Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Calm, peaceful, and content: these are all words we want to use when describing our dog when at home, going to a vet visit, or while traveling. So what should we do when we find ourselves using words like fearful, anxious, and destructive? Especially, during times of separation,
Nothing sounds better during a crisp summer night than time in the hot tub. It’s time for you to relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family. For many of us, our dogs are important members of our family, and we try to include them in many of our activities. Maybe you have considered
Have you ever wanted a doggie translator? A dog’s actions speak a thousand words—but interpreting them correctly is a learned skill. Read on for a helpful illustrated guide to dog behavior that’ll teach you how to have a conversation with your dog. Illustrations are by awesome artist Lili Chin. See more of her work in this well-known puppy
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. You love your Frenchie, and your Frenchie loves you. Your Frenchie also loves toys. Lots of toys. If you’re looking for a new great toy for your flat-faced best friend, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite dog toys for the breed, taking into consideration that French
(Picture Credit: Grant Faint/Getty Images) Does your dog lean on you? Most dog owners have experienced a dog leaning on their legs at least once in their lives. Your dog simply sits or stands next to you and casually leans a bulk of her weight against your calf. And, more often than not, it is
Most people expect some dancing at a wedding, but when dog trainer Sara Carson Devine got hitched, the performance was out of this world! You might recognize Sara and her border collie Hero from the 12th season of America’s Got Talent, where the duo took the nation by storm with a seriously stunning series of
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Recently I was driving a new canine client to the park for a training session. Stopped at a stoplight, I glanced at my four-legged friend and noticed he was trembling. Like, full-body, shaking-the-car, trembling. In my mind, I began to go through the list of possible causes. Was
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) More dogs go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. With all the noisy fireworks, loud parties, and distractions, it’s no wonder so many pooches bolt and get lost on Independence Day. As pet parents, we all want to keep our dogs safe and happy
We really love our cats. But if there were an all-time cat lovers championship, the ancient Egyptians would take home the gold. Cats were sacred in ancient Egypt, and many deities were portrayed as cats or as humans holding cats. Mafdet, the goddess who slayed serpents, had the head of a wild cat. Bastet, a
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. For many dogs and their owners, bath time is a stressful ordeal. That’s why dry dog shampoos are a great tool to have in your pet care arsenal. They can be used to deodorize your dog in-between grooming sessions or as a bathing alternative for pets who
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. My Chihuahua/terrier mix is one stylish little guy. He has tons of shirts, ties—you name it—but no single item is more crucial to his wardrobe than his leather dog collar. He wears it every day, so it was important to find one that fit comfortably in addition
A very happy German shorthaired pointer named River was recently spotting showing of a rare and wonderful maneuver known as a stot. A Tigger’s a wonderful thing Stotting is the act of jumping straight up off the ground with all four feet and is thought to be done by prey animals like gazelles to show
Summer is here and it’s hot out there! It’s time for the beach and the pool, but your fur-covered friend is brand new to the world and has questions. What is water? Is it fun? Can I be in it without getting soap in my eyes? Yes, of course. But, your dog might be antsy
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Have you ever wondered where the term “mangy mutt” comes from? Well, “mange” is the particular skin disease caused by a microscopic parasitic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. This name might sound familiar because it’s the same mangy mite that causes
(Picture Credit: Peerakit JIrachetthakun/Getty Images) Anyone who has watched a flash flood wash away a house in minutes knows the destructive power of these natural disasters. Flooding can be a very frightening time for people and their dogs, but there are thankfully many ways to prepare for this weather event. The best thing owners can
(Picture Credit: malamooshi/Getty Images) Many people think of fetch or tug-of-war when it comes to games to play with your dogs. However, there are some pups who might be too old, nervous, or just not thrilled with the prospect of one of these standard dog games. In fact, they might rather go for a long
The Vancouver Police foundation raised $150,000 this year for the BC Cancer Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation thanks to some beautiful shots of Vancouver PD’s K9 officers posing around town. Break time VPD Twitter The foundation has been putting together a charity calendar for 10 years, and this year they seriously stepped up their
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Whether you’re considering adopting a blind dog or have a sighted dog who’s losing their ability to see, it can be intimidating to figure out how to provide them with a fulfilling life. How can a dog navigate the home, let alone the world, without their vision?
Netflix is looking for a few good dogs. Fans of the Netflix documentary series Dogs announced a second season this week. And to add to the excitement, they are asking for dog lovers to submit their own stories via social media. Netflix Dogs Season Two Announcement Guess what?! Dogs is coming back for another season!
In a perfect world, your dog would be able to tell you exactly what he needs, when he needs it. Unfortunately, dogs lack the language skills to communicate and ask for help when they need it. But just because they can’t communicate with words doesn’t mean they don’t communicate at all! Your dog will definitely
Summer is in full swing. And as the days grow longer (and, in many places, hotter) you’ve probably heard more than a few people say something along the lines of “It looks like the dog days of summer are here!” But what, exactly, does that mean? Does it mean that the ideal season for dogs
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. One of my favorite dog friends, Charlie, is very adventurous. We go to the big dog park and she runs wild and free, galloping through the fields like a gazelle (she’s actually part-Whippet/Border Collie). I live in the Pacific Northwest, where there’s ample opportunity for outdoor lovers
Dads, you’re the best. We know that inside that fierce outer, “No dogs allowed!” facade beats the heart of a dog lover — you big softies. We love you for it, and our dogs do too. Because the best thing about a dog dad is admitting, they were wrong about the dog. Happy Father’s Day!
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Here at Rover, we take summer seriously. We’re based in Seattle, WA, where it’s dark and dreary for all of winter (and most of spring), so when June rolls around we’re more than ready to catch some rays with our friends, families, and of course, our dogs.
(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Picking your pooch’s name is probably one of the first things you’d do as a pet owner. Over time, it’s easy to give additional nicknames, adding “boo” or “patootie” or other cutesy titles. After all, it’s hard not to give your baby a cute baby nickname, right? However, new research suggests
Have you been debating whether or not you should welcome a Cockapoo puppy into the family? These adorable pups, originally bred as designer dogs, are hard to resist, given their chipper attitude and low amount of shedding. Before you go to your local rescue or shelter to adopt your very own Cockapoo puppy, here’s everything
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. “Ugh, I hate taking pills.” Can’t you imagine our pets saying this when it’s time for them to take their medications? Administering those pills is not necessarily a walk in the park for pet parents, either. Most pet parents probably
(Picture Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Tornadoes are one of the most destructive storms that households have to manage. These funnels can sustain extremely high wind speeds that may destroy an entire building in the course of a few minutes. It is not surprising that pets find this type of storm particularly stressful to experience. Fortunately,
(Picture Credit: Tudor Costache/Getty Images) Passing gas is as natural as breathing. That’s not to say that an unwelcome gust of wind isn’t disorienting when it’s unexpected. We pet parents know all too well that even our furry friends aren’t exempted from sudden stink bombs. Just like in humans, farting can either be a passing–pun
Last weekend, I went to a neighborhood summer festival in Portland and met dog after dog. From a giant Labradoodle to a tiny Chihuahua, every kind of canine was represented. Some dogs looked like they were loving the crowd, but a few of them probably would have been happier at home. Nothing says “summer fun”