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Best Dog Water Bottle: No Waste, No Mess & No Bowl Required

You’re out for a walk and take a break to give your dog some water. You’re probably one of two people. If you’re the first person, you uncap your shared water, attempt to form a bowl with your hands and try to get him to drink as much of it as possible before it all drips through the cracks. If you’re the second person, you’re lugging around a bowl with you, pour some water into it, and she drinks about half of it resulting in you tossing the remainder. An easier alternative would be to bring your dog its own water bottle with a bowl built in. Your dog will drink more water and less will go on the ground. No wasted water, no mess and no extra bowl needed…

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What Can Dogs Drink Besides Water? Fun Alternatives For Happy Hour

Dog sittine next to glass of beer (caption: Guide to what Dogs Can Drink)

Have you ever thought about sharing your beverages, adult or otherwise, with your dog? Fresh water, of course, is the best way to keep your dog hydrated, but what else can dogs drink? You might be surprised at the number of human beverages that are no-gos. There are some dog-safe options for your pup’s own happy hour, but the bottom line is that water really is the best drink for your dog. If you want to occasionally splash some juice or gravy into their water, that’s fine, but trust us – your pup will be just as happy getting an approved canine treat to enjoy with their water as they will taking a sip of your beverage…

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What Does Dog Poop Color Mean?

Poop on a pepple driveway

As the writers of Canine Journal, we feel it’s our, ahem, duty to keep you in-the-know about what’s coming out of your pup. So here’s the low-down on dog poop of every color. Most most mild changes in dog stool color are related to dietary changes and aren’t cause for alarm. But poop color and consistency can be an indicator of serious health problems, which is why you need to make your dog’s business your business…

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Best Dog Seat Belts, Car Seats, And Harnesses

Dog sitting in front seat in car harness

I’ve driven by many vehicles where I see a dog sitting on the driver’s lap, obstructing their view. Honestly, it makes me quite nervous. While it’s adorable to see the dog loving the ride with their head out the window, it’s actually quite dangerous. If an accident occurred, the dog could be seriously injured or worse, not to mention the people involved as well…

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How To Express A Dog’s Anal Glands & Other Questions Answered

Dog laying on back

Yeah, not the most pleasant subject to discuss, but hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before. And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how to spot the signs of impacted glands, how to express dog’s anal glands and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal glands can lead to a severe infection…

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How To Adopt A Dog Guide (And Our Experience)

Girl at animal shelter with dog in cage (caption: How To Adopt A Dog)

You’re considering adopting a dog! And you are taking the time to research how to care for it before you’ve even adopted – way to go! We couldn’t be more pleased with your decision. There are many dogs in shelters just waiting for great homes like yours to call their own. Dog adoption is a fun experience but you also have many things to consider, like the age of dog you’re going to adopt. We’ll tell you what to expect for each age group to help you make your dog adoption experience a successful one full of love and joy…

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