As dog owners, we’ve all been there. You got delayed at the office or running errands, and your dog couldn’t hold it any longer. Of course, he picked the perfect place on the carpet to pee. Or even worse, your pet has chosen a regular spot to relieve himself in your home because you haven’t been able to completely eliminate the smell. Never fear! We’ll give you some expert tips on how to get dog pee smell out of carpet for good.
Our comparison articles pit providers head to head in industries ranging from DNA testing to training gear to pet insurance. You’ll find pricing and features comparisons, pros and cons, consumer feedback, and more.
The best pet insurance companies are Pets Best, Fetch, Figo, Healthy Paws, Embrace, and Lemonade, according to Canine Journal’s evaluation and inspection of price, coverage, customer service and reputation, claim processing, plan customizations, and more. Extensive plans are also available from Trupanion, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, Spot Pet Insurance, and Paw Protect.
Dog harnesses have certain advantages over using a collar when taking your dog on walks. For some owners, a harness can help manage a strong puller and may be more comfortable to use than a traditional leash and collar. Is a harness a better alternative for your pup? And which type and brand of harness will be the best fit for your needs? I’ll help you decide in our best dog harness reviews. I cover some of the top products and share personal experiences.
Whether you have a pup with a penchant for persistent barking or you’d like to train your dog to stay in the yard, you may have considered a shock collar (aka electronic collar, e-collar, or remote training collar). As with any method of behavior modification, there are pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the method that works best for you and your pup, so we’ve laid out the facts to help you decide.
Do your dogs stop obeying you when they’re off-leash outdoors? Want to take them hiking or exploring a remote wilderness but frightened they’ll run too far astray? Avid hikers, explorers, and hunters alike swear by remote dog training collars. These wireless collars allow you to train your dog to obey you when they’re off-leash; giving your pup room to roam — and you peace of mind that your dogs are safely exploring their world.
Feeding a large breed of dog is a massive responsibility. While plenty of high-quality, very nutritious dog food options are available on the market, they are not all created the same. Not every brand or recipe can support the needs of a large or giant breed. Owners must pay attention to the details of where food comes from and the main ingredients used. Larger breeds need nutrition that supports their bigger bodies, heavier frames, and the high use of their joints. We looked at some of the best large-breed dog foods available and want to share what we found.
If you have a fussy furball, you’re probably wondering, what’s the best-tasting dog food for picky eaters? Just like humans, every dog has its own preference for flavors and food textures. So there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to finicky pooches. Owners whose dogs scarf down their meals within minutes can’t relate, but many of us face the daily struggle of having a picky dog. We’ve done extensive research into all types of canine chow, so we’ll give you our top picks for the best dog food for picky eaters, from fresh and wet options to dry kibble and dehydrated choices. And don’t miss our expert tips and tricks to entice your pup to eat every meal, including our tasty, healthy meal-topper recommendations.
Whether you suspect your dog has a food intolerance or you’ve already confirmed it, finding treats for your furry friend can be quite challenging. As you’ve likely already discovered, many commercial treats contain ingredients that are far from allergy-friendly. But fortunately, there’s a quickly growing market for healthy, natural, and limited-ingredient dog treats, and many are excellent options for food-sensitive pups. See our 10 best hypoallergenic dog treats for all breeds and dietary needs. And for doggies new to the food-intolerance rollercoaster, we give you ideal treat ingredients to look for (and those to avoid), ways to narrow down what’s causing your pup’s allergy symptoms, and much more.
Dog owners want what’s best for their pet’s health, and for many people that means feeding them an all-natural dog food. The health benefits for dogs eating food without overly-processed ingredients, artificial fillers, and more are the same as for humans. Natural dog food is simply better for your pup. We give you our top picks for the type of dog food you and your pup prefer as well as other premium natural brands to consider.
If your furry friend is suffering from chronic skin or digestive issues, limited-ingredient dog food may help resolve your pup’s symptoms. In some cases, veterinarians recommend trying limited-ingredient diet (LID) for food allergy symptoms. But if you can’t afford a vet visit, you may want to consider commercial LID dog foods on your own. Our team has researched hundreds of different dog foods for all kinds of diets and health concerns, and we give you our top picks for the best limited-ingredient dog food for multiple diet types.
Did your dog escape the collar for the third time today? Perhaps they found a way to wiggle themselves out of their harness while you weren’t looking? Either way, having to chase your dog down the street because they saw a squirrel is never fun. So we set out to find the best escape-proof dog harnesses comparing quality, escape-proof features, and user reviews. There can be multiple motives for why your dog may continuously escape their harness. It’s often due to poor fit and quality—some dogs don’t like the feeling of restraint. When shopping for a dog harness, you must look for one with secure clips, strong material, padding, handles, and reflective strips for visibility should they escape.