Poodle crossbreeds are popular for many reasons, and this list will tell you why they are popular and why some may have some serious problems.
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.
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?
Filling out a dog adoption application is the first thing you will do once you find a dog you would like to adopt. The tips in this article will ensure your application reflects an excellent home while also making sure you are ready to provide a loving home for a new dog.
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.
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.
Do you have a constipated dog? Learn potential causes and some natural home remedies. Also, learn when you should have your constipated dog see a vet.
A dog eating grass frantically may have dog owners wondering what's going on with their beloved dogs. Often times, this form of grass eating may be indicative of an underlying medical problem, although some dogs may engage in this behavior when they desperately crave greens.
If your dog whelps but does not have enough milk for her puppies, there are a few simple things to try.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to recognize pregnancy in dogs: the signs, stages and duration of canine pregnancy and the available testing methods.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Find out five ways you can add comfort and quality of life for your senior dog. Older dogs have special needs that we can address—making their lives happier and healthier.
This article discusses Alaskan Malamutes and describes how to train Malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
Owners of aggressive dogs may wonder if tooth extraction may be a form of treatment or even a solution for aggressive behavior. This article will discuss some frequently asks questions about the procedure.
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?
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.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
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.
Meaningful, mythological names for dogs from Ancient Greece. 101+ Greek goddesses and heroines names, with their stories, detailing their amazing powers and gifts; ones that every good dog can use!
Learn the meanings of the 50 most popular female dog names of the last 10 years. For every type, from guard dog to lap dog. Names come and go in popularity, but some are always in fashion.
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.
Puppies go through different life stages just like humans. These stages are characterized by both physiological and psychological changes that characterize each stage.
Looking for ways to calm your dog during fireworks? You've come to the right place. These tips were created with dogs fearful of fireworks in mind and several come from the experts in the field.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dogs see color differently than humans. Read on to learn what colors they see and how smart trainers can use that knowledge to their advantage.
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.
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?
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.
If done correctly, you can give your puppy (or dog) shots by yourself if you cannot afford to take them to the vet. I've included step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Keep in mind that some vaccinations must be administered by a veterinary professional to be legally recognized.
A remote training collar is a great tool when used correctly. Here are some tips on how to use it to effectively train your dog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A giant dog breed is out there waiting to grab your heart, so check out these five best large dog breeds. This article contains photos, videos, and descriptions of each of these gentle giants.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
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!
No matter where your child is on the autism spectrum, he or she will benefit from having a dog. Not all breeds are the same, however, and it is important to learn which you need to avoid and which breeds will usually do best.
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.
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.
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 American Pit Bull Terrier. It provides an analysis of the dog's behavioral patterns, health concerns, and general characteristics. This includes pros and cons of the Pit Bull, grooming and exercise needs, as well as feeding requirements.
Not all introverts are alike, but if you examine your lifestyle, you'll find that these dogs are some of the best choices. The pictures, videos, and a personality description within this article will help you decide.
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.
Learn to successfully potty train your puppy or adult dog in as little as seven days. Your dog will be able to hold it until he or she is at their approved "potty spot."
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A mutation in the POMC gene may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
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.
Should you neuter your dog or not? There is more evidence that neutering may increase the chances for certain health disorders, yet the pet overpopulation problem cannot be denied. What to do? Read what the experts say for an informed decision.
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.
Many dog owners assume veterinarians are against raw feeding because they are after the money and ultimately want you to buy the food they sell in their offices. How true is that though? Let's take a closer look into why your vet may be reluctant to suggest raw food for your dog.
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.
Leonbergers have a reputation for being gentle giants. They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that are loving pets and loyal to their families.
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.
A bleeding tail tip on a dog is often the result of a condition called "happy tail." This occurs when the dog's tail tip hits hard objects repeatedly in its surrounding environment. Find out what may have caused your dog's tail to bleed and what you can do about it.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
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.
Whale eyes in dogs is a term used to depict when dogs show the whites of their eyes. Dogs are masters in body language and use their bodies to communicate. It is up to us dog owners to decipher what they are saying by learning a little bit more about the messages they try to convey.
About any dog will bark, but this is a list of dogs that bark less. If your dog is barking a lot, read articles to decrease barking, or discuss the problem with a good dog trainer.
Does your dog have dry and itchy skin? Many skin problems can be treated with good nutrition. Here are some tips to follow.
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.
Is Dog Food Advisor legit, reputable, or a credible source to get information about your dog's food?
Find out how to correct biting, chewing, jumping, rough play, begging, barking, and digging when your dog has behavioral problems.
Want to bring home a dog for kids? Here we have the top 5 best breeds for your family, along with reasons why they would be a great option.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to dogs, what is the runt of the litter? How are they taken care of? How do they end up being runts? Here are some interesting facts about the runts of a puppy litter.
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.
Dogs can get pinched nerves in the neck area which can be quite painful. Here, you'll find the symptoms of a pinched nerve, but keep in mind that these signs may not be obvious and it's important to see the vet right away.
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.
When looking for a pet, you can buy or you can adopt. Here are some reasons to choose adoption and my story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I recently moved back to a very humid climate after living in a very dry state for many years. Here's what has worked to keep my dog cool and comfortable on hot summer days.