Avoid These Common Plants Toxic to Dogs

As a pet parent, you do your best to ensure your dog stays safe indoors and out. You do what you can to ensure you raise happy and healthy dogs. That includes ensuring your dog doesn't eat something that could make them ill, including common plants that are toxic to dogs. Common trees, plants shrubs, flowers and herbs that we love could be dangerous to dogs if they ingest them. Toxicity depends on a few...Read more

Best Medium Size Dog Breeds if You Have Allergies

Allergy sufferers often run into trouble when around dogs. If you're a dog lover that bursts into a sneezing fit or asthma attack when you're near Fido, you might think you could never own a dog yourself. Allergy attacks are due to a protein found in pet hair dander, urine, and saliva.  Now, if you’re also looking for a medium-size dog — say between 30 and 50 pounds — that narrows the list further.  Although...Read more

How to Control Dog Shedding (Yes! You Can!)

How to Control Dog Shedding Shed much? If your dog loses a sweater's worth of hair every time you turn around, you have two options, either take up knitting or focus on how you can control his shedding. Even if your pet sheds a smaller amount but still leaves a trail of fur, regular grooming could reduce or eliminate this mess. Of course, how often and the amount your dog sheds is dependent on many...Read more

Help! My Dog Hates to be Brushed

Are your dog grooming sessions more like a battle of wills? You, the responsible pet owner, have brush in hand ready to work the gnarly tangles out of her coat. Meanwhile, your dog stands defiant and would just assume to bite your face off than endure a grooming session? What to do if your dog hates to be brushed ... Before you throw in the brush (see what we did there?), there are a few...Read more

10 Tips for Grooming Your Own Dog … So She Doesn’t Hate You

Outside of licking themselves, your dog pretty much relies on you for her hygienic needs. Luckily there are plenty of grooming services available, whether at your vet's office, pet supply store or your local doggie spa-salon. Even so, sometimes you need to perform a dog grooming session at home. While grooming requires some patience and caution on your part, you can transform your dog from Tramp back to Lady, at least until she gets back...Read more