How Much Does a Labrador Retriever Weigh?

how much does a labrador retriever weigh

If you’re researching a Labrador retriever to bring home, or if you have a Lab at home already and need answers to questions like what size dog crate to buy or how heavy you dog should be, you’ll want to know how big (and particularly how tall) they get at different stages of life (particularly how […]

How Much Does a Chihuahua Weigh?

Image of a chihuaha - this post details how much they weigh

If you’re researching a Chihuaha to bring home, or if you have a Chihuaha and need answers to questions like what size dog crate you should buy or whether your dog is too heavy, you’ll want to know how big they get at different stages of life (particularly how much they’ll weigh and how tall they’ll […]

How Much Do Great Danes Weigh?

Image of a Great Dane - how much do they weigh?

If you’re researching a Great Dane to take home, or if you have a Great Dane and are trying to figure out things like what size dog crate to buy or if your dog is the right weight, you’ll want to know how big they get at different stages of life (particularly how much they’ll […]

How Big Do Goldendoodles Get?

Picture of a Goldendoodle - how big will yours get?

My best friend is an 87 pound (and growing!) Bernedoodle that the breeder predicted would be 50-70 pounds. I love Pinecone (my daughter named him – unanimous approval on the name so far) but I also understand the importance of having at least a rough idea of how big your dog is likely to get. […]

Great Dane Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Great Dane Get?

Two Great Danes laying side by side outdoors in the sun

Coined the “Apollo of Dogs,” according to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, the Great Dane is a magnificent giant dog breed, known for its friendly nature and gentle patience. It’s not surprising, though, if the first thing that comes to mind is the sheer size of the breed. The Great Dane growth chart estimates […]

Golden Retriever Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Golden Retriever Get?

Adult Golden Retriever with a Golden Retriever puppy

Forever the fun-loving puppy, the Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog. Goldens have boundless energy, a constant-wagging tail, and a goofy grin – often with the tongue hanging out. They’re famous for their long golden coat and fluffy tail that’s capable of knocking over just about anything in its path. If you’re thinking […]

Chihuahua Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Chihuahua Get?

Two Chihuahuas sitting in a box

For the smallest breed of dog, the Chihuahua just might have the biggest attitude. Considered a symbol of Mexico, this toy breed is known for exhibiting a large and feisty personality. The Chihuahua is also one of the oldest dog breeds in the Americas, and can make a good family dog, but  preferably with older […]

Labrador Retriever Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Lab Get?

Black, yellow, and chocolate labrador retrievers standing side by side

By far the most popular dog breed, the Labrador Retriever has captured the hearts of Americans for decades. Maybe one has captured yours. Are you adopting or have you already gotten a Labrador puppy? Are you wondering how tall he’ll get? How much your Labrador Retriever will weigh? Our Labrador growth chart gives you an […]

The State of Pet Healthcare in 2023 & Beyond: Trends, Stats, and Data

Veterinarian with a dog and cat providing healthcare

Across the globe, almost 845 million dogs and cats have a home, though dogs are, by far, the most popular non-human family member in the world. More than half of homes in the U.K. and France cater to at least one pet. Just under half of Italian households have a dog or cat, while just […]

The Best Dog Breeders in America

Dog breeders holding four Siberian Husky puppies

So you want to become a dog owner! Congratulations! Once you’ve decided on a breed (and if you haven’t yet, check out this Dog Breed Selector from the American Kennel Club to get you started!), the next step is to choose a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, this can be trickier than it might sound! There are […]

COVID-19 and Pet Health Safety (with Infographic)

are your pets at risk with coronavirus

Can your pet die from COVID-19? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you can rest assured you’re in good company. Every month, thousands of pet parents turn to Google to find the answer to this question. They also ask questions like, “Can dogs get COVID?” or “What symptoms of COVID in dogs should I look […]

50 Best Veterinarian Blogs to Learn About Pet Care & Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarian typing on a laptop in the office

From the individual veterinarian to veterinary hospitals to organizations made up of vet-care professionals, veterinarian blogs run the gamut of content for pet owners to advanced content for veterinarians to business and marketing strategies for the veterinary practice. With all that’s out there, we launched a search for 50 of the best veterinarian blogs. Divided […]

50 Best Veterinary Conferences of 2022

Speaker presenting at a veterinary conference

Here at PND we invest a lot in creating tools and guides to help keep pets healthy. Things like our puppy weight estimator, our guide to the ideal weight for a dog, this comprehensive section on foods your dog should and should not eat, our collection of growth charts (including our popular Goldendoodle growth chart), […]

How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Daily? (and How to Ensure They Get It)

Dog running with owners

Dog owners often want to know how much exercise a dog needs daily to ensure that they’re providing enough activities to help their furry friends get adequate exercise. In this post, I’ll discuss how much exercise a dog needs daily and tips for helping your dog get enough daily activity. We all want to take […]

The Best Indoor Dog House

Small dog stepping out of a cozy indoor dog house

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 dogs 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 […]

The Best Dog Treadmills

Person walking a small dog on a treadmill

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 […]

Let’s Be the Best Pet Parents We Can: Looking to Future Proof Costs

As the pandemic has clearly shown us, we all need human contact and relationships. Loneliness can be crushing – but what do you do if you’re alone? If you’re like many people, you may have turned to getting a pet as companionship. In fact, it was such a prevalent trend, that during the pandemic, there […]

Is It Cruel to Keep a Dog Outside?

Beagle lying in the grass

It is natural for dogs to be outside, and most dogs love the outdoors. There are several reasons that some dog owners might want to keep a dog outside. Perhaps they want a guard dog or have a dog with behavioral issues. But is it cruel to keep a dog outside for extended periods of […]

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 […]

18+ Best Dog Breeds that are Built for the Outdoors

The Best Dog Breeds 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 […]

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 […]

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

Dog panting outdoors in the sun

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 […]

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 […]

How to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Your Dog

Dog next to wet spot on carpet, incontinent 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 […]

What to Do When Your Dog Pees the Bed

Puppy sitting next to a wet spot on 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 […]

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

Husky puppy on scale being weighed

Our puppy weight calculator determines how big your puppy will be when it becomes an adult dog. The calculator was built by a data scientist to ensure the results will be as accurate as possible, and approved by our team of veterinarians. All the calculations are based on The American Kennel Club’s database of adult […]

Goldendoodle Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Goldendoodle Get?

Adult Goldendoodle with a Goldendoodle puppy

Bred to be part Golden Retriever and part Poodle, the Goldendoodle is considered a crossbreed or designer breed. They’re bred for three different sizes – miniature, medium, and standard. The Goldendoodle is not, however, a registered dog breed and isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club, or AKC. But they have gained the love of […]

The Best Cat Beds

Cat Asleep in Bed

Cats sleep as many as 16 hours per day (some, like kittens, even more!), so having a cozy cat bed is essential. A good cat bed gives kitties a soft, warm, and safe place to pass all those hours they spend snoozing. More than you may realize can go wrong in selecting a cat bed, […]

The Best Dust Free Cat Litter

Two cats exploring clean litter box with dust free cat litter

Cleaning up after your pets is obviously a gross but necessary task. Scooping out a litter box particularly isn’t a very fun job. Beyond the obvious (scooping cat droppings and clumped cat urine) cat litter can have a number of dangerous chemicals for humans. It’s also a special mess in and of itself! Even moving […]

6 Remedies That Will Settle Your Cat’s Upset Stomach

Cat suffering from an upset stomach resting in bed

Does your cat have diarrhea? Or maybe they’re vomiting? If you’re like many cat owners, these issues have led you to search for remedies that will settle your cat’s upset stomach. These symptoms can be brought on by many different causes including: Viral and bacterial infections Parasites Ingesting a toxic substance, unusual food, or foreign […]

5 Things to Put in a Dog House for Bedding

Two dogs on bed in indoor dog house

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 […]

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

Bulldog snoring while sleeping in bed

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 […]

4 Best Home Remedies for Cat Vomiting

Sick cat with an upset stomach hunched over

Is your cat vomiting? There are a few home remedies for cat vomiting that can help. However, if the vomiting is severe or accompanied by other potentially serious symptoms like abdominal pain, the presence of blood, profuse diarrhea, and weakness, stop reading now and call your veterinarian. On the other hand, if your cat has […]

8 Remedies for Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

Sick dog with an upset stomach resting on their owner's bed

If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re on the hunt for practical remedies for your dog’s upset stomach. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to address this health concern and ease your pup’s discomfort. Many things can bring on an upset stomach in your dog, from consuming certain foods and […]

The Best Pet Stores in America

best pet shops 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 […]

Six Steps to Train Your Dog to Use a Treadmill

Dog walking on treadmill

Training your dog to use a treadmill is an excellent way to ensure daily exercise for your dog, even when your regular outdoor walks aren’t an option. This post will describe the six key steps to train your dog to use a treadmill. There are many benefits of exercise for dogs. Adequate exercise is one […]

The Best Waterproof Dog Bed

Dog lounging on waterproof dog bed

Waterproof dog beds are perfect for senior dogs or puppies who experience an 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 […]

The Best Outdoor Dog Kennel

Dog standing in outdoor dog kennel on a warm sunny day

An outdoor dog kennel is perfect for dogs who like to spend plenty of time outdoors but can’t always have free reign of the yard due to safety concerns or other reasons. While keeping dogs outdoors full time isn’t recommended, especially in kennels that aren’t climate-controlled, they’re great for letting your dog stretch their legs […]