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.
Thinking of getting a Labrador retriever? This breed is known for its desire to please their master. Usually, they excel as guide dogs for the blind and thrive as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics detection with law enforcement. Here's everything you need to know about Labrador Retrievers.
Does your dog have stinky ears? Ours does. Here’s a vet-recommended 2-step process to clean smelly dog ears AND treat a dog ear yeast infection. See the exact products my vet recommends, plus my personal experience following this dog ear infection remedy.
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.
Thousands of dogs get the canine parvovirus each year. Of those, 15% will die. Without treatment, 100% will die. Here’s what you need to know about dog parvo disease including: the symptoms of parvo, how it’s spread, and the treatment for parvo. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from parvo, take your dog to the vet right away! Most deaths from the canine parvo virus occur within 48 to 72 hours.
Have you ever dealt with dog aggression issues? I have! We went from 2 dogs to 3 dogs and the middle dog immediately became aggressive toward the new puppy. Here are my tips for adding another dog into your household and how to deal with dog aggression — especially when it’s an older dog playing too rough with a new puppy.
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…
Canine intelligence & dog language: The words and commands from human language that a dog knows. Here are the phrases my dog understands and what they mean.
When we found our rescue dog under a dumpster, the vet diagnosed him with 2 health issues: Sarcoptic Mites (aka Mange or Scabies) and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (a blood disease). He passed the Scabies onto ME and our other dog. Here’s what it was like.
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?’
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.
In our case, any time the doorbell would ring, or someone would knock on the door, or a visitor would enter the house, our dog would go wacko. Same is true whenever he spotted a stranger or a dog out the window or from our fenced-in backyard. Here’s how we got our dog to stop barking.
I’m so thrilled that I have an established relationship with a dog trainer that I trust now. So much so, that I would feel comfortable calling her again in the future with anything that might come up. I see Suzy Godsey’s over-the-phone dog training session as a great way to get back on track with your dog and to ultimately change any behavior your dog is doing that is causing more harm than good.
Some say that the best dog toy in the world is a tennis ball. Others thing Kong toys are best. I have a hard time arguing against either of those, but I’d have to say in my dog’s eyes, the best dog toy is the Splash Bomb ball. Here’s why…
The Gentle Leader head collar definitely transformed how both of our dogs walk on a leash with us. This was clear from the very first day we used it! Here’s how it went for us…
Here are step-by-step instructions for making a tug toy for your dog, using items you already have around the house!
We actually call it ‘being shy’ but you would probably impress your friends better if you called it playing ‘peek-a-boo’ or something cute. This dog trick simply involves rewarding your dog for putting his paw on his nose. Here’s how we taught our dog to play peek-a-boo on command.
I wish so badly that we had given in to using the E-collar earlier. We didn’t because we felt bad for the dog. We thought he would be scared of it or feel punished. P-shaw! No need to feel bad for something that will protect your dog and make him heal faster. AND get you a few extra hours of sleep! If I had this to do all over again, I would definitely use the E-collar — simply for our sanity. Here are some alternatives to E-collars.
Here’s a little about our dog’s recovery from TPLO surgery for a torn ACL, as well as the stories of other dogs who’ve been through it. Plus the stories of other dogs who’ve had TPLO surgery, including their recovery highlights.
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.
We recently introduced the GoughNuts dog toy to our dog, Tenor, for the first time. Think: A ‘doughnut’ that dogs go nuts for. He immediately lOVED it!
Does your dog like to play with old 2-liter bottles? Mine does. Here’s a REAL dog toy that is similar to a 2-liter bottle… but safer, and lots more fun for the dog. It’s called the Tug-A-Jug interactive treat toy for dogs.
I always worry whenever friends or relatives come over, because I realize they’re probably not used to finding dog fur on their clothes quite as often as we are. When you’ve got dogs, dog hair is just something you learn to live with — day in and day out. It has a way of showing up in the strangest places… and this fun pillow acknowledges that!
Our veterinarian said dogs that spend a lot of time indoors during the winter months tend to get mild skin conditions resulting in dry, itchy, flaky skin. Guess what? A home remedy of Olive Oil will typically solve the dry skin problem throughout the entire winter season!
My husband and I have resorted to SPELLING various words around our dog in order to talk about certain things in his presence, without him knowing it. The idea: If we spell it, he won’t hear that magic word that gets him all riled up in anticipation of whatever it is. Wrong!…
Check out our big dog’s first meeting with a miniature dachshund. It was hilarious!