Beth Meadows

    Why Do My Dog’s Whiskers Fall Out? Is It Normal?

    Whiskers have dense nerve endings packed into the┬ábase of their follicles that send signals to a dog’s brain. They’re highly sensitive to things like air currents and temperature changes. But if your dog’s whiskers are so important, why do they fall out? Here’s what you should know.

    by Beth Meadows
    May 19th

    Help! My Dog Ate Marijuana! What Should I Do?

    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.

    by Beth Meadows
    April 19th

    Gardening With Dogs: 5 Tips To Keep Your Pup Safe

    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 veritable hazards for those who live with dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.

    by Beth Meadows
    March 30th

    Everything You Need To Know About Dog Gates And Barriers

    Dog gates block off unsafe areas, like dangerous stairways, kitchens with stoves, baby rooms, or rooms with electronics. Some pet parents use gates during housetraining to contain accidents. But what might keep one dog out might be easy to hop over for another pooch. Here’s what you should know.

    by Beth Meadows
    March 10th

    How To Get A Job As A Professional Dog Sitter

    If you’re looking for a part-time gig or a full-time job, being a pet sitter might be in the cards for you if you play them just right. Here are a few tips that can help you get a dog sitter position so you can spend your days surrounded by four-legged, furry goodness.

    by Beth Meadows
    March 5th

    What Is The Working Dog Group?

    The Working Dog Group is one of seven breed categorizations recognized by the AKC, or the American Kennel Club. These dog breeds vary in their original purpose, as well as their look and size. However, the words “robust” and “headstrong” describe every dog featured in the group.

    by Beth Meadows
    March 2nd

    Dog Brushes: Which Type Is Best For Your Dog’s Coat?

    You might not think of it, but depending on your dog’s fur, you will likely need a specific kind of brush. There are many different kinds of dog brushes for many different types of coats, and it can be tough to know how to pick the right one. Here’s a quick guide.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 25th

    What is Xylitol? Why Is It Bad For Dogs?

    Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. While it is safe for people to eat without issue, the same cannot be said for our canine friends. Here’s what you should know.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 24th

    Doga: What Is Dog Yoga? Can Your Dog Do It?

    One of the more popular and probably more accessible iterations of the new wave of yoga is dog yoga, or doga. This is the practice of yoga in the presence of dogs. Sometimes they may be the practitioners’ own dogs. In other instances, they may be dogs available for adoption. Here’s what you should know about doga.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 23rd

    Do Dog Whistles Work? What Are They For?

    A dog whistle, known also as a silent or Galton’s whistle — after inventor Francis Galton — is a high-pitched whistle generally used for dog training. The sound it emits is so high-pitched that humans can’t hear it, but dogs and other animals can. Here’s what you should know about dog whistles.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 23rd

    What Is The Herding Dog Group?

    Are you wondering if your dog is in the Herding Dog Group? The Herding Dog Group in particular has been recognized officially since 1983, though its true origin goes back much further. Here’s what you should know about the Herding Dog Group.

    by Beth Meadows
    February 18th

    What Is The Sporting Dog Group?

    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!

    by Beth Meadows
    February 16th
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