New research has shown that owning a dog reduces stress in families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They researchers also found significant improvements in family functionality in families with a dog compared to those without. Study Finds Dogs Reduce Stress in Families With Autistic Children The study was carried out at the University of Lincoln UK and has been published in the American Journal of Veterinary Behavior. Since previous studies have…"Study Finds Dogs Reduce Stress in Families With Autistic Children"
2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick seasons in recent history. Do you know what risks ticks pose to your dog? Would you know what to do if you find a tick on your dog? Here’s 5 things to know about ticks & your dog. Dogs Are Susceptible to Several Tick-Borne Diseases Tick borne diseases are a threat to humans and pets. Tick-borne diseases are transmitted when a tick attaches itself to…"5 Things to Know About Ticks & Your Dog"
Your dogs are not shaking their heads and scratching their ears just to look cute. This can be the early signs of allergies or worse, an ear infection. Cleaning your pups ears regularly is an important routine you should place for you pup. Make sure to speak to your veterinarian before you get started with monthly cleanings. It is crucial that they undergo a tympanic exam as certain cleaners can be harmful for your dog.…"How to Clean Your Dogs Ears"
This post is in response to what I found to be an unusually high number of “what’s the best leash?” searches happening here on the blog. My answer? Well certainly not a retractable one if you want something reliable. If you’re looking for a leash for your dog it’s hard to go wrong with a standard 6 foot one. My Love/Hate Relationship With Retractable Leashes A few weeks ago I spoke out against using retractable…"My Love/Hate Relationship With Retractable Leashes"
Does your dog take a long time doing his duty? Does he walk around for what seems like an eternity until he finds that perfect spot to squat? Our dogs are pretty picky about where they poop, but there’s a scientific explanation for it – dogs seem to have their own poop compass. Dogs Have Their Own Poop Compass? When you go outside with your dog does it sometimes take them a ridiculous amount of…"Do Dogs Have Their Own Poop Compass?"
Swimming is a great way to exercise your dog. It’s fun, it’s low impact and it’s a nice way to stay cool on those really hot days. But like everything else that’s fun in this world there are a few dangers to watch out for. If you’re going to take your dog swimming there’s a few things to keep in mind. Here’s 10 swimming safety tips for your dog. 1. Don’t Assume All Dogs Can…"10 Swimming Safety Tips for Your Dog"
Taking your new puppy or adult dog to the vet is essential for their health and well-being. There is no one better to answer the questions that come with owning a pet than by an expert. Visits should start as soon as fur babies are born. Once your puppy is evaluated for the first time, you will know the frequency in which you will be visiting the vet for checkups. You can always expect your…"How Often Should You Take Your Dog to The Vet"
Is there anything more exciting than bringing home a new best friend? We get so excited about new puppies that we tend to go a little overboard on supplies. Now don’t get me wrong, being prepared is much better than not, but there are a few items you can skip out on – at least for now. Here’s 3 items I wouldn’t buy for a new puppy. Your Puppy Doesn’t Need a Fancy Bed Right…"3 Things I Wouldn’t Buy For a New Puppy"
Would you clone your dog? I love the idea of having our pets live longer, because if there’s one thing we all agree on it’s that their lifespans are far too short. Instead of saying goodbye in the traditional way some dog owners are opting to clone their beloved companions. For $100,000 there’s a lab in South Korea that will clone your dog. They claim to be able to prolong the companionship you’ve had with…"Would You Clone Your Dog? For $100,000 You Can"
Do you cringe every time you use nail clippers on your dog, or is it just me? Professional groomers make it look so easy; they make it look like clippers slice through dog nails like butter. But when I do it? I feel like I’m trying to cut through concrete with a piece of dental floss. So a few years back I made a change; I switched from using nail clippers to a dremel. Did…"Why I Prefer Using a Nail Dremel Over Nail Clippers"