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Dogs and Dreaming: Understanding How Your Pooch Sleeps

As humans, we understand the concept of dreaming as stories and scenarios that our brains create while we are asleep. Our brains are full of activity throughout the night and conjure wild images and creations, usually during the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. But although we understand dreaming (whether we dream regularly or not), […]

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Choosing How and When to Feed Your Dog

For our dogs, food might as well be the whole world. Our pups love food, so much so that they could eat all day if we let them, and they rarely pass up an opportunity to sneak a table scrap or two. While food is exciting for dogs, it can be extremely confusing for pet […]

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Why Won’t My Dog Stop Licking Its Paws?

Dogs lick just about anything—furniture, humans, toys and even their own bodies. It’s not uncommon to see your dog licking its paws, whether for cleaning, self-soothing or to scratch an itch. But if your dog suddenly starts obsessively licking its paws to the point of causing hair loss or skin problems, you’ll want to take […]

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Some of the Most Common Allergenic Foods for Dogs

You probably know at least one person who has a food allergy—most likely for nuts, eggs or dairy. But did you know your pets can be allergic to foods, too? Allergies in dogs can manifest in different ways. Some dogs are allergic to environmental allergens like pollen, dust or even perfume, but others are allergic […]

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Natural Remedies for Itchy Bums in Dogs

Dogs do a lot of weird things, but perhaps one of the strangest, most irritating things they do on occasion is scoot. Yup, that’s right—the awkward, contorted-looking motion wherein your dog scoots its bum across your freshly-cleaned carpet, possibly leaving a nasty odor or stain behind. Pet parents know scooting well, but do you know […]

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Is it Safe to Let My Dog Eat Snow?

If you live in a city affected by cold-weather winters, you will probably experience a deluge of snow and ice over the next few months. Winter weather can pose an interesting series of challenges for pet parents, especially when dogs don’t like to walk in the cold or touch snow with their paws. However, some […]

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Help Your Pets Stress Less During Your Holiday Parties

Holidays are a time of fun and cheer for many, but they can also be a time of stress and fatigue. Just like you may be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from party planning and the whirlwind of guests coming and going from your home, your pets can also feel this way. Pet stress during the […]

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7 Behavioral Changes That Might Indicate Your Dog is Sick

Dogs don’t have the power of speech like humans do. This is why, when they get sick, they need to show us owners they’re hurting in other ways. While some illnesses have tell-tale signs like physical symptoms, others manifest in more “silent” ways, such as a change in behavior. Pet parents who know their dogs […]

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The Smart Canine: 10 Smartest Dog Breeds in the World

Ask any dog lover if their dog is smart or intelligent, and you would find yourself buried under humongous heaps of praise and laurels for their fur babies. But one can’t deny the fact that all dogs are trainable, and a dog’s potential depends largely upon how much time and effort the owner is willing […]

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You May Need to Change Your Dog’s Feeding Habits this Winter

Now that winter is officially here, and the cold has crept into many places around the world, we’ve been cranking our thermostats, donning winter jackets and adjusting our lives to fit with the weather. But have you considered that you need to make a few changes for your dog, as well? One of the major […]

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