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Do women prefer dogs over dates?

A survey, conducted in honor of National Dog Day on August 26, reveals that a large percentage of women prefer spending time with their...

Mixed breeds outrank labs and goldens in “most popular breed” report

Believe it or not, the most popular dog breed in Canada isn't a breed at all! Mixed breeds have outranked goldens, labs and shepherds...

The benefits of rooibos tea for dogs

Rooibos tea has been shown to help with allergies and hot spots, digestive issues and stress in people and dogs. Some holistic veterinarians are...

3 ways to optimize quality of life for dogs with physical...

Dogs with physical disabilities require extra care and support. If your canine companion is injured or has a chronic mobility issue, improve her quality...

Pet food ingredient sourcing: the importance of transparency

Dogs and cats are cherished members of the family, which means there’s a greater need for pet food companies to be more transparent. Let’s...

7 ways to ensure your dog is neighbor friendly

You’ve adopted a dog… and now it’s time to introduce him to your neighbors! Here’s how to make sure he’s on his best behavior. There...

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,...

Purebred dogs have hidden genes

Is your purebred "different" from others of his kind? A recent discovery made by scientists might explain why. Most purebred dogs within a breed look...

How pets can sharpen your mindfulness skills

Working on developing your mindfulness? Here’s how spending time with animals can help! Mindfulness offers a host of benefits including enhanced mental clarity, improved concentration...

3 simple ways to let your dog be a dog

Dogs need food, water, and plenty of love – but they also need the freedom to be themselves! Here are three ways to let...

Animal companionship eases social isolation

Research revealed at a recent summit shows that dogs, cats and other companion animals do a lot to relieve loneliness in humans. We’ve heard...

Labs are still America’s favorite dog!

The American Kennel Club has released their annual most-popular breeds list and – surprise, surprise – Labs are in first place again! This year...

The truth about small dogs

Small dogs get a bad rap. According to the stereotypes, they’re yappy ankle biters that make better accessories than companions. But this couldn’t be...

10 essential air travel tips for pet parents

Planning to board an airplane with your pup? Here’s some helpful tips! Flying can be a stressful experience for a dog. But getting there can...

New dog film honors bond between dogs and veterans

This heartwarming new dog film reminds us of the problems surrounding BSL, and the unwavering power of the human-canine bond. A Dog’s Way Home, which...

How to make grooming a positive experience for your dog

Trips to the grooming salon don’t have to be stressful. These tips will help ensure your dog stays calm and collected so he can...

8 tips for raising dogs and kids

Are you struggling to keep up with the demands of raising children and dogs? You’re not alone! Here’s some advice to help you juggle...

Doggy play dates

Want to join or organize a playgroup for your dog? Take these tips and tactics into consideration before setting your first date. It used...

Survey explores habits of people who take selfies with pets

It only takes a few seconds on social media to see how popular pet selfies are. In fact, it's become such a phenomenon that...

Rehabilitation for rescue dogs

A behind-the-scenes look at the physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation efforts that give shelter and rescue dogs a second chance at life. While some dogs...

82 heartwarming Christmas movies starring dogs!

Whether you have a dog or not, you’ll love these iconic Christmas movies. The holidays are a time for making new memories, honoring family traditions...

Detection dogs sniff out malaria

Detection dogs are celebrated for detecting diseases in humans using their powerful sense of smell. Now, researchers are training them to detect malaria. The power...

Floridians vote “no” to Greyhound racing

Yesterday, Florida voters were asked to decide the fate of Greyhound racing in their state... here's what they decided. Change is coming to the sunshine...

Supporting your senior pet with quality nutrition

It can be difficult to watch your senior pet deal with the hardships of aging. Closely monitoring his nutrition with the help of your...

More North Americans are becoming vegan – could our love of...

New research suggests that those who love dogs and cats are more likely to embrace a vegan lifestyle. Veganism in Canada and the US is...

New film follows Seeing Eye dogs through their lives

A new documentary, Pick of the Litter, shows viewers how Seeing Eye dogs are raised. If you’ve ever wondered how Seeing Eye dogs are raised,...

Conditioning for canine athletes

A primary concern for canine athletes is the risk of injury. A conditioning program tailored to your individual dog, and the sport he’s involved...

7 tips for tailgating with your dog

Football season has arrived, and that means tailgating parties! These events are a fun way for your dog to socialize and enjoy the fall...

12 common dog parenting mistakes

We all strive to do the best for our dogs, but we may overlook or misunderstand some aspect of canine care. Check this list...

How to stop dogs from digging

Is your dog's digging getting out of hand? If it looks like you have gophers living in your lawn, it's time to take steps...

6 ways dogs improve your quality of life

Between their excitement when you come home every day and their enthusiasm for snuggling, it’s hard not to feel the love from dogs. But...

5 signs you should consult a professional obedience trainer

A professional obedience trainer can be a great resource to help your dog improve his behavior — but how do you know when it’s...