and unique traits
Some dogs develop an elbow callus or may even develop an elbow hygroma. Find out how you can treat and prevent elbow problems yourself at home.
This article provides an analysis of the lovable, hard-working, and intelligent Australian Cattle Dog. It provides an in-depth examination of the dog's temperament, behavioral patterns, and general traits.
Do you know how to breed your dog? This article will tell you the signs to watch for, what you need to do in preparation, and how to handle the breeding procedure.
Dogs can be wonderful human companions. They have some amazing and fascinating abilities and can help us in many ways. Dog world records are often impressive.
Sometimes vomiting is simple to treat and easy to figure out, but not always. Find out what might be wrong and what you need to do if your dog is vomiting.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure out what is wrong with your dog, along with advice on when to see the vet. Simple home remedies will help you deal with your pet's hair loss.
Here's a list of large dogs with longer average 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 a long life with.
Is there a fishy smell lingering, and does your dog now have a swollen anus? If so, your dog may have some anal gland problems. Here are some home remedies.
If your dog has a nasal discharge, there may be nothing to worry about. Find out what may cause the problem, when to be worried, and when to do something about a runny nose.
This article examines the lovable, friendly, and highly intelligent German Shepherd. It provides a direct analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, personality, and general characteristics.
Studies reveal a new and proven inexpensive treatment for hemangiosarcoma in dogs, a type of cancer that does not typically respond well to chemotherapy. This potent therapeutic treatment does not require a prescription and can be administered at home.
The signs of healthy, normal play in dogs are the result of good socialization and the dog's ability to communicate amicable intentions. Good dog play involves dogs who are having fun and look forward to the interaction. Learn how dogs use signals to emphasize their intent to do no harm.
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.
Do Yorkshire Terriers make great pets? Yes! If you are ready for pet ownership, then you should really consider the Yorkshire Terrier. Listed below are the many reasons the Yorkie makes for a great pet.
When you first see a Papillon dog, you may dismiss them as fluffy little lightweights. Behind the scenes, Papillons rule the earth. Move over . . . Papillons pull the real strings around here.
Dogs like to get in trouble when they're stuck indoors. Here are some ways to keep your home (and your sanity) intact on those rainy days.
Holidays can be a stressful time, and this can be especially true for dogs. Disruption to their routines, extra guests and unusual objects in the home can all lead to anxiety and behavioural changes. Understanding what causes stress can help you to manage your dog's behaviour.
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.
It's the most dreaded appointment a dog owner must eventually endure, and nothing may be more disconcerting than seeing a dog in pain during euthanasia. This article explains dog euthanasia pain.
Not all small dog breeds are good with all families; here are seven dog breeds that make great family members, several that don't, and the reasons why.
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.
Salmon crack dog treats are called so because they are "crack" to dogs. Well known in dog training circles for helping dogs focus during training, this is a homemade, super easy dog treat!