(PICTURE CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES) There are few things in life that are more fun and rewarding than bringing a dog into your family. Your dog will offer your family years of love and loyalty — as long as you provide him with food, shelter, responsible care, and love in return. With these 10 basic care
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(Picture Credit: JoeChristensen/Getty Images) These days, most pet owners consider spaying and neutering to be the norm for dogs. That’s a good thing. Thanks to education and advancements in spaying and neutering procedures–along with help from the No Kill Movement–the rate of dogs euthanized in shelters due to overpopulation fell by 90 percent over the
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(Picture Credit: DenGuy/Getty Images) Medicine has progressed for our canine friends, and many pet parents want safe, modern, alternative options to take care of their dogs. New high-tech solutions like light therapy can address many debilitating and uncomfortable conditions, like arthritis and skin infections. But what is light therapy for dogs? What does it do?
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Rottweiler puppies sure are cute, as you already know if you’ve seen the pictures above. Unfortunately, Rottweilers, like Pitbulls, have an unfair reputation that precedes them. Like any breed, Rottweilers can be aggressive and territorial if not properly trained or socialized. Luckily for you, aggression is not a trait this breed is known to have–they are
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(Picture Credit: Debra Bardowicks/Getty Images) Nothing uplifts our moods than our dogs kissing us to make us feel better. However, when the kiss comes with a stinky puff of doggy breath, it becomes harder to enjoy. Dental diseases affect the majority of adult dogs, and these diseases can really contribute to your pup’s halitosis. Regular
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(Picture Credit: Jaromir Chalabala/EyeEm/Getty Images) When buying dog food, it’s only natural for pet owners to look at the ingredients list. However, this may not necessarily give you all the information that you need to make decisions about what your dog should eat. Apparently, even the leading dog brands may not be accurately reporting the
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(Picture Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) The benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), or cannabis oil, for dogs have been the subject of recent scrutiny. Some dog owners claims that CBD helps their dogs with a host of medical conditions. Others hear that CBD comes from marijuana plants and immediately become wary of these products. With the current
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One of the known problems that we encounter as dog owners is dog hair that spreads everywhere. Dog hair scatters all over your house, sticks to your clothes, and of course does not miss your car. This time we will try to examine solutions that exist in the market in order to prevent the spread
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about
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All dogs can be potty trained. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) It’s true that canines communicate very differently from humans, and marking–intentional urination–may be the most blatant example. Though it looks (and smells) identical, marking is not at all the same thing as elimination. If your dog has an accident indoors because he simply can’t hold it
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(Picture Credit: Jennifer A Smith/Getty Images) You look outside and it’s a wonderful day out–the kind of day you and your dog don’t want to waste. So where should you and your dog go out on a day like this? The dog park! At least that’s what your pup might scream out in excitement if
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We often think of exercise only as a health issue, but it has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as well. Dogs—particularly puppies and young dogs—have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the result. If you’re annoyed
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(Picture Credit: Enrico Andretta / EyeEm/Getty Images) Can dogs eat oranges? If you’re looking for the quick answer, it’s yes. However, the full answer is not so simple. There are some things you should know before feeding oranges to your dog. For most of us humans, an orange can be a sweet and nutritious snack. But
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat bananas? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat bananas, but before you let your pup munch these sweet, yellow fruits, there are some things you should know. Like many other good things, bananas are best enjoyed by dogs in moderation. They are full of beneficial vitamins and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat peaches? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peaches, but before you serve your dog some of this yummy fruit, there are some things you should know. Peaches are loaded with beneficial nutrients that can be good for your dog’s health when they are served properly and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Bone cancer in dogs, also known as osteosarcoma, is a condition that results in an abnormal, malignant growth of immature bone cells. It is an extremely deadly and aggressive form of cancer that can easily metastasize, meaning it can spread to other parts of the body, and especially the lungs. Usually
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(Picture Credit: Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images) As much as you might like to bring your dog on your travels, sometimes it’s just not possible or practical. And you may have used up all your pet-sitting favors from family and friends. It’s time to go kennel shopping. As with other travel arrangements, planning
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