The joy a dog can bring is priceless, but the reality is that owning a dog comes with ongoing costs for years that many don’t consider when they first adopt or bring home a new dog. I never realized how much owning a dog costs until I had one. Luckily they’re worth every penny. But if you are considering getting a dog you might also be wondering if you can you afford a dog for the long haul? We’ll help give you an idea of what expenses you can expect for the annual cost of a dog based on stats (and our personal experience).
Bringing a dog into your family should be a thoughtful decision. Our experts bring you various how-to guides to make the transition from adoption seamless so you can welcome your new furry family member to your household.
Many people think that dogs and cats are better protected from the cold because of their fur, but that’s not the case. Our furry companions are just as susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite as we are, so you need to keep them safe inside once temperatures drop. But what temperature is too cold for dogs? Can dogs tolerate cold weather? And when you inevitably have to take them out to potty (and for exercise), what’s the best way to protect them?
If you’re one of 29 million Americans who loves humiliating their pets (and a good chuckle), you’ll enjoy our report to determine the states most likely to dress up their pup (and the most popular costumes this year).
While it’s fun to treat your furry best friend year-round, the holidays are an especially good time to shower your pooch with presents. There are thousands of dog products on the market, but we’ve rounded up and reviewed our all-time (and some new) favorites that will be sure to spoil the special dogs in your life.
Best Pet Sitting Websites 2024: Rover vs Wag vs Care vs Fetch vs PetSitters vs Trusted House Sitters
Going out of town for vacation? Working long hours and don’t have time to get home to take out Fido? Dog-sitting services are like Airbnb for pups giving them the luxury of a home-stay with the freedom and attention they deserve while you’re away. Some even offer other services like grooming, walking and training. Much preferable to a crowded kennel or ruffing it in a cage. Find out how much top pet sitting websites cost, where geographically they’re available and which is the best fit for your needs…
If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays is an excuse to celebrate our beloved pets and spread awareness about our furry friends. We put together all our favorite dog holidays in one handy place to reference (so you and your pup can plan accordingly). Here is your ultimate go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond…
Every holiday season (including those throughout the year) brings comfort and joy. However, it can also cause stress. Not only for humans but also pets. Visitors and extra food droppings from cooking can excite pets while other activities including decorating, changes in feeding schedules and less outdoor activities due to weather can also cause anxiety.
I wouldn’t say I suffer from a major mental illness, but I do experience anxiety from time to time, especially in more stressful situations like when I’m traveling or at home alone. It turns out, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), that one in five adults in the United States has some form of mental illness. Studies show that being around dogs can help relax and calm people in as little as 10 minutes. So, it’s no wonder that it’s common for people like me to use dogs as emotional support animals (ESAs). Having embarked on my own emotional support animal journey, I wanted to share the process of how to apply and put an ESA to use in real-life situations.
If your house is like ours, it’s covered in dog hair (or “Cavalier fairy dust,” as we lovingly refer to it). I am constantly picking up tumbleweeds of pet hair rolling around. Dog hair finds its way to stick to just about everything!
I’ve been on the hunt for the best vacuum for pet hair that will eliminate that pesky flyaway fur and wanted to share my dust-busting findings. I even share a few complimentary products to your best dog vacuum to help hairy households further.
Splish splash, does your dog need a bath? Most humans shower once a day, but how often should you wash your dog? We’ll get down and dirty with the facts on how to keep your furry friend looking fresh and clean to ensure a happy, healthy pup.
Best Air Purifier For Pets: Molekule vs Dyson vs GermGuardian vs Honeywell vs Coway vs Levoit & More
Air pollution isn’t limited to car exhaust, jet fuel, sprayed pesticides, and factory smoke. Did you know mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and smoke can get trapped inside your home and office? That means your furry friends could be contributing to your allergy and asthma symptoms. Fortunately, air purifiers can help improve the air quality in your home and eliminate the toxins that your furry family members may be unable to prevent. Our best air purifier reviews help you find the best fit for your needs.
Does it feel like you need to vacuum 24/7 to keep up with your dog’s shedding? A robot vacuum can help keep your floors spotless and knock a chore off your to-do list…