Did you know that gum disease happens five times more often in dogs than people? Sounds pretty dismal, right? Well it doesn’t have to be — with a quick daily brushing you can help prevent many dental issues from developing. Brushing your dog’s teeth isn’t the funnest activity in the world, nor is it going to be the highlight of your day, but it isn’t that bad — I promise. To put it in perspective…"The Benefits of Brushing Your Dogs Teeth Every Day"
When you welcome a new puppy into your home they tend to tell you all the things you need to do in terms of; food, sleep, training, teething, and sleep. We are pretty sure you are ready for your pup to arrive, but we decided to take it a step further by teaching you some 6 puppy facts that can help you understand how your puppy is experiencing the world around them. They sweat through…"6 Facts Every Puppy Parent Should Know"
Call me weird, but one of my hobbies is trying to find lost dogs. It’s a hobby I started years ago, after my own dog Carter went missing for a week. He took off after a transformer blew up in our back yard, and I can’t even count how many hours I spent searching for him. In that instance I got lucky; I got my Carter back. My story had a happy ending. But that…"An Open Letter to Anyone Whose Shamed People in Lost & Found Pet Groups"
When you were a kid did you prefer your pets over siblings? If you answered yes you’re not alone. A recent study from the University of Cambridge found that children reported more satisfaction and less conflicts in their relationships with their pets compared to their siblings. Research Finds Kids Report More Satisfaction With Pets Over Siblings The study surveyed 12 year olds from 77 different families who had at least one pet and one sibling…"Study Finds Kids Report More Satisfaction With Pets Over Siblings"
We all know that many Americans struggle with their weight, but did you know that’s also true for our dogs? Over half of American dogs are overweight. And carrying extra weight around puts them at risk for developing health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis and liver disease. That’s the bad news. The good news is we control one of the biggest factors that contribute to our dog’s weight — their food. Over Half of…"Feeding Your Dog Less May Lead To A Longer Life"
We can all agree that puppies make the world go round! From their cute little paws to their adorable puppy eyes, puppies can melt even the toughest of hearts! But, how do we gage how they feel? Just like their physical growth, puppies go through emotional development as well and the first year is the most important. During this 12 month period, they learn what they like, what scares them, what makes them feel safe,…"A Month to Month Guide on Your Puppies Emotional Development"
This is a companion piece to “Some of Us Can’t Handle Euthanasia, And That’s OK.”These pieces were written to emphasize the fact that we’re all individuals — and that the way we deal with death, loss & grief will vary greatly. Some of us can put on a brave face and conquer anything after the loss of a pet, and some of us can’t. For those of us who have struggled to cope with the…"When It Comes to Losing a Pet We All Mourn Differently, And That’s OK"
New research has found that dogs judge humans for being rude, and they they’re less willing to take a treat from someone whose unhelpful to their owner. Studies have shown that babies as young as the age of one seem to have an ‘inate morality’ that allows them to judge adults. So a team from Kyoto University team wanted to test whether or not that’s true for other species as well. Can other species can…"Study Finds That Dogs Judge Humans For Being Rude"
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word fleas? For me it’s creepy little bloodsucking freaks that infest your house and are impossible to get rid of. I say that because I’ve dealt with fleas a couple of times, and it’s really no fun at all. They’re notoriously hard to get rid of. When my dog got fleas a few years back I panicked. After 20 years of owning pets…"3 Reasons Why Fleas Are So Hard To Get Rid Of"
Just like we need physical activity, so does your fur-baby! Their suggested daily activity can depend on breed, age, size, and more. Some dogs are good to go with a daily walk and others need a more strenuous activity, but one thing is for sure: all dogs need exercise to keep them happy and healthy. To find out if your puppy needs more exercise look out for these signs Pestering or annoying behavior As much…"Signs That Your Dog is Not Getting Enough Exercise"