Adorable Ways Your Dog Says “I Love You”

The unconditional love of a pet is one of life’s blessings. Pets don’t talk back, they never judge and they somehow know when we are happy and when we’re not. Best of all, they ask for nothing in return. We have many ways to show our affection to our dogs. Some owners show it through giving their dogs their favorite treat. Others give physical affection. Some use play-time to show their love. That being said, […]

Dog Owners Likely Live Longer Lives

If your dog hasn’t given you enough reasons to love him as unconditionally as he loves you, here is another one. Pet owners might actually live longer lives! A new report from the American Heart Association suggests having a canine companion may help lower the risk of heart disease; in fact, studies linking pet ownership to better physical and mental health have been popping up for decades. “People who have dogs live longer than people […]

Dogs and Nuts: Safe and Unsafe Nuts for Dogs

What types of nuts are safe for dogs? Have you ever thought of giving nuts to your dog? As humans, we seem to have an inherent desire to share the things that give us pleasure, especially foods, with our beloved furry friends. With a world of information available at our fingertips, it only makes sense to inquire as to what foods are safe for dogs to eat before we offer them to our pets. In […]

Signs of a Sick Puppy – And What You Should Do

Being able to quickly tell if your puppy is sick or just worn out is really important. If only dogs could talk, what would they say? We know, just because it’s obvious, they would routinely tell their owners, “I love you,” but what else would they say? Surely, as dog lovers, we wish our beloved pets could and would tell us when they do not feel well so we could immediately address their concerns before […]

Dog Heat Stroke Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Guest Post by: Dr. Lori Hehn from Canyon Animal Hospital The heat of the summer is upon us! Heatstroke cases are on the rise and can be very dangerous to your pets. Let’s review the dangers of heatstroke. What is Heat Stroke? Heatstroke is the state of hyperthermia that leads to damage of the internal organs and death in some severe cases. It is most common in dogs that are overweight. The normal temperature of […]

Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed A Lot

Understanding Single and Double Coat Are you looking for a dog that doesn’t shed? Newsflash: all dogs shed! So, if you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t shed, you’ll be looking for a very long time. There is no dog breed, purebred or mixed, that will not shed its hair. However, in this blog, we’ll present you with what dogs don’t shed a lot. Included In This Article:   Single-Coat vs. Double-Coat Dogs Single-Coat vs. […]

Do Not Leave Dogs In Hot Cars: Keeping Cool this Summer

The heat is on! We want you and your pets to be safe and happy this summer. Pets should never be left in the car this time of year; in fact, they should never be in the car at all when the temperature outside is higher than 70 degrees. With our current temperatures a car can become a death chamber for your pet within minutes, so if you see a pet left in a hot […]

Pet Insurance Explained: The Importance of Insuring Your Pet

Guest post by: Consumers Advocate When you bring a pet into your home, there are many decisions to make. You want to make sure that your pets have the proper food, a nice place to sleep and plenty of toys. In order to keep our pets in the best possible health, we make sure they get their daily exercise and take them every year for their annual vet check-ups. But, what happens if your dog, […]

Keeping Dogs Happy When They’re Home Alone

A guest blog by Karoline G. Dogs are very social animals and have a pack mentality, which is why they love to have company and can struggle when left alone. However, it’s inevitable that at some point your dog will be home alone, even if only for short periods of time. Part of being a responsible pet owner is teaching your dog that it’s okay to be alone and that you will always come back. […]

Volunteering at Animal Shelters: Benefits and Expectations

Do you love working with animals? Do you want to help shelter animals find their forever homes? You might consider working at an animal shelter! There are many benefits to volunteering. But you also need to prepare yourself for the work ahead. Benefits of Volunteering at Animal Shelters There are many benefits to volunteer work. You not only improve the lives of animals but your own life as well. Some may not be as obvious […]

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