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

Dish it Out!

This may seem like a trivial subject, however, there are a lot of things to consider when choosing a dish for your dog.

Most pet supplies stores offer various styles, costs, materials, sizes, and heights. How do you decide what would work best for you and your dog lifestyles? read more

5 Steps to Leash Training Your Dog

When we see a well-behaved dog walking on a leash, we might not think of it as anything special. But it’s a skill that takes some time for both puppy and parent to learn. With a little bit of patience and calm direction, you can have your dog behaving on a leash and following your lead. Here are some steps to make leash training easier. 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

12 Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

A lot of us are hitting the roads and flying the skies this summer, and if we’re lucky, we get to bring our pups! There are a lot of great trips to take with your dogs, from weekend getaways to longer road trips. But traveling isn’t always easy for your furry friends. Here are some things to think about before traveling with your dogs and some tips on keeping them happy and healthy. read more