Have you ever wondered why your dog gets upset when you touch their whiskers, what they’re used for, or if you should trim them? Check out this guide!
Pet Care Advice
This section has a series of articles all about caring for your pet. We discuss topics such as diet, and the raw meat diet. We discuss DNA testing, mental stimulation, and taking care of your pet in the summer and in the winter.
We love spoiling our pets with treats, but we want to find things that are good for them. In this article, we’ll talk about whether pig ears are good for dogs, the pros and cons, and how to feed them safely.
Ticks are a common problem for dogs that spend a lot time outside. This article explains how to remove a tick from a dog, what to look for after your dog has been bitten, how to prevent tick-borne illnesses, and more.
Grooming dogs regularly helps prevent them from developing skin problems and keeps them looking fresh and clean. But how often should you bathe your dog? Can you wash them too much?
What criteria should you use to narrow down the options when selecting the best puppy shampoo? Here is our buyer’s guide and shampoo recommendations for your pup!
How do you know when to take your dog to the vet, and how regularly you should do this throughout their lifetime? We’ll be taking a look at this question in this guide.
Is your dog’s rear a little smellier than usual or are they scooting on the rug? They might need their anal glands expressed and fortunately (or unfortunately) for you, it is easy to do without going to the vet.
Trimming your dog’s nails is important. But, how do you know when your dog’s nails need to be cut? And how do you cut black dog nails?
There are many brands of dog toothpaste, but not all of them are safe for dogs. Some contain harmful chemicals. How do we know which is the best dog toothpaste and which should be avoided?
Covering your dog’s kennel is a personal decision that will vary depending on your preferences, your dog’s needs, and your environment. Some dogs find crate covers comforting, settle easier with them on, and enjoy the warmth the cover provides.
What Size Collar for your Labrador Puppy? Sizing a collar correctly is important., and we give you the tips you need plus collars to purchase.
How to Take Care of a Labrador Puppy. We go in depth on the most important aspects of caring for your new lab puppy.
Learn everything you need to know about the Raw Food Diet for Dogs, also known as the BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food). Is it safe? What should you feed your dog? You can even do it on a budget.
Many dog owners who have a dog of mixed breeds are many times wondering what type of dog they have. While it may be impossible to answer these questions just like that, there are companies offering DNA tests to help customers who are curious about their dogs to find out […]
Poured over waffles or squirted onto pancakes, maple syrup is great. Sweet, sticky, and oh so moreish… we just can’t seem to get enough of this breakfast staple. But, what if you can smell maple syrup, even when there’s no food in sight? And what if that smell is coming […]
If you’ve ever seen people walking barefoot around a city and wondered if there was a special term for this particular lifestyle choice, then wonder no more, since this is known as being really darn gross. There’s not only the unthinkably dirty stuff that they must step on when walking […]
Mental stimulation is vital to their emotional and physical wellbeing too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking your dog to formal agility classes or playing fetch indoors on a miserable rainy day, the time you spend with your dog will bring you both so many rewards.
It’s that time of year again, getting colder, grayer and rainier. Those of us in temperate climates are digging out our turtlenecks, re-waterproofing our coats and airing those heavier blankets in readiness for the long dark nights that are coming.
It’s been another busy week on the dogosphere – here are the best articles that have caught my eye! Is it OK to Run a Half-Marathon with Your Dog? My first question would actually be “how is it even possible to run a half-marathon at all?” – but if you’re fitter […]
No matter how happy and healthy the relationship with your dog, you can be sure that bath time will create drama. Most dogs fear and loathe the tub for a variety of reasons, and it can become a real hardship to keep them clean. Thankfully, you can clean a dog […]
Grooming dogs can be a constant source of chagrin for many owners. Many elements, such as taking a bath or having their nails clipped, are likely to send your dog spiraling into a meltdown. How about trimming dog hair with human clippers, though? Dog grooming is a successful business for […]
Regardless of the time of year, it’s essential that you moderate the temperature in your home. If your dog overheats, it can lead to considerable health concerns – especially if you’re not around to react quickly. The ideal temperature for a dog in the home is 75-78O. Aim toward the […]
Few canines relish the opportunity to leap into the bathtub. In fact, the majority of dogs hate taking baths. What happens when you finally manage to convince your dog to take a bath only to find out that you’ve run out of dog shampoo? This article will cover the options for […]
Opinions vary on how smart dogs are, and how many words they understand. But, when it comes to bath time, Fido suddenly develops an acute understanding of the English language and wants no part of it. A great many dogs loathe and fear the very idea of taking a bath […]
Although there are many physical differences between humans and canines, we do share a handful of attributes. We both have two eyes, we both have two ears – and we both have nipples on our chests, although those on a dog vastly outnumber our own. Depending on what dog breed, […]
Whether you have bought a puppy or adopted a rescue dog, taking a dog to the park for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Until you have forged a bond of trust and companionship that means your dog will return to you when you call them, and you […]
It can be pretty worrying when a dog starts to bleed from the ear. After all, this is a pivotal part of the canine anatomy, and it can be very delicate. How can it be treated without causing more problems? The first thing that any dog owner should be aware […]
Almost all dogs hate having their nails trimmed. It results in sheer terror and physical protests. Often, a dog’s aversion to nail trims stems from a traumatic and painful experience when they were young. It’s hugely important to ensure that there are no scary occurrences during the puppy years, as […]
Vacation travel with pets can be hugely exciting, as can moving home from American to Europe with a dog. Unfortunately, it can also be an enormously anxious time for everyone concerned. The goods news that an increasing number of airlines now allow furry passengers, so you may well be able […]
Separation anxiety is something that takes a lot of first-time dog owners by surprise. It will often lead to whining as your dog feels afraid. As sociable creatures by nature, dogs do not enjoy being left alone at any point – but with the appropriate training, they can be taught […]
Whether you go to work, out for a night, or you’re just running errands, it’s inevitable that your dog will have to spend some time alone at home. Keeping them busy during that time will make your dog happy and prevent them from becoming destructive. Consider where you keep your […]
Most dogs really don’t enjoy having their teeth brushed. They find the whole experience intrusive and troubling, and no human toothpaste will change their mind. Thankfully, steps can be taken to help keep your dog’s teeth and breath in tip-top shape. From getting your dog to open their mouth to […]
If you’re a cat owner, it’s possible to teach your cat or kitten to use a crate. The training methods for teaching pets to use a crate are slightly different, and it may take your cat a bit more time to get used it. But, once you’re able to get them to use their crate regularly, it’ll be easy.