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Top Dog Interview with Brussels Sprout

Brussels Sprout the dog in a denim jacket

There are a few things that our team members at Canine Journal can agree on – we all love dogs and brussels sprouts. So when we came across a dog with the name of one of our favorite vegetables, we were drooling with excitement. Sprout is an adorable Brussels Griffon pup who struts the streets in his hometown of New York City in style (complete with his own custom apparel). When not agility training or modeling, “Sproutie” can be found helping raise awareness and raising money for dogs in need. Read on to learn from his story, some funny advice and get some hot fashion tips in our latest Top Dog interview…

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What to Do If Dog Your Gets Hit by a Car

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. I find myself living by this rule through everything I do in life. I’m a naturally optimistic person, but I am also a prepared person. The thought of my dog getting hit by a car shakes me to the core, but I’m glad I’m writing about it because perhaps this article will save a dog’s life in the future…

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Dog Halloween Costumes: Don’t Let Your Dog Go Naked

Dogs in Halloween costumes: Dog Halloween Costumes: Don't Let Your Dog Go Naked

Has your dog always dreamed of dressing up as Elvis or a Bad to the Bone Biker? What pooch wouldn’t?!? Just as there is no limit to outfit ideas for humans, everything imaginable is available for dogs too. Dressing your dog up for Halloween can be fun and entertaining for everyone. Here are some ideas and ways to get your furry friend to join in on the festivities this fall…

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How To Treat A Poisoned Dog

A sick dog

Did your pet eat chocolate or get into the antifreeze in the basement? Act quick! It’s toxic and you need to breakout the poison patrol actions ASAP. But what do you do? Here are the five steps you need to take to get started treating a poisoned dog…

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Rottweiler: Is it the Right Breed for You?

Rottweiler laying in grass

Rottweilers are thought of as being one of the most dangerous dogs, but with proper training, they can be one of the most loyal and affectionate dogs. You could be the perfect family to take a Rottweiler in and show them unconditional love. They enjoy exercise and are incredibly beautiful with their black fur and brown markings. Learn more about this amazing breed below…

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Dog Sitting Tips for Parents: How To Ensure The Best Care Possible

Dog in bag

Looking to use a dog sitting service like Rover? It’s a convenient alternative to putting your dog in the kennel and gives Fido the luxury of hanging out in a loving home while you’re away. I don’t have pets myself, but having dog sat hundreds of hours for dozens of dogs over the years, I’ve learned a few things that are useful for owners to know before dropping your pet off with a caregiver. Hopefully, these tips for dog parents will help ensure that their sitters are well-prepared to give furry friends the best care possible (while giving you ultimate peace of mind too)…

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How To Become A Dog Sitter On Rover & Pet Sitting Business Tips

Girl on floor with dog

Dog sitting can be fun and rewarding. You get all the benefits of having a dog (and a little extra money too) without the commitment. I’ve been dog sitting for friends and family since 2008, so when I discovered there was an app that matches dog owners with the perfect dog sitter, I had to try it out! Since I work from home, I have a lot of flexibility that allows me to dog sit for busy, office-working dog moms and dads. Plus, having a furry co-woofer is also appreciated since I’m alone most of the day. I signed up for Rover (formerly Dog Vacay) in early 2016 and have been using it ever since. Seeing that I have some experience, I wanted to share some dog sitting tips and tricks on using the tool from a sitter’s perspective. I hope it will help and inspire other dog lovers to sign up to make money dog sitting and dog owners to consider seeking out sitters on Rover…

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Q&A with Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist, Dr. Erin Chu

We had some burning questions about Dog DNA tests, and we feel lucky to have found an expert to answer them! We are so thrilled that Dr. Chu took time out of her busy schedule to answer our dog DNA questions and help us better understand how it all works. Read on to learn more about how one becomes a geneticist, how accurate dog DNA tests are, how they differ from humans and much more as we dig deeper into this topic…

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Best Rabbit Insurance: Hop Your Bunny Into Coverage Today

Person holding bunny

Pet insurance isn’t just for cats and dogs. Do you have a rabbit as a pet and want to protect your wallet from potentially high vet bills? You’re not alone! More households are adopting bunnies as pets, but when it comes to rabbit insurance reviews, there’s only one company that currently offers plans to cover rabbits. Compare rabbit insurance below to see if it’s a good fit for you and your furry pal…

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Why Do Dogs Lick? 5 Slobbery Explanations

Dog licking its face

Is your dog constantly licking and you have no idea why? Licking is a very natural way for dogs to communicate with one another. In fact, after a mother has her pups, she licks them to help them start breathing and clean them. This initial licking sticks with dogs throughout their lives, and they use it for many reasons. Licking for dogs is similar to humans biting their nails — both release pleasurable endorphins which creates comfort and relieves stress. Below are some common questions about licking that we’ll answer to help you better understand your dog and what he or she is communicating. Why do dogs lick you? Find out below…

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How to Express a Dog’s Anal Glands And 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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Exotic Pet Insurance Comparison: Get Coverage for Your Pet Today

Pet parrot in birdcage

Most pet insurance policies are issued to protect dogs and cats, but more families are adopting reptiles, birds, rabbits and other exotic pets and are looking for insurance options to cover their new family members. Exotic pet insurance (which isn’t the easiest to find) covers these animals. Currently, only one big name company offers pet insurance for rabbits, reptiles, birds and more. Read further to learn what exotic pet insurance is and where you can get it…

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Your Essential Guide to Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Dog in blanket in field: Disaster Preparedness for Pets

If disaster strikes you need to worry about your pets in addition to yourself. Remember that if it’s dangerous for you, it’s also dangerous for your pet. So if you are evacuating your home, be sure to bring your furry, scaley or other textured pet along with you. Pet disaster preparedness can save your best friend’s life…

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