Welcome Dog Lovers! Canine Journal® is your go-to resource on all things dog in every aspect of caring for your beloved pups. From health concerns and food to pet insurance and dog resorts, we are here for you and your favorite furry friends.

  • Stop the Shedding With Dog Hair Brushes

Homemade Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Izzy and dog mom in water

Today, Izzee and I go everywhere together, and she is known all around town. Izzee’s unconditional love is astounding. In return, I want to give her the best life possible including top notch food and chemical-free products. There have been so many ill-fated side effects from the chemical-based flea and tick prevention medicines. There was no way I wanted to take that risk with Izzee. This led me to research and create a homemade tick repellent and homemade flea spray for dogs that anyone could make at home…

Read More »

The Ultimate Dog Food Bowl Guide

Dog bowl with food: The Ultimate Dog Food Bowl Guide!

Yes, the food you put in your dog’s bowl matters. But so does the bowl you use. Some breeds tend to overeat, while nearly all breeds make quite a mess while they eat and drink. Depending on your dog’s size and eating habits, one dog dish may help it eat more comfortably and safely. Read our dog food bowl reviews to pick the best bowl for your pup…

Read More »

What Is the Best Dog Ramp for SUVs?

Lab going down dog ramp off back of SUV

My sister has an 110-pound Labrador retriever who can’t jump. Whenever they hop in the car, he puts his front paws on the vehicle and waits for someone to lift his back legs in. He’s done this his whole life — he simply refuses to jump. However, once they reach their destination, he is capable of jumping down out of the vehicle. Overall it’s pretty harmless, but when my sister was seven months pregnant and trying to take the dog to the vet on her own, it could’ve ended pretty badly. I think her husband would’ve been more comfortable if she had a dog ramp for the SUV…

Read More »

Best Car Seat Covers for Dogs: Just Say No to Canine Crud

There’s nothing worse than taking your dog on a fun-filled, wilderness adventure, only to realize (after the fact) that your soggy, soiled and smelly pup will ruin your car seats. It only takes one incident like this to convince you that you must invest in a dog car seat cover! Read our reviews of the best car seat covers for dogs so you can save your car and your sanity…

Read More »

Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs: Need a Strong Defense?

Dog scratching fleas

Every year seems to be more ominous when it comes to the threat of disease-ridden ticks and fleas, especially where my family and I live. While we have a beautiful scenic view of the Blue Ridge mountains from our home with deer often in our backyard, our yard backs up to tall grasses and woods that attract ticks and other pests. Our dog, Tiny, loves to roam our surroundings, but he’s brought unwelcome pests into our home…

Read More »

How Much Does Dog Cataract Surgery Cost?

Dog sleeping with glasses on

Has your dog been diagnosed with cataracts? If so, are you worried about the cumbersome cost of canine cataract surgery? It can be expensive, for sure. And if left untreated, this progressive condition can lead to total blindness, so it’s a necessity for your pup’s quality of life. But just how much does dog cataract surgery cost? And how can you reduce your financial burden for unexpected illnesses like this? Here, we’ll give you the info you need to know about dog cataract surgery, the associated costs and how you may proactively reduce your financial risk…

Read More »

Best Dog Shoes for Hot Pavement: How Hot Is Too Hot for Dog Paws?

Closeup of dog paw wearing booties

Do you ever think about how hot the pavement is when you take your dog for a walk? Honestly, I never did either until I researched this article. It’s important to add this into your routine before going for a walk, or your dog could burn her paws and be in immense pain. We’ll help you learn how to protect dog paws and how you can test the temperature of the pavement yourself to ensure your dog’s safety…

Read More »

Tips for Safe Traveling With Dogs In the Car

Tips for Safe Traveling with Dogs from Canine Journal

When most of us get in our cars, the routine is non-negotiable. Children are buckled in safety seats or, if older, in seat belts. All the adults buckle up. When that’s all done, only then do we start the car and begin our journeys, knowing that we’ve taken an important step toward the safety of ourselves and our passengers. Unfortunately, those same safety considerations often don’t extend to our canine travelers…

Read More »

Best Dog Barrier for Cars: Ride Safer With Your Pup

Dog outside car with dog barrier

Does your dog like to explore the vehicle while you’re driving down the road? Your pup probably starts out in the back seat, then meanders up front with you (making sure to whack you in the face with her tail), then wanders to the back and continues this pattern until you reach your destination. This can be dangerous for your dog, you and other drivers on the road because you could get distracted by your dog. We know your dog doesn’t mean any harm, they’re just so excited to be on the road with you. We recommend some type of restraint for a dog when traveling in a vehicle. You can choose one of the barriers in this article or take a look at other types of restraints like seatbelts. As long as you’re keeping your dog out of your line of sight on the road, that’s all that matters for safety purposes…

Read More »

What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

Dog Eating in Fridge

There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any occasion. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors — in general this list of foods dogs can’t eat applies to all dogs and should be carefully followed to avoid accidents. Take note and print out our helpful infographic to keep on-hand in your kitchen so you know what food dogs can’t eat…

Read More »

Pet Insurance Reviews 2017

Pet Insurance Reviews and 2 dogs

Fido just leaped for a frisbee and now he’s limping. What’s wrong with him? Do I need to take him to the vet? How much will it cost? This is why pet insurance is so extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the number in your bank account. We rate the biggest names in the pet insurance industry based on our own research and provide you with a summary of what each company offers as well as pros and cons for each…

Read More »

Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

Sally licking dad's face

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

Read More »

Service Dog vs Therapy Dog vs Emotional Support Dogs

Service dog with handicap swipper

If you’re anything like me, you probably use the terms service dog, therapy dog and emotional support dog interchangeably. To be honest, until researching this article, I didn’t know there was a difference. However, these three types of dogs are used in completely different situations. To help clarify, we’ve written this article to explain where you may see a certain type and when someone may need one…

Read More »

Top Dog Interview: Baby Howard the Bulldog

Baby Howard the Bulldog at top of stairs

Our latest Top Dog interview is with Baby Howard the Bulldog. He was found at 6 weeks old wandering the streets of NYC and was turned into a shelter. He was so grateful when he was adopted. Now he devotes his time to spreading awareness for other homeless pets as a Rescue Ambassador and therapy dog. Along the way, he’s made his way into the spotlight by modeling for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger ads and acting for HGTV’s Posh Pets, E’s Ice Loves Coco, and more. Learn more about this accomplished bulldog in our exclusive interview…

Read More »

38 Pet Insurance Stats & Facts

Dog with reading glasses on

Pet insurance industry growth can likely be attributed to the increasing cost of veterinary care as well as the increased number of pet insurance companies. Also, premiums remain super affordable with most plans. We review the major players in pet insurance every quarter and thought it’d be fun and helpful for our readers to see some commonalities throughout the industry. Below are some pet insurance trends that fascinated us that we’d like to share with you…

Read More »