One downside of dog ownership is the damage your pup’s urine can do to your backyard. Dead, brown spots polka-dotting your outdoor living space are unsightly. But what are the right solutions for this common canine conundrum? Try some of these proven strategies.
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.
One of our DogTime fans has questions for Dear Labby about seeing blood in her dog’s stool! Should she rush him to the emergency vet, or is this something she can treat at home? Is her pup in danger? Dear Labby has the answers when it comes to dogs pooping blood.
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!
One of our DogTime fans has questions for Dear Labby about a dog’s gurgling tummy! Is it a cause for concern? Should they go to the vet? Treat it at home? Our dear Aunt Labby has some advice!
One of our readers agreed to a doggy play date but doesn’t know what to expect. Is she supposed to come up with games for them to play? Should she make doggy snacks? Should she have drinks ready to entertain a fellow dog mom? Dear Labby has advice!
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.
Celebrities aren’t so different from ordinary people, especially when it comes to loving dogs. And it’s nice to know that no matter how rich and famous you get, you’ll still have to pick up after your pup when you go for a walk. Check out these celebs and their pooches!
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 water, most dogs need shampoo. Here’s what you should know about picking the right dog shampoo.
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.
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 pooches in these pictures!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Summer means barbecues, pool parties, and fun times outdoors are on the way. And of course, we want to include our dogs on as many of those activities as possible. DogTime asked veterinarian Dr. Kurt Venator, DVM, PhD from Purina about how to keep dogs safe in summer.
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.
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.