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Animal Cruelty Facts

Animal Cruelty Laws

When people think about animal cruelty, their minds usually start with an image of a dog chained up outside in the cold without any food, or some kind of dog fighting ring where pit bulls are raised to viciously attack one another. The truth is, there are millions of animals that are being abused by people who aren’t actually intending to do the wrong thing. What can you do to help an animal in need?

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An Interview With Lentil Bean the Dog

Lentil Bean dog and bear

Are you a Bean Stalker? I have to admit that I kind of am… And by Bean Stalker, I mean someone who “stalks” the adorable cleft palate dog named Lentil Bean via various social media channels and his website. My dream came true when he agreed to let me interview him for CanineJournal.com…

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Cute Dog Names: What’s Your Inspiration?

Cute Boxer Dog

Bringing home a new member of the family is always a fun and exciting time. Many families already have a name picked out for their new dog when it arrives but some prefer to wait to see what characteristics the dog has before picking that perfect name. There are a number of ways to pick the perfect name for a dog, picking favorite literary characters, picking more predictable dog names and naming the dog after certain characteristics. For some dogs and dog owners only the cute names appeal and there are certainly plenty of these to choose from. Cute dog names can originate from a wide variety of places and depending upon the dog’s origin you may find that the originating country has as much to do with selecting a name as the meaning of the name itself…

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Why Does My Female Dog Hump My Male Dog?

Why do dogs hump on the beach?

Friends, dog lovers, it’s time we had the talk about a…sensitive topic. It may be a bit uncomfortable, but let’s try to be mature about it, shall we? Let’s talk about humping and why our furry friends do the bump n’ grind on other dogs, our legs, their beds and the occasional throw pillow…

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Cakes for Dogs: Let Your Pup Dig In

Dog in Party Hat

Pets have crossed the line from the animal world into the human world. It is not uncommon for people to refer to their pets as their “children”. We see evidence of this in the market of pet-related products from fashionable clothing and high-end accessories to pet insurance and pet cemeteries. It is no wonder that people also want to include their pets in family celebrations complete with party favors and cakes…

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Dog First Aid Kit: What Should You Include?

Dog first aid kit

You are hiking along with your dog when suddenly she trips over a rock and starts limping. What do you do? After all, when you go hiking or camping you probably bring a first aid kit because you never know when someone will trip on a rock and scrape their knee or twist an ankle. The same could – and did! – happen to your furry friend. So it’s just as important to have a first aid kit for dogs too. Learn some of the most common injuries for dogs and what to include in your dog emergency kit so you are prepared to help…

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CPR for Dogs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Saving Your Dog’s Life

CPR for Dogs

Seeing your dog in a life-threatening situation can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if the dog is unresponsive. Equipping yourself with the knowledge to effectively recognize and take action treating your dog’s condition can keep you calm and greatly increase your dog’s chance of survival. Two life-saving procedures you need to know are artificial respiration and CPR for dogs. This article will outline how to identify whether your dog needs artificial respiration or CPR, and how to perform those procedures…

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How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

With humans, we know the signs of being overweight – low energy, shortness of breath, and that big belly that we can’t always hide behind a couple of layers of cotton. But with dogs, determining if there is a weight issue isn’t always easy. Maybe it’s a breed thing and they’re supposed to look that way, or maybe they’re just getting older and this is what happens. Find out if your dog is overweight and how you can help them shed their extra pounds…

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Pet Holidays: Always a Reason to Celebrate

Holidays for pets

If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays are excuses to celebrate pets and pet awareness. For the past few years we’ve been sharing these occasions on social media (see our Pinterest board of them), but thought it would be nice for our readers to have them all in one place so you can reference them as needed and plan accordingly. So pet owners and animal lovers rejoice, here is your go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond…

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Want to Be a Doggone Writer?

Dog Reading

We gladly accept guest author contributions for our canine-centric website! Are you a dog enthusiast? As a fellow dog lover and thought leader, we are thrilled to roll out the red carpet and invite you to write original articles in your respective field to share your expertise, advice and insights with our active canine-crazy reader base…

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What Do Lumps on Dogs Mean?

Dog with lump on ear

If you have an older dog, then you are no stranger to finding miscellaneous bumps and lumps on them. In fact most dogs over the age of 7 will have developed one or more of these bumps upon inspection. But what are these lumps and bumps on dogs and when should you be concerned…

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Protecting Your Pet: 4 Holiday Hazards

4 Tips to protect your pup

While the holidays can be the most festive season for us, they can also be the most hazardous time of year for our four-pawed family members. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure your dear dog or cat enjoys a healthy, happy holiday season…

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Happy Howlidays!

Christmas dogs under tree

As a great year is coming to an end, I reflect back and am truly touched by what great & loyal customers I have and how many friendships I have made since starting this business just six short years ago… amazing how time flies when you are having so much fun…

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Parker Pup Barks Out Against Cancer

Park Pup with sign

Parker is not your every day 7 year old golden retriever. He’s a Pet Partners-registered therapy dog. He’s a spokesdog for cancer prevention. He’s an accomplished model. He’s a talented actor. And, in his free time, he even finds time to race around obstacles as an agility dog, surf and try to convince everyone he meets that they should throw a ball to play with him. Lucky for us, Parker was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with Canine Journal so you guys could get to know him better…

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7 Tips For Caring For Your Elderly Dogs

Emmie and Elderly Dogs

As a 27-year-old mother of two seniors, I have slowly begun to accept the unavoidable truth that my babies are all grown up. When we first switched our boys to senior dog food, I was emotional (well, I cried) and as a social worker my first instinct was, Pet stores really should have support staff on hand for this kind of thing! I know I’m not the only one who has underestimated how emotional this transition would be…

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