Full Body Dog Harness

Is your dog currently in training, or are they generally a nightmare to walk on a leash with? A full body dog harness may be the answer for you. Full body dog harnesses are also ideal for adventure dogs, and dogs with disabilities, too. Below, we’ll take a closer look at what you should shop … Read more

Dog Rear Lift Harness

If your dog is having mobility issues because of a degenerative condition, or recent surgery, a rear lift harness can be a great way to help them get around. But, how do you know which harness is best for your needs? Today, we’ll take a closer look at what you need to know before selecting … Read more

My Dog Ate Rat Poison, What to Do and Which Rat Poisons are Toxic to Dogs

There are few very true emergencies other than dogs eating rat poison.  Unfortunately, it’s one of the most common cases seen in veterinary emergency rooms, and if not treated quickly, it’s almost certainly fatal.   How should you handle this particular type of emergency? What happens if you don’t act quickly enough? If you’re dealing … Read more

Ant Bites on Dogs, How to Find, Treat and Prevent Ant Bites

For such minute creatures, ant bites are terribly painful and irritating to any living being that they manage to sink their teeth into.  Unfortunately in most cases, if one ant is biting, likely there are hundreds more joining in on the attack. Dogs are often bitten by these pesky insects, so if you live in … Read more

What Happens if My Dog Eats an Ant Trap?

Most dog owners have a dog that will happily eat anything and everything they can get their mouth on.  Whether it’s shoelaces, mail, or your kid’s favorite stuffed animal, some dogs are just insatiable. While most things aren’t harmful, what happens when your dog chooses to eat something that could be toxic? If it’s springtime … Read more

17 Contagious Diseases Wildlife and Rodents Can Pass to Your Dog

Taking your dog for a romp in the wilderness is a pleasurable and enjoyable experience for dogs and dog owners alike. Yet taking your dog into the woods comes with its own set of risks. Chief among these is your dog catching a disease from rodents or wildlife. These diseases range in severity from mild … Read more

7 Hidden Dog Dangers Lurking in Your Backyard

You want your backyard to be a safe space for your pooch. You want it to be a place they can be relaxed and confident. Not only should it be somewhere that your dog is completely comfortable, but it should also be free of common dog dangers. These include insects, wildlife, toxins, and more. You … Read more

Exercising Your Dog Indoors – Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Dog Fit and Tired When Outside Isn’t an Option

Exercising Your Dog Indoors - Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Dog Fit and Tired When Outside Isn’t an Option

As a happy, albeit sometimes exhausted and exasperated, dog owner, you are quite likely aware that dogs don’t hibernate. They’re not meteorologists who understand weather patterns and know when outside isn’t an option. They operate by the unofficial motto of the United States Post Office: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night … Read more

Weighted Blankets for Dogs – Your Guide to an Anxiety Free Pup

Weighted Blankets for Dogs - Your Guide to an Anxiety Free Pup

Does your dog pace, whine, and cower whenever he hears noises he doesn’t like? Maybe you’ve noticed your dog seems anxious when new people visit the house or he has to get in the car. Most pet owners never dreamed they’d have to help their dog deal with anxiety. But the task isn’t as daunting … Read more

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Whiskers are definitely adorable, but do they serve a purpose for your dog? Some groomers shave them, but this can actually be slightly detrimental. What exactly are whiskers for, and should they be left alone? The Function of Whiskers on Dogs Scientifically, whiskers are known as vibrissae. Their function is to help your dog feel … Read more

Can Dogs Taste? About Dog Tastebuds

Can Dogs Taste? About Dog Tastebuds

Dogs eat really vile things. Some dogs will eat anything that fits in their mouth, and oftentimes, the stinkier it is, the more your dog wants it. Do dogs have a refined sense of taste, or does their palate for rotting trash mean their taste buds aren’t that great? A Dog’s Taste Buds An animal’s … Read more

Can Dogs Eat and Taste Spicy Foods?

Can Dogs Eat and Taste Spicy Foods?

There are so many different levels of spicy, and as people, we all have different tolerances for the level of heat we can stand. Some people can tolerate spicy foods that would burn someone else’s mouth to the point of tears while other people can barely stand pepper. What about dogs? If your family lives … Read more

Do Dogs Cry Like Humans?

Do Dogs Cry Like Humans?

Did you know there was a period of time where people thought animals didn’t have feelings? They also mistakenly thought animals didn’t feel pain, but thankfully we’ve moved far beyond that line of thinking. If you’ve spent any time around dogs, it’s obvious they’re capable of feeling immense joy, freedom, and empathy. It’s not hard … Read more

Can Dogs See At Night?

Can Dogs See At Night?

It’s amazing what dogs can accomplish with their senses. Their noses seek out things humans could never locate (their sense of smell is one million times greater than a human’s), and their hearing means they hear their family’s car from a block away. But what about their vision? Their senses are clearly superior in so … Read more

Is Baby Shampoo Safe for Dogs?

Is Baby Shampoo Safe for Dogs?

Dogs are gross. Whether they’re blissfully rolling in something that has definitely been dead for a while or they manage to find every landmine at the dog park, a bath is inevitable at some point in your dog’s life. Is it necessary to go buy a special dog shampoo, though? Is baby shampoo okay to … Read more