If I had to choose the most misunderstood word in the dog nutrition vernacular, it would be “carbohydrate.” Mention feeding a dog “carbs” and you are likely to be met with a shocked retort such as, “But carbs are bad for dogs!” With the popularity of the “keto” diet (more on that trend in a future article), the poor carb has fallen even further from grace.
Dogs have at least 200 million reasons to love sniffing and participating in nose work — and they could have as many as one billion reasons. Dogs’ nose capabilities are nothing short of amazing! They have between 200 million to 1 billion olfactory cells. We inferior humans have a pitiful 5 million.
It’s Fall, and California is burning again. I lived in Southern California for many, many years — both of my dogs are from there — and when the Santa Ana winds blow, the fire will come. I was watching Live Rescue on A&E last week, where they showed a teenage girl being evacuated as the …
Let’s give thanks to our dogs by taking them out to one of these fun November dog events and premieres.
Of course, it’s ‘kennel cough!’ Chloe was at a kennel, and now she’s sick. I’ve researched dozens of blogs and consulted an online veterinary service, and they all agree. Now if you would simply write me a prescription for these antibiotics, I’ll be on my way.”
Halloween is an exciting time for humans and dogs. But you want to make sure your dog is safe and comfortable, too. Let's take a look at how to make this Halloween the best one yet!
Who can resist the sweet pleading of puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that dogs actually evolved new muscles to allow them to give people soulful gazes in order to better communicate with us. A study published in June in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, compared the anatomy and behavior of …
When my Pit Bull-mix, Mookie, turned a year old, I knew his puppyhood was officially over. At the age of 1, he was now considered an adult. Of course, no one told him this, so he continued to be as playful and energetic as ever.
If you’re like me, you have a lot of impossible people to shop for on your Christmas list. Well, if they are dog or cat lovers, this unique gift is perfect for them. Basically, you send Meow 3D a photo, then artist and co-creator Angel Napoleon and her partner Brent Napoleon use 3D software to …
Looking for a fun excursion for you and dog? Rover.com, the world’s largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers, has released its first set of Dog’s Day Out guided city walks that highlight unique dog-friendly routes in 20 American cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Seattle. Learn about dog-friendly hotspots …
LendEDU, a website that helps consumers learn about and compare financial products, recently surveyed 1,000 American pet owners about their pet spending. When asked to estimate how much they spend each month on their pet for monthly health care costs, such as pet insurance, food, toys and accessories, dog owners averaged $157.39. Food and health …
It’s my favorite time of the year, and that means my house is covered in Halloween décor. For a month, I can justify using pumpkin in every meal. If things look a little spider web covered or the food comes out looking a little creepier than usual, no one can judge me, at least not without a “rules of fall” discussion. So it should be no surprise that my dogs get in on the action as well.
You’ll fall for these furrific dog events and premieres — so grab the leash and spend some quality time with Spot.
Let's explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
Let's talk dogs in heat — What should you do if your dog is in heat? And what are the signs of a female dog in heat in the first place? Do dogs know when they're in heat?
Ah, kennel cough. It's like the common cold for canines! So, can you treat kennel cough at home? Try these home remedies for kennel cough.
As a professional dog trainer and dog aficionado, I have had the privilege of sharing my 50-plus years on the planet with a multitude of dogs. I’ve had as many female dogs as I have had male dogs. When I think about adding a new family member, I give serious thought whether a female or a male dog would fit best in our home. Perhaps you do the same or have a strong preference for one sex over the other?
This is a particularly hard subject for me to write about, as I am still grieving over the loss of my beloved Labrador last year. Anyone who has lost a dog understands how hard it is, and there are no formulas that will make the experience any less painful.