You’ve got a new furry addition to the family, and you can’t wait to start training your pup to do all kinds of tricks. But hold on before you jump into it. There are lots of mistakes that dog parents make when training their pups. Before you begin, make sure you know what not to do.
Nystagmus is a condition where dogs’ eyes move rapidly and involuntarily. It can be caused by several medical conditions, result from birth defects, or develop with old age. Sometimes dog owners believe it is a sign of of a stroke, but this is unlikely. Here’s what you should know.
There are so many popular dog training methods out there that it can be frustrating to find out which is which and what method is going to be best for both your dog and you as a pet parent. If you find it overwhelming and confusing, you’re not alone. Here are seven of the most popular dog training methods.
Eczema in dogs is an itchy, irritating inflammation of the skin that often causes dogs to scratch, lick, or chew, leading to worsened symptoms. There are two forms of the condition in dogs; they are wet eczema and dry eczema. Both of these can cause different symptoms. Here’s what you should know.
The word “walk” is enough to make the dogs in this video practically burst at the seams with joy. Their reactions are hilarious! Celebrate with them in January for National Walk Your Dog Month!
You’ve probably found or seen some interesting things while out walking your dog. But have you found ancient artifacts, a fortune in gold coins, or Bigfoot? Here are some of the most interesting, valuable, and downright weird things people have found while walking their dogs.
A walk is a chance for pups to explore the world outside of the house and backyard and spend time with the humans they love. But it can also be an opportunity to try some new things that will keep dogs’ minds active and sharp. Here are some of my favorite brain teaser games to play while walking my dogs.
You may be wondering if it’s dangerous to take your dog for a jog or run. When it comes to determining if jogging is safe for your dog, there are many factors to consider, including breed, health, the weather, and more. Here’s what you should know before you work out with your dog.
Potty training a dog can be a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, but dog parents can tell you quite a few things they’ve learned from experience. In fact, dogs are usually pretty quick learners, and housebreaking might not be as difficult as you think, so long as you follow some good advice.
As the holiday season wraps up, it’s time to work on those New Year’s resolutions. Since January is National Train Your Dog Month, why not use the opportunity to start some good habits and strengthen your bond with your pup?
If you have a dog who absolutely lives for the snow, you may be looking for ways to have fun with them outside during the winter season. There are plenty of activities to enjoy the winter weather, but if there’s snow on the ground, it can be a chance for you and your dog to get creative with play time.
Thrombocytopenia in dogs is a condition where the number of platelets, also known as thrombocytes, circulating in the blood becomes too low. Platelets are important for the clotting process in a dog’s body and are needed to prevent blood loss. Here’s what you should know.
Some pups dread the cold. But there are plenty of indoor activities for you and your pooch to enjoy in the chilly winter months, and you don’t even have to put on your boots. Here are a few fun games and activities you can do without setting foot or paw outside.
Mastitis in dogs is an inflammation of the mammary glands in the breast that produce milk, usually due to bacterial infection. It’s mainly found in nursing dogs, though it’s sometimes found in females who aren’t nursing or pregnant and even some male dogs.
Bronchitis in dogs is a condition where the bronchial airways become inflamed. If it goes untreated, it can lead to other conditions such as pneumonia in dogs. Most dogs recover without complications so long as they get proper treatment. Here’s what you should know.
Christmas is almost here, and you can spread the love with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and all of social media with a few dog Christmas e-cards! Sending e-cards is a great way to skip the hassle of mailing cards to everyone on your list.
Winter starts on December 21st and lasts until March. It’s time to bring out the doggy boots, coats, and cold-weather gear to keep your pup from being miserable on those chilly walks. But some dog breeds love the snow! To them, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
If you’ve got a hyperactive dog who needs to chill before a nap, car ride, vet visit, or for any other reason, you’re probably looking for ways to tire them out quickly. There are plenty of things you can do to burn off some puppy energy that dogs of all ages get sometimes.
Winter can be a dangerous time for our dogs. We need to watch out for our pups and make sure they don’t get hurt. Winter starts on December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and lasts until March 19th. Here are seven winter dangers that could seriously harm or kill your dog if you’re not careful.
Snow presents new obstacles that make things difficult — and sometimes dangerous — for dogs. As the winter season approaches, make sure you’re keeping your dog safe and as comfortable as possible on cold, snowy walks. Here are some tips for pet parents and their pups to stay safe in the snow.
Can dogs eat almonds? The short answer is no, dogs can’t eat almonds, even though your dog may have eaten an almond or two in the past and felt fine. While almonds aren’t likely to be toxic, they aren’t handled well by dogs’ digestive systems and can cause obstructions.