Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Unusual odors can sneak up on us when we least expect it and then we suddenly realize that the odor is coming from our dog! Why are they so stinky sometimes? And why in the world do they smell like fish on occasion? Specific odors that emanate from
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Known for their amazing floof, their irresistible walk, and their herding instincts, corgis are favorite companions of royalty and civilians alike. Their name means “dwarf dog,” but there’s nothing dwarf-like about their personalities! We’ve explored our data to discover the most popular corgi names of the year from our enormous Rover.com archives. These dog names
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. We know how much you love to treat your power chewer, but a recent alert issued July 31, 2019 by the FDA advises keeping away from all pig ear treats for now. The statement indicates that treats supplied by some
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. The first time I ever heard of a ThunderShirt was when I was dog-sitting my dog friend Charlie. She’s a border collie-whippet mix and tends to be very anxious and nervous on the whole. But the first day she came
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What do you love about your dog? If your answer is everything, you’re not alone.  Dogs and people began living together 15,000 years ago when dogs followed people’s migration throughout East Asia. Dogs are social pack animals who thrive off of attention and affection, making them a prime candidate for a person’s best friend. Most
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With their spunky attitudes and fluffy coats, it’s no wonder that so many people consider getting an Australian Shepherd puppy. This active breed may be adorable, but what do you know about the Australian Shepherd? Are you sure you’re prepared to bring one into your home and family? Before you go to your local rescue
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It’s official. Japan is obsessed with cats. And it’s not just Hello Kitty, although she alone is responsible for nearly five billion dollars in global sales in 2016. Japanese shops often display a Maneki Neko, a statue of a cat with a raised paw that’s said to bring prosperity and good fortune to the business.
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. A cat’s diet and health are intrinsically connected. If left on their own, cats instinctually hunt for food in its raw, natural state. But does that mean you should only be feeding your cat freshly dead rodents and birds? Some cat owners say yes. (Well, maybe not rodents,
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Every night at about 8 pm, Snoopy came to life. I mean, Snoopy was already alive—an adolescent mutt of the terrier variety—but at night it was like someone flipped a switch, turning Snoopy from a laid back pup into a little fireball of insanity. He galloped at top
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Last fall, one of my wife’s students surprised her with a bouquet of lilies and roses. It looked gorgeous on the kitchen table, and when our nine-month-old kitten Lily batted at the flowers playfully, we cooed over how cute it
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you see a dog locked in a hot car, you’ll probably want to do something to save that pup. Every year dogs die from being left in hot cars, even though many states have created laws that make it a crime. Before you immediately start smashing windows, there are some things
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Affectionately nicknamed the Aussie, the Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized breed known for its intelligence and herding ability. What you may not know about the Australian Shepherd is that, despite the name, the breed was actually developed in the United States. The Australian Shepherd is an active
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Every morning when I take my beagle Marzipan out for her walk, she heads straight to the bus stop to meet her public. Her captive audience of commuters swoons over her cuteness and she laps it up like ice cream. Do they notice when she has a
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Just like humans, dogs can certainly go through periods of feeling blue. Unlike humans, however, they can’t communicate it as easily. Luckily, there are a number of behavioral indications of doggy melancholy—we just have to know what they are so we can look out for them. Low mood
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(Picture Credit: Anna-av/Getty Images) One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet
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(Picture Credit: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images) One of the best things our dogs do for us on a daily basis is make us happy. It sounds like a simple thing, yet it’s very important for us as pet parents and enriches our lives. There’s no better feeling than when we open the front door and see
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Do you ever wonder how the world looks through your cat’s eyes? Their amazing pouncing accuracy shows us that our feline friends are masters of motion detection and aim. But does the color of their favorite pouncing toy make a difference? Here’s the truth about whether cats are
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Pet owners: before you go out and buy a pretty potted plant, do your research! Many common house plants can be dangerous for dogs—even deadly—so make sure you know before you grow. Some dogs will take a bite out of
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Hawaii is, hands down, one of the most gorgeous vacation spots in the world. Between the white sand beaches, incredible waterfalls, and overall “Aloha” spirit, spending time there is nothing short of heavenly. But traveling with your dog to Hawaii? Well…that’s kind of a nightmare. Hawaii might be a part of the United States, but
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