Imagine if you had to eat the same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully dull, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally complete and balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a reason our dogs beg for our food — they’re meant to eat a variety. We’ve cooked up some tips on how to make dog food, nutrition guidelines, and our favorite homemade dog food recipes.
If you’re in the market for a new fencing solution for your dog, you may want to consider the innovative Halo 2+ Collar smart fencing system backed by the popular dog expert Cesar Millan. This wireless system uses GPS to keep your dog in check and has some additional cool features you won’t find in other wireless fencing products. But is the Halo system easy to use and reliable? Is it worth the fairly hefty price? We’ve uncovered everything you need to know to decide if the Halo dog collar system is the best fit for you.
Most of us pup owners assume that when our dogs wag their tails it means they’re happy, but that’s not always the case. It turns out that dogs use their tails to communicate a variety of different feelings, some of which can be negative. So it’s important to know how to interpret tail wagging. What does it mean when a dog wags its tail? We’ve uncovered all the common reasons dogs wag their tails and what each can tell you about their current state of mind.
Whether using treats to train your pup or just as a fun snack, they can push your dog’s daily calories over a healthy limit. And too many tasty rewards, especially those that are high in calories and full of low-quality ingredients, can lead to weight gain and subsequent health problems. Fortunately for us pet parents, we have some yummy alternatives for the best low-calorie dog treats to use as healthy natural snacks.
Does your dog go nuts over peanut butter? It’s a favorite treat for many of our furry friends, but did you know that some peanut butter brands can actually be toxic for dogs? It’s extremely important to choose a dog-friendly peanut butter with ingredients that are safe and healthy for our pups. We share which peanut butter brands and ingredients to avoid, feeding guidelines, and our recommendations for the best peanut butter for dogs.
Most dogs suffer from some form of anxiety from time to time, just as we humans do. It’s a normal emotional response. However, some dogs suffer from stress much more than others. The good news is that you have many ways to help your pup through turbulent experiences. And it’s best to help manage their anxiety before it worsens or becomes a chronic disorder down the road…
If your dog occasionally twitches or looks like he’s trying to run when he’s snoozing, you may wonder what the heck is going on. Is he dreaming of something fun or frightening? Scientists have studied many aspects of animal sleep patterns and habits, and we’ll explore their findings about this typically normal canine behavior. But we also share the signs when excessive twitching or other movements during sleep could be a red flag.
Of all the goofy positions you can find your dog in, one of the most hilarious contortions is when they’re asleep on their back with their legs splayed wide open or pointed in the air. It doesn’t look all that comfortable from a human perspective, but it must be for our furry friends, right? If you’ve ever wondered why dogs sleep on their backs and what it means, we’ve uncovered all the reasons.
Almost nothing’s more adorable than watching our furry friends sleep, but sometimes our pups can get into the most amusing body contortions when they’re in for a big old snooze. Most canines have several sleeping positions they prefer, but what do they all mean? Why does your pup spread eagle on the floor or go belly up with his paws in the air to catch some z’s? We’ve uncovered what the most common dog sleeping positions can reveal about your dog and some interesting tidbits about canine snoozing habits.
Like humans, dogs’ eyes are vulnerable to infections, injuries, allergens, debris, and other irritating problems. Our furry friends are also prone to several chronic eye conditions that require long-term treatment to save their vision. Some conditions are minor and can be relieved from over-the-counter eye drops for dogs. But many require prescription drops from your veterinarian. We’ll explore the best eye drops for dogs for many different needs and give you tips on how to administer drops to your pup.