Can Small Dogs Swim?

Whether it be in their backyard or in the ocean, everyone enjoys taking a swim during the summertime. Oftentimes, too, their four-legged friends like to join them. However, there is a common misconception that all dogs can swim. While some are natural born swimmers, others should avoid the water at all costs. Small dogs in… Read more »

Tips for Getting Through Dog Adolescence

Puppies are a lot like babies. They require structure and socialization to thrive properly. With the influx of hormones that come with adolescence, though, they can become more difficult to train. Basic manners have a tendency to go out the window when your puppy reaches the adolescent stage of their life. Training will need to… Read more »

Tips for Traveling with a Dog

If you’re planning on taking your dog with you on summer vacation, them make sure you know how to travel with them. Traveling can be a stressful endeavor for your dog, so be sure to follow these steps to lighten the load. Driving with Your Dog Go for a trial run Before you head out… Read more »

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dog

We’re not far away from the dog days of summer, and when June 21 rolls around, you need to make sure that both you and your dog are well-prepared. Here are some summer safety tips to practice to keep your dog happy and healthy this summer. Have a pre-summer checkup Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other… Read more »

The Yorkie That Fought in World War 2

Her name was Smoky. She weighed only 4 pounds, stood only 7 inches tall, but she became a certified war dog and served in the 5th Air Force, 26th Photo Recon Squadron in the South Pacific. Discovery In February 1944, an American soldier found the young Smoky in an abandoned foxhole somewhere in the New… Read more »

Why Seniors Should Get A Toy Dog Breed

Many seniors, as they get older, find themselves lacking companionship. Here’s where man’s best friend can help—dogs are loving, affectionate and loyal companions for people of all ages. However, some breeds are better than others for older people. Here’s why seniors should get a toy dog breed: Small dogs love to snuggle Some breeds, like… Read more »

How to Spot and Prevent Dehydration in Puppies

Dogs can’t tell us when they’re thirsty, which is why it’s important to pay attention to the signs of dehydration in puppies. Here’s what you need to know: Breathing, panting, urinating, defecating and water evaporating through the paws all cause your dog to lose water. Under normal circumstances, he makes up for the loss by… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Dog for His First Grooming Visit

Grooming is an important part of caring for your dog so he can look and feel his best. A visit to the groomer’s includes more than just a good bath. The groomer can also clip your dog’s nails, exfoliate his skin, brush his teeth and trim or shave his hair. Here’s how to prepare your… Read more »

Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dog

When you’re wrapping up those Christmas presents and putting them under the tree, don’t forget your favorite furry friend! Here are some of the best Christmas gifts for your dog: A personalized dog bowl Serve your pup his food or water in a custom-made bowl emblazoned with his name. A cozy dog sweater Keep your… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Fever

Unlike your child or your spouse, your dog suffers illness in silence. Your poor pup can’t tell you if he’s running a fever, so it’s up to you to watch out for common warning sings. Here’s how to tell if your dog has a fever: Watch for changes in behavior You know how you just… Read more »