Month: February 2020

If your family is ready to welcome home a new canine companion, we couldn’t be happier for you! Nothing completes a family quite like a dog, but there are some breeds who get along with kids better than others. We’ve rounded up 14 of the most kid-friendly dog breeds out there. Your family’s future pup
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It’s hard to resist a dog with a luxuriously long coat. They’re beautiful, eye-catching, and extra pet-able. What’s not to love? Read on to learn more about some of our favorite long-haired dog breeds. These canines are all about that “long hair, don’t care” lifestyle, and we gotta say—we’re totally digging it. 1. Briard Also known
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. You want to give your dog everything they need to be their healthiest—and for some dogs, that means a diet high in protein. But is high protein dog food the best option for your dog? What are the benefits of
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(Picture Credit: Rodrusoleg/Getty Images) February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s important because poor oral health is one of the most common problems vets see in their patients. Taking care of our dogs’ oral health is necessary for all pet parents, not just for fight uninviting breath, but also because dental diseases can be
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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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