Category : Dogs

Canned or Dry Dog Food… What’s the Better Choice?

Ever wondered what’s better? A canned dog food — or a kibble? For me, it took a trip away from home and a call from the kennel attendant that finally helped me solve that riddle. “Bailey hasn’t eaten a bite in two whole days,” she advised. “What would you like us to do? We had gone away for the holidays and had no choice but to leave our little guy with the vet. And now we were worried. Bailey

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Tips For Taking Care Of Your Pets In The Monsoon

A good spell of rain, after the intense summer heat, is a welcome relief--not just for us but for our furry friends too. However, this is also the time when we need to take extra care of our pets' hygiene. "Pets are most prone to waterborne diseases, pododermatitis (inflammation of the paw skin), and ear infections in the monsoon," says Dr. Narendra Gandhi, a Delhi-based veterinary surgeon. Most of these conditions a

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8 Ways to Protect Your Dog From Warm Weather Health Hazards

The remarkable bond between humans and dogs has persisted for more than 10,000 years, and it is probably why our canine companions are treated more like family members than pets. Because many of our dogs live with us, act like us, and sometimes even look like us, it’s easy to forget they’re a different species with a completely different set of biological needs — especially when it comes to surviving hot w

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12 BEST DOG BREEDS FOR NEWBIE DOG OWNERS

There are few things more wonderful than sharing your home with a dog. The love, affection, and energy that they share is just priceless. But owning a dog is not just a pleasure; it is also a responsibility. You are responsible for the health and happiness of the dog and also for ensuring that they are not a nuisance, or worse, for the people around them. If you were lucky enough to grow up with dogs, you might hav

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The Most Beautiful Dog Breeds in the World: The Definitive List

If you ask me, every dog breed in the world is beautiful. This includes matted Great Pyrenees, whose never slept indoors; waddling basset hounds with ground-scraping ears; and bulldogs who look like they tried to push a tractor with their face. I even think pugs, bull terriers, and Chinese cresteds are cute. But a handful of breeds are widely considered to be more beautiful than most others. Obviously, beauty

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Is a Shaved Dog More Comfortable? Not Always-And Here’s Why

Our grooming expert says pet dogs don’t ‘need’ shaving, so here’s what you should do instead to keep your pupper spiffy, regardless of temperature. It's totally natural to think a shaved dog will remain calm, cool, and collected when the temperature rises. After all, they have all that fur (well, except for the Mexican hairless dog!) which has to be uncomfortable. While all dogs need regular

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Top Dog Shows in the United States

Whether you're a dog lover who likes to watch dog shows or would like to enter your dog in a show, there are three national dog shows in the United States each year: the American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship, the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show and The National Dog Show. Each of these shows is a conformation show where dogs are judged by how closely they conform to the breed standard. W

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Is puppy biting normal?

One of the most common issues we see poor dog training advice given for is puppy biting and mouthiness, so we're going to give you the most standardized professional advice possible for this issue. There's a reason why it's discouraged for non-professionals to give legal or medical advice to strangers on the Internet.   At best, their advice could be wrong; at worst, it could it be potentially d

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How To Bathe A Puppy For The First Time

Puppies will get dirty while exploring the world. Here is what you should know about bathing them safely. Welcoming an adorable puppy into your home is an exciting time. They’re lovable, playful, but also, stinky from time to time. Their adventurous behaviors can have them rolling around in the dirt, exploring new territories, and other activities that can lead to a serious need for a bath. In this article we’ll

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What’s the Right Age to Start Training?

Bringing home a new little furry friend is exciting, and those first days are often filled with a lot of snuggles and laughing as your puppy starts exploring the world. As you and your puppy settle into daily life the next step is to decide when to start training. Many new and first-time owners don’t realize just how soon you can start training your puppy, and how beneficial that can be. Obedience Commands & So

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