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Best GPS Dog Collar: Roam if You Want To!

Bella with tracking collar

Want to take your dog hiking with you off leash? Or do you have a Houdini hound at your home? A Global Positioning System (GPS) dog collar or tracking device could be just what you need. These devices allow you to keep track of your dog's location and where he's heading through a GPS microchip located in a special device on his collar. Depending on the GPS unit, you receive a cell signal to your smartphone or a handheld receiver. Check out our best GPS dog collar reviews to see which device meets your needs... Read More »

Pet Insurance Tips and Trends

Dog at the veg

With the new year upon is, we've been thinking a lot about current trends in the pet insurance category and how they may affect our readers who are thinking of buying a new policy. You'll want to read through our discussion below for some cost-savings tips and other things you will want to make sure you consider while making your choice on how to financially plan for your pet's unexpected health needs... Read More »

Raw Diet for Dogs: Can Your Dog’s Health Improve?

Bowl of raw meat

Raw dog food diets are controversial. While some think this is the way dogs were meant to eat before dogs became our pets, others think dry dog food is the correct diet for our four-legged fur balls. In this article, we're going to lay out the facts about raw food diets for dogs so you draw your own conclusion about whether this diet is good or bad for dogs... Read More »

Am I Ready For A Dog?

Girl and puppy

If you didn't grow up with a dog, you might not know much about them — how much care they truly need. We encourage you to do your research, which it looks like you are since you came across this article. It's important to educate yourself on pet ownership so you can make your life and your dog's life better. So, are you ready for a dog? Find out what to consider before you jump in... Read More »

How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets in Need

2 dogs in cage at shelter

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps... Read More »

Best Vacuum for Pet Hair: Dyson Vs Shark Vs Electrolux vs Eureka vs Bissell

Best vacuum for pet hair

Let's face it: hair is part of the bargain when you decide to become a pet owner. While you can try to cut down on shedding by feeding your pup a high-quality food and brushing him or her more often, it's still no substitute for a good, quality vacuum cleaner to keep the mess contained. Not all vacuums are created equal though, and part of keeping clean means choosing a device that's up to the task. So what is the best vacuum for pet hair? We've taken a look a some of the best picker-uppers in the business and share our top three favorites in this article... Read More »

What Is Pet Insurance? Do You Need It?

Sick dog laying on sofa

Pet insurance is very much like the health insurance: Though the policies will differ with each provider, pet insurance covers some basic exams completely and other medical activities on a limited basis. Some policies have a yearly, limit while others have a lifetime limit, so you need to make sure to get the pet insurance policy that is right for you and your family. If you don't have a pet yet, a good place to start is reviewing your pet insurance options to see about the cost per species or breed... Read More »

Best Gifts for Dog Lovers: 12 Ideas to Woof About

Dog with party hat on: Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

Shopping for a holiday or birthday gift for someone who is a huge fan of dogs? Or perhaps you're looking to get your pet sitter or vet a little something for the holidays but don't know where to start. These gifts for dog lovers area sure to please both dogs and their dog owning parents alike. Read on to find the best fit for fido and their pup loving companion... Read More »

12 Dog Gifts Your Pup Will Beg For!

Pet Gift Guide

Looking for the best birthday or holiday gift for your pooch? Or perhaps you just want to treat her because you love her so much! We've got some great suggestions for you! We've done some research and found some of the best dog gifts for your pup no matter what the occasion is. We hope you and your dog enjoy one or all of these recommendations in our Top Dog gift guide... Read More »