Do you think your dog is suffering from mental and emotional issues? Is there such a thing as a dog psychiatrist? Yes, the pet equivalent of a shrink is a behavioral therapist. Of course, pet counselors don’t use talk therapy like their counterparts for humans, but they do have expert training in techniques to help pets showing a variety of worrisome and harmful behaviors. We’ll help you know how to tell if your dog needs counseling, how to find a certified pet therapist, and more.
Do you want to train your dog anywhere, anytime? For a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional trainer, mobile dog training apps can give you a ton of training help — and some even provide virtual assistance from professional dog trainers. We’ve found the best dog training apps to help you choose what’s ideal for you and your pup’s needs.
Flying with your dog can be a nerve-wracking experience for both of you. To make the journey more enjoyable, a comfortable airline-approved pet carrier is a must. We’ve done our research to help you find your best options among the dozens upon dozens of pet carriers on the market. All of the products we review here are for in-cabin use, except for our top pick for the cargo area for large dogs. But a word of caution — always check with your airline about their current requirements and restrictions when flying with pets. We’ve found that policies can change fairly frequently, so it’s best to verify your airline’s most current regulations.
Skin conditions are among the top three health concerns in dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other experts. Unfortunately, dogs are prone to many different skin conditions, and as pet parents, it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact problem. Many dog skin conditions appear as itchy, red skin, and others are scabby bumps with hair loss. We’ll help give you an overview of the most common dog skin conditions, including the causes, symptoms to look out for, and typical treatment protocols. If you think your dog could be suffering from a specific condition, be sure to click on our links for more information about each condition.
Do you have trouble finding stylish, high-quality dog accessories and other pet products? The luxury pet company Maxbone could have just what you’re looking for. Founder and CEO Parisa Fowles-Pazdro launched this unique brand in 2017 to fill a void in the modern-day pet market for discerning pet owners. The company has made quite a name for itself since then, and it’s even become a celebrity favorite with such high-profile customers as Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Orlando Bloom, Selma Blair, and many others. As you might imagine, luxury pet products don’t come cheap. Are Maxbone’s products worth the higher-than-average price tag? We’ll share what we’ve uncovered in our Maxbone review and highlight some of their most popular products.
Many dogs develop chronic joint issues like arthritis and hip dysplasia during their lifetime. That’s why joint supplements are the most popular dog supplements that owners give their pups. The market is chock full of options, but these products vary widely in their quality, ingredients, and effectiveness. We’re here to help you find the right product for your pup with our top picks of the best joint supplements for dogs.
If you think mosquitos are only a slight bother for your dog when you’re outside, think again. Mosquito bites can present a serious, life-threatening health problem for your pup inside as well as outdoors. That’s why it’s so important to protect your furry friend with mosquito repellent. See which pet-safe products we recommend, DIY repellents, and what’s not safe for pups.
Does your dog get bored easily, destructive when not stimulated, or anxious when you’re not at home? As much as we’d love to be able to give our dogs all the attention and mental stimulation they need, we can’t always be on hand to play with them. But we’ve found some clever and unique dog toys that can bust boredom and alleviate anxiety. See our top picks for the best interactive dog toys to give you and your pup peace of mind.
Do you think your dog is licking his paws too much? Occasional paw licking is a normal part of a dog’s self-grooming routine and isn’t anything to worry about. But what does it mean when dogs lick their paws excessively? If your dog is licking or chewing his paws a lot, this could indicate a health or behavioral problem. We’ll help you figure out what may be causing your dog’s paw licking and when it’s time for a vet visit.
Has your dog started limping, but you don’t know why? Just like humans, dogs can begin limping for a wide variety of reasons. Although dog limping is pretty common, it’s still worrisome for pet parents because it means your pup is either injured or has an underlying health condition. We give you some tips on how to tell why your dog is limping, when to see your veterinarian, and how you can help your pup at home.
If you’re looking for a high-quality, healthy diet for your pup, you may be considering human-grade dog food. There’s a lot of pet food hitting the market these days that claim to be human-grade, but what does that mean? Are there standards for human-grade dog food? We shed light on these questions and more and give you our top picks for the best human-grade dog food.