Overweight Dog Epidemic

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. read more

Can Dogs Help Us Live Longer?

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. read more

What Does Huck the Dog Say? Roof! Meet the Roof Dog of Austin

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. read more