You’ve likely heard the adage that 1 year for a dog is equal to 7 human years. Well, we did some digging, and it turns out this is an oversimplified way to calculate your dog’s age in human years. In fact, there are a few different methods — and some recent data may give us an even better way to convert dog years to human years…
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.
If you get a puppy from a breeder or adopt a dog from a long-term owner, it’s usually easy to know how old your dog is. But rescuing an adult dog or even an older puppy can present challenges in determining your new furry friend’s age. Why does it matter to know your dog’s age? It’s important to estimate your dog’s age for dietary, exercise, and regular healthcare needs. If you’re wondering, “How can I tell how old my rescue dog is?” we have several tips on how you (and your veterinarian) can estimate your pup’s age to give her the appropriate care she needs.
Ace got loose on a walk one hot summer day. Brandon, his owner, tried capturing him immediately, but Ace was too fast. He was lost, and Brandon was devastated. After 20 days of searching and alerting others, Brandon was reunited with Ace, who weighed nearly 20 pounds less and was covered in ticks. A vet looked Ace over, and thankfully, he had no serious health issues. Fortunately, Brandon knew the proper steps to take to find his dog and never gave up hope…
The Petcube cameras have a lot to offer pet owners who want to keep an eye on their furry friends. With several Petcube cameras to choose from, you can buy a camera to meet your specific needs. If you want to make sure you can see your pup, play with him, or give him treats from a distance, Petcube has you covered. Our experts review the pros and cons, different models, app, and more to help see if Petcube is the pet cam for you.
A home security system doesn’t just protect you. It can protect your pet too. For example, a smoke alarm can alert authorities to respond and get your pets out safely during a fire if you’re not home. You can also turn a security camera into a pet cam. Aim the camera at the crate or room where your pet stays while you’re gone so that you can keep an eye on them in real-time.
As dog owners, we’ve all been there. You got delayed at the office or running errands, and your dog couldn’t hold it any longer. Of course, he picked the perfect place on the carpet to pee. Or even worse, your pet has chosen a regular spot to relieve himself in your home because you haven’t been able to completely eliminate the smell. Never fear! We’ll give you some expert tips on how to get dog pee smell out of carpet for good.
It’s challenging for sure to keep bugs, rodents, and other pests away from your home environment while making sure your pets stay safe. Traditional insecticides and pesticides usually contain chemicals that can be harmful or even deadly to our furry family members. Fortunately, you have several pet-friendly pest control options that can repel everything from ants to vermin. We’ve chosen the top three brands that carry a wide assortment of non-toxic pesticide products that are safe to use indoors and outside. We also have reviews of several individual products that are excellent options to rid your home and yard of pesky insects and other unwelcome intruders.
Don’t find yourself in the dog house because you’re not giving your dog adequate shelter. If your pup spends a lot of time outside, he needs protection from rain, wind, snow, and sun. A sturdy, high-quality dog house can offer a place to stay safe from all the elements. See which ones we recommend for all kinds of situations.
Can dogs use litter boxes? Yes, many dogs can be trained to use a litter box. Litter boxes are ideal for puppy potty training and for smaller dogs because of their size and the amount of urine they produce. But if you have an indoor potty need for a larger dog, you still have some options. For adult potty-trained canines, indoor dog bathrooms aren’t meant to fully replace doing their business outdoors. However, some situations call for the occasional indoor alternative. See our reviews of the best dog litter boxes and other solutions, how to train your pup to use them, and when it makes sense to let your dog eliminate inside.
Are you in search of a walker? Whether you’re at the office all day or face frequent delays getting home, finding a reliable dog-walker can be a chore. How can I find dog walkers near me? That’s where the best dog walking apps come in super handy. You can easily connect with many walkers that live near you and are eager for your business. Learn more in our dog walker app review.
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…
Does your pup often ride shotgun in your car? Many dogs love a good road trip, but what happens if you have a collision and your furry friend gets injured? Do car insurance policies cover medical expenses for pet injuries as they do with humans? The short answer is, it depends on a few factors. As you know all too well, any type of insurance can be complicated and confusing. So, we break down all the details about pet injury coverage in car insurance to help you know what to expect and other options you may want to consider. We also have tips on how to keep your pup as safe as possible on road excursions.