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.
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.
When it comes to your pup’s tail, certain types of wags indicate specific emotions. But a dog’s tail has many other uses, too! Here are some fun facts about dogs’ tails!
Puppy mills and backyard breeders make a profit from selling pets that are often unhealthy or have been neglected and are often bred in inhumane environments.
Shelters are full of older dogs hoping for a second chance at life. If you're thinking of adopting, please consider adopting a senior or older pet.
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.
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.
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.
Some dogs will let you know when they’re in pain, but for other dogs it's harder to tell…Here are some signs to look for and what you can do to help if your…
Time for fun outdoor adventures and for many people that means camping with your dog.
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.
As warm temperatures approach it’s important to protect your dog from the heat. Our dogs bring us so much joy, it’s important to protect them at all times.
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…
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.
The ASPCA and police seized 23 Pit Bull dogs from a property in North Carolina following a tip about a suspected dog fighting operation.
If you can adopt, share a dog or contribute in any way to rescue efforts, now is the time to take a lifesaving action.
Until now the guidelines did not reflect the seriousness with which Congress, law enforcement and the public view this barbaric activity.