Severe neglect can mean extended periods of extreme suffering resulting in permanent injury or even death. Dogs can’t speak up for themselves when humans are mistreating them, so it’s important to step up when we suspect a problem. Here’s how to spot the signs of a neglected dog, and what you can do about it.
The time following any shelter adoption can be critical. That’s not simply because you and your dog are getting to know each other, but because those first days and weeks are laying a foundation for your new life together. Here are a few things you can do to help your shelter dog with decompressing in a new home.
September is National Service Dog Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and showing appreciation for the extraordinary work service animals do every day for the people in their care. Help us celebrate and spread the word!
The temperatures are warming up, and summer is in full swing. It’s a time for fun outdoor adventures, and for many of us that means camping, especially if we can bring our dogs along. Here are a few tips to get prepared and maximize the camping fun with your dog!
More than half of the millions of dog owners in the United States claim that they drive with their dogs in the car at least once a month. That’s a lot of dogs riding in cars! Here are a few things you should know about dog seat belts and why they’re so important.
As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition may be heat stroke.
Some pet parents are more attentive. Meanwhile, others sit in the shade, talking on the phone or reading a book, barely paying attention to their dog. There are a wide variety of dog parenting styles out there. Which on describes your style?
Ten million dogs and cats go missing every year. That’s why National Lost Dog Awareness Day, observed on April 23rd, is such an important day for pet owners. Here are a few things you can do if you ever have to find a lost dog.
Once plaque and tartar form on your dog’s teeth, things can get out of balance quickly. If pathogenic organisms proliferate, it’s big trouble for your canine pal. Here’s how proper dental care can improve your dog’s overall health and longevity.
A dog’s tail is just one of their methods of communication, and certain types of wags indicate specific emotions. But a dog’s tail has many other uses, too. Here are some fun facts that might help you figure out what your dog is doing or saying with their tail!
It’s tempting to surprise someone, especially children, with a fluffy puppy, bunny, hamster, or kitty. While you’re imagining the squeals of delight, consider how tragic the situation could become. A poor match could mean the animal ends up in a shelter, feels lonely, or even suffers abuse or neglect.
Shelters are full of older dogs hoping for a second chance at life. Senior dogs need homes just as badly as younger dogs, and make loving and loyal companions. Help spread the word during Adopt a Senior Pet Month, which is observed throughout the month of November.
We all want our canine companions to live long, happy, healthy lives. October is National Pet Wellness Month, a good time to remember the importance of regular wellness checkups and making healthy lifestyle choices for your precious pup.
Some dogs will let you know when they’re in pain in obvious ways, but others act more stoic. Some dogs will try to hide their pain as a natural survival instinct. Here are six signs that your dog might be feeling pain and what you should do about it.
Consumer Reports first sounded the alarm, “Retractable leashes pose problems for people and their pets,” and it’s no exaggeration. People choose them thinking they’ll give dogs extra freedom on walks. Unfortunately, the upsides are far outweighed by the risks.
House with a Heart is a pet sanctuary where senior dogs can live out their final years in comfort, getting all of the love, attention and medical care they need to make whatever time they have left a happy experience.
When pet owners fall on hard times, it may seem like veterinary care is unaffordable. But there are many resources and organizations that can help.
It’s up to each of us to look out for pets when their owners use poor judgment that puts them in harm’s way, and to continue urging our lawmakers to follow the lead.
More offices are allowing dogs in the workplace and seeing benefits like reduced stress and increased productivity in employees.
Would you know what to do if your dog was choking? What if he was hit by a car or collapsed on a walk? What you do, or don’t do at that critical time will make a difference…
More and more veternarians and experts are sining the praises of coconut oil for dogs, and rightly so! You might be surprised what a few teaspoons of coconut oil can do…