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6 Ways to Train your Dog to stay out of a Room

6 Ways to Train Your Dog to Stay Out of a Room

Every dog owner knows that dogs can be curious, adventurous, and messy creatures – and that you have to train your dog to minimize the negatives. These characteristics often contribute to why we love our canine companions so much. However, they can also be reasons why boundaries are sometimes needed to keep a dog in […]

How cold is too cold for a dog to sleep outside?

How Cold is Too Cold for a Dog to Sleep Outside?

Dogs tend to be hardier than people when it comes to their temperature tolerances and in general, many dogs can tolerate colder temperatures than their owners. But just because your dog can tolerate a certain temperature, doesn’t mean they should. Dog owners should be well aware of their dog’s limits. Most dogs have a preference […]

How Do I Help My Dog Lose Weight?

How Do I Help My Dog Lose Weight?

The recent pandemic has found many pet owners working from home, spending more time with their pets, and that’s led to many asking “How do I help my dog lose weight?” Being more available to share food or to give a treat has resulted in many dogs gaining quite a bit of weight. If you […]

The Best Dog Breeds Built for the Outdoors

18+ Best Dog Breeds That are Built for the Outdoors

With so many different dog breeds around the world, it is pretty easy to find a canine companion that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle and climate. Whether you are looking for a running partner, working farm dog, trail companion, hunting hound, sled dog, sport dog, or just want an energetic pup to hang […]

How to Help your Cat adjust to a new Home

How to Help Your Cat Adjust to a New Home

Moving to a new home can be stressful for us and our cats. Whether you are upgrading, downsizing, moving to a house, apartment, or anything in between, moving can be a huge, life-altering change. Most cat owners know that even their most outgoing curious cat can be sensitive to stress. Cats can exhibit stress in […]

Ideas to Keep Your Dog Entertained for Hours

6 Ideas to Keep Your Dog Entertained for Hours

A tired dog is a good dog, just like a bored dog can be a destructive dog. Whether it’s cold outside or you’re away from home all day, keeping your dog entertained, and out of trouble, can be a surprisingly difficult task. While entertainment is not only important for their mental and physical wellness, it […]

Ways to Stop Your Cat From Scratching at the Door

Five Ways To Stop Your Cat From Scratching At The Door

Looking to keep your cat from scratching at the door? Cats make fantastic pets and bring so much joy to their families. Sometimes though, a cat will display behaviors that, though normal for the cat, are unpleasant for the humans in the family. One such behavior is scratching at closed bedroom doors at night while […]

Do Cats Get Cold? Signs Your Cat is cold, and How to Keep Them Warm

Do Cats Get Cold? Signs Your Cat is Cold and How to Keep Them Warm

As the leaves turn colors and fall from the trees, you’re probably pulling out your fleece blankets, hot tea, and wool sweaters in an effort to stay warm. With their furry coats, it may never have occurred to you that your cat is cold, as well. Whether indoors or out, cats do get cold, fortunately […]

Dog wearing an escape proof dog harness and leash outdoors

The Best Escape Proof Dog Harnesses

Finding the right escape-proof dog harness is vital if you have a Houdini dog. When you’re taking him on a walk, you should both be enjoying yourselves, not worried about whether he’s going to get loose. Finding the right harness can turn those stressful walks into the peaceful experience you prefer. Our vet advisor, Dr. […]

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The Best Dog Treadmills

Using a dog treadmill is a great way to exercise your dog when you can’t get out and about or in addition to outdoor walks. Dog treadmills aren’t an alternative to walks, since your dog needs the mental stimulation that comes from seeing the outside world and sniffing all the neighborhood scents, but they’re great […]

Dog eating trash out of knocked over trash can

The Best Dog-Proof Trash Cans

For a lot of dog owners, finding quality dog-proof trash cans is a necessity. The interest of dogs in eating “human” or “table” food is a well-documented fact and any kind of food waste dropped in your trash can turns it into a beacon of temptation. While you may have a very well-behaved pup, making […]

Small dog stepping out of a cozy indoor dog house

The Best Indoor Dog Houses

Buying an indoor dog house may give your dog just what he needs to develop an attachment to your home and to you. Proving a space that is just your dog’s will show him that he belongs and that he’s part of the family. If you’re stuck on how to go about finding the right […]

Two puppies lounging on an elevated outdoor dog bed in the sun

The Best Outdoor Dog Beds

Outdoor dog beds give your dog a place to rest and relax while enjoying the great outdoors. You can put them directly on the ground for a comfortable napping area or put them inside of a dog house, kennel, or other containment system. Our vet advisor, Dr. Suzanne Harrington, selected the best outdoor dog beds […]

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How Heavy Should My Dog Be?

Does your dog look like an ottoman, or do you see an hourglass figure when you look down? If you said ottoman, then your pet is overweight, even obese. You could be doing them a disservice by not addressing it now. So, how heavy should your dog be? Or better yet, what is your dog’s […]

Dog panting outdoors in the sun

12 Signs Your Dog is Overheated (and How to Help)

Like people, dogs can become overheated if they’re exposed to hot temperatures for a long period of time. Heat-related illnesses can be serious in dogs, leading to organ damage, seizures, GI problems, abnormal heart rhythms, and even death. That’s why it’s important for pet parents to know how to identify the signs your dog is […]

Dog bowl filled with zucchini, veggies, and meat

Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?

If you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini and a dog with pleading eyes, you might wonder, “Can dogs eat zucchini?” My garden did really well this year, and I had so much zucchini that I didn’t know what to do with it all! As I harvested the zucchini, I noticed my dog watching […]

Hand holding a pecan in front of two dogs

Can Dogs Eat Pecans?

If you’re enjoying a handful of pecans and your dog is begging for a bite, you might be wondering, “Can dogs eat pecans?” While there are many foods that both people and dogs can eat, some human foods should only be given to dogs in moderation or in strictly limited amounts. So, even if it’s […]

White dog eating a sliced bell pepper from a bowl

Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

Fresh, crisp bell pepper can be such a tasty part of a veggie tray, but can dogs eat bell peppers? Whether you’re wondering if your pup can have a piece of a bell pepper as an occasional treat because he enjoys them or you’re trying to entice your dog to eat if he doesn’t have […]

Bowl of pickles on a table

Can Dogs Eat Pickles?

A delicious, crisp pickle can be a fun food for people to eat, but can dogs eat pickles, too? There are so many foods out there, and it’s quite common to wonder if you can share a meal with your dog. There are many reasons you might want to offer people food to your dog, […]

Person offering small dog a shrimp on a fork

Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?

Many people think shrimp is delicious, so you might wonder if you can share it with your dog. There are so many foods out there, and it is quite common to wonder if we can allow our dog to eat the same food we are eating. There are many reasons we may want to offer […]

best pet shops in America

The Best Pet Stores in America

Finding a pet store that carries the supplies you need for your furry, feathered, or scaly family member can be difficult. You want a store that has fair prices, and a staff of caring, knowledgeable experts. You might also have special pet-related needs, like a pet store that caters to exotic creatures or one that […]

Husky puppy on scale being weighed

Puppy Weight Calculator: Height and Weight Predictions for Every Breed (with Chart)

Wondering how big your puppy will get? Our puppy weight calculator predicts your dog’s adult weight and height. The calculations are based on the American Kennel Club’s database of adult dog weights and heights. Fill in your puppy’s current age and weight details below. Note: please don’t feed your dog more or less based on […]

Which Cities and States Care the Most (and Least) about Their Pets? (Infographic)

Many of us consider our pets to be a part of the family. How could we not…especially when they shower us with so much love and affection? All they ask for in return is that we show them just as much love and care as they do for us. So how do we know if […]

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Human Foods Dogs Can and Cannot Eat: Complete List, According to a Vet (in Alphabetical Order)

There are some human foods that dogs can eat safely, as well as some human foods that dogs shouldn’t eat. If you have a dog, you might be used to seeing adorable puppy eyes begging for a bite of, well, anything that you happen to be eating. While it’s natural to want to share human […]

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How to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Your Dog

Urinary incontinence is a tough problem for dog owners, so it’s not uncommon for pet owners to ask how to treat urinary incontinence in their dog. Constantly cleaning up after your dog gets frustrating and exhausting. Even patient owners may find themselves getting angry. However, a better understanding of the causes behind the condition can […]

Puppy sitting next to a wet spot on the bed

What to Do When Your Dog Pees the Bed

Wondering what to do when your dog pees the bed? There’s nothing quite like getting ready to lay down after a long day and finding dog pee on your bed and pillow. While finding dog pee in the dog’s bed isn’t as bad, it’s still a problem that can strain your home life. Inappropriate urination […]

White dog sits near a basket of peaches in the grass

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

Sweet and juicy peaches are so delicious! As you savor every bite your dog watches and wishes for a piece!  Is it safe? There are so many foods out there and it is quite common to wonder if I can share a meal with my dog. There are many reasons we may want to offer […]

Yorkshire Terrier eating wet food containing tuna

Can Dogs Eat Tuna?

My dog comes running with her nose in the air every time I’m opening a can of tuna. She loves the smell and begs to have a bite. I’m sure many dogs are this way, but can they eat tuna? There are so many foods out there and it is quite common to wonder if I can […]

Person holding watermelon slide in front of dog

Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?

When you’re enjoying a slice of watermelon and your dog is pleading for a bite, you might find yourself wondering, “Can dogs eat watermelon?” There are so many different foods out there, and it is quite common to wonder if you can share a meal with your dog. There are many reasons we may want […]

Two dogs on bed in indoor dog house

5 Things to Put in a Dog House for Bedding

You have just spent the time and effort to set up a nice house for your dog, and now you might be wondering what things to put in a dog house for bedding to keep your pup safe, comfortable, warm, and dry. In this article, I’ll explain the various types of dog house bedding to […]

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6 Strategies to Stop Dogs from Fighting

Whether your dog doesn’t get along with other dogs or rarely gets into fights, every dog owner should know how to stop dogs from fighting so you’re prepared should it ever occur. There are a variety of reasons that dogs may fight, from protectiveness to resource guarding to too much (or too little) stimulation. Here’s […]

Two dogs meeting for the first time outdoors

How To Introduce Dogs To Avoid A Problem

Have you been wondering how to introduce dogs to avoid a problem? It’s a common question dog owners ask, such as when they need to introduce a visiting dog to their dog or introduce a nervous dog to other dogs. As a veterinarian, I often get asked tips and tricks to safely introduce two dogs. […]

Dog lounging on waterproof dog bed

The Best Waterproof Dog Beds

Waterproof dog beds are perfect for senior dogs or puppies who experience the odd bathroom accident, as the waterproof layer protects the filling of the bed inside. They’re also ideal for dogs who drool excessively or those who often head to their beds with wet, muddy paws. Our vet advisor, Dr. Amanda Jondle, reviewed dozens […]

Dog next to knocked over trash can

8 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Trash

Many dog owners find themselves searching for ways to keep their dog out of the trash after experiencing every dog owner’s worst nightmare. Few things are more frustrating – or more concerning – than coming home to find your garbage can knocked over and last night’s dinner along with all kinds of other trash strewn […]

Woman playing a game with Golden Retriever on beach

9 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog

Playtime is the perfect opportunity to bond with your dog. With these and other fun games to play with your dog, she gets to release energy, stay agile, and enjoy one-on-one time with her favorite human (you). Regularly engaging with your dog helps develop both physical and mental fitness and can even help your dog […]

Yorkie being blow dried at a grooming shop

The Best Dog Hair Dryers

A dog hair dryer might not sound like something you need when you have a dog, but dogs do get wet for a variety of reasons, and drying them is essential to keep them warm and happy, and you dry and free of wet-dog smell. Whether you’re a professional groomer or a pet parent, a […]

Cat eating wet cat food from a dish

The Best Cat Food for a Sensitive Stomach

A sensitive stomach cat food can give your cat back his quality of life. When eating a food that triggers a reaction like vomiting, your cat is uncomfortable at best and damaging his digestive system at worst. Picking the right cat food is crucial to a prolonged and healthy life for your cat. Our vet […]

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The Best High Fiber Dog Food

High fiber dog foods can help your dog with several health concerns. Between weight management for overweight pups to digestion improvement, your dog may benefit from a high fiber diet to maintain a comfortable and healthy life. Our vet advisor, Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM, reviewed dozens of high fiber dog foods, and she chose Hill’s […]

Big dog napping in dog crate

The Best Heavy Duty Dog Crates

Heavy duty dog crates protect, hold, and house breeds large and small at home or while traveling. These crates are made of materials that can take the heavy wear and tear of a serious chewer or a strong, 125-pound dog. Think thick, high-grade steel, wheels for easier movement, and multiple locks to keep the dog […]

Bulldog snoring while sleeping in bed

Why Your Dog Snores (and When & How to Stop It)

Wondering why your dog snores? The slow rumble of a snoring dog sleeping nearby in bed may be an endearing noise to some dog owners, but to others, it may cost them precious hours of sleep and worrying that something is wrong. Snoring may be normal in some dogs, but there are some instances that […]