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The 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the United States

February 20, 2024 By admin

Dogs are beloved globally, especially in the United States. As the pet industry booms across our nation, it’s not surprising that most families report having a dog in the household. And just like with popular baby names, there are some dog breeds more commonly found in American homes than others. The American Kennel Club (AKC) tracks and reports on the number of registered dogs each year – tallying which breeds are the most popular. Retrievers and labs have long held a top spot on the popularity list, but the 2023 results may surprise you. Read More
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What to Know About Arthritis in Dogs

February 11, 2024 By admin

Arthritis is a complex condition that can affect nearly every living vertebrate creature. Characterized by the inflammation and degeneration within the joints, arthritis can be painful for anyone experiencing it. Our dogs are prone to developing this condition as they age, so it becomes important for owners to know what to look for and what to expect if their dog is diagnosed. What causes arthritis in dogs? Just like in humans and other animals, there is no one singular cause of arthritis in dogs. There are many variables at play and dogs may experience… Read More
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5 Dog Breeds that Thrive in Cold Weather

February 6, 2024 By Kristi Sonnee

Winter is a divisive season. You either love the cold or you can’t stand it. While many of us stay bundled inside admiring the snow from afar and dreaming of the spring, others love everything the colder seasons have to offer. Luckily, there are dogs that are literally bred to relish in the chilly temperatures and spend hours frolicking in the snow. If you live in colder climates, one of these breeds may be your ideal cool-weather companion. Alaskan Malamute Sometimes it really is all in the name. If Alaska is in… Read More
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What to Know About Behavioral Veterinarians

January 29, 2024 By admin

Humans have access to all kinds of health care: primary physicians, dentists, therapists, cardiologists, pediatricians, the list can go on. These healthcare professionals and experts are highly trained in very specific fields of health with a wide range in skills and treatment. So wouldn’t we have the same for dogs? While you may not think veterinary medicine requires as many specific fields of experts, you’d be wrong. Consider all the different breeds and types of animals that exist – there’s medical experts to cover all of them. But we are most familiar with our standard small… Read More
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How to Identify and Treat Allergies in Dogs

January 20, 2024 By admin

If you’re an experienced dog owner, you are likely very aware that dogs can have allergies. First time owners may be surprised to learn that our four-legged companions can have, and develop, allergies throughout their lifetime. However, allergies in dogs are not as cut and dry as they can be in humans. Even seasoned dog owners can be stumped when it comes to identifying and treating their dog’s allergies. While each allergy case is nuanced, there are some universal signs and treatments that can get you started on the right path to managing your dog’s allergies. Read More
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4 Signs Your Dog is Bonded to You

January 16, 2024 By Kristi Sonnee

The main component of humans’ fascination and long-term connection with dogs is the bond we can build and share. Developing a relationship with an animal takes time and consistency, but have you ever felt a natural tie with your dog? This bond is essential to live a happy and healthy life with your dog and for so many it comes as easy as breathing but can sometimes be hard to recognize. Here are four easy ways to tell if your dog is bonded to you (or someone else).     Snuggling… Read More
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5 New Year Resolutions for Every Dog Owner

January 6, 2024 By admin

It’s hard to believe that another year has already come and gone. As we embrace the clean slate of 2024, it’s time to align our priorities and set goals for the months ahead. As dog owners, our furry friends should be considered as we set these plans. After all, they cannot advocate their own goals to you, so you must do your best to infer what will benefit them in the year ahead. Luckily for you, below are five simple and effective ways to kick-off 2024 on the right foot (and paw).  … Read More
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Tips for Traveling via Airplane with Your Dog

January 1, 2024 By admin

With the peak of the pandemic behind us, the travel industry is booming. People are taking more trips and visiting more destinations than ever before. As dog owners, we love to bring our dogs with us wherever we go. While most people opt to travel with the dog via car, sometimes that just isn’t plausible. Traveling with your dog on an airplane is something most pet owners are overwhelmed by. But as with anything, taking the time to understand the process and get your ducks in a row can simplify the situation. Below are… Read More
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4 Common Supplements to Help Your Dog Live a Healthier Life

December 27, 2023 By admin

As we learn more about a dog’s nutritional needs, the more we discover we can provide for them. Like humans, some dogs require supplemental vitamins and nutrients in addition to their daily diet. The reasons for these needs vary, but nearly one-third of dogs take additional supplements and vitamins daily to help their systems function to the best of their ability. Below are the four most commonly used and recommended supplements for dogs.     Probiotics Humans commonly use probiotics, or a series of bacteria that live in our… Read More
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Dogs on the World Stage: Sealyham Terrier

December 19, 2023 By admin

As many families gathered on Thanksgiving this year, a new dog was crowned Best in Show at the 2023 National Dog Show. Stache, a Sealyham terrier, took home top honors to the surprise of many viewers. Not for lack of cuteness, but because Sealyham terriers aren’t exactly a popular breed in the nation. However, with Stache’s historic win and the spotlight now on his breed – they may just rise to become a top family dog. History Sealyham terriers originated in Wales and are considered a rare small-medium breed terrier. The breed… Read More
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