Best Toys for Labs

Best Toys for Labs

Experienced Labrador owners agree that their Labs don’t officially outgrow their puppy phase until well into their senior years. This ebullient, loyal breed is a perfect fit for most families, but it’s important you give them plenty of entertainment. Exercise is the first step, but they also love to play with toys. Because they’re a … Read more

Breaking Down the Smallest Dog Breeds

Breaking Down the Smallest Dog Breeds

Dogs are lovable enough that it’s only natural we love them as small as possible. Having a large Labrador or Golden Retriever has its own perks, but there’s just something exquisitely special about carrying part of your heart around in your arms. There are plenty of small breeds to choose from, but if you’re looking … Read more

Dogs with the Longest Lifespans

Dogs with the Longest Lifespans

The most heartbreaking aspect of owning a dog is their relatively short lifespans. There are breeds of dogs that barely live more than six years while there are other breeds that can live well into the double digits. If having a dog live a long life is important to you as a dog owner, then … Read more

Gentle Giants

Gentle Giants

Any veterinary professional will tell you that it isn’t the big dogs you have to look out for; it’s the little dogs that are the grumpiest. While the average person may shy away from the massive Mastiffs and the lumbering Labradors, it’s actually the tinier breeds that are known for their sassy attitudes. You might … Read more

Low-Shedding Dog Breeds

Low-Shedding Dog Breeds

Most dog owners are completely resigned to the fact that they’re going to be covered in dog hair. Black clothes are out of the question, and if you’re going out in your dressy clothes, you have to dart straight from the bathroom to the car to avoid being covered immediately in hair. While this is … Read more

The Heaviest Dog Breeds

The Heaviest Dog Breeds

There are plenty of people who love the tiny dog breeds, but there are lots of large breed enthusiasts, too. While it’s mistakenly thought that large breeds are aggressive and hard to handle, the opposite is actually true. The bigger the dog, the sweeter they tend to be. If you’ve been considering adding a giant … Read more

DOGTV

DOGTV

Some dog owners leave the television on for their dogs during the day, claiming they do so because the sound keeps their dog from feeling lonely. Whether or not you already do this, there may be some truth to this belief! DOGTV is a TV channel that’s made especially for dogs. It isn’t just reruns … Read more

Can Dogs Get Autism?

Can Dogs Get Autism?

It seems like the rates of autism diagnoses have skyrocketed, and a lot of dog owners are concerned it’s a disorder that can be found in a variety of species. In-depth research has not proven whether or not dogs get autism, but there is a general consensus among veterinary and behavioral professionals based on what’s … Read more

Head Pressing: Cute or Fatal?

Head Pressing: Cute or Fatal?

Unless you’re a veterinary professional, there are some dog behaviors that make you question whether they’re normal, quirky, or something that should be investigated by a veterinarian. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so if your dog starts exhibiting a behavior you’ve never seen before, give your vet a call. Head Pressing: Quirky … Read more

The Top 10 Designer Dog Breeds

The Top 10 Designer Dog Breeds

By definition, a designer dog breed is a mix of two or more purebreds, and they’re growing in popularity among Americans. A designer breed may sound like a mutt, but there are breeders out there devoted exclusively to these new “breeds”. If you’ve never heard of a designer breed or you’re curious about the most … Read more

When Are Dogs Full Grown?

When Are Dogs Full Grown?

If you think human children grow up fast, you’ve never had a puppy! One day, you’ve got this roly-poly ball of jiggly skin and fat, and the next they’re all legs and sass. Certain types of dogs reach adulthood faster than others, and others grow quickly but remain in a puppy state of mind well … Read more

Why Do Dogs Lick Feet?

Why Do Dogs Lick Feet?

Dogs can be pretty gross. If you’ve had a dog for more than 20 minutes, you’ve surely seen them do some pretty repulsive things. While we cringe when they’re rolling in something mysterious and brown, a dog has a very different idea of what smells and tastes good. Why Do Dogs Lick Human Feet? There … Read more

Can you Declaw a Dog?

Can you Declaw a Dog?

Declawing cats has been controversial for years. Sometimes there are legitimate reasons for doing it, such as curbing household destruction in lieu of euthanasia or rehoming. Whether or not you agree with declawing cats, it’s a common surgical procedure in the vast majority of veterinary clinics. Dogs have nails–not quite like cats do–but they can … Read more

Do Dogs Need HDTV to Watch TV?

Do Dogs Need HDTV to Watch TV?

It’s a running joke that only Crazy Dog Owners leave the television on for their dogs when they’re home alone, but it really isn’t something only “crazy” people do. Studies have shown dogs do appreciate the sounds coming from the television, and if you have a dog who loves to bark at the TV when … Read more

Do Dogs Get the EUREKA feeling?

Do Dogs Get the EUREKA feeling?

You know that feeling you get when you find something you lost ages ago or when you manage to find a $20 bill in your winter coat? No matter what you call that feeling, it’s an intoxicating high. Experts have dubbed that feeling the “eureka feeling”, and it’s come into question if dogs are capable … Read more