Month: June 2019

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
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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
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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
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(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
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(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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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(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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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,
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(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
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