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5 Weird and Wonderful Chews for Dogs

Dogs are born with an instinctual desire to chew. It’s important to help our dogs satisfy this urge, especially if we don’t want to come home to a destroyed pair of expensive shoes. Given what we know today about the dangers of rawhide, people are discovering healthier, all natural, and 100% digestible dog chew options. […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Vision

Dog eyes
Dogs, it is safe to say, see the world in an entirely different fashion than we humans do. I’ve been amazed by my dog Layla’s ability to catch movement at dusk from yards away, and I also have watched incredulous as Layla walked right by wild rabbits who have frozen in their tracks in broad […] Read more »

Should Your Dog Get a Summer Haircut?

Dog haircut
A Q&A with a groomer on summer haircuts for dogs… Summer means high temperatures, which can be very uncomfortable for anyone with a lot of hair, including dogs. There seems to be a constant debate going on between pet owners and groomers about whether all dogs need, or should, get a summer haircut. From a […] Read more »

8 Cool Activities to Do with Your Dog

Dogs like to be active and they love participating in activities with their owners. If you and your dog ever get bored of the same ol’ game of fetch, here are 8 cool things you can do with your dog that will be fun for both of you… (full-text view below slideshow) </br> Full text […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Sense of Smell

A dog has an amazing sense of smell
Just this morning, I lost yet another argument with my dog Layla. She was whining persistently about something of interest in a packed magazine rack (to my knowledge, she cannot read!). I tried to show her that nothing was in there by removing the first few magazines off the top, but Layla was having none […] Read more »

Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog?

A dog owner safely walks dog on a hot day
Summer Tips for Dogs #1: Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog? Dogs can struggle with heat, and hot pavement can quickly cause severe burns to your dog’s paws. After constantly debating whether it’s too hot to walk my dog when it’s 90 degrees in Baltimore, I have accumulated a few important precautions for […] Read more »

5 Things You Should Know about Rawhide for Dogs

Dog with raw hide bone dangling from mouth
Anyone who’s come home to a destroyed pair of shoes, knows that dogs love to chew. It’s an instinctual behavior, which begins when they are puppies, exploring their environment. Dogs love to chew throughout their life, and it’s good for them, as it helps them clean their teeth, provides stimulation, and even helps them deal […] Read more »

Preparing for the Fourth of July as a Pet Owner

Help your pets prepare for the 4th of July
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, instead of getting excited for my plans for the night, I worry about how my pets are going to react to the fireworks nearby. Below is a list of tips for both horse and dog owners to prepare for the Fourth: Know where the fireworks will […] Read more »

6 Super Gross Facts About Ticks

6 Reasons Why Ticks Are Gross
Ticks. EWWW! The very word gives the creepy crawlies to most of us, with very good reason! Ticks, which are second only to mosquitoes worldwide in carrying and transmitting disease, have vampire-like super powers. Ticks have super strength, super stealth, and super specialized sucking abilities to steal blood from their hosts, whether their prey are […] Read more »

Five Quick Ways to Evaluate Dog Health

dog health
You don’t need to be a vet to play an important role in the well being of your dog. We present five areas to keep an eye on to help ensure your dog is looking and feeling his best. Although regular veterinary checkups are still necessary, these tips can help prevent common dog health issues. […] Read more »