As a dog owner, one of the biggest concerns should be your pups health. Unfortunately, it’s very easy for your dog to become overweight, and sometimes it’s hard to realize it. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, roughly 56 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. What’s ever harder to swallow is that more than 90 percent of owners do not recognize that their obese pets weighed more than they should. Since being overweight puts your dog at risk of many diseases, it’s important to recognize and prevent it.
We might think of winter as a time to keep our pups indoors. But a lot of dogs love the cooler weather and have winter in their DNA! If you live in a colder climate, our puppy specialist Callie Woods has a list of chill pooches that love a good snow day!
There’s no question that parenting a pooch can be rewarding. Now there’s proof that having a dog rewards people with longer, healthier lives. For instance, the American Heart Association has declared that having a dog lowers a person’s risk of heart disease even more than having cats. Another study has shown that older people with dogs have boosted neural activity compared to those without pets. Here are some of the ways a furry friend can help you live a healthier life.
The leaves are starting to change, the temperatures are starting to drop, and it’s time to pack away the shorts and tank tops. But are you preparing for your pooch, too?
German Shepherd Dogs are some of the most popular dog breeds, and there are plenty of reasons why these guys are so well known. These pups are famous for their intelligence, agility, work ethic, and loyalty to their family. Here are some other examples of why German Shepherd Dogs are so loved.
Huckleberry is a 5-year-old Golden Retriever that does things a little differently—like hang out on the roof!
When Allie and Justin Lindenmuth moved into their house in Austin, Texas, five years ago, they noticed there was only a 3-foot clearance from a hill in their backyard to their roof. The idea of their little puppy figuring out how to jump on the roof crossed their minds, but sure enough, Huckleberry figured it out in six months.
Spring is back! Time to enjoy the nice weather, green trees, and fresh air with your favorite pup! Here are some fun ways you and your dog can get the most fun out of the season.
The pomsky is a newer hybrid breed that people have been getting to know in the last few years. Being part-Pomeranian and part-Husky, these guys are completely lovable. They’re also one of our more popular breeds at My Little Puppy. Here are some facts about this designer-dog breed of pups.
There are many benefits to raising your kids with a family dog. The right pooch can help kids learn early lessons on caring for others, friendship, and responsibility. Most of all, a dog brings even more unconditional love to any family.