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2021 in review: part one

December 16, 2021 By admin

Can you believe it? The year is nearly over. 2021 has been a wild ride for us all, but out in the doggy kingdom, the basics of dog ownership haven’t changed. Dogs need a pack leader to follow; plenty of exercise; and a structured routine to call their own. Throughout the year, however, we’ve gone beyond the simple fundamentals and covered a lot of other ground too: from food tips to great dog cities, our weekly digest has been packed with informative advice. In today’s story, we’re covering five of the most popular stories from the year, with five more… Read More
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Eight ways to get your dog back into shape

December 6, 2021 By Kristi Sonnee

The Festive Season is nearly upon us – the time of year when we eat more than we should and exercise less than we might. Our waistlines often take on a few extra inches as a result, and our pets often find that they’re carrying around more weight than usual too. Our furry friends rely on our guidance to get back into shape, and they can suffer from joint health and diseases like pancreatitis, heart disease and diabetes if they’re not in tip top condition. In the article to follow, we’ll outline a few tips to help your dog beat… Read More
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What does the perfect dog walk look like?

November 26, 2021 By admin

We’ve talked at length about the importance of exercising your dog, including safe exercises you can do with your furry friend and great breeds to jog with. However, in today’s article, we’re asking a simple question: what does the perfect dog walk look like? Assume the role of pack leader A lot of people let their dogs lead the way on a walk. This is a bad idea because it makes the dog feel as if they need to shield you from the dangers that possibly await. That’s why dogs get unruly, bark a lot, and put on… Read More
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Nine of the hungriest, most obesity-prone dog breeds

October 22, 2021 By admin

In the list to follow, we’re going to look at the ten dog breeds that are prone to overeating and getting… well, a little fat. If you don’t want to be eaten out of house and home or want to avoid having to restock the pantry every day, you might want to keep these doggos on a short leash. Scottish Terrier Scottish Terries don’t have the biggest appetites on this list, but they do have the ability to get chunky fast. That’s all because an underactive thyroid gland which slows down their metabolism. In essence, they don’t burn what they… Read More
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Potty training 101: good breeds, basic habits and more

October 13, 2021 By admin

All of us who have owned a dog know what it’s like to come inside after a day at work and find the couch soiled, or a suspicious smell emenating from the bathroom. Mistakes happen, and no pup is perfect, but with our guide we’ll help you navigate the first few months of co-habitation and get those potty-training routine down to a tee. We’ll also talk you through breeds that are easier to train than others, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the Web. How to potty train a dog Wondering how to potty train your… Read More
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How dog-friendly is your city?

October 5, 2021 By admin

There are over 300 cities in the United States with populations of 100,000 people or more, and it’s here that the vast majority of the country’s 70+ million dogs reside. The question is: how friendly are these cities to our four-legged friends? Honest Paws recently undertook a study to uncover the answer, analysing major urban areas against 9 ranking factors. The ranking factors were*: The number of pet-friendly restaurantsThe number of pet-friendly breweriesThe new number of pet-friendly hotelsThe number of pet-friendly beachesThe number of pet-friendly rentalsThe number of dog parksThe number of employed veterinarians in the Metropolitan Statistical AreaThe… Read More
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Looking for a jogging companion? Here are the best breeds for runners

September 28, 2021 By admin

Are you a keen runner? If you are, consider bringing your dog along on your next outing. Dogs that get regular exercise are likely to be better behaved and happier, and as you pound the roads/trails together, you create a lifelong bond that is worth its weight in gold. In the article to follow, we outline some great breeds for runners. Start slowly, get them accustomed to the miles, and build from there. Of course, even mixed breed dogs are likely to benefit from a regular running routine, so this article is only a guide, not gospel. Best all-rounder Vizslas… Read More
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What should you look for in a veterinarian?

September 24, 2021 By admin

A visit to the vet is part and parcel of owning any animal – and especially a dog. Whether you need to deworm them, get bloodwork done, or take care of a troublesome allergy, it’s always a good idea to have a preferred supplier in your area. That said, the closest veterinary practice isn’t necessarily the best one. In the article to follow, we’ll give you six things to think about when you shop around. Do they have the right to practice? In order to be a licensed vet, someone needs to obtain a degree in veterinary medicine, and then… Read More
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How to stop your dog stealing food

September 17, 2021 By admin

Our furry friends have some bad habits that get tiresome fast. Whether it’s excessive barking (which you can find ways to combat in our article on the topic), leaving a mess or chewing the furniture, it’s always a good idea to stamp out these bad behaviors quickly. With that in mind, is there anything more annoying than putting some fresh food on the kitchen table, only to discover that your pesky pup has eaten it? In today’s article, we’ll examine why dogs turn thieves, and what can be done about this annoying habit. Why do dogs steal food? Boredom:… Read More
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A look at the national dogs of countries worldwide – part three

September 9, 2021 By admin

It’s been a few months since we last visited this topic (read part one and part two here), but with many countries still not covered, what better time to re-address the topic than now? Dogs are not just our furry friends, you see – they’re also a symbol of national pride. Having covered countries as far-flung as South Africa and France previously, we’ve got four more nations (and breeds) to put under the microscope. Brazil Fila Brasileiro As faithful as a Fila – it’s an old saying in Portuguese and one that describes the Fila Brasileiro rather well. Read More
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