How To Teach Your Dog To Play Fetch

Fetch is a great form of both mental and physical exercise. When structured properly, it’s also a terrific way to practice impulse control and consistent obedience. If your dog doesn’t know how to play fetch, don’t worry. Just about any dog can learn with a bit of training.

by Colleen Safford
January 20th

Kaopectate For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Kaopectate, also known as kaolin/pectin, is a drug that can be used to treat mild diarrhea in dogs. It’s available over the counter without a prescription, but you must always consult your veterinarian before providing any kind of drug to your dog. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
January 20th

How To Take The Best Pictures Of Your Dog

Do you want to take professional-looking photos of your dog? We asked pet photographer Mark Rogers for his best tricks for taking high-quality dog pictures — without getting into complicated stuff like f-stops and shutter speed. Here are our favorites tips.

by DogTime
January 19th

Shih Tzu Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts

Shih Tzus are true companion dogs. Bred for centuries to be man’s best friend, it’s no wonder that Shih Tzu puppies are among the most popular of tiny breeds. Are you thinking about bringing a Shih Tzu puppy into your life? Read on to see what to expect!

by Maggie Clancy
January 19th

Latest News and Reviews

Can Dogs Eat Potatoes? Are Potatoes Safe For Dogs?

Can dogs eat potatoes? The answer is both yes and no. Like most things that both we eat and our dogs eat, much of the answer lies in the preparation of the food item in question. Here’s what you should know about dogs and potatoes.

by Beth Meadows
January 19th

Do Female Dogs Get Periods? What Are The Signs?

The short answer is yes, female dogs do get periods if they have not been spayed. Although, the way female dogs experience their periods and menstrual cycles is different from the way humans do. Here’s everything you need to know.

by Phillip Mlynar
January 19th

How Can I Get A Dog To Trust Me?

Gaining a dog’s trust is one of the most important factors in any relationship between a human and a canine. This is especially so if you’re meeting a rescue dog who might have been mistreated before, or one who hasn’t been correctly socialized. Here are a few steps you can take to earn a dog’s trust.

by Phillip Mlynar
January 15th

Is Snoring A Bad Sign In Dogs?

So should we be worried about our pups and snoring? The short answer is it depends. Though it might be normal for some dog breeds, it can be a concern for others and a warning sign that they might need a visit to their veterinarian to get checked. Here’s what you should know.

by Jean Andrei
January 15th

Can Dogs Eat Potato Chips? Are Potato Chips Safe For Dogs?

Can dogs eat potato chips? The short answer is no. Dogs may be able to safely eat potato chips depending on the amount eaten, but it’s still not good for them. Here’s what you should know about potato chips and why they’re not appropriate for dogs to eat.

by Jean Andrei
January 15th

Do Dogs Get Sore Throats?

In short, the answer is yes, dogs can get sore throats. Along with it being a symptom of kennel cough, dogs can also get pain in their throats due to a range of diseases, including bacterial and viral infections. Here’s what you need to know.

by Phillip Mlynar
January 15th
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