Why is My Dog Shedding So Much?

Does your dog run about the house only to leave behind mountains of hair? All dogs shed at one time or another; even hairless breeds lose their fine hairs. Shedding is a natural process in which dead or damaged fur falls out so new hair growth can begin. While cleaning up after a heavy shedder can be pretty frustrating, you can't completely prevent your dog from shedding. With that said, there are a few things...Read more

The Truth About Dog Kissing: How Dirty Is a Dog’s Mouth?

Aren't dog kisses the best? You can walk away with slightly damp cheeks or a full-on dripping face ... but so worth it. A dog's love is unconditional, and a dog kiss is merely one way they show affection for their humans. While the slobbery sweet nothings are hard to resist, you might want to rethink kissing dogs.  Let's face it: We are oh-so cautious when kissing people (especially those we don't know), but when...Read more

Best Large Dog Breeds and Why We Love Them

There's always more to love with a large dog. While they won't fit in a designer purse or easily tuck in a backpack, many large breeds insist they’d make good lap dogs.  Big dogs are often considered the hardest-working group of dog breeds and some of the gentlest giants. If you're looking to welcome a large dog into your family, you probably have questions. Do they bark a lot? How difficult are big dogs to...Read more

Congrats on Your New Dog! Here’s Your Shopping List and Puppy Supplies Checklist

Are you adopting a puppy, or an adult or senior dog? Congrats! In all the excitement of welcoming a new pet into your life, it's easy to overlook a few details. What are the essentials? What do you need to protect your home and keep your dog healthy and happy? That depends on your pet's age. Like humans, dogs have different needs based on where they are in their lifespan. An item that may be...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