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WizSmart – the pee pad that benefits you, your pet and the planet

WizSmart – the pee pad that benefits you, your pet and the planet

This pee pad company makes their products from recycled defective baby diapers and biodegradable plastic, making them the most eco-friendly (and effective) option on...
How a Bearded Collie helped her human through depression

How a Bearded Collie helped her human through depression

The heartwarming story of Keith and Sasha — a black-and-white Bearded Collie that helped her human through depression post-9/11. We know that dogs play an...
How dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19

How dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19

Dogs have been trained to detect a range of diseases in humans, from Parkinson’s to cancer. Now, researchers in the UK are training them...
Is a herding dog right for you?

Is a herding dog right for you?

Thinking of adopting or rescuing a herding breed or mix? While these dogs make great companions, keep these considerations in mind before signing the...
Why does your dog keep escaping from the yard?

Why does your dog keep escaping from the yard?

If your dog seems bent on escaping from your yard and running off, you need to figure out why, while finding ways to keep...
Is your dog a good passenger?

Is your dog a good passenger?

How to keep your canine passenger safe and stress-free during road trips. You’ve got big plans – a road trip with your dog full...
Help your hot dog cool down -- with acupressure

Help your hot dog cool down — with acupressure

They may be called the “dog days of summer”, but extreme heat isn’t healthy for your canine companion. Learn how acupressure can help cool...
When your dogs don’t get along

When your dogs don’t get along

If you have two or more dogs, chances are they’ve made friends with each other…but what if they haven’t? Find out why they don't...
Does your dog have separation anxiety?

Does your dog have separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety is common in canines, but don’t despair. Follow these four important steps to a calmer, more relaxed dog. Separation anxiety in dogs is...
Jasper — adventure instagram dog

Jasper

Meet Jasper — an adventurous Instagram dog inspiring thousands of pet parents to #getoutside! As with most rescue dogs, Jasper’s story began when a special...
Backyard play for dogs

Backyard play for dogs

Looking for at-home ways to keep your dog fit, active and happy? These backyard play ideas will get him going! Play is very important...
Choosing the right lifejacket for your dog

Choosing the right lifejacket for your dog

There are dozens of different doggie lifejackets available. Here’s how to choose the option that’s best for your canine companion! Summer is just around the...
The ultimate dog grooming guide

The ultimate dog grooming guide

Questions about dog grooming? Look no further. This guide offers dozens of expert tips about brushing, bathing and primping your pooch. Grooming is an important...
Is your dog a good passenger?

Is your dog a good passenger?

How to keep your canine passenger safe and stress-free during summer road trips. You’ve got big plans – a road trip with your dog...
8 natural ways to repel fleas

8 natural ways to repel fleas

Fleas can be a big problem for your dog, but getting rid of them doesn’t have to be. This checklist of natural solutions can...
The dog adoption experience

The dog adoption experience

A comprehensive look at what to know and expect when adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue. Over the years, I have been...
How is climate change affecting our dogs and cats?

How is climate change affecting dogs and cats?

We already know that climate change is having an impact on humans and wildlife around the world – but it’s also affecting our dogs...
Is your dog affected by household allergens?

Is your dog affected by household allergens?

Fleas and certain foods aren’t the only things that can give your dog allergies. Indoor and outdoor household allergens, found in everything from cleaning...
How does your dog’s mind work?

How does your dog’s mind work?

How well do you understand your dog's mind? Ongoing research reveals that the cognitive and emotional lives of canines are much richer and more...
Is it okay to change your dog’s name?

Is it okay to change your dog’s name?

You’ve just adopted a rescue pup! Everything about her is perfect…except her name. Will she get confused or stop listening to you if you...
Reduce your dog’s stress, naturally

Reduce your dog’s stress, naturally

From loud noises to trips to the vet, a variety of situations can cause stress in dogs. Fortunately, there are lots of safe and...
Help for the “shut-down” dog

Help for the “shut-down” dog

Dogs that freeze, flatten to the ground, or act like they’re “just not there” have essentially shut down. Here’s how to recognize the signs,...
Home appliances and your animal – how to keep him safe

Home appliances and your animal – how to keep him safe

To your dog or cat, especially if he’s a youngster, home appliances aren’t just household items – they’re interesting objects to explore, climb, play...
When your dog doesn’t like other dogs

Does your dog show aggression toward other dogs?

A 5-step guide to helping your canine companion overcome aggression towards other dogs. If you have a dog who displays aggressive or defensive tendencies...
How social media is saving dogs

How social media is saving dogs

From Facebook to YouTube, social media platforms are being used by rescues and shelters around the world to help the dogs in their care. Social...
Winter paw care for your dog

Winter paw care for your dog

From the best protective products to proper cleaning tips, here’s everything you need to know about winter paw care for your canine companion! Whether you’re...
When we love animals “too much” — coping with compassion fatigue

When we love animals “too much” — coping with compassion fatigue

If you work with animals on a daily basis, you may be familiar with compassion fatigue, the emotional distress and burnout that come from...
Music offers noteworthy benefits to dogs and cats

Music offers many benefits to dogs and cats

Music isn’t just for us! Research shows that certain melodies can have a profoundly calming effect on our animal companions. You’re probably familiar with songs...
How the canine sense of smell is improving the world

How the canine sense of smell is improving the world

A close-up look at two unique ways in which dogs' incredible sense of smell is helping people – and wildlife. It’s no secret that dogs...
The Pretentious Pooch calls attention to canine enrichment

The Pretentious Pooch calls attention to canine enrichment

Does your dog ever get bored? He could probably use some mental stimulation! Here's how The Pretentious Pooch can help. Have you ever heard the...
10 self care tips for dog parents

10 self care tips for dog parents

You’ve just welcomed a new dog into your life and are spending lots of time looking after him – grooming, feeding, training, exercising and...
5 DIY holiday gift ideas for animal lovers

5 DIY holiday gift ideas for animal lovers

Want to add a personal touch to your gift giving this holiday season? Put your craftiness to the test with these five easy and...