Dogs


How To Read a Pet Food Label

Finding a quality diet appropriate for your pets body condition and life stage can be a challenge, and basing your choice on the pretty pictures on the front of the bag of food wont help. Neither will be basing your choices on flashy advertising copy splashed across the front of the bag.

Misleading Advertising Terms

Im not picking on this diet, its just the first one I found when I googled natural pet food.

Here are the first four things I see wrong with one of the bags I found, right off the bat:


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10 Commonly Asked Questions About Dogs and Their Surprising Answers

Sometimes, we witness our dogs acting strangely or doing something that makes us curious. Much like humans, dogs have habits, rituals, and personality traits that make them unique, and we're left to decipher what they mean in the absence of human conversation.

From wrapping their paws around your arm to tilting their head, we've compiled the top 10 most commonly asked questions about dogs and their surprising answers.


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Human Foods that are Toxic to Dogs

OK, I get it, feeding your dog your leftovers is fun. Makes them feel more like family, right? You know, nine times out of ten, I'm cool with that, as long as you're not overfeeding anybody, or feeding more people food than dog food.

And I don't want to hear "he's got kibble available all the time, but he oddly seems to prefer my eggs and bacon over his kibble", because as we all know, that which we prefer is not necessarily that which is best for us.


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4 of the Most Annoying Dog Behaviors and How to Fix Them

Dogs are awesome. Some of their behaviors aren't always so great, though. From incessant begging to jumping up on people to begging for food, there are plenty of ways that even the most loveable dog can be pretty annoying. Dogs develop obnoxious behaviors and strange habits for countless reasons, and even the most loving pet parents often become frustrated and unsure of how to put a stop to them.

Fortunately, we have some good news for you.


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Ready to Take the Puppy Plunge? Here Are 6 Things to Know First

Adopting a puppy is one of life's greatest moments, regardless of age. From their sweet little faces to their cozy snuggles, puppies are the cutest companions and naturally become the center of attention for many families. Along with their cuteness and playful nature, puppies come with great responsibility. From having adequate space to fitting puppyhood into your lifestyle, the following are the top factors to consider when determining if you're ready to take the leap and adopt a puppy.


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The Increase in Parvovirus and What You Need to Know

"Parvo" is the last word you want to hear as a dog owner. Short for parvovirus, parvo is a devastating and highly contagious virus that can cause potentially deadly illness in even the healthiest of pups in a matter of days. The good news is that this disease is preventable. It's also relatively treatable when detected early. The bad news is that this frightening virus is becoming increasingly common and is putting more dogs at risk than ever before.


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6 Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Dog in Honor of National Dog Day!

August 26 is National Dog Day, founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige—a pet and family lifestyle expert, animal rescue advocate, conservationist, dog trainer, and author. This day honoring dogs of all breeds marks when Colleen and her family adopted their first dog, Sheltie, from a local animal shelter when Colleen was 10 years old.


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