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Your Dog’s Body Language

Ever wondered what your dog is trying to tell you with his actions? Here are some translation tips. Though dogs may bark a lot (sometimes too much, as many of us know), they also say a lot with their bodies. Tails, legs, noses, mouths and more help the dog convey messages about their mood, emotions, … Continued

Genetic Testing and Your Mixed Breed Dog

A mixed-breed dog is like a box of chocolates: You never know exactly what you’re going to get. But while some dog owners relish the mystery behind their mutt, others are curious to answer that age-old puzzling question: “What kind of dog is that?” Revealing the breed composition of your melting-pot variety can simply be … Continued

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Shelter dogs hold a special place in the hearts of all animal lovers. For many pet advocates, it’s hard for them to understand how someone could give up a pooch … although it happens daily. Since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we’ll give your 411 on the history, the truth about shelter dogs, … Continued

New Dog Checklist

It’s time to bring your new dog home. Are you ready? The big day is here.  You’ve probably made a list – and checked it twice – of all of the things you’ll need when you welcome your dog into his new home.  Like all new pet parents, you have plenty of toys, but here … Continued

Preventing and Dealing With a Lost Pet

It’s something every pet owner fears. Here’s how to keep some peace of mind. One of the fears that all pet owners share is that their beloved animal companion will get lost. In all areas, from cities to farms, and for all pets, from mice to reptiles, getting lost is a serious threat. Because of … Continued

How to Help: A Guide to Animal Shelters and Dog Rescue

With so many stray and abandoned dogs reaching animal shelters each year, these institutions are always looking for help. Learn how to find your local shelter and help out with your canine friends. Helping save and care for dogs can be a very rewarding experience. The joy and love that these four-legged friends bring into … Continued

Introducing Your Pet Dog to a New Family Member

Your pet dog may need a special introduction to a new family member, whether it’s a baby or another pet. A new family member is a big deal, whether it’s a newborn baby, or just a new pet. You may be thinking about all the adjustments you’ll have to make. A new addition to the … Continued

Pets and Your Kids

Kids love pets and vice versa. Close supervision of early interactions is critical to maintaining this relationship. Kids and Pets are a great combination. Many adults fondly remember their first childhood pet, and it can set them up for a lifetime of animal companionship. Yet pets can also present certain dangers to children, who may … Continued

Going to the Bathroom

Puppies under three weeks are going to need your help to go to the bathroom. This is how you do it. When ya gotta go, well, you gotta go. Under normal circumstances, even the tiniest human baby has no problem going to the bathroom. The same can’t be said of neonatal puppies. Pups under three … Continued

Pets and the Elderly

Pets undoubtedly make great companions for the elderly, but physical restrictions can make ownership difficult. Pets and the elderly make great companions, and in addition to the more obvious services animals like guide dogs can provide, they can provide services that aren’t as quantifiable. Pets have been shown to help provide therapy and reduce stress … Continued

Is Pet Insurance a Good Idea?

Pet insurance has its pros and cons. Be sure to look at all of the factors before deciding. Though many Americans don’t know it, pet insurance is a readily available service that can help you pay for serious medical problems that occur with your pet. Deciding whether or not to get pet insurance can be … Continued

Health Benefits of Having Pets

Pets not only bring joy, but also tangible health benefits to many people. Eating a balanced diet. Exercising regularly. Adopting a pet. These are all things you can do to stay healthy, though one of them isn’t as familiar as the others. That’s right, adopting a pet, in addition to all the benefits of fun … Continued

5 Household Products All Dog Owners Need

Adding a new member to the family dog pack? Follow these 5 helpful tips to get started! Getting a dog? You’ve probably got a lot on your plate, and a new dog checklist is about as long as your new pet’s tail! But one thing’s for sure: If you want to protect your home from … Continued

Selecting the Right Vet for Your Dog

A few proactive steps can help you find the right vet for your dog. Next to you, your vet is one of your pet’s most important caretakers. Finding and establishing a relationship with the right vet can be critical to the long-term health and well-being of your dog. Whether you’re new to pet ownership or … Continued

Choosing a New Dog

Doing your homework will help to ensure that you’ve found the right lifelong companion. When you bring a new dog into your family, you are committing to a lifelong relationship. It is only fair to all involved that you take your time and do some research before choosing. Research is the key to choosing any … Continued