October is Pit Bull Awareness Month. Why is there so much fear of Pit Bull type dogs? To understand that, you need to know a bit about how Pit Bulls are portrayed in today’s world, as well as the history of these dogs in the United States.
While shelters are generally awesome with the post-adoption support, it sometimes helps to have a plan in place for those first few weeks and months. With that in mind, we’ve put together our top tips for what to focus on in that first hour, day, week, and month after bringing a shelter dog home.
The death of a pet is the first loss that many of us can remember. As a parent, knowing the best way to assist your child in this loss can be overwhelming, especially when you are also trying to deal with your own grief. Here are a few words of advice.
For puppies, autumn is a whole new and special experience. Check out these sweet Golden Retriever babies experiencing the change of seasons for the first time!
Dog vaccination is an important way to protect the health of our dogs. But increasingly, responsible pet parents are asking questions so they can make informed decisions about what’s best for their animals. Here’s what you should know.
August 26th is National Dog Day! Of course, every day is Dog Day if you have a loving pooch at home. However, we can always use another excuse to go above and beyond for the canines who show us love all year long.
A dog’s smile can brighten our whole day. So we’re honoring our pups on National Dog Day with photos of some of the best doggy smiles around.
Hip dysplasia in dogs happens when the ball and socket joint of the hips doesn’t develop properly, which can result in lameness and painful arthritis. In fact, hip dysplasia is the leading cause of lameness in the rear legs of dogs, especially in large breeds.
Even dogs who feel that a bath is cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just a water rinse, most dogs need shampoo. Here’s what you should know about picking the right dog shampoo.
Spoil Your Dog Day is on August 10th, and we couldn’t be more ready to celebrate by adoring and pampering our pooches! Our pups deserve to break the rules, get new toys and treats, and be spoiled even more rotten than they already are, just like the dogs in these pictures!
Your dog will have a few behaviors that can tell you exactly how they’re feeling about the people and dogs they meet on their travels. But what are those behaviors, and how do we understand dog body language?
You may not have heard of “Dogust” yet, but it’s coming up on August 1st! Dogust is the unofficial birthday celebration for all shelter dogs whose exact birthdays are unknown. If you adopted a dog from the shelter and don’t know their exact birthday, then join in on the celebration!
Our reader’s dog won’t eat unless she’s right next to him during meal time. Dear Labby explains why and tells her what she can do to help her pup eat when she’s not home or when they pup is staying over with a sitter.
July 24th is Drive-Thru Day, a day to celebrate getting tasty treats on the go from the comfort of your car, and no one loves a car ride more than our dogs. Watch these funny pups getting snacks from the drive-thru!
You hold yourself to a high standard because you love that dog more than anything. And that dog who just chewed off part of your shoe when you weren’t looking? That dog is going to be fine, and happy, and loved.
Regular brushing removes excess hair from your dog’s coat and cuts down significantly on the amount of hair you have to deal with on your furniture, car, and your favorite black pants. It also helps distribute the natural oils in your dog’s fur and skin, keeping their coat healthy and looking its best.
One of our main concerns as pet parents is keeping our furry family members happy. However, it’s not always obvious what pleases our pooches. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to keep your dog happy that might help.
Dogs like to play differently, depending on their breed, age, and of course, their individual personality. Just because your dog hasn’t responded to any of your dog games in the past doesn’t mean they won’t ever play. It just means you haven’t found the right game for your pup yet.
Allergies can’t be cured, but they can be treated, both with medication and by protecting your dog as much as possible from whatever’s making them sick. Here’s what you should know about dog allergies and what you can do about them.
Anyone who has watched a flash flood wash away a house in minutes knows the destructive power of these natural disasters. Flooding can be a very frightening time for people and their dogs, but there are thankfully many ways to prepare for this weather event.
With the warmer weather upon us, it is a good time to think about how you’ll make the most of the coming summer months when you can enjoy the outdoors. While you’re at it, why not get your dog involved in the fun?