Yes, leashes are primarily to keep your pup safe and under control, but every fur ball is different. There are some factors that will determine what kind of leash will be the best fit for your furry soulmate. What are the different types of dog leashes? Here are a few examples: Standard Leashes Retractable Dog Leashes Chain Leashes Multiple Dog Leash Seat Belt Safety Leash Harness Standard Leashes: This is the most commonly used dog…"How to Find the Right Leash For Your Puppy"
Every once in a while you read an article that really gets to you. One that makes you say yes, damnit! Well for me it was Rant(ish): Don’t Tell Me I’m Doing Too Much With My IVDD Dog! It brought up all the mixed feelings I have about receiving unsolicited advice, especially when it comes to medicating dogs with anxiety. I’m not going to tell you whether or not you should use medication, and I’m…"Why I Don’t Judge People For Medicating Dogs With Anxiety"
From how dogs understand our words to proof that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks, here’s 10 cool things science taught us about dogs this year. 1. Your Dog Understands Words More Than You Think A new study found that dogs respond not only to the tone in which we use, but that they understand many of the words we’re saying. Researchers used brain scans from 13 dogs and recorded their responses…"10 Cool Things Science Taught Us About Dogs in 2016"
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"