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How To Prepare Your Dog For A New Baby

Baby laying next to dog (caption: Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby)

Many couples begin their family together with a dog. While this dog is their first “child”, they often become concerned when deciding to add a human child to their family. Their concerns frequently revolve around how their dog will react to having a new baby in the household, and it is not uncommon for new parents to be worried that their dog will harm their new child…

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Melatonin For Dogs: Is It Safe?

Dog sitting next to bottle of Melatonin (caption: Melatonin For Dogs)

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in humans, dogs, and other animals. You may be familiar with melatonin as a popular all-natural sleep aid supplement for humans, but can you give dogs melatonin? Yes, and there’s evidence that it can help with several canine conditions. What conditions can it treat, and how much should you give your dog? We’ll answer these questions and more…

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (And High Energy Dogs Too)

Dog yawning

Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It? (Comprehensive Guide)

Dog At Vet: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

There’s info all over the web about pet insurance, and more companies than you can count on two hands (or paws) that provide it, but when it comes right down to it, do you really need pet insurance? Is it worth it? We turn pet insurance inside out and upside down as we look at how it works, why you might need it, what it covers, how much it costs, and which providers we recommend…

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Choosing The Best Puppy Playpen (Crates Don’t Always Cut It)

Dog in play pen outside: Best Puppy Playpen

Do you find yourself crating your puppy too much during the day? As puppy owners, we’ve all been there. You’re in and out of the house running errands or trying to make meals and clean the house. You can’t leave your pup totally unattended—oh, the trouble they can cause! But too much time cooped up in a crate isn’t good for dogs of any age. They need time to play with their toys and move around. Puppy playpens are an excellent alternative to over-crating. Check out our best puppy playpen picks below. You’ll have a happier pup (and a happier you)…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? (And How To Train Them To Stop)

Dog eating grass (caption: Why Dogs Eat Grass: How To Stop)

Our dogs often do things that we struggle to understand. One of those things is eating grass. While we may feed our dogs a perfectly well-balanced diet and provide them with all the stimulation they need, they may still take to consuming grass. There are many theories behind just why our canine friends impersonate cows chewing cud, and we are going to take a shot at the reasoning behind them…

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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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