Unfortunately, some people don’t think enough about exercise when selecting a breed, and they choose a dog who needs more exercise than they’re willing or have time to provide. Here are some tips to give your dog the exercise they need.
Moving to a new home with a new family can cause stress for dogs, and it can certainly cause stress for you, too. You can make the transition easier on both of you by doing a little advanced planning. Here are a few steps you can take when bringing home a new dog.
You’ve probably seen the “guilty look” from your dog, or maybe you’ve seen one of the countless guilty dog memes or viral videos online. But what does that guilty look mean? Are dogs actually ashamed of their behavior when they look like that?
You might want to take your pup out trick-or-treating with the family or stay home to hand out treats to kids in costumes. Either way, make sure you take all the necessary precautions to have a safe and happy holiday. Here are a few tips for keeping your dog out of danger on Halloween night.
If you’re concerned about using these medications, talk to your vet about alternative treatments to keep pests off pets. Here’s a homemade flea and tick remedy spray that you can whip up in your own kitchen. You probably have the ingredients in your home right now.
We, as pet parents, are responsible for how much our dogs eat and exercise. So if a dog becomes obese, are humans to blame? And is this really just another form of pet neglect? Should we intervene if we see such neglect? Here’s what you should know about obesity in pets.
October 9th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, but obesity is a health problem for dogs all year long. In fact, experts say an estimated 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese in the United States. Here’s what you should know about dogs and obesity.
Halloween costumes might not be so fun for our precious pups. Luckily, there are a few signs you can watch out for to tell how your dog feels about wearing a costume. Here are a few tips for translating your dog’s body language on Halloween.
October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month — hooray! It’s a month to celebrate Pit Bull type dogs, bust myths about these breeds, and promote adoption of Pit Bulls. Here’s how you can celebrate!
Mark this year’s World Rabies Day, September 28th, by making sure your pets are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations, and encourage friends and family to do the same for their pets. Help us spread the word to promote prevention and raise awareness around the globe.
Rabies in dogs is a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord, and it’s always fatal. This is why vaccinating against rabies is so important for dogs. Symptoms of rabies include behavioral changes, paralysis, and eventually death. Here’s what you should know.
Canine colitis is an inflammation of the colon in dogs. It’s responsible for some 50 percent of cases of chronic diarrhea in dogs, and while it doesn’t demand a trip to the emergency room, it certainly requires the input of your veterinarian. Here’s what you should know.
One of our DogTime readers is a strong supporter of dog adoption, but her friend bought a puppy from a breeder. Should she confront her friend about it? Dear Labby has the answer!
Some dogs nip when they feel startled. While it may not be your dog’s fault that they bite in response to surprises, it is a behavior that you probably want to stop. Here are some steps you can take to reduce surprises for your dog and train them to react positively to unexpected approaches.
Are you new to the dog world and looking to adopt a pooch in need of a good home? Many experts advise first time dog parents to start with a small dog. Here are some excellent dog breeds and hybrid breeds for first time pet parents.
Biting everything that moves is normal puppy behavior, but that doesn’t mean it’s fun to live with. So what can you do when your little pooch won’t stop chomping your pant legs? Here are some solutions.
One of our DogTime readers has a gassy dog, and the flatulence is bothering her roommate. What should she do? Dear Labby has the answer!
Almost anything could lure a chase-obsessive dog into a potentially dangerous situation. Chasing behavior can also trigger understandably hostile reactions from people who see it as aggression when a strange dog comes bounding after them. Here’s what you can do.
Bringing a new dog home can be challenging, especially for first time dog parents. But whatever problems you’re facing, know that you’re not alone. Here are suggestions for coping with a few of the challenges most common to new dog adopters.
Animal lovers already know how good it feels to interact with their pets. But research has shown that this positive effect can also be applied in a therapeutic setting. Here are a few of the different types of pet therapy making their mark and how they can successfully help treat a wide range of conditions.
Holistic Pet Day happens on August 30th, so maybe alternative treatments for dogs are already on your mind. But dog parents have questions about holistic therapies and alternative medicine for their pooches all year long. Here are a few things you should know.