This article gives you 10 easy recipes for homemade dog biscuits and cookies using all natural and safe ingredients that are common in the kitchen. They're safe, healthy, and delicious!
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!
What are sebaceous cysts in dogs and what causes them? How are they treated? Learn why it's important to see your vet if you notice any unusual lumps and bumps.
Is your dog suffering with arthritis pain? Here is insider advice from Dr. Jules Benson on the best arthritis pain relief for dogs.
A dog killing a cat is surely something unpleasant to witness and a very unfortunate occurrence. Understanding what may have happened can be helpful, but often instinct takes over.
Changes in diet are the long-term solution to your dog's skin problems, but giving the right dietary supplements can boost him back to health in the short-term. This article explains when to give dietary supplements to your dog, which supplements to choose, and how to administer the correct dosage.
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.
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.
Find out why dogs can smell bad, and learn traditional and alternative things you can do to reduce dog odor.
Deciding to get a pit bull is a huge decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Things like natural, common personality traits and dangers should be considered, as well as ownership expenses.
Training an agility dog to distance is hard! This article, the second in a series, gives ideas and tips to both train and handle your dog at distance.
All dogs need training, but it is especially important to train any dog with its particular breed in mind. Every dog breed has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to training. This article focuses on the art of training an Alaskan Malamute or other Northern breeds.
Are your dogs getting out of your fencing? Here are some of the ways we've modified our barbed wire fence to make it dog-proof.
No one should be telling you NOT to feed your dog leftovers. There are table scraps you can use to feed your dog, and others you should avoid. Read this list and find out what they are.
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.
Why does a dog's stool start firm and then turn soft? What's the normal color? Why is there mucus in the dog's stool? Answers to some common questions.
In this article, I will discuss some of the common causes of vomiting dogs, what you can do about it, and when you should be concerned about more serious conditions.
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.
Some German Shepherds can be very skinny and even below a healthy body weight. The reasons can be myriad. A healthy German Shepherd isn't overweight either. Here we will cover some food concerns.
Does your dog have thick, flaky skin with a musty smell? Is he/she constantly itching or scratching? It could be a yeast problem. Here are a few DIY remedies you can try at home.
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!
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.
Find out how to get rid of fleas, once and for all. Learn about a “secret weapon” that’s cheap, effective, safe, and easy to use.
Labrador retrievers are full of energy and personality. Not to mention—black lab puppies are absolutely adorable! Looking for the perfect name for your new family addition? Look no further.
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
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.
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
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.
50 Greek goddesses and heroines, including their stories detailing their amazing powers and gifts, that every good dog can use.
You must choose a healthy diet for your dog. By law, dog food labels must list ingredients and the relative amounts of protein, fat, fiber, moisture, and nutrients. But understanding the terminology on labels is tricky. This article explains in detail what everything on the nutritional label means.
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.
Learn how to choose a shelter dog with tips and advice from someone who worked in a dog shelter. You'll find out what to look for and what questions to ask to help you pick the best dog or puppy for you, your family and your lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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 waste should be recycled and used, not dumped in a septic tank or trash bin, not composted using chemicals.
Up to a third of all dogs in the USA are fed dietary supplements. But does your dog need added vitamins and minerals? Do they even work? This article examines the facts about vitamin and mineral supplements for dogs based on information from the Food and Drug Administration and scientific research.
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.
A dog aggressive dog can be trained to like other dogs. What is setting your dog off, and tips on the best ways to control this dangerous form of aggression, is detailed in this article.
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.
Are you looking for a dog and plan on letting him sleep on your bed? Pictures, videos, and great descriptions of great breeds that do not stink will help you make the best choice.
Blue nose pit bulls are often talked about with passion and the red nose pit bull are often portrayed as rare, but what kind of dogs are they really? Here are some interesting facts.
Very interesting exploration into the intelligence of dogs and their compatibility with humans by referencing scientific studies involving dogs making decisions. Has graphs and cites sources for those who really want to get into the nitty gritty.
Are your dog's behavioral issues directly linked to using the wrong emotions when you train? Learn why the emotions you emit when training your dog can make her the dog she was meant to be.
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.
An overview of dog pneumonia and our experience with the condition. Our three-week-old Great Dane puppy is recovering well from pneumonia now, due to antibiotics and good supportive care. Photos and videos included.
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.
ACL tears are a common canine injury, affecting almost 1 million dogs a year in the USA. Surgical costs to treat this injury average $3000-3500. PRP offers a nonsurgical intervention at $550
An Alaskan Malamute requires a special type of person as an owner. Find out if the Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you!
Are your dog's arousal levels getting a bit too high? Are your dealing with dog arousal biting, or worse, do you see the first signs of arousal causing aggression. If so, you need to intervene fast!
In this interview, owner of Healthy PAWsibilities, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, discusses the importance of identifying food allergies as a source of ear infections as well as symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Are you looking for a cat-friendly dog or visa versa? Here are five great dog breeds that like cats, as well as three cat breeds that do great with dogs.
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.
Photos, videos, and descriptions of the five best personal protection dog breeds will help you decide which will do the best job.
Are you thinking about getting a dog but need a breed that will fit into your apartment? These dogs are all great and can do well in a small area.
Do dogs have the characteristics of their astrological sign? You bet they do. A Gemini Dog can have dual personalities and a Scorpio dog can hold a grudge.
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.
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.
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.
Making an end-of-life decision about a beloved pet is one of the hardest parts of being a pet parent. Dr. Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities discusses how to make the decision and cope with the grief.
Entering agility trials before a dog/handler team is fully prepared can cause undo stress on the dog. What must a team know before entering the first agility trial, and what are signs of dog stress?
For dog breeders whelping their first litter of puppies. From the whelping box to delivery: videos and instructions on whelping puppies. These tools and techniques will ensure a successful whelping!
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.
If you want a dog that can play with your kids but are worried about allergies, here are five hypoallergenic choices. Photos, videos, and a description will help you choose a dog for your family.
Training your dog to wear a muzzle is important no matter how friendly and nice they are. Any dog that is painful or nervous can bite. Dogs can also be anxious at the vet's office due to scary procedures and the presence of other fearful dogs. Here's a guide to positive muzzle training for dogs.
Some dogs develop a hyper-attachment to one owner. They get stressed when that particular person leaves, and nothing seems to help. Here are tips to help these dogs relax.
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.
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.
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?
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.
German Shepherds use their teeth for everything. Having healthy and strong teeth is vital for your dog. Here we will cover dental cleaning for your German Shepherd.
Loving purebred animals is not a crime, however doing great injustices in the name of the breed could be considered by many adoring pet owners to be a morally deplorable act. Learn where breeds come from, why we need to pay attention to what characteristics we are encouraging, and what you can do as a breeder or owner to help the problems that arise from them.
Mellow photos, warm videos, and kind words! A giant dog breed is out there waiting to grab your heart—check out the five best.
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.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot at home, what caused it, and how to keep it from coming back.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
Seeing blood in your dog's stool can be scary. If your dog is pooping blood, it's important to learn how to recognize the difference between fresh blood and digested blood in your dog's stool.
German Shepherds can have a variety of coat types. Some of them are easier to groom than others. Here we cover coat care and general grooming tips for your dog.
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.
I recently brought home a malamute puppy, and I've learned a lot about how to effectively train and care for one. I'm including tips on safety, feeding, housebreaking, training, and more.
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.
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.
Some dog owners do not buy preventative because of the cost of testing and the medicine and the parasite ends up killing. Here is an inexpensive option that I will share with you.
At times, dogs behave in odd ways. If your dog is obsessively licking other dogs, you may wonder what's going on. Read on to find out some common explanations.
If you work all day but still want a dog, check out these seven breeds. We'll take a look at the personality and characteristics of these low-energy, independent dog breeds. Find out which one will suit your lifestyle.
This "top agility dog breeds" article chooses the top five agility breeds on statistics - not just opinion. A few surprising breeds make the top five list.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog recently had the disease.
What happens when you learn your dog has cancer? Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers your most common questions about dog cancer symptoms, treatments and survival rates.
If you are looking for a name for your new Beagle buddy, look no further than this list—there are over 225 to choose from.
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.