Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Cats are loving creatures. They advertise their affection through purring, rubbing against you, and bumping their head on you. They may even meow in greeting as a way of saying, ‘I’m happy to see you!’ And cats aren’t affectionate with just anyone. They reserve it for people they
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Neutering is a simple surgical procedure that sterilizes a male dog so he’s incapable of parenting puppies. “The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs.
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We know that dogs do some pretty amazing things — and then there’s Marley. This amazing autism assistance dog detects and helps his person Haley deal with severe panic attacks. And it’s life-changing. In a video originally posted in August 2019, Marley can be seen intervening during one of Hayley’s more extreme episodes, which can
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Dog hair. If you’ve got a born shedder like me, it’s part of life. You find it on your clothes, covering your carpet, and occasionally—to your horror—on your plate. Excessive dog shedding happens for a lot of reasons—we’ll explore some of them here—but what do you do
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Recently, I was given a very important task: get a bouncy six-month-old Miniature Pinscher-mix named Chloe and her family ready for their first high-altitude adventure together. On a plane several years ago, when the family’s previous pup began whining and barking loudly 10,000 feet in the air, a
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it’s important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. You might be surprised by your own natural ability to interpret growling. In a study on humans’ ability to understand dog growls,
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(Picture Credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Your yard and gardens are wonderful for relaxing, playing and entertaining. However, they can also be dangerous for your pets. It’s our job as pet parents to make sure the places where our dogs play, explore, and go potty are as safe as possible. Dogs and
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Of all the dog ages, puppies are the quickest learners. Don’t be fooled by those oversized paws and that oh-so-sweet new baby smell: the puppy brain is powerful! With that big-old brain in that little puppy body just itching to learn new things, where’s the best place to start? With the basics, of course. For
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A fluffy, ridiculously cute dog that looks like a miniature husky? Yes, please! People are lining up for Pomsky puppies nationwide, and it’s no wonder. These energetic extroverts are playful and intelligent dogs. Plus, they’re so stinkin’ adorable! If you find yourself smitten with this adorable crossbreed, there are a few things you need to
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Valentine’s day has gone to the dogs — quite literally — and what better way to share that love than with one of our homemade valentine’s dog treat recipes? Because the most direct way to your dog’s heart is her stomach! Music may be the food of
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If we had to sum up a Newfoundland puppy in one word, we’d go with “sweet.” And no one exemplifies this gentle giant’s patient devotion better than “Nana”—the canine caretaker in Peter Pan. She’s a fictional character, of course, but she displays the breed’s affection towards children perfectly.  This sweet-tempered “nanny dog” also has a
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(Picture Credit: Liliboas/Getty Images) A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Some people refer to it as getting your dog “fixed.” It’s not as simple as the neuter surgery the guy dogs get–in fact, it’s major surgery–but your darling girl will only be affected for
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(Picture Credit: quiLie/Getty Images) Dogs don’t come with instruction manuals, but the best dog training books from famous trainers and authors can certainly help you figure out how to teach and bond with your pup. The books on this list have helped thousands of people train dogs over the years, and they’re some of the
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Picture Credit: Peter Cade / Getty Images Dogs are our friends, family, and sometimes even our coworkers. However, they’re still animals, and we cannot speak to them the way we talk to our human companions. We need to understand what they’re saying in their language–through their tail wags, barks, and growls. Many of us have
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. “Ulp. Ulp. Ulp.” If you’re an experienced puppy parent, you know the sound. If you’re new to puppyhood, you’ll learn it fast. It’s like a deep, elongated, reverse gulp from the gut that repeats until suddenly…a present. Once you know
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. A new virus called 2019-nCoV is making headlines around the world. As of today, 7,711 cases have been reported in China, including 170 deaths, and 5 cases have been reported in the US with no fatalities. Can my dog get the coronavirus? Fortunately, there is no evidence that
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Here at Rover, it’s no secret: we’re kinda, sorta, a little bit obsessed with dogs. But hey—can you blame us? Dogs are loyal, loving, hilarious, and endlessly forgiving creatures who have a knack for warming our hearts, even in our darkest moments. Did we mention they’re also ridiculously cute? Honestly, we can’t say enough good
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