Have a senior dog? Here are the most common health problems in older dogs that you need to be aware of. How to prepare for your senior dog’s final years healthwise.
See detailed descriptions of various dog breeds so you can see the pros and cons of each -- and ultimately choose the best breed for you! Plus, how to tell what breed your dog is (and the most reputable dog DNA tests). All about mixed breeds, pure breeds, and designer dogs -- and how to find reputable breeders. A huge list of hybrid dogs and their unusual mixed breed dog names. Dog breeds with the most health concerns -- and which breeds have specific behavior issues. All great tips for first time dog adopters!
Do you have an allergic reaction to dogs? Maybe you’re allergic to dog hair. Or maybe you’re allergic to dog saliva. Either way, you’re in luck… This Hypoallergenic Dogs List includes 19 non-shedding and non-drooling dogs that are great for people who have pet allergies! Learn the difference between hypoallergenic and non-hypoallergenic dogs, and see why these 19 were chosen as the top hypoallergenic dogs that pet allergy sufferers most frequently adopt.
Good apartment dogs come in all shapes and sizes — your best choice will be one with an energy level that matches your lifestyle! See a list of the best dog breeds for apartments. Plus, important things you need to know before adopting a dog that will live in an apartment. Finally, see how to find dog friendly apartments nearby. And tips for getting apartments that allow dogs to accept YOUR dog!
Wondering how to get help with vet bills for your pet, and don’t know where to start? The Brown Dog Foundation helps dog owners who are facing expensive vet bills in order to save their dog’s life. As long as you are willing and able to pay a portion of the veterinarian’s cost to save your dog’s life, the Brown Dog Foundation will help pay the rest! If you don’t live in Tennessee, see our extensive list of other organizations that help pay vet bills by state.
I’ve had dogs all my life. Only 3 of them had dew claws. Here’s what I’ve learned about removing dewclaws …and not removing them. Everything you need to know about dog dew claws, including when (or if) you should have them removed, plus recommendations from other dog experts and dog owners.
Have a mixed breed dog? (Me too.) Here’s a list of mixed breed dog names — so you’ll know what to call cross breed dogs other than mutts! According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, this is the official list of recognized hybrid dog breeds and their unique mixed breed dog names. These are all cross breed dogs with unique names that were created by combining 2 popular dog mixes. (Some call them designer dogs or designer dog breeds.) Pictures included!
Knowing the symptoms of dog bloat could actually save your dog’s life — because bloat comes on quickly and can kill a dog within hours if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about the signs of bloat in dogs, risk factors that predispose your dog to getting bloat, and tips for preventing bloat in dogs. These are all things I wish I had known before my dog died of bloat.
If you’re considering adding a Dachshund dog to your family, then you should know that there are 3 different sizes and a wide variety of colors, markings (and hair lengths!) to choose from. In fact, the Dachshund has more coat, color, and pattern combinations and varieties than any other dog breed! Beyond that, here’s what you need to know about Doxies shedding, digging, back issues, stubbornness, potty training, grooming & exercise needs. Plus how they are around kids.
As if full-size Chihuahuas weren’t already small enough — think Taco Bell dog — there’s been a rise in the popularity of Teacup Chihuahuas! Here are the Pros and Cons of Teacup Chihuahuas and some of the people who love ’em and hate ’em. By the way, if you’re looking at a miniature Chihuahua or a mini Chihuahua, then it’s probably a Teacup Chihuahua.
Check out this collection of newborn and tiny puppy pictures. They’re from a bunch of different dog breeds, but they’re all of the ‘cute & cuddly’ variety. Cute puppy pics to make you smile…
Pocket-sized dogs or miniature dogs are referred to as Teacup dogs. There’s a huge market for small dogs – the smaller the better. But is a Teacup dog right for you?
Getting a Bichon Frise dog? Here are the best things about Bichon Frise dogs, plus some of the health & household issues that are common with this breed. Read this before adopting a Bichon dog.
Before you adopt a rescue Greyhound, read this! Here’s what you need to know about a Greyhound dog’s temperament, appetite, friendliness toward other animals… and people.
Certain dog breeds tend to bark a lot — usually with good reason though. Other breeds of dogs have a reputation of barking less. There are many different lists of barking dog breeds — and deciding which dogs to place on which list can be rather subjective — but THIS is one of the best lists of dog breeds that don’t bark.
Hybrid dogs and designer dogs are canines that have purebred parents, but each parent is from a different breed. Here are the downsides of owning a designer dog, and some advantages.
Save this list in case your dog goes missing one day! These tips will help to reunite you with your lost dog in the quickest way possible.
Here’s how the personalities of various dog breeds are drastically different from one another. See how each breed of dog would respond to the question, ‘How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?’
Your first inclination may be to take a stray dog inside your home to immediately give him food and shelter. But that’s not always the safest option. Here’s what you SHOULD do if you find a stray dog.
If you think that you will eventually want your dog to be a hunting dog, here are some very basic tips to get started with hunting dog training.
Wondering about the difference between purebreed dogs, mixed breed dogs, and hybrid dogs? Here’s how to tell which one your dog is…
See why most people ultimately decide to foster dogs, and how to find dog foster opportunities where you live. Plus, see what’s required to foster a dog and what you can expect if you become a dog foster parent.
My Dachshund recently had back surgery, so I needed a dog ramp — instead of doggie steps — as a way for her to get up on my bed. Most of the dog ramps I found online where very expensive and the height didn’t match up with my bed height. So I made my own. Here’s how…
Just like humans, dogs do dream. They have REM sleep as well as slow wave sleep. A dog behaves differently during those 2 phases of dog sleep. The most active dog dreams — and dog snoring — typically occur during REM sleep.
Have an elderly dog? These are the signs of aging you should be on the lookout for. Each of them requires special attention for senior dogs.
Here’s what you need to know — and DO — if you think your dog has had a seizure. Plus, some videos of dogs having seizures so you can see that dogs typically come out of seizures just fine — even though the dog seizure itself can seem quite violent and scary.
If you have ever watched your dog scratching his ears he may have allergies. There are many different dog allergy symptoms to be on the look out for. Also there are several different treatments for dog allergies.
With the many different methods, types, and styles of dog training, dog training problems can inevitably result — depending on which one you choose and the breed and personality of your dog. Here’s how to find the right dog obedience training method for you and your dog.
Do you have a mixed breed dog and want to know which breeds make up your dog’s genetic background? Maybe you were told that you have a purebred dog, but you’re not 100% sure yourself. The most accurate way to find the breed of your dog is to use a dog DNA testing kit. Here’s how it works.
Most people are not aware of the fact that tennis balls can actually be dangerous to dogs. The danger is that when playing fetch with your dog, the ball could get stuck in your dog’s throat when he catches it.
If your dog is about to give birth, here are the items you need to have ready before she goes into labor. Plus, an idea of what to expect at each of the 3 stages of your dog giving birth.
There are several different teacup dogs out there to choose from. One of the more popular teacup dogs is a Teacup Chihuahua.
If you dog is pregnant with mixed breed pups and you’re wondering what breed to call the puppies when they’re born, or if you recently adopted a dog whose parents were from 2 different breeds and you’re wondering what to call that new dog breed, check here for a list of over 300 new dog breed names! Your mixed breed dog might be an entirely new dog breed. We’ll help you determine the new dog breed name.
Here’s what you need to know about dog sunburn, doggie skin cancer, and which dogs tend to suffer the most from sunburns. Does your dog have a sunburn? Here are some simple DIY home remedies for dog sunburn.
Here are my best tips for determining the ‘right’ dog for you… it all starts with asking the right questions.
Chihuahuas can make wonderful pets, but it is important that you first understand the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Chihuahua before you bring one into your home. Here’s what you need to know.
Dogs are just as likely to suffer from allergies as people are. A dog’s immune system reacts much like a human’s immune system does. Here’s what to look for to help you determine if your dog is suffering from allergies or not. If so, you’ll want to get your dog to the vet immediately.
Dogs of U.S. Presidents always get a lot of attention — both inside the White House and in the news. Following are some photos, videos, and fun facts about President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo. For starters, Bo is a rather unusual dog breed. He’s a Portuguese water dog. Heck, Bo has even got his […]
Here are lots of interesting facts about the Portuguese water dog. Despite having a few health issues, the Portuguese water dog is an excellent dog for families. They can even be good apartment dogs, as long as they are exercised regularly. If I were to pick my next dog, this guy would be at the top of the list!
Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Here’s what to look for and how to treat dog food allergies, dog skin allergies, dog flea allergies, and dog inhalant allergies.
In addition to the time required to train and care for a new puppy and the financial obligations required throughout the dog’s life, there are dozens of reasons that a Christmas puppy shouldn’t be given as a gift on Christmas Day. BUT… here’s how you can still give a Christmas puppy as a holiday gift!
Personally, I can come up with a couple of reasons as to why I wouldn’t feed a dog raw food. Basically, they are the same reasons I wouldn’t feed raw food to a person. Here’s why a lot of dog owners are feeding their dogs the BARF diet — raw food and bones.
If you’ve always thought that your dog would make a good therapy dog, here are some things to think about — plus a listing of the requirements for dogs and owners to become volunteers and therapy dogs.
Reputable dog breeders truly care about the homes they send their puppies to and will interview prospective dog owners as thoroughly as you need to interview them. Here are the questions you need to ask dog breeders, as well as the questions they are likely to ask you.
There are any number of ways to find boy dog names. Here are some ideas for choosing a name for your male dog or puppy.
Did you know that a significant percentage of dogs found in shelters were put up for adoption by owners who chose the wrong dog for their lifestyle? Here are the things you need to consider before you bring a new dog home to live with you.
We paid $2,500 for our dog’s TPLO surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee. Actually they replaced the ligament and cartlidge from our dog’s knee with a metal plate and 6 screws. Here’s how it went for us.
Did you know that owning a dog costs about $1000 for the first year alone? Then, it costs about $500 each year after that — and that’s just for the basics! Here are a few ways to save money when you own a dog.
Here’s how to tell the difference between a good dog breeder and a bad dog breeder. Use this information to determine whether you’ll find a puppy that will live a long and healthy life, or whether you’re dealing with a puppy mill or backyard breeder.
If you have a new puppy and won’t be able to take him out to pee and poop often enough, consider a dog litter box to help make housetraining easier. Our 2 Beagle pups love the doggie litter box. It definitely made housebreaking a smoother process in our home!
A quick question: Have you mostly had little female dogs? Little male dogs? Big female dogs? Or big male dogs? Or, have you had a little bit of everything, in which case ‘Both sizes’ or ‘Both genders’ would be the appropriate answer. I’m simply wondering what most people’s preferences are when it comes to choosing a dog and if they notice any obvious trends in those choices.