Submissive Urination in Puppies

Two Puppies

Friends visit and your puppy greets them at the door with a puddle of urine. You come home from a long day at work to having your shoes dampened by the same pup. Your teenage son and daughter have a boisterous argument and your pup rolls on its back between them and urinates. Frustrating, messy, … Read more

Working Dogs

Working Dog

The AKC’s Working Group of dogs contains some of the dog world’s hardest working canines. Working dogs are extremely versatile. They include protection dogs, livestock guarding dogs, shepherds, police and military K9s, search and rescue dogs, water dogs to help fishermen, sled dogs, and even dogs to pull carts and act as draft animals. Perhaps … Read more

Plastic Dog Kennels

Little Dog

For pet owners and pups on the go, plastic dog kennels have become a can’t-live-without product making life as we know it so much easier and convenient. Whether you take your pet jet setting on luxurious Hawaiian vacations or you simply need a place for them to lounge safely while you are away at the … Read more

Orthopedic Dog Beds

Dog on Grass

Sleeping has gone to the dogs . . . and in the case of these orthopedic dog beds – that’s a good thing of course!  While ordinary dog beds might provide enough comfort for younger dogs or dogs without any health problems, older dogs require more support. Because dogs with arthritis or pups that are … Read more

Buying a Dog Collar

Dog with Collar

Whether it is your first dog or your latest addition, buying an appropriate collar should be the first thing you do before you pick up your new companion. Not all collars are created equal and buying a dog collar, although sounding like a simple enough task, has a wide range of important variables that must … Read more

Finding A Lost Dog

Dog

It’s every dog owner’s worst nightmare. Somehow, through some accident or terrible series of events, your beloved pet is missing. Unless you’ve experienced it yourself it’s hard to put into words the anxiety and fear that someone feels when their dog is missing. If you should find yourself in this position there are some things … Read more

What Does Spaying or Neutering a Dog Entail?

Dogs in bed

When a female dog is in the clinic to be spayed or a male is to be neutered, the veterinarian starts by giving the pet a physical exam to make sure that its health appears good and that its reproductive tract looks normal. Often, the doctor also recommends preanesthetic blood work to help minimize the … Read more

Babysitting A Puppy

Puppy

Babysitting a puppy, or puppy sitting, is something many of us are asked to do from time to time. If you have a friend with a puppy you may be asked to keep a puppy for a few hours or for a couple of days. Or you may need to have someone keep your puppy … Read more

Dog Toys

Little dog

Remember the joy of Christmas morning when you were young standing in front of a mound of presents and anticipating what would be in each brightly colored box? What if every day could be like Christmas morning for you dog? Dog toys are vital to the happy formation of your new puppy as well as … Read more

Labrador Retriever Trivia

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed of dog in the United States since 1990. These gentle, intelligent dogs make ideal family companions. They are easy to train and they love children. Here’s a few things you may not know about this popular breed. This breed of dog so often associated with the … Read more

Making Homemade Dog Treats

Woman with little dog

Making homemade dog treats is one of the nicest things you can do for your dog. There are several reasons why it’s a good idea to make treats for your dog: It’s fun. It’s something that you and your dog can (sort of) do together. Your dog loves helping you in the kitchen, or at … Read more

Homemade Diets for Dog Weight Loss

Little dog

Dogs follow in their owner’s footsteps and if those footsteps become slow and cumbersome with excess pounds, so do the faithful companion’s. Obesity is the number one concern in human medicine because of its devastating effect on so many other medical conditions. Obesity in the canine population is no less damaging. In fact, it could … Read more