Dog Health General

Dear Labby: Apology for outing gay dog?

Dear Labby, I found my little Whippet, Henry, on the side of the road two years ago. He loves to smell flowers, is very fastidious about where he eliminates, and has never tried to hump another dog. Except for another male dog, on two different occasions. At a party the other night, I made a […]

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Teaching dog confidence

Question: My dog rolls over submissively whenever a larger dog approaches. Should I teach him to be more confident, and if so, how? Answer: Your dog is telling the larger dog that he is no threat — a pretty safe tactic in my opinion. Your dog has assessed the situation and determined that he is […]

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Hanging Pet Accessory Organizer by Yep Yup

Pet Product Review – Hanging Pet Accessory Organizer by Yep Yup Genius! A hanging organizer for all of our pet’s “equipment!” The Yep Yup Organizer is made of heavy canvas material that I believe will withstand years of wear and tear. They give you plenty of pockets in a variety of sizes for storing leashes, […]

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Waggin’ Tails Liver Cookies of Love

Pet Product Review – Waggin’ Tails Liver Cookies of Love When Barbara Lee’s pup Willow was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer, she decided to take action. Barbara started baking her own healthy gourmet liver treats to coax Willow to eat. Willow did eat them, along with the rest of the dogs in her […]

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Egypt’s animals need our help

Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching with fascination the uprising in Egypt. As brave humans rally against an autocratic regime, some giving their lives to bring freedom for all, animals are caught in the crossfire. One organization is taking notice: ESMA (Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals), was born out of […]

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Signs of arousal and alertness in dogs

A dog who is offering the cues below (as demonstrated by our handsome dog in the photo) is telling you that he is focused on something. Closed mouth Focused stare Body tense and appearing very stiff Ears pricked forward Possible wrinkles in “forehead” (I know Pugs and Boxers and Bullies always have wrinkles!) Tail raised […]

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Michael Vick’s 2nd Chance

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project A few weeks ago, the whole country got caught up in President Obama’s shout-out to Michael Vick, saying that he was happy that the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles had done something to give the footballer “a second chance.” Why on earth would […]

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Valentine inspired Scratch ‘n Shapes by Imperial Cat

Pet Product Review – Valentine inspired Scratch ‘n Shapes by Imperial Cat Honestly, any product that deters my cats from clawing the furniture is welcome in this house! We’ve had such great results with Scratch ‘n’ Shapes in the past, testing one of their new valentine inspired designs was a no-brainer. Imperial Cat has come […]

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Pork Knotz Dog Bone Treats by Pork Chomps

Pet Product Review – Pork Knotz dog bone treats by Pork Chomps by Guest Blogger – Patrick What dog doesn’t love to while-away a lazy afternoon chewing on a good bone? True for all dogs, and definitely true for Joey, our yellow Lab. Joey has lived with us for eleven years now, and is one […]

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Sparky

By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazine More than a few years ago, Bob Dylan bellowed, “the times they are a’changin,” and those same sentiments ring true today as the journey of a new year begins. More than a few aspects of Fido’s life have changed over the decades. Growing up, who amongst us remembers taking […]

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How to choose the best boy dog names

This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. When you adopt a new male dog names are a lot of fun to think about. Boy dog names range from gruff and traditional to clever and modern. You could name him something playful and dog-like, or something stately and manly. It all depends on your preference as […]

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Dog park etiquette in 10 easy tips

Most of these etiquette tips are no-brainers, but you’d be surprised at how often basic dog park rules are violated — if not ignored. Here they are for your consideration: No aggressive dogs! Don’t bring an aggressive, dominant dog to the park. Dogs who continually challenge everyone, hackles and all, don’t need to be there. […]

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Mutt Mops

Pet Product Review: Mutt Mops It is always hard to find toys that my dog likes to play with AND will last a while. Most toys he seems toeither destroy or lose interest in fast. Not with the Mutt Mop, he LOVES this toy. He loves to play fetch with it, he loves to sit […]

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Pure Wild Pacific Salmon Treats by Petkind

Pet Product Review – Pure Wild Pacific Salmon Treats by Petkind The panel is always ready, willing and able to test treats for the Secret Shopper and I never tire of timing how long they can “sit” before lunging for the tempting tidbits. As soon as I opened the package of Salmon Treats, the irresistible […]

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Dog Names Dog Names By Theme

The most popular dog names for 2010 are in…

The nation’s most popular pet names for 2010 were announced today. According to pet insurance company VPI, the top ten dog names are as follows: 1.    Bella 2.    Bailey 3.    Max 4.    Lucy 5.    Molly 6.    Buddy 7.    Maggie   8.    Daisy 9.    Charlie 10. Sophie The trend toward tagging our pets with “people names” […]

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Grooming Products by Pet Head

Pet Product Review: Grooming Products by Pet Head Have you heard of the people grooming products under the name Bed Head? Well, these fun products with names like Superstar, Ego Boost, Cocky, and Moisture Maniac are products I use quite often. So, when I came across a new line with the name Pet Head, grooming […]

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