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Pet Safety Tips: Toxic Houseplants and Dogs…..

Plants provide beauty and fresh air to our indoor spaces. However, your puppy or dog may see houseplants as an extra snack or a toy. This can prove dangerous, since some plants are toxic or poisonous. Learn which plants are potentially toxic and keep them high out of reach. Some toxic houseplants include: • Amaryllis • Azalea • Caladium •...

Top 5 Dog Breeds That Definitely Require Pet Life Insurance

Taking out pet life insurance or health insurance for your dog is becoming an essential part of being a responsible dog owner, at least according to the RSPCA and similar organizations. Yet only 3% of dogs are insured in the US, compared to 20% of dogs being insured in the UK. These figures are made even worse by the fact that 50%...

What Causes Seizures in Dogs?

​ Many dog owners experience their dog having some sort of a seizure at some point of their lifetime. Being aware of the possible issues of what causes seizures in dogs might make all the difference. This guest post from our friends at seizuresindogs.net will help you identify dangerous situations. Table of Contents The most common causes of seizures in...

How Heat Affects Dogs: What You Need To Know To Care For Your Pet

​ Humans have a very effective defense mechanism against heat. Our body stays cool by producing sweat in order to evaporate the heat away. Unfortunately, canines do not have sweat glands and therefore cannot deal with excessive heat as adequately. While they are able to evaporate the heat through their panting and glands in their paws, they can still exhibit...

Twisted Stomach. What All Dog Owners NEED to Know

We are all aware that cancer can affect our dogs just as much as ourselves. Sadly it is the most common illness that dogs can die from. But do we know enough about another of the most common conditions ? Bloat, leading to a Twisted Stomach is almost as common as cancer, and the terrible results are far more rapid...

Is Homemade Food the Best Option for Your Dog?

We live in a world where we are more and more aware of the food we consume, and we have become increasingly cautious and selective about the quality of the food we eat. The same is now true about the food we give our dogs. The traditional favourites, canned food and dry food, no longer cut it for some dog...

5 Human Foods that are Dangerous For Dogs

We all love our dogs and treat them like a cherished member of our family. Who doesn’t want to share everything they own with their loved ones, even if it’s just a simple bite? I know, I know no one can resist those cute puppy dogs, and what’s one little cookie or chocolate going to do? But it will. We...

The Bully Whippet: The World’s Worst Genetic Mutation in a Dog

No, this dog hasn’t even spent a day at the gym. That’s right. She. Meet Wendy. The Whippet. Not exactly the most feminine representative of her breed, Wendy is a result of a genetic mutation. I first thought she was the best altered digital photo of the century, but (sadly?) she is real! Wendy - the dog whose appearance is...
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How Heavy Should My Dog Be

It is not uncommon for pet owners to ask, ‘how heavy should my dog be?’ The answer varies as a dog’s weight is determined by many factors, including breed, age, activity level, and health status. The weight of your canine companion can be affected by their diet. If you are feeding your pet too many treats or snacks, he may...

Is Authority Dog Food Grain-Free

This is a Sponsored Post… All dog foods have different nutritional profiles based on their formulations. It is, therefore, essential to choose one that supports the health system of your dog. When it comes to your canine friend, it is best not to leave anything to chance, dogs are different, and each has its unique needs. It’s the owner’s responsibility...

Is the Water you Give your Dog Safe?

​ Ever thought about what’s in the water you give your dog? If not, maybe it’s time to start! There are many types of water out there that we can refresh our dogs with, tap water of course being the traditional choice. But now you can choose from filtered water, bottled water, and pet fountains too. Our dogs have never...