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.
All dog owners know how hard it is to sleep at night listening to the sound of your dog repeatedly licking his paws or shaking his head. Why is he doing that? He may also be showing other symptoms such as hives, or red and itchy skin. Maybe you’ve witnessed excessive scratching, or him rubbing his body against furniture or face into the carpet? Chances are he is allergic to fleas, or something in his diet or environment, and needs your help.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes these pint-sized pooches as “graceful, charming, and sassy.” Their pocket-sized portability and irresistible cuteness make them an attractive pet. Do you know just how popular they are among dog owners in America, where they originated, or that they come in more colors than you’ll find in a bag of M&M’s? Read on to find out more Chihuahua facts!
The holidays are here and Christmas is just a few days away. While you’re out finding gifts for your friends and family, don’t forget to think about your favorite pup! Here are some holiday gift ideas that your dog is sure to love.
Yep, it’s a scientific fact your dog is smarter than your cat. That news is not hard to believe coming from a bunch of dog fans at My Little Puppy, but researchers have discovered dogs’ brains have twice as many neurons as cats.
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!
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?
Recently, we discussed how to teach your pooch to play fetch. While it might take some time for your pup to start catching and fetching regularly, here are some recent examples of dogs taking fetch to a whole new level.
French bulldogs are quickly becoming one of the most popular dogs in America. Last year, Frenchies were named the #6 most popular dog in the States, right behind Beagles! But there’s a good reason for their popularity–French bulldogs are fun, easy-going companion dogs that win almost anyone over with their good nature and adorable looks. Here are some facts you should know about Frenchies!
You might think dogs are born knowing how to play fetch. Not exactly.
Some dogs learn the game faster than others, but it can take weeks for a dog to catch on, and that’s ok. But once your pup gets it, fetch is an awesome exercise with physical and mental benefits. Here are steps to getting your dog into fetch mode!