Generally, the spitz breeds are most recognizable for being very wolf-like in appearance. In fact, recent DNA testing has shown that spitz dogs have a stronger genetic tie to wolves than found in other breeds.
Of all the groups, the Sporting Dog Group might be the most recognizable both in breed and purpose, as much of this group is still used for the tasks they were originally bred for. Here’s what you should know about Sporting Dogs!
Children and dogs don’t necessarily get along automatically. Like all cohabiting animals, they must learn to live together to be safe and happy. Teaching your children how to behave around animals, and dogs especially, can be the difference between long and happy days with your pets and a literal disaster.
There’s one scruffy mutt who captured the hearts of Americans everywhere in the late 1880s, and that was Owney. He soon became the unofficial mascot of the Railway mail clerks and rode along on mail wagons and mail trains across the state, across the country, and even around the world!
Can dogs eat ham? The answer to that question isn’t a simple yes or no. There are many things to consider before feeding ham to your dog, and, as always, you should as your vet before sharing human foods with your canine friend. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Walking your dog at night can be challenging, and those challenges might change with the weather and the area where you’re walking. But with a few tips, you can keep yourself and your pup safe on your night time walks. Let’s talk about night walk safety!
Like us, as our pets get older, navigating the challenges of winter becomes more difficult. Therefore, we must accommodate our senior dogs’ needs. Here are a few ways to keep your senior safe and comfortable through winter.
Can dogs eat turkey? The short answer is yes. Dogs can eat turkey, but this comes with a few caveats. Plain, white meat turkey with no bones will usually make for a safe treat for pups, but there are plenty of exceptions. And as always, you must ask your vet before sharing human foods with your dog.
If you’re willing to experiment and you’re mindful of your dog’s nutritional requirements, baking homemade treats can be a fun “once in a while” thing for you and your pet. Here are some fish-based recipes for your four-legged friend to enjoy.
The short answer is yes, you can give your dog fish oil. However, you need to be careful. Talk to your vet before you make any changes to your dog’s diet or supplement regimen. Here are a few things you should know about giving fish oil to dogs.
Matted fur, when left unattended, can actually become painful for dogs. It pulls at the skin, and it can also harbor bacteria and pests, leading to infections and infestations. Here are some basic video tutorials for de-matting your dog’s coat.
If you’re a nerd like me, you’ve played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. And maybe your dog sat by your side on your quest. Wouldn’t it be fun if they could play as their own character? Here’s my list of dog groups and which classes they’d be best suited for in D&D.
Dogs get into things they’re not supposed to, especially when it comes to edible marijuana products. So if your pup gets into your stash, take the following steps to ensure your dog is safe in an emergency situation of over-consumption and overdose.
Signs and symptoms of tooth infection in dogs.
Sometimes, our best friends have bad breath. If your dog just happens to enjoy drinking from the toilet once in a while and you’re wanting to cover up the smell of potty mouth, here are some great methods to make your pup’s breath a little more pleasing to the senses.
Believe it or not, our canine companions get stressed. The circumstances and degrees of this can vary from dog to dog since no two are alike, but it’s nevertheless it’s something important of which all dog owners must be wary.
Labor Day is coming up on September 2nd in 2019! For many of us, Labor Day is the last real summer hurrah. So of course we want to celebrate it with our family members, including the furry ones! If you’re not sure where to get started, here are five ways to celebrate Labor Day with your best friend.
September marks the beginning of responsible dog ownership month! Since we want to make sure that you and your pets have the happiest, healthiest relationship possible, here are a few tips on how to be the best dog parent you can possibly be!
While it’s always a wonderful treat to have fresh fruits and veggies available, it’s important to note that gardens and gardening can be a veritable hazard for those who own dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.
Did you know that many dogs’ feet smell like corn chips? And many dog people love the smell of their dogs’ paws! But what is that corn chip aroma exactly? Here’s the reason your dog’s feet might smell like Fritos.